School holidays drift by in our home. The pace is s l o w. We schedule very few activities, preferring to decide on the day what we feel like doing. Pajamas may stay on until 10 am, it doesn’t matter. We end up doing lots of activities, but we often start the day slowly and the activities are all directed/selected by the kids rather than a schedule of commitments that drive drive our week during school term.
One of the benefits of a relaxed school holidays schedule is that I get to do some extra cooking as the kids happily play Lego together, or enter some other imaginary world that they are happily drawn into. While the kids played one day last week I scribbled some recipe notes and delved into the depths of my pantry to see what I could create for a morning tea treat once the boys were ready to move onto a more active activity. These biscuits are the result. They are my little ode to Australia Day (minus the poem aspect of the definition of ode…) The Macadamia is native to Australia. Add the nuts to some gorgeous organic products from my friends at Pureharvest – Australia’s largest manufacturers and distributors of natural and organic food these biscuits are an Australia Day treat. BUT please do not save them just for Australian Day. They should be enjoyed all year round.
These gluten free biscuits are made from glorious macadamia meal and almond meal instead of flour. Plus I added some additional macadamia nuts and dried cranberries for good measure. The result is a biscuit reminiscent of shortbread, with a glorious buttery flavor that is attributed to the macadamia nuts and tahini, not butter.
- Set the oven to heat to 160 degrees celcius
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Scoop out the mixture in balls and place on a lined baking tray
- Place into the pre-heated oven and cook until the biscuits are starting to color (about 8 minutes)
- Remove and allow to cool.
These little biscuits are perfect to serve with a cup of tea. They are elegantly flavored, delicate and pretty much guilt free given that they are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. As an added bonus these biscuits are very simple to make and are ready before the kids can ask “are the the biscuits ready yet mum?”
I hope that you enjoy them. Have a wonderful Australia Day weekend. I hope that you get to have a BBQ, bake some cookies and spend some time with family and friends celebrating Australia Day as you choose.
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