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Lamington Bars

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Australia's famous Lamingtons are squares of sponge cake that are first dipped in chocolate glaze and then in coconut.
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened
  White sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Flaked coconut 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Confectioner' s sugar 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Milk 11 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 10 X 15 inch jelly roll pan. Place a 22 inch length of waxed paper lengthwise in pan. Smooth paper so it conforms to pan, allowing excess to hang over ends of pan. Butter the waxed paper.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in chopped nuts. Spread evenly in prepared pan.

Bake 10 - 15 minutes, or just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Holding ends of waxed paper, lift cookie base out of pan and place on rack. Cool.

To prepare Glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together powered sugar and cocoa until no lumps remain. Add vanilla and 4 tablespoons milk. Add enough of the remaining milk to make a smooth, creamy glaze of medium consistency.

Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Place coconut on a large plate. Cut cookie base in 48 (1 1/4 X 2 1/2 inch) strips.

Use a fork to spear cookie rectangles; dip into chocolate glaze, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Place chocolate dipped cookie on plate of coconut; use 2 forks to turn cookie so that all sides are coated. Place on prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until glaze is set. Store in airtight container at room temperature one week; freeze for longer storage.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Oceanian
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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foodlover's picture
Now this is what I call a lovely recipe. Great Australian special. Beautiful picture, did u cook it at your home? Master has posted this nice blog about some Aussie chef. http://www.ifood.tv/blog/australian_cooking_class_featuring_barramundi_and_wattleseed_pavlova