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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Wow, I read the title, saw the pics, started dreaming about macademia nuts (one of my favorite) and thought “this would be great as a base for a truffle filling.”

    And then you go and just put it on chocolate. Less effort, more taste.

  2. Emily

    Wow that looks awesome.

    I was meaning to make a nut butter a while ago but didn’t get around to it. Perhaps I’ll try again.

    My main question is though – what to do with the butter (other than eating it by the spoonful?). Maybe on porridge? Though porridge isn’t too seasonal.

    Maybe you could try some ginger in your next batch? The freshness would offset some of the creamy richness of the nut butter…?

  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Note to self: Must buy macadamias asap.
    How about some vanilla? Or nutmeg? oooh the possibilities!

  4. L-Izzle

    You know how you were saying you need to get people’s Christmas presents organised?? Well I think little jars of this, with a pretty ribbon tied around the lid, would be the PERFECT gift! 😀

  5. Baking Serendipity

    I never thought of a macadamia nut butter before…this looks delicious! I’d love some on toast or with apples for breakfast in the morning. Why is Australia so far away? 🙂

  6. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Mmm, I agree with Lisa – some vanilla would be delicious! Or you could drizzle the top of it with honey or maple syrup right before you eat it perhaps? I’ll have to give the recipe a go – sounds yummy.

  7. whisperinggums

    Actually, I only offered her half that amount but then she made the nut butter and looked so pleased with herself, what could I do?

    1. L-Izzle

      You can’t say no to that face! Oh, how I’ve tried…

  8. hungryandfrozen

    Oh heavenly! Macadamias (macadamii?) are SO unbelievably expensive (as are pine nuts and pistachios) but this looks worth splashing out on them for. I love the idea of homemade nut butter, go you!

    I’m trying to think of something that would enhance the nutty, butteriness – maybe a little sesame oil? Or would that be too strong…maybe some actual butter, haha.

  9. Johanna GGG

    ooh you are creating your own chocolate – that macadamia butter looks great and I am all for letting the nut flavours sing rather than adding other flavours – but maybe that is because I haven’t encountered lots of flavoured nut butters

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha I love how you put it on chocolate Hannah! Hmm good question, what about cinnamon or nutmeg and a bit of Brandy? For a Christmas spice nut butter?

  11. Agnes

    I’m beholden!

    Can’t believe you didn’t bring this down with you – keeping it all for yourself, huh?

  12. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    OMG YUM!! Thanks for this, it looks delicious and achievable! I have never made my own nut butter. Nut butter is the best.
    Hmmm, what to go with macadamia nuts…I always see recipes for Macadamia crusted fish. That sounds yum! Or this sounds delicious
    woops! I just re-read your comment & realised you were talking nut butter flavours. Don’t do Macadamia fish nut butter…
    Heidi xo

  13. Monique

    I LOVE that you spooned this onto a square of chocolate haha. I’m not a huge mac fan, but I think this sounds amazing!!!

  14. Simply Life

    wow, this is so impressive and creative!

  15. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge

    whoa! That looks and sounds delicious! Especially on the chocolate! Now all I can think about it making nut butter. I’m ruined!! I might as well call it a day.

  16. Ashley @ the fit academic

    omg – how can you not like macadamia nuts?! This sounds SOOOOOO good!!!!

  17. Anna Johnston

    Oh gosh, gee wizz & all things of that OMG nature… this looks amazing Hannah…. I could include this in hundred (OK.., lots then) of things. Nut Butter huh…. I’m thinking butterscotch would be the first flavour I’d try outside your maple syrup.., but seriously…, the sky’s the limit methinks.

  18. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    “…hummus doesn’t often necessitate “Behold!” as an introduction”? – I beg to differ, darling 😉 Nonetheless, this is certainly deserving! It seriously looks JUST like coconut butter…i.e. melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Gosh, that photo with the chocolate…
    Did you soak the macnuts first?

    It wouldn’t go with this butter, necessarily, but with those leftover raw nuts, you COULD foray into raw hummus territory… ;P Hey, you’re the one that brought up hummus!

  19. Trissa

    I’d put it on top of some vanilla ice cream!

  20. Mandee

    Yummy! Macadamias are one of my favourite nuts and I love that you added a pinch of good salt (you’re not snobby, no one should be using bad salt!) and maple syrup.

  21. Alisa Cooks

    That looks amazing!!! I seriously wish we could do an affordable macadamia-almond swap. I’d trade you any day.

  22. Lori

    Gah! Amazing looking mac butter! I’d be doomed! 😉

  23. Camille

    How can macadamia be one of your *least* favorite nuts? Maybe it’s just their relative scarcity and expense in the places I’ve lived, but I’ve always thought they were a particularly special treat. And what would I do with macadamia butter? 1) Make cookies. (I would also do this with chopped nuts – chocolate chip-macadamia cookies are one of the best things ever.) 2) A Southeast Asian spicy sauce to go with seafood, like peanut sauce, but not.

  24. Vaala ◪

    I think my brain reads in a wiggly-wiggly fashion even if I technically read from top to bottom! Hmmm, if I had 300g of macadamia nuts sitting in my cupboard I might make nut butter with, ummm, chocolate? It’s also good as a plain nut butter in cooking (stir-frys and stuff) but that’s boring. Unfortunately I forgot to turn my exciting brain on this morning though…

  25. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    When in doubt, add coconut. This rule has served me well.

    I am going to start entering rooms yelling “BEHOLD!”

  26. Louise

    This does sounds overwhelmingly delicious. I’d like to make some one day. I saw a food blog recent where she was putting nut butter on wedges of fruit- apples, banana I think. That looked intriguing, and I’ve been keen to try it, but have only really been eating mangoes of late, and I don’t think it would go so much with that. I’ve got some ABC butter lurking in the fridge that I want to use up- the last lot went dry, which was such a waste. Porridge seemed the obvious answer too I thought, I know you love it, and a glob of macadamia butter splodged on porridge sounds fab. Pity I won’t eat any porridge til about April….

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  30. Sandra

    I have been using these dried fruit butters a lot and it is just magic. I can imagine mixing dried mango with this butter, but you can also use it in cakes instead of using butter (this makes me fly), or do a pesto. It is just great whatever way you use it.