Macadamia Muffins

 

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My second post for the theme, Dishes from the Southern Hemisphere, was the one I was most excited about. I finally managed to get some macadamia which I tasted few years ago and loved. We had a fabulous family reunion last month and one of my cousins was kind enough to remember and get me some macadamia all the way from Australia. I was very enthused with the idea of baking with this ‘Australian cashew’ (in the husband’s words) and found this lovely recipe for a tea cake with macadamia, chocolate and raisins. But I am yet to settle with my new oven and I don’t know what else went wrong but the tea cake did not hold and so I converted them to muffins. They do taste good though I am not sure if you will believe me seeing that picture. I will update this post with better pictures to convince you soon.

Recipe adapted from here

Makes 10 muffins

WHAT WE NEED

140 gms All purpose flour

125 gms Unsalted butter, melted

100 gms Chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup Brown sugar, loosely packed

1/4 cup Curds

1/2 cup Raisins

1/4 cup Macadamia nuts, chopped

1 1/2 tsp Baking powder

Pinch of salt

WHAT TO DO

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Line a muffin tray with cup liners or use silicon molds
  • In a bowl, take the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, macadamia, raisins and chocolate
  • Mix well to combine all these ingredients
  • Add the curds and melted butter and fold to ensure no dry flour remains
  • Use a spoon or scoop to transfer the dough to the muffin molds
  • Bake for 35-40 mins or till the toothpick inserted comes clean
  • Check once after 30 minutes and keep a close eye thereafter
  • Let it cool in the pan for 5-7 mins
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Macadamia Muffins

  1. I knew you wouldn’t stay away from the oven too long :-). The muffins have so much yumminess in them – chocolates, raisins and nuts! I am sure it would have been a great treat for your kid

  2. The muffins are tempting, lovely bake with all that chocolate and nuts. Beautiful muffin cases.

  3. Wonderful combination of nuts and chocolates. In muffin avatar it looks so yum Sowmya. It takes some time to understand a new oven. You will get it. Don’t worry.

  4. I like Australian cashews 🙂 Good you can turn the cake into muffins. I always have difficulty with the ovens in India and gave up. Last time instead of baking in India, I baked some cookies for my nephews here itself and took them to India 😛

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