Grrr....My mouth has been watering awaiting the ripening of the passionfruits and then this! They're nearly all gone! My Passionfruit vine actually climbs over the chook coop, the Cockatoos are still able to take the ones growing on the outside of the coop but I don't think they have realise that when they bite the fruit off the stems, ready to devour them, most of them being on the inside of the coop, drop down and out of their reach. HA!
The problem I do have though is most of the ones they do bite off are not quite ripe . . . I have put them aside and waited for them to ripen up but they tend to go rotten before they ripen and sweeten ready to eat, so I've just had to come up with some ways of eating them on them still a little on the SOUR side.
I have two vines, a Yellow Panama Passionfruit and a Purple Panama Passionfruit.
I have managed to save about 3 cups of passionfruit pulp, I have frozen this and will use it up in my Baking as it is needed.
If it lasts that long....They may be a little sour but it doesn't seem to mater when they're ICE BLOCKS!
I made up a nice batch of Fresh Yogurt
Stirred through a couple of Passionfruit and a good drizzle of Honey, You would never have known they were not sun ripened fruit.
The Sweetest Jam you'll ever taste!
And mixed with Condensed milk it makes for a wonderful Passionfruit Slice
I still have plenty of ideas up my sleeve, next raid I plan on making Pavlova and Melting Moments with passionfruit Icing.
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated, as would some advice on keeping Cockatoo's out of the Garden!
But now, I'm off to enjoy some more fresh Passionfruit Yogurt!