We're still good on having our daily dose of Zespri® kiwifruits since they're packed with nutrients and fibres that our body need. Head on to www.zespri.com.my for the detailed information of the nutrients and benefits.
For today, I'm making ahead some delicious and cute cookies so that I can pack in inside a Raya hamper. These are like Jam Drops but the lux version since it uses almond meals and filled up with Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit Jam. Capt'n Hook likes it a lot and said it should go well with a cup of Earl Grey tea.
First, I've made a jam with 3 of my over ripe Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruits. Just a little note on the amount sugar needed. Since SunGold is sweet but could be slightly sour but again sourness is quite subjective. What I did was started off with 70g sugar and add in gradually in 10g until it has reached the sweetness I liked. So in total, I've needed 100g but could go on till 120g if you prefer the jam to be sweet.
Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit Jam
3 Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruits (about 240 g), sliced
2 Tbsp lemon juice
100 g caster sugar
Cook all ingredients in a small pan on medium heat. Stirring every now and then until mixture is thickened. It took me about 20 minutes. Cool and store in fridge or use it for the jam drop.
Frangipane Zespri® Golden Drops
(Makes about 30)
120 g butter, softened
½ tsp vanilla extract110 g caster sugar120 g almond meal
100 g plain flour
2 Tbsp Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit Jam
Preheat oven to 160ºC. Grease baking tray and line with baking paper.
Beat ingredients (A) with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in egg and beat until combined. Stir in the flour and mix thoroughly.
Drop heap teaspoon of mixture on tray with room for cookies to spread. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to make a small hole on top of each cookies. Fill with kiwifruit jam. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack and store in air tight container.