Monday, 15 November 2010

Liliko’i Bars / Passion Fruit Bars



Passion Fruit is known as Liliko'i in Hawaiian.

Liliko’i Bars / Passion Fruit Bars
(Adapted from Dana Zia)

The crust
All purpose flour - 1cup
Powdered sugar - 1/3 cups
Butter ` 1/3 cups

The filling
Eggs- 2
Sugar - 1 cup
All Purpose flour – 3 tbsp
Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
Liliko’i puree or Passion fruit puree - 1/3 cup
Powdered sugar for dusting


Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  • To prepare the crust, whisk the flour and powdered sugar together in a medium bowl.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture and mix with your finger tips until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Pat the crust mixture into a 6.5 x 4.5 inch baking pan, making sure to press the crust up the sides of the pan at least halfway.
  • Pop it into the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges just barely start to brown.
  • While the crust is baking, whisk the 2 eggs nicely.
  • Then whisk in the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Mix well, add the flour and baking powder by sprinkling it over the egg mixture while whisking.
  • Finally mix in the liliko’i/ passion fruit puree and mixing well.
  • Pour this luminous filling into the crust and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes till the top is golden brown and when you touch the center it is firm.
  • Allow it to cool completely then set in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.
  • Cut into 1 inch squares or so, and dust with powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy!

Sending these bars to Deeba for her event Fruit in Baking, originally started by Meeta.
Also to Champa's Bake-off event.




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13 comments:

  1. I love lemon bars. This new passion fruit bars is very nice idea.

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  2. Fruit bars?! That sounds so yummy

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  3. Very tempting bars, that too with passion fruits..yumm!

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  4. This must be bursting with passion fruit flavour, looks so so good.

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  5. This reminds me of Lemon bars, my fav :) The pic looks so tempting :) Nice!

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  6. Ah! I am so happy that someone made my fantastic bars! I love the color and the flavor of them so much. Thanks so much for visiting and enjoying a recipe.
    Dana Zia

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  7. Lovely bars. Please link back to the announcement and let me know. Thanks for another beautiful entry.

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  8. Amazing, just amazing. I've never heard of these before, and now feel inclined to land up at your doorstep to have a bite! Beautiful flavours!! Thank you for bringing these to the Mingle Swapna...they are luscious!

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