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Offline suze

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Macadamia nut flour
« on: December 18, 2006, 04:33:48 PM »
Anybody have thoughts or recipes for macadamia nut flour?  I have found an excellent source on the North Island, but I wonder what to do with it.  Has anyone had success baking bread or muffins with nut flours?  Thx. Suze

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Re: Macadamia nut flour
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 07:16:28 PM »
I've had success with almond flour, but I've never tried macadamia flour.  I would guess that recipes would need to be modified by lowering the other fat content since the macadamia flour would contribute so much fat.


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Re: Macadamia nut flour
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 01:26:52 AM »
Check out the following for info on macadamia nutrition.

http://www.macnut.co.nz/nutrition.htm

also:

http://www.macnut.co.nz/healthwatch.htm

According to the Macnut site, macadamia oil hasthe highest percentage of mono-unsaturated fat, which is the healthiest type.  Also they taste really good!  I will post some details when I get the macadamia flour and try out a few recipes with it.  Suze

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Re: Macadamia nut flour
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 06:33:50 AM »
How much are Macadamia's where you live?  They're way too expensive here (Texas) for me to buy on a regular basis.

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Re: Macadamia nut flour
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 11:43:10 PM »
Well gee, accounting for the exchange rate and metric weight (let me get my calculator) they work out to be about $10.35 a pound.  Is that expensive?  Some foods in New Zealand are very cheap. cheese and butter being a prime example, but most nuts, like almond and hazelnuts and brazil nuts are all $9.00 - $10.00 a pound.  It has been awhile since I did any grocery shopping in the USA, so its difficult for me to compare.  I sure do miss Sam's Club though!  Suze