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Ingredients

  • 170g macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup  (50g) shredded coconut
  • 1 ¼ cups  (200g) brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Xanthan gum
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (155g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 125g vanilla yogurt
  • 100ml macadamia or vegetable oil
  • fresh pineapple wedges, bananas and pear quarters, for decorating

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160 fan forced). Grease a 22cm fluted ring pan. Place several macadamia nuts and half the coconut over the base of the pan.
  2. Attach the slicer shredder to the stand mixer with the medium shredding drum. Place the mixing bowl under the hopper. Turn to speed 6 and add the remaining nuts to the hopper and shred.
  3. Place the mixing bowl on the mixer and attach the flat beater. To the macadamia meal, add the rice flour, baking powder, gum and remaining coconut. Turn to speed 2 and mix until well combined. Remove mixture from the bowl and set aside.
  4. Return the empty mixing bowl to the stand mixer. Add eggs, sugar and lemon zest. Turn mixer to speed 8 and beat for 8 minutes or until very thick and creamy. Reduce to speed 1, add the flour mixture, yogurt and oil and mix until just combined - do not over mix.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until firm to touch and golden brown. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out. Decorate with summer fruits and serve with thick vanilla yogurt.

    Tips

    • Brown rice flour adds a firm texture and rich flavour to cakes.  Brown rice flour and Xanthan gum – adds body to baked goods and are both available from health food stores and the health food section of supermarkets.
    • A second bowl is useful.  Additional bowls are available from stockists.
    • The macadamia nuts can also be quickly processed in the small bowl of the food processor.  Do not over process or the nutmeal will become oily.