Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School Lamington Recipe

So...you want to send your kids back to school with a new treat...something tasty, and different? well, try a lamington! An Australian speciality, lamingtons are a cake, coated with a chocolate-y mixture, and doused in coconut. They are exquisite when served with whipped cream, but excellent even without!

Here's the recipe:

  • 1 slab sponge cake (one day old)
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 - 3 cups desiccated coconut

To make the icing
  • Cool the cake for at least half an hour in the Fridge or Freezer, then cut into squares or fingers
  • Combine the Sugar and Cocoa in a large bowl
  • Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan until the butter is melted
  • Add to the sugar/cocoa mixture and mix to a fluid yet not runny consistency

To put it all together
  • Make a production line of Sponge Fingers, Chocolate Icing mixture in a bowl, coconut in a shallow container or plate, and a cooling rack with paper underneath
  • Using a fork dip the sponge fingers into the icing, roll it in the coconut covering it well, and then place on to the rack to dry
  • Once they have dried, place in an airtight container and leave to "mature" for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, before eating

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Henrietta said...

These look pretty yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog! Off to enter a few of your giveaways now :)