Monday, July 4, 2011

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Muffins



"She's a grand old flag,
She's a high flying flag,
And forever in peace may she wave.

She's the emblem of,
The land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.

Every heart beats true,
For the red, white, and blue,
With never a boast or a brag.

Should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag."

George M. Cohen



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Today we celebrate the 235 birthday of our country, and the Silver Fox and I plan to make a day of it. The neighboring community of Harrisburg throws a party that's an all day affair. It begins with a pancake breakfast and ends with a fireworks display along the banks of the river. It's an old-fashioned celebration that draws folks from miles around, and, if you want to take a step back in time, or enjoy vignettes of small town America, you definitely should join us or find a similar community in your own area. I won't be cooking today. Civic and church groups serve everything from pancakes to barbecued chicken, so there's no need to spend time in the kitchen. We'll be meeting with friends for the river side concerts and fireworks later in the day. Everyone is bringing a snack and I decided to make these muffins. They are delicious and transport well. Better still, they can stand a day without refrigeration. They are simple to make and I think you'll enjoy them as much as we do, especially if you have a sweet tooth. The recipe is the creation of Lorie Roach who developed it for a Taste of Home magazine. Lorie blogs at Mississippi Kitchen and Rice Beans and Other Fine Things. Here's Lorie's recipe.

White Chocolate Macadamia Muffins
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Lorie Roach

Ingredients:
Muffins
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup white chocolate baking chips
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Glaze
1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions:
1) To make muffins: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place paper liners into 12 muffin cups. Set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine egg, milk and butter in a separate small bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chips and nuts. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
2) For glaze: Combine chips and cream in a microwave container. Heat in microwave until chips melt. Stir until melted chocolate over warm muffins. Serve warmismooth. Drizzle Melt chips. Stir until smooth. in a microwave, melt chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over warm muffins. Serve warm if possible. Yield: 1 dozen.









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51 comments:

Tender Branson said...

One of my favorite combinations of all time.

girlichef said...

That sounds like a grand way to spend the day! Happy 4th, Mary =)

Ana Rita said...

Hope you have a great day and eat a muffin for me...I would love to see your celebrations(maybe some day, who knows !!!)

Kisses,
Rita

That Girl said...

Happy Fourth of July

Melynda said...

Lovely muffins Mary, Happy 4th to you and yours!

Lucie said...

Have a wonderful time, Mary! Sure sounds like more fun than sitting in my office here in France!

Caroline B. said...

A great muffin recipe Mary! If I had not a Douzinas muffins being baked right now, I would have done with pleasure. I put the recipe on the top of the pile, I'm too intrigued and then,.... I love macadamia nuts and white chocolate related. Happy National Day (July 4)! Caro

bellini said...

Enjoy your day Mary!!!!!!!

Rita said...

Perfect muffins to celebrate; Happy holiday!
Rita

Maris (InGood Taste) said...

What a lovely post! Perfect muffins to celebrate

Junia said...

i love how you turned the classic cookie into a muffin! this MUST taste amazing!!!

Simple cake recipes said...

white chocolate and macadamia nuts definitely rocks! good combination

Happy 4th!

Susan said...

Happy 4th of July, Mary! xoxox

Gloria said...

Therse sounds fantastic and yummy Mary!! Happy 4th dear Mary, gloria

Susan Lindquist said...

Terrific muffins, terrific day! God bless America ... plus you and yours, Mary!

laurie said...

my favorite combo as well!Of course I could always just eat the nuts and chocolate but these muffins are very tempting,

Parsley Sage said...

Great muffins! White choco and macadamia nut cookies are my favorites and I can't believe i've never thought about muffin-ing them before. Well done!

kitty said...

Have a wonderful 4th, Mary! The muffins sound heavenly. Who can resist macadamia nuts AND white chocolate?!!

yummychunklet said...

