I made these yummy Aussie Lamingtons last night to have today for afternoon tea with my daughter Sarah and her partner. They have just purchased and moved into their new first home. It is a lovely, quaint 100 year old cottage. Her mind is abuzz with ideas, so over the next few years she is going to have lots of fun getting this house just as she wants it.
This recipe is taken from
Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen's Classic Country Collection.
Over 500 recipes and handy hints for classic Australian Fare
The late Lang Hancock's favourite.
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
250gms self raising flour
1/2 cup milk
250 gms icing sugar
6-8 level teaspoons cocoa
1 teaspoon butter
few drops of vanill essence
desiccated coconut for coating
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Sift flour and salt together. Add flour alternately with milk to the mixture. Turn into a greased and floured lamington tin. Bake in a moderate oven (180-200C) for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut cake into squares.
Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Blend in cocoa with a little boiling water, add a few drops of vanill essence. Add butter, mix well, adding a little more boiling water if necessary, until icing is smooth. Dip each cake into icing and then roll in coconut. Set aside until firm.
(I froze the cake as this makes it easier to work with, I also doubled it as I was greedy).
The recipes in this book are basic old fashioned, in your pantry type recipes. I shall be using it as my companion while planning menus this year. (Part of me getting more organised and saving some money).
No Aussie barbeques for us today, we are looking at having something cooler in this heat. I have some cold chicken in the fridge, I shall just add some salad.
43C (109.4F) is forecast for here tomorrow.
Until next time,