I used to live on 5 acres and had this prolific macadamia nut tree - we did not do anything to it, and it just kept producing more and more macadamias. They were one of the few things the water rats could not eat easily due to the hard shell.
I still have many kilos left and they seem to last forever, so I decided to make some brownies out of them.
So I sat down with my special macadamia nut machine and cracked some nuts for this recipe!
My love for white chocolate and the much healthier, dark chocolate are also included in this recipe which is very
Ingredients 200g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
100 g butter
2 tbsp water
½ cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs, lightly beaten
40 g plain flour
150 g white chocolate
90 g macadamia nuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to moderate -160° fan forced, and line a 20 cm square cake tin with foil or baking paper.
Combine chocolate, butter and water in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is smooth.
Stir in the sugar and remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla essence, eggs and flour and mix until well combined.
If in a block, chop the white chocolate, though I find it easier to buy Melts or something similar. Stir this chocolate and the macadamia nuts into the mixture.
Stop stirring as soon as the chocolate begins to melt.
Put the mixture into the lined tin.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until the top is firm to touch. Cool in tin, and cut into squares.