Thursday, September 27, 2007

Another Australian Classic

Oh, the things I remember from my childhood. This recipe melts in your mouth and makes a really good mess on your face and nearby surroundings. Eating at the table is probably a good idea. Not! Heeheee. The graphic, btw, has nothing to do with Lamingtons. It's just an old Aussie ad. Coolness!

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Lamingtons:

1 C. of butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 C. of castor sugar
2 C. of self-raising flour

For the icing:
2 C. of icing sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla essence
2 Tbsp. of cocoa
1 and 1/2 C. of desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp. of boiling water

Preheat oven to 180 C. (350 F). Grease a lamington tin (13x9x2 inch pan). Cream butter and sugar; gradually add the eggs and mix well. Add 1/3 cup of flour at a time, stirring gently and thoroughly after each addition. Place batter in pan and bake for 1 to 1 and 1/4 hours, decreasing temperature to 160 C. (325 F) during baking. Place on rack to cool.

For Icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add boiling water and vanilla to cocoa. Stir into icing sugar and beat well. Cut cooled cake into 24 blocks; ice all sides. Dip the cake into the icing mixture, then roll the iced cake in the coconut, coating well and allow to dry on rack.

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There you go mate (sorry just had to say that) and Come and Dine with us often.
There's plenty of room in the castle.


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2 comments:

Naomi said...

Sounds like a great recipe Gatekeeper. I'll have to try that. I did leave a comment a couple of days ago but not sure if you got it. I know how unreliable Blogger can be. It was just really to remind you about the England carnival as I know you were interested in submitting a post. The actual deadline for submissions is the end of today (Friday) but if you are busy, I will be happy to take your post by the end of tomorrow. Look forward to hearing from you.

The Gatekeeper said...

I might actually get to that carnival by today. I'll make a point of it. Thanks, my friend.

 
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