Happy Australia Day all!
As many of you know from all of my Australia posts, I lived there for a couple of years and went to school out there, and it was literally the best time of my life. It's such an incredible place, and I feel so blessed to have been given such an amazing experience by my parents. As well as the beautiful beaches, ocean, wildlife, people, and scenery, there is also the food. One of my favourites was Lamingtons. Sponge cake covered in chocolate icing and coconut, they are so delicious! So I thought I'd make them for you all and give you the recipe!
Ok I lie. It isn't really a 'real' recipe, it's more of a tutorial for people who can't cook on how to make them by cheating. I can't cook plain sponge cake to save my life, and as this is an integral part of Lamingtons, I have to cheat a little.
- Small individual sponge cakes, or a large sponge cake.
- Chocolate Icing (either normal icing or butter icing)
- Dessicated Coconut
Personally I cheat the entire way and buy sponge cake and Betty Crocker's chocolate butter icing, but if you're a dab hand in the kitchen feel free to make these things from scratch!
Start by pouring the coconut into a bowl, then put to the side for later.
Then once your piece of cake is covered in chocolate icing, put it into the bowl of coconut and roll it around until it's covered.
Ta-da! A perfectly delicious Lamington!
Leave them to set, or put them into the fridge and eat the next day (this is the best way!). And then scoff them all! Or share...whatever's your thang.
It only takes a couple of minutes to make each one, and they're almost as good as the Aussie ones from Baker's Delight (my favourite bakery ever)! Also some people like jam in their Lamingtons, but I don't, which is why I just use plain sponge. Tip: Lamingtons also taste amazing with vanilla ice-cream! Let me know if you make them and how they turned out!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to dream of my beach and my return there in just a few short weeks :) toodle pip!