Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Recipe..

Yesterday was such a lovely day, I just plotted around cleaning, creating, baking and spending some quality time with my little girl while her big brother was out playing with the neighbours.
We decided to bake some yummy lamingtons to have after our homemade chippies. They were just beautiful enjoyed under the patio with a nice cup of tea. I thought i'd share the recipe with you so you too could enjoy them.


First your will need to make a simple cake recipe. I used this buttercake one:

Butter Cake

125g Butter, Softened
1 Teas Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Self-raising flour
1/2 Cup Milk

Chocolate Icing
2 Cups Icing Sugar Mix
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Boiling Water
2 Cups Coconut

Preheat oven to moderate. Grease and line pan. (I used a rectangle tray with sides of about 2cms.
Beat butter, extract and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time, until combined.
Stir in sifted flour and milk slowly to combine.
Pour into prepared tray and bake in moderate oven until cake is cooked.
Once cooked turn onto a wired rack to cool.
Once cooled trimmed the edges of the cake and cut into 15 pieces.
Spread the coconut over a plate.

To make icing sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add the milk and water and stir until smooth. Using a fork dip the cake pieces in the icing and then roll in the coconut to coat. Set on a wired rack with a tray underneath and leave to set of approx 2 hours.


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