I'm sure these muffins are delicious because I make a cookie version that are so tasty. Great post!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

I hope you're having a lovely holiday! Those muffins look like a delightful addition to any celebration. :)

Alessandra said...

Ciao Mary, liked the poem, hope that the line about peace will become true, for all flags in fact.

Lovely muffins, there is something about white chocolate and macadamia that really clicks!! I am not usually a fan of white chocolate, yet I love it with macadamia!

Ciao
Alessandra

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, I love the way you and the Silver Fox are celebrating the Fourth! We enjoyed a similar day yesterday and have continued to celebrate today as well. May God bless the USA!

I am excited about the white chocolate and macadamia combo in a muffin! Thank you!

Ben said...

White chocolate and macadamia nuts sounds like such a heavenly combination, Mary. Thank you - and Lorie - for bringing this wonderful recipe to the celebration.

Have yourself a wonderful holiday!

Ben
http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

Adam said...

Sounds like a great time, I wish there were more events like that. And white chocolate and macadamia nuts sounds soooo good. I'm always in need of a reason to eat more white chocolate :)
Hope you had a great time!

Ryan said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th and these muffins look delicious! I love to find new and different muffin recipes!! Have a great time with the Silver Fox and Happy 4th!

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Oh my, my mouth is literally watering. These look amazing!!!

Jeannie said...

I am sure these tasted very delicious as I had baked with macadamia nuts muffins before and they were delicious!

Stephen said...

I have been absent for a few weeks - happy fourth and te muffins look great!

Julie said...

What a wonderful 4th of July celebration! I am sure everyone enjoyed your muffins! They look delicious.

Joanne said...

I love the white chocolate mac combo as cookies but I'm sure I'd love it even more as muffins! Happy 4th, Mary!

Sinful Sundays said...

I have not heard that song in a long time--I used to love it as a kid. :) Love macadamia and white chocolate too!

Lorie said...

Aww, thanks Mary, for the shout-out!:)

mia xara said...

Always a good combination for muffins, Mary! Happy 4th of July !

Y said...

A couple of those muffins and a hot cup of black coffee, and I'm in heaven on earth!

Pondside said...

Two of my favorite ingredients when i want to indulge....I don't have much of a sweet tooth, preferring the savoury, but I make an exception for macadamia nuts and any kind of chocolate. I hope you've had a wonderful day!

Ambreen said...

Oh Yum! That looks great. Hope you have a great day!

Au and Target said...

Happy Independence Day!

The Harried Cook said...

Great combination in these muffins! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Mary!

Suman Singh said...

Sounds like you had a great time..Those muffins looks perfect for the occasion..love this combo..I bet you can't just have one..YUMMY!!

savoringtoday.com said...

Thanks for posting the song, I remember singing that in grade school, love it! Happy Independence Day!

Cooking Creation said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful holiday weekend :) This recipe makes me think of my mother and how much she would love these. I'm bookmarking this and plan to make them for her. Thank you for sharing!

What's Baking?? said...

Happy 4th of July, Mary! It sure is a day of celebration..i love macadamia nuts..infact, i love all types of nuts and your muffin looks perfect!

Jenn said...

Love white chocolate and macadamia nut together...fantastic combination!
Hope you and the Silver Fox had a wonderful 4th of July!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I adore white chocolate and macadmia nuts - and muffins - so these sound just about perfect!
Mary x

dr.antony said...

Happy 4th!
have a wonderful day.

My Little Space said...

Hmm..mm.. such delicious muffins! Yummm...
Blessings, Kristy

meeshiesmom said...

Wow. I love macadamia nuts and white chocolate. Can't wait to give these a try. Happy 4th.
Karen

Connie Arnold said...

Those look wonderful, Mary! Hope you had a happy 4th!

tandysinclair.com said...

hope you had a super 4th of July!

Noelle said...

This was delicious even if I varied it a little and made it vegan. Thanks!

Cookbook Junkie said...

I adore anything made with white chocolate.

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