I had all sorts of ideas for using up the passion fruit curd... Swirling it through ice cream, using it to top a cheesecake or maybe a lemon tart... But I opted for cake. I was going to make a tried and tested almond sponge and sandwich it together with a marscapone cream and the curd. But in looking for different ideas I came across a recipe for passion fruit cake. A buttery batter swirled though with the curd before baking. Sounded just what I was looking for.
Maybe I baked it too long because it didn't seem cooked after the allotted time so I gave it an extra 10 minutes... But it came out very dense, heavy and rather dry. A bit like a round brick really. Not one of my better efforts! So in the end I cut it in half and sandwiched it with the cream and curd anyway it an attempt to moisten it.
It looks a lot better than it tasted!
Actually, to be fair the taste was okay... Mostly because the curd tastes so good, but the texture left a lot to be desired. Not that there is much left... With the three eldest boys all home plus my Mum here for lunch on Saturday, they didn't leave much. In fact it's gone... every last little crumb!
But I wish I'd stuck to my original idea... Or better still, made the cheesecake. But I'll know next time.
At least the cookies that I made to take with us on a visit to my youngest son on Sunday were a success! And it has been good to have a weekend of family time.