Macadamia’s are an Australian nut and the story of The World’s Finest Nut began thousands of years ago. They are still today grown in the same rich, fertile soils which gives them a natural advantage by being grown in their country of origin.
The creamy, buttery taste makes macadamias a perfect addition to special occasion food which makes Australia Day the perfect time to include them in your celebrations.
Macadamias are a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savoury dishes, and they are really good for you and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fibre, so incorporating the tasty nut into daily meals can help improve and maintain overall health.
Macadamia butter biscuits
1 cup macadamia butter*
60g unsalted butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, sifted
1 cup unsalted roasted macadamias, finely chopped
35 honey roasted macadamias for topping
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
Place macadamia butter, unsalted butter, honey and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for about 2 minutes until pale and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Beat in the flour and soda, then add the chopped macadamias and stir through.
Place a heaped teaspoonful on the baking trays, allowing room to spread, and flatten slightly.
Place a honey roasted macadamia in the centre of each biscuit and bake for 9-10 minutes, or until cooked and lightly golden.
Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before eating.
*Macadamia butter is easy to make – see the recipe at australian-macadamias.org