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!



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.


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.

The Gatekeeper's Shoppe


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.