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Monday, January 4, 2016

A Little Aussie Icon

Aside from the humble meat pie, sausage roll and pavlova (ok New Zealand we will give you this one) nothing says 'straya' more than a lamington; vanilla sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in dedicated coconut (in my case I filled my lamingtons with cream and berry jam as well).

Being invited to a friends house for afternoon tea I thought it would be nice to share a little bit of oz with her guests to accompany her famous 'binglova'

Lamingtons are perfect for morning or afternoon tea, coupled with a cuppa ..the recipe posted is my take on one by Australia's CWA that was featured on MasterChef Australia.

Ingredients for the Sponge
125g butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups Self Raising flour
2/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for the Chocolate Icing
3 cups of Icing Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon of cocoa
1 dessert spoon of honey

Cream butter and sugar
Add vanilla and one egg at a time
Add flour
Add milk
Combine thoroughly
Pour mixture into a greased lamingtons tin (11x7") and bake at 175 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes 
Leave to cool and cut into 4x4cm squares
Add all icing ingredients over a double boiler and add water to achieve desired consistency
Put sponge on fork and coat with chocolate 
Roll square in desiccated coconut
Leave to cool on baking paper

Simple ya? My lamingtons are two cakes with cream and jam in the centre.

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