Cookies, Recipes, Vegan

[Vegan] Hibiscus Macadamia Tea Biscuits

Another experiment in vegan baking! Last night I made some hibiscus and mac tea biscuits, and the results were surprisingly better than what I expected.

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First off, I was definitely not expecting them to turn this creamy violet color, but I’m not complaining!

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The hibiscus gave it a very fruity, almost tart taste and the macadamia gave it a nice crunch in each bite. The recipe is also ridiculously easy and fast.

Hibiscus Macadamia Tea Biscuits

Makes 1 dozen (2″) cookies

*all measurements are by weight except for salt and baking powder

1 oz dried hibiscus flowers

4 oz almond milk

2 oz macadamia nuts, chopped finely

3 oz sugar

5 oz All Purpose flour

1 oz oil

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, combine almond milk and dried hibiscus, bring to a simmer over low heat, then let flowers steep until milk is a deep reddish violet color and mixture is completely cool. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, making sure to squeeze out any extra liquid from flowers. Discard flowers and set milk mixture aside.

In a medium mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, mix together chopped macadamia, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add oil, mix until combined. Add milk/hibiscus mixture, let mix until dough is crumbly.

On a lightly floured surface, remove dough from bowl and bring crumbles together, forming it into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4″ thick, and cut into 2″ cookies. Place 1″ apart on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 7-8 minutes, or until biscuits are dry and firm. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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Candy, Chocolate

Macadamia Mini Crunch Bar

Just Kidding! So I know I said I wouldn’t have a post for today but it turns out I actually did have time to make something really quick, and we might just have some more posts later this week!

Today I made some petit macadamia crunch bars. The recipe I used has only 6 ingredients, which made it super easy (although I will admit it uses some pricy ingredients).

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It actually has 3 different nuts in it, macadamia, hazelnut, and pistachio.

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I topped it with some pistachio powder, just to add some color and more texture. (And if you noticed, you’ll see I still have some fleur de sel caramels leftover from a previous post!)

Overall, this recipe was one of the few very simple ones that I’ve been satisfied with, and I would gladly make it again if someone buys the ingredients for me (just a suggestion!).

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