Thursday, 21 May 2009

Macadamia-Nut Tart


As promised last week, here's the recipe of macadamia-nut tart.

Please note that the recipe below is a full batch that will give you a 9-inch tart. If you intend to make only half batch of the recipe, like what I did, just reduce the quantity by half and use 6 tartlets pans.

Macadamia-Nut Tart Recipe
Adapted from The Last Course

Ingredients:
1 9-inch partially bake tart shell, recipe from here


Macadamia tart filling:
1 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
3 tbs unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 large yolk
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt


Method:
To prepare the filling:
1) Preheat the oven to 325 deg F. Toast macadamia nuts in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool, then chop them into rough pieces.
2) Using a saucepan, melt the butter until the milk solids fall to the bottom of the saucepan and turn a rich hazelnut brown. Strain the browned butter through a fine sieve into the bowl of an electric mixer.
3) Let the butter cool for a few minutes, then add the eggs, yolk, corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat the mixture at until the ingredients are well blended, then strain through a fine seive. (The filling can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.)
4) Spread the nuts in the bottom of the tart shells, then pour the filling over them.
5) Bake the tart for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the filling is set and golden brown on top. Cool on wire rack, serve.

15 Comments:

allie said...

I luv macadamia nuts! You made it into tarts.. simply irresistable!

Erin said...

This looks fabulous! I love macadamia nuts!

pinkstripes said...

Wow! Looks and sounds delicious.

Helene said...

That picture caught my eyes. Looks so yummy.

Marta said...

Hahaha jjst today I was complaining about not seeing enough treats with macadamia nut and now I find this lovely recipe! Thanks it really look beautiful!

thecookieshop said...

Wonderful recipe and the photos are gorgeous!

squirrelbread said...

Looks delightful - photos and recipe!

Cheers,

*Heather*

Lauren said...

Those look divine! How adorable in those minitart shapes. Great photography! My mouth is watering. :)

Found you on Tastespotting!

Lauren said...

Haha oh my Piggy, it IS your blog. I feel silly for not noticing the headbar.

Keep up the delicious work!

danazia said...

I just got back from the islands and this is perfect! I made a macadamia nut brittle with a passion fruit Brulee that was pretty smashing too. Thanks for the great post.

vibi said...

Hummm... I do have a whole bunch of macadamia nuts left over from the Dorie shortbreads... wonder if...??? Hummm... the ideas you put in my head!

They'll never come out as pretty as yours anyways!

edith said...

I wish macadamia nuts is a little cheaper coz i love it!!!!

Engineer Baker said...

I'm not a huge fan of macadamia nuts, but those look gorgeous.

Stardust said...

It must be so darn goooood...

So you had these baked with the tartest lemon tarts? Your hubby has so much eating pleasure at home. =)

Kevin said...

A macadamia nut tart sounds really good!