Discussion in 'The Cookbook' started by Jimbo, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo New Member

    An iconic Aussie finger cake that's easy to make. Fun for the kids to help with too.

    Time: 30-60 minutes
    Difficulty: Easy
    Serving Size: 16 lamingtons

    1 slab sponge cake
    4 cups of icing sugar
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    15g melted butter
    2/3 cup of milk
    2 cups of dessicated coconut

    Let sponge cool in fridge for 1/2 hour.
    Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a heat proof bowl.
    Stir in milk and melted butter.
    Stir icing mixture over a pan of simmering water until it is a runny, but not too runny, consistency (you will be coating the sponge with it).

    Cut the cooled sponge into 16 equal sized squares.
    Set up a production line with the icing in a bowl followed by the dessicated coconut in a bowl.
    Dip sponge square into the icing and completely coat all 6 sides. Let excess icing drain off.
    Roll iced square in coconut, covering all sides.
    Place completed lamingtons on a wire rack to set for a little while.

    You can of course make your own plain sponge cake instead of buying a pre-made one (but I don't know how to make sponge cake, so you're on your own with that one).
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo New Member

    Here's what they look like:

    311.jpg Lamington.jpg

    Some people cut them in half and put jam and/or cream in the middle, like mini sponge cakes. But most Aussies consider that an elitist fancification! :D

  3. soapbuddy

    soapbuddy Mistress of Lather

    That looks delicious! I love coconut; thank you!
  4. Jimbo

    Jimbo New Member

    No worries :) Hope you like them.

  5. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Man! I don't have time for all this cooking!

    Geez, those look goooood! :drool

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