Macadamia Nuts were well-known to the indigenous inhabitants of Australia, and were first discovered by early white settlers in 1828. This now immensely popular Bush Nut is found in many Australian recipes. These Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownies can be eaten straight away or made up to a week before required. Keep covered in the refrigerator or perhaps, if you want them to still be where you've put them in a week's time, hidden. Adapted from a recipe on the "Australian Women's Weekly" website.
- Preheat the oven to moderate.
- Grease a deep 19cm-square cake pan, and cover the base with baking paper.
- Combine the butter and chocolate in a pan and stir over a low heat until both have melted.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the sugar and honey.
- Stir in the lightly beaten eggs.
- Sift the flour.
- Add the sifted flour and the nuts and gently fold into the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Bake in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes - or until the brownies are firm.
- Cool the brownies in the pan, and cut into squares when cold.