In Hawaiian desserts, you would never miss the flavour of coconut and the crunchy bite of the macadamia nuts. Both are used abundantly and still deeply revered. With all that love for the nuts, how about creating magic on special occasions with some really savouring recipes using macadamia!
Here are top 4 Hawaiian dessert recipes for special occasions like Christmas, New Year, and Easter… For birthdays and parties, we have something in store for you as you read on.
1. Vanilla Cream Pie:
An energetic pie recipe that has the goodness of nuts and the vigour of milk and cream, Vanilla Cream Pie is the most extravagant dessert recipes in the Hawaii culture. All you need is a few chopped nuts, vanilla extract, some flavoursome fruits, eggs and cream.
Topped with caramelised sugar and coconuts, the pie is a humble delight on weekends and party occasions, especially for kids who savour them up like candies.
2. Carrot muffins:
Rave your guests on holidays, diner, lau and other special events with a hot and simmering platter of carrot muffins. Unlike the colder desserts, carrot muffin tastes amazing when serve hot with oodles of caramelised sugar and cream dripping from the top, much like the Swiss Alps.
The exclusive ingredients you need for carrot muffins are some smoothly minced carrots, chopped macadamia nuts, eggs, crushed pineapple and apples, cinnamon and baking soda. A dash of saffron and red wine won’t do any harm either.
In 20-30 minutes of baking at 400 degrees in an oven, the carrot muffins are ready to serve… But hey! Don’t forget to decorate the muffin with some confetti, chocolate chips, butterscotch cream and of course, Mint leaves.
3. Hawaiian Nut Bread:
The Italians have their pizza, and the Indians have their roti… When it comes to Hawaiian recipes, the nut bread is the most influential element competing with the multi-purpose food items. And here too, macadamia nuts take part in a playful role. Baked like the regular flour bread, the nuts are pressed between the folds of the batter, at 350 degrees. Depending on the kind of flavour you seek, add pineapple juice, fresh lime, coconut water, or even mango pulp into the batter to create a real fruity aroma.
You have a winner in your side with the Hawaiian Nut Breads when served with luscious chocolates and cookies.
4. Chocolate nut cookies:
After a spicy ordeal with the Chilli Samoan crabs and peppered shrimp BBQs, it is time to relish on something sweet and crunchy. Chocolate nut cookies are perfect items of satisfaction when served with white wine.
Brown sugar and caramelised sugar is used along with eggs and vinegar to create a lusty combination of nutrition and dramatic flavours. Churned from the valleys of aroma, sprinkling a few drops of rose water and cinnamon powder does wonders to what would otherwise seem like a regular oats grain cookie.
With so much to explore, these 4 recipes will prove to be blessing on festive occasions. Don’t miss out on the décor and serving or toppings either.