As a delicious snack or flavour-packed ingredient, passionfruit is loved by many for its unique tangy yet sweet taste and its juicy pulp with crunchy edible seeds. The exotic fruit native to Brazil is rich in powerful antioxidants and immune-boosting nutrients, which may be another reason for its exploding popularity in markets around the world.
In food products, passionfruit has a range of uses. It can be mixed into yoghurts and ice creams or spread onto sponges or cheesecakes in icings or glazes. In all scenarios and applications, using a passionfruit paste is sure to provide the punch needed to take any recipe to the next level of flavour.
Cost-effective passionfruit paste for bakery applications
Bakers, pastry chefs and cake makers looking to leverage this popular fruit’s intense flavour should look no further than AFIS’ passionfruit paste (52.797). The product is a deep yellow paste containing fruit pulp and seeds. Supplied by an Australian company known for its exceptional flavours, the paste delivers the passionfruit’s recognisable taste, mouth-watering aroma and bright yellow colour.
The company’s versatile passionfruit paste can be applied directly onto a product as a spread. Alternatively, bakers can dilute the paste 5% to 10% to be consumed in the final product.
With a range of possibilities and the ability to be used in sports nutrition, dairy, bakery, snacks, gelato/ice cream, confectionery, beverages and even pet food, AFIS Passionfruit Paste is a guaranteed cost effective way to enhance the flavour, texture, appearance and aroma of your product.
Passionfruit Paste product details
Ingredients: Passionfruit juice & seed [min 40%], water, sugar, thickener (1442), food acid (330), synthetic flavouring, preservatives (202,211) and colour (Tartrazine C.I. 19140 (102). Dye content is 0.4% (w/w).
Available in 2.2kg and 10kg buckets. Manufactured in Australia using imported ingredients.
Sponge cake with passionfruit icing: recipe
AFIS Passionfruit Paste is notably used in icings or glazes for cakes and other baked goods. Below is an example recipe for a sponge cake with passionfruit icing:
- 50g butter
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- ¾ cup cornflour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup cream
- 2 tsp AFIS Vanilla Bean Paste
- ¼ cup AFIS Passionfruit Paste
Preheat oven to 200ºC. Grease two 20cm round sponge tins with softened butter. Line the bases and sides with baking paper, making sure the paper is 8cm high all the way around.
Separate eggs. Beat whites with an electric mixer, using the whisk attachment, until stiff peaks form. Add sugar gradually, beating on medium speed. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating on low speed.
Sift cornflour, self-raising flour and baking powder into a bowl. Sift again. Fold into egg mixture in two batches, using a spatula. Do not overmix.
Divide mixture between the sponge tins. Bake in oven for 20 minutes until well risen and light golden. Do not open the door during the baking time. To test, press sponge lightly with a finger; it should spring back.
Remove from oven and cool on cake rack for a few minutes. Gently turn out of tins, peel away the baking paper and cool completely. When cool, fill with whipped cream beaten with Vanilla Bean Paste.
Make icing by mixing Passionfruit Paste with icing sugar. Ice cake with a hot, clean knife.