After the string of more than cold enough weather during the start of May, fresh food prices can be expected to see a slight rise in prices as farmers try to access their soggy paddocks to harvest!
The fresh foods, which will see the most impact, are sweet potato, capsicum, cauliflower, leeks, parsnips, snowpeas, silverbeet, and zucchini.
If you want to grab a bargain however, make sure you look out for potatoes, pumpkins, onions and shallots. Avocados are also a quite reasonably priced according to those at the markets.
Lemons, limes and passionfruit are cheaper than they have been recently, and grapefruit is staying quite modest.
And to take advantage of the great passionfruit prices, here is a melt in your mouth Passionfruit Melting Moments recipe we found on BigOven.com. Perfect for your next morning tea party!
250 grams unsalted butter; softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup pure icing sugar; sifted
2 cups Plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour
60 grams butter; softened
1 large passionfruit
1 cup pure icing sugar; sifted
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, cream butter, vanilla and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Beat on low speed until a soft dough forms.
Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place on trays. Using a fork dipped in flour, lightly flatten each biscuit until 1cm thick. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make passionfruit filling: Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Stir in passionfruit pulp and icing sugar.
Spread flat side of 1 biscuit with 1 teaspoon filling. Top with another biscuit. Repeat with remaining biscuits and filling. Dust with icing sugar. Serve.
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