Sunday, February 3, 2008

Australia Day

Ok, Australia Day was last week, but I never got the chance to post this up. After a suggestion from my friend, I decided to make lamingtons. Lamingtons is cut sponge coated in chocolate and then coated in shredded coconut. I don't know how it is an Australian-y treat, but it gave Australia the "lamington-drive" for charity runs.

After endless search of a good sponge recipe with very little butter, I finally found one, but have tweaked it a little. The coating was a little runny, and after making it, I realised that other recipes uses butter, so mine soaked into the cake a little, but it tasted alright. However, next time, I'll try the butter and chocolate recipes. Anyway, enjoy the recipe.

Lamingtons


Ingredients:
5 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/3 cup warm water (not hot off the kettle)
13g softenedbutter

Method:

  1. Add the butter into the cup of water, and allow the butter to melt in the water.
  2. Beat eggs it has doubled and almost tripled in volume whilst adding a little sugar at a time until all sugar has been added. This takes roughly 10 mins.
  3. Sift flours into the egg mixture and fold until combined.
  4. Add the butter-water into the mixture and fold gently but quickly.
  5. Pour mixture into a pre-lined 8" round baking tin.
  6. Place tin in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 25 mins.

Icing ingredients:
3 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp hot water
2 tbsp milk

Method:

  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder together into a bowl.
  2. Add milk and enough water to make the cocoa mixture into an icing consistency.
  3. Dip the sides of the cut and cooled squares of sponge cakes into the icing.
  4. Place on a bed of shredded coconut and roll lamingtons in the coconut until well covered.

1 comment:

Ros said...

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