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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


From Our House to Yours :)



125gms butter (1/2stick or 4oz)
125gms sugar (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs
250gms self raising flour (2 cups)
pinch salt
1/2 cup milk

Chocolate Icing:
250 gms icing sugar (2cups)
6-8 level teaspoons cocoa
1 teaspoon butter
few drops of vanilla 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) (350 - 400F) for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool.  Cut into squares.

Icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl.  Blend in cocoa with a little boiling water, add a few drops of vanilla 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 freeze the cake part, that makes it easier for adding the icing)

Have a great day!



  1. Hope it was a good holiday for you!

  2. Did my Anzac Bics this morning, lamies for another long weekend.

  3. Happy Australia Day! Never heard of that treat but it sure looks and sounds delicious! :0)

  4. Happy Australia Day Tania....despite the weather it is a great country. Had Vegemite on toast ( well, it was invented here if not still Aussie owned!!)
    Your lamingtons look so yummy....

    Claire :}

  5. I had vegemite on toast this morning too....nice coolish day down here to celebrate...

  6. I hope you had a fantastic day. Ours was quiet.
    Anne xx

  7. Happy Australia Day back at you. Always good to celebrate. I am going to try those lamekins. Would you mind if I posted them to my blog with a link back to you?

  8. My, those looks good Tania! Thanks for the recipe and Happy Australia Day to you! (Thanks for the recipe!!)
    Hoping this meets with your blessing, I linked your post to mine for the occasion!
    God bless,

  9. Hi Jeanne, yes it is fine to link back to my blog xx

  10. Love the lamingtons with the flag in the background. Don't we live in the bedt place ever?


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