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A few weeks ago Oh! The nuts sent me some of their macadamia nuts and dried cranberries to try. I have some recipe ideas for dried cranberries, but I haven't cooked any of them yet because I've been drowning in fresh cranberries since we went picking cranberries at Bush-n-Vine.
However, I have been going to town with macadamia nuts. The bag of macadamia nuts is huge: 1 pound of the largest and freshest raw macadamia nuts I've ever seen. I am convinced that the ones I have been buying from my local grocery store have been in a package on the shelf for years before I got home. And I'm even more convinced of that after trying Oh! Macadamia nuts.
They taste like they've just come out of the tree, with a wonderful, crisp crunch and the distinctive, slightly buttery, yet mellow flavor of macadamia nuts. They come packed in a really cool resealable bag. They're a wonderful addition to blueberry muffins when added to a cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping. If you ground them, they could even be added to the dough to give the overall muffin a nutty flavor. I have all kinds of ideas for this macadamia nut bag and I'm going to stretch it out as much as I can. I already added them to the banana pancakes, roasted them and sprinkled them on a salad. And I'm thinking of grinding a little bit tomorrow night with a little coconut and using them as a coating for chicken tenders. Macadamia nuts are a really versatile walnut and I love that Oh! The Nuts website has detailed information about them, as well as their other products, including dried fruit, candy, granola, gourmet coffees, and much more. I think you could write a full article on macadamia nuts just from the information they provide. Did you know that macadamia nut is the only native Australian plant developed as a commercial food crop? Or that a mature macadamia tree can potentially produce an annual yield of 60 to 150 pounds of in-shell nuts. But it takes a period of 10 to 12 years or more to recover the initial costs of a macadamia orchard. Fascinating things
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Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups blueberries
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375º and line a muffin tin with 12 molds.
- Using an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add salt and beat in one egg at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate everything.
- In a medium bowl, mix 1 ¾ cups flour and baking powder. Add to mixing bowl, alternating with buttermilk with a mixer on medium-low heat. Add vanilla extract.
- Smash ¼ cup blueberries and stir into batter. Mix the remaining blueberries with ¼ flour and fold in the batter. Divide between muffin cups.
- To make the topping, in a small bowl combine brown sugar, macadamia nuts, 2 tablespoons flour, melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the buns. Put the muffins in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Yield: 12 cupcakes
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