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Macadamia slice recipe

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Shortbread base

  • 275g plain flour
  • 130g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 50 ml cold water

Caramel top

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 200g macadamia nuts
  • 100g crystalized ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp glucose syrup
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp cream



Place the butter and flour into a food processor and process until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. With the motor running, drizzle in the cold water until it all comes together and forms a ball and you have no more water left.

Cover with cling film and rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a slice tray with baking paper.

Roll and press the dough into the slice tray. Prick all over with a fork and bake for 25 mins or until golden.


In a small saucepan, melt the butter and place the macadamis in it to simmer for 3 mins. Add the brown sugar, ginger, glucose syrup, maple syrup and salt.

Cook for 10 minutes, continually stirring.

Pour cream and cook further for 3 mins.

Pour over the base and refrigerate until fully cooled.

Slice with a sharp knife.




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This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.