To cook your Bunya nuts, boil them in salty water for around twenty minutes. To help them cook a little faster, you can slit them up the side with a knife (watch your fingers!) or a pair of secateurs before you boil them. When you are cutting them, cut down towards the base of the nut – this will help you open them later on.
Once they are cooked, you can peel them and eat the insides either cold, or warm with salt, pepper and plenty of butter.
Minced Bunya nuts make great additions to casseroles and soups, and can also be minced and used for baking and pesto. To mince Bunya nuts, boil them, leave to cool and then process in a food processor until they have a sandy, granulated texture.