To celebrate Australia day, here's a groovy lamingtons recipe!
Ingredients: 125g butter / 1 cup caster sugar / 1/2 tsp vanilla extract / 3 eggs / 1 3/4 cups of self raising flour / 1/2 cup of milk / 2 cups of desiccated coconut
Icing: 3 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture / 1/4 cup cocoa powder / 1 tbs butter / 1/2 cup boiling water
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a pan with baking paper. Using an electrical mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition to avoid curdling.
2. Sift half of the flour over the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth top. Bake for 30 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside overnight.
3. To make the icing: sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth.
4. Cut the cake into fifteen pieces and place the coconut in a dish. Using a fork, dip one piece of cake in the icing and shake off the excess. Toss in the coconut. Place on a wire rack over a baking tray. Repeat with the remaining cake, icing and coconut. Stand for two hours to set then
EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT!