Good quality white chocolate chips melt into this buttery cake, which is spiked with roasted macadamia nuts and a bittersweet-and-salty caramel drizzle.
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Good quality white chocolate chips melt into this buttery cake, spiked with roasted macadamia nuts and a bittersweet-and-salty caramel drizzle.
This time of year, white chocolate macadamia recipes abound—in holiday cookies, bars, cakes, and more. But how did this delicious pairing come to be? Does anyone really know its origins?
Macadamia nuts are expensive and fattening, but these days people seem to be all about them. One bartender is floating them in cocktails. Who knew macadamias floated in alcohol? Shoot, Lifetime TV is even producing a whole reality series on Roseanne Barr's macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.
Some culinary nuts are often bought in the shell: peanuts, walnuts, and pistachios all come to mind. But what about the ones that you never see in the shell. Ever think about those? One nut you have likely never seen in the shell is the macadamia, and for good reason. Unlike opening a peanut or a pistachio, it takes some serious muscle to extract the edible nut from its shell: 300 pounds of pressure per square inch to be exact, making it the hardest nut in the world to crack!