"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lamingtons...and a secret...


Well, it seems that I started something when I shared my photos of those luscious lamingtons the other day!
I'm sorry ladies, I do tend to forget at times that some things I talk about are Australian, and not common to other countries - Lamingtons fit that category.


For all those who asked, I will share the recipe for this incredibly YUMMY cake! Originally it was made as a way of using up old sponge cake...

LAMINGTONS

Ingredients

1 slab sponge cake (one day old)

4 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup milk

2 to 3 cups dessicated coconut

To make the icing

Cut sponge into squares or fingers / Combine the icing sugar and cocoa in a large bowl / Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan until the butter melts / add to the sugar and cocoa mixture and mix to a fluid but not runny consistency.

To put it all together - Make a production line of Sponge Fingers, Chocolate Icing mixture in a bowl, coconut in a shallow container or plate, and a cooling rack with paper underneath.

Using a fork dip the sponge fingers into the icing, roll it in the coconut covering it well, and then place on to the rack to dry.

Once they have dried, place in an airtight container and leave to "mature" for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, before eating.

ENJOY!!

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This is part of what I've been working on over the last 24 hours...and it's something you can be involved in too. All will be revealed in another day or two so make sure you come by and see what the big secret is all about.
Would you like a hint?
You would!?
Ok, just one word....SWAP.

Have a lovely day!
Hugs
Jenny


20 comments:

larry7pokey said...

So, now we Americans know. those sound yummy!! They looked good yesterday, not even knowing! : } pokey

Terri said...

Yum! Yum! Oh my!

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

Waiting on the SWAP. The lamingtons sound really yummy.

Vickie said...

love the dress you have donned your blog in-ohh stitchery is very nice...
cheers Vickie

GrandmaK said...

Yummy cake!!!! Loved the "hugs!" Cathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your cake looks so yummy. And I love your new header!

magy said...

Jenny,
So glad to find out bout the lamingtons. They look scrumptious and I love coconut. The embroidery is lovely as usual. So happy to see you back on?
Maggey

Loralynn said...

I like your new background! Love your stitchery too. Thanks for the lamington recipe!

Snappy Finger said...

gah! These lamingtons looks sooo yummy! Fattening, but who cares!

Snappy/Di

Allie said...

Don't be sorry Jenny, Tanya from Taniwa blog shares all kinds of Japanese goodies and I love it! I'd never know about all this lovely stuff without you guys posting it.
A swap! Oh my! That sounds fun, and the heart is darling, natch - as is everything you do!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi there Jenny! :-)

Ooh - a swap hey? Sounds good!! Thank you for the Lamingtons recipe... I hadn't heard of them when I lived in England, either. The way we used up old sponge cake and stale bread was to make bread pudding! Still one of my favourites to this day!

Love and hugs!
Vikki xoxo

loulee said...

You did it again! You showed a picture of a Lamington again! I'll have to make some now!

Dolores said...

Jenny, your new blog is très élégant. Stitchery in mauve and purple? New colour for you and very nice indeed. Hmmm cake just stay around here long enough to make these lamingtons.

Amanda said...

Lamingtons sound yummy, now all I need to do is to try to find a gluten free sponge recipe that works! Pretty stitchery.

Mistea said...

Well of course Lammo's are yummy! That stitchery looks good - I guess I'll just have to wait to see what comes of it. Thanks for sharing.

Evas Passion said...

thanks for the receipt!!!!
and so beautifull your stitchery,very nice words......love angels!!!!

The Faerie Queen said...

Thanks Jenny, That looks wonderful, and my mouth is watering already. I shall copy the recipe and try it out. Cant wait to hear about the swap, and the the stitchery looks great, love the saying. Love the new blog clothes. hugz xxx

Crispy said...

Thanks Jenny :0) I didn't know that sponge cake gets a day old. It always vanishes immediately in my house.

Crispy

Anonymous said...

The Lamingtons sounds really yammy, and the stichery is very nice. Hugs Eva

Sabine said...

Hi Jenny,

The swap sounds nice. I want to give it a try to see if I can do it after my vacation... First week of september I'll know and then I'll sign up!

Best wishes, Sabine (The Netherlands)