Macadamia, Date and Chocolate Torte
Macadamias make any occasion special. This torte is incredibly yummy and a cinch to make – guaranteed to become a favourite.
More than 650 growers of Australia's home-grown nut are cranking up their mechanical harvesters and gearing up to gather the best quality, best tasting macadamias in the world as mature nuts fall to the ground across subtropical orchards in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.
There's nothing quite like indulging in our very own macadamias. With their velvety-soft crunch and creamy, buttery flavour, Australia's most versatile nut has a simple elegance that adds something special to any dish, and harvest is just another reason to enjoy its wonderful benefits.
Macadamias have one of the highest food sources of good fats around and are delicious way to include more nutritious -core' foods in your diet. So let's join talented growers in celebrating harvest with these new mouth-watering recipes!
6 egg whites
1 cup caster sugar
180g dates, pitted, quartered
200g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped in a food processor
1 cup raw macadamias, coarsely chopped in a food processor
250ml cream, whipped
½ cup whole macadamias, roasted
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 22cm spring-form tin. Using electric beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. With the motor running, gradually add the sugar, a little at a time, beating continuously for about 3 minutes, until the mixture is thick and glossy. Fold in the dates, chocolate and macadamias.
Pour mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave torte in it to cool completely. Remove torte from the oven and allow to stand in the tin for at least 4 hours.
Remove from the tin and place on a serving plate. Top with the whipped cream and macadamias.