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Last saturday, I joined my church on a one-day eat, shop and farm visit tour to Johor, Malaysia. During one of the farm visits, we learnt that the outer shell of the passionfruit can be used as a medicine. According to the tour guide, the dried ground outer shell when mixed with some water is an excellent remedy for migraine. Remedy aside, it contains a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber.
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We love passion fruit for its distinct and unique flavour. Besides eating it on its own, we use the juicy pulp to make cakes, desserts, salad dressing and drinks. I also use sour ones to make fish curry sauce, an brilliant ideal taught by a famous local chef on TV.

Along our trip, I bought 2 big bagfuls (about 30 of them) for only RM11, half the price of what I would have to pay here. I freeze some of the pulp for cooking and leave the rest for drinks (just add iced water & syrup) or to enjoy it straight from the shell.

Just now, my eldest gal craved for passionfruit muffins and I gave her this fool-proof recipe so easy to prepare that even a young child can do it.  The result was super-licious… haha.. if you can figure out what that means!

PASSIONFRUIT MUFFIN

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Ingredients (make 8 large muffins) :

(A) Mix well together in a mixing bowl
200gm self raising flour
2 tablespoon milk powder
100gm castor sugar

(B) Whisk lightly together in a jug
100gm melted unsalted butter
2 large eggs
150ml plain yogurt or mango & peach yogurt (reduce the amount of sugar if you use flavoured ones)
75ml passionfruit pulp

(C) Optional – For the topping, mix together
Pulp from 4 passionfruits
30gm icing sugar (more or less according to your liking)

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Method

1) Make a well in (A). Add (B) gradually and stir with a spatula until well combined. Do not over-stir as otherwise the muffin will be ‘rubbery’ (the batter should be lumpy).

Just stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ones - that easy !!

Just stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ones – that easy !!

2) Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter. Bake in a preheated 220°C hot oven for 20 mins or until done & golden brown. Remove & cool on a rack.
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3) Enjoy it warm – if you love passionfruit, this is sensational !

very moist & fluffy inside

very moist & fluffy inside

4) Drizzle (C) over muffin just before serving (or simply on its own sans topping).
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a delicious snack any time of the day !

a delicious snack any time of the day !

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