The macadamia nuts make it buttery, just like the real thing.
2½ cup macadamia flour
¾ cup date paste
½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or to taste
¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
olive oil (if necessary)
1. Grind all ingredients in the food processor, making a smooth dough
2. Remove dough from the processor and spread it on a flat baking dish
3. For the best consistency, put the dough in the fridge and leave overnight
4. Cut up the shortbread in pieces of whatever size you wish
My FP isn't the greatest, so I had difficulty making the macadamia flour! If anyone has suggestions on how to make a fine flour with a not-so-powerful FP, I'd love to hear it! I might try the Vitamix next time, but I'm afraid to get macadamia butter!
The taste is very good, by the way - but my FP challenges meant the consistency was not right.
I am having my first vegan "tea" on Friday. These shortbread cookies will be on the menu. Can't wait to try them!
I haven't tried making it in a stoneware shortbread mold. I made mine in a bread pan, it being the only squarish baking dish available.
Let me know how your mother in law likes it! Date paste is just ground up dates with a little bit of water in it (if necessary).
My mother in law is pure Scot. I am going to make it for her and get her opinion.
What is date paste anyone?
Looks wonderful, I'll have to make this for an upcoming potluck! :)
Has anyone tried making this in one of those stoneware shortbread molds? Just wondering how well it would come out of the mold and retain the impressions.
Just grind up macadamia nuts in a food processor or coffee grinder (but don't let it turn into macadamia butter).
how do you make mac nut flour?
Sounds lovely, very rich.
I have no idea how it got so flakey! : )
You can just make your own with a food processor. That is probably the easiest way.
Is the macadamia nut flour made from raw macadamias? And where is this available..or should I make my own? This looks so yummy and savory
wow this looks incredible! i love 2 try food from other countries!
Hey this does look great, how did you get it to look so flakey???
This looks wonderful!