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Lamingtons (Australia) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marcia Gevelinger Bastian
Added: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, 1 cup superfine sugar, 4 beaten eggs, 2 cups self-rising flour.

Icing: 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 T. cocoa, 1 T. boiling water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut.

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a lamington tin (13x9x2" pan). Cream butter and sugar, gradually add the eggs and mix well. Add 1/3 cup of flour at a time, stirring gently and thoroughly after each addition. Place batter in pan and bake for 1 1/4 hours, decreasing temperature to 325 during cooking. Place on a cake cooler rack to cool.

Sift powdered sugar into a bowl, add boiling water and vanilla to cocoa and stir into icing sugar, beat well. Cut cooled cake into 24 blocks, ice on all sides (use a pair of tongs). Dip the cake into the icing mixture then roll the iced cake in the coconut (coating well) and allow to dry on a rack.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lamingtons were served in many locations while on a trip to Australia. The packaged variety were available in grocery stores and often passed around to travelers on a tour.

 

 

 

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