Macadamia palmiers recipe
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Macadamia, miso and chocolate palmier

This is a nutty, chocolatey and slightly savoury flaky treat, one which pairs perfectly with a coffee or cup of tea. The versatility and richness of native macadamia nuts provides both texture and flavour as the macadamias are baked throughout the palmier to showcase their buttery creaminess and little chunks are added for extra crunch.
This recipe created by Darren Robertson from Three Blue Ducks
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Servings 16 serves
Course Breakfast, Snack
Perfect for Entertaining, Weekend Wonder
Skill level Moderate


Macadamia miso frangipane 

  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 80 g macadamia meal macadamias blitzed to a powder
  • 20 g miso

Chocolate filling

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g macadamias chopped


  • 1 kilo puff pastry sheets
  • 1 egg whisked


  • Icing sugar
  • 100 g macadamias finely chopped


  • For the frangipane, cream the butter and sugar, then slowly add the egg yolks. Fold in the macadamia meal and miso and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • For the chocolate filling, blitz the dark chocolate and macadamias until a large crumb forms and set aside.
  • To assemble the palmier, roll out the pastry sheets to form 4-5mm thick rectangles. Using a pallet knife, spread with the frangipane then cover with the chocolate and macadamia crumbs.
    Roll the pastry sheets from both ends towards the centre to form a classic palmier shape, then egg wash the centre to stick. Repeat with the other pastry sheets. Wrap in baking paper and chill for 30 minutes to firm up.  Slice into 100g pieces.  Roll the pieces out between two pieces of baking paper to flatten slightly. 
  • For the toppings, brush each piece with the egg wash, dust with icing sugar and sprinkle with the macadamias. Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes, or until golden.


Other topping options include dusting with icing sugar and caramelising using a blowtorch or simply seasoning with sea salt flakes.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 269IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

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