.... I was a bit too slow to take a picture.
This is a recipe for lamingtons. I only made the lamingtons once because it was too fiddly. Perhaps it was because I had a seven year old assistant that I declared 'never again'. Don't get me wrong, they tasted lovely! The next couple of times I made the recipe I just poured it out into a slice tin and it became 'Flo's lamington slice'. But, by far the best incarnation has been 'Flo's lamington cake', where the secret is to pour the mixture into a round cake tin. (amazing isn't it!)
For my non-aussie readers. A Lamington is a square of vanille cake dipped in chocolate icing and rolled in coconut. Flo is Flo Bjelke-Petersen the wife of a rogue premier of Queensland many years ago who was famous for her pumpkin scones. ( She has a fabulous cookbook by the way!)
I whipped the cake up yesterday for some friends from Sydney who were coming to stay. It was quick and easy.
1/2 tsp vanilla
250g Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup milk.
1. Cream the butter and sugar really well. Add vanilla
2. Add eggs one at a time
3. sift the flour and the salt together.
4. Add flour and milk
5. Cook for about 30 mins on 180 degrees.
250g icing sugar
6-8- tsp cocoa
1 tsp butter
mix with boiling water to the correct consistency ( not too runny) and smooth on icing with a wet hot knife. Sprinkle with coconut and there you have it!
- note to self. Take photo before kids get home from school.