Lamington Recipe

Lamington Recipe

What better way to celebrate this Australia Day than with one of our classic desserts?

History

The Lamington is an Aussie icon and has been around for over a century, although there is still much debate about the origin of the Lamington.

One story claims that the maid of Lord Lamington, governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901, or possibly Lady Lamington herself, accidentally dropped a sponge cake into melted chocolate and served it anyway — sprinkled with coconut to avoid sticky fingers.

Others believe that Lamingtons were created in order to reuse stale or burned cakes, avoiding waste.

Whatever the reason, we are just glad to be able to enjoy this delicious dessert today!

 

Recipe

 

Ingredients

Prep

Unit

Serve 30

FOUNDATION SPONGE

Egg, chicken, whole raw

g

700

Sugar, Caster

g

850

Flour, wheat, white self-raising

g

900

Milk, cow, fluid unflavoured

ml

540

ICING

Sugar, white, icing

kg

1

Cocoa powder

g

180

Butter

Chop

g

120

Water, tap

Boiling

ml

500

Coconut, grated & desiccated

g

600

Method

Foundation Sponge 

1. Beat eggs and sugar for 20 minutes, or until mixture will stand up.

2. Sift flour twice and fold in lightly.

3. Add milk and mix.

4. Pour on papered trays.

5. Bake in hot oven 15-20 minutes.

Icing

1. Cut cake into squares or fingers.

2. Place a piece of baking paper onto a large wire cooling rack.

3. Sift icing sugar and cocoa together.

4. Melt butter and water together in a heatproof bowl or jug.

5. Stir until melts. Pour butter into cocoa mixture.

6. Stir to form a smooth icing.

7. Place coconut into a shallow bowl or dish.

8. Using two forks, dip one cake finger at a time into the icing, then roll into the coconut.

9. Place onto a wire rack to set.

 

Dietary Suitability

 

 

Healthy Choices Reduce portion size.
Vegetarian Diet  Suitable for vegetarian diet.

 

Fortified Serve with a dollop of cream and custard.

 

Gluten Free Replace icing sugar with gluten free icing sugar. Replace plain and self-raising flour with gluten free plain and self-raising flour.
Diary Free Replace butter with dairy free butter. Replace milk with soy milk or coconut milk.

 

Pureed Suitable to be pureed. Omit coconut.

 

References

Pickle, 2016, ‘The man lamingtons were named after hated their taste’, Nine.com.au, retrieved 17th January 2018, https://pickle.nine.com.au/2016/07/20/14/08/lord-lamington



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