The Great Australian Bite!

Karina’s Bite-Sized Lamingtons!

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According to http://www.wikipedia.org, ‘The Great Australian Bight’ is known as being “a large oceanic bight or open bay, off the central and western portions of the southern coastline of mainland Australia.” According to karinateuma.wordpress.com, ‘The Great Australian Bite’ is known as being “a delicious bite-sized parcel of chocolatey goodness, best enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.” You take your pic which one you would prefer!

Ingredients:

– 120 g butter

– 1/2 cup caster sugar

– 2 large free-range eggs (or cage free eggs)

–  1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence

– 1/2 cup skim milk

– 2 cups self raising flour

– 6 Tablespoons of cocoa (try to get the 70% dark cocoa for health benefits)

– Toasted shredded coconut, enough to coat

– 1 small pinch of salt

– 1 & 1/2 cups of icing sugar

– Boiling Water, as required

Method:

Preheat oven to 170°C. Spray your square cake tin with canola oil spray, then place baking paper over this oiled tray. Spray your baking paper with canola oil spray, then dust with flour.

Using an electric mixer, beat your butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add your vanilla essence, then gradually add your eggs. Triple-sift your flour and salt together. Combine your triple-sifted flour and salt mixture with your butter, sugar and egg mixture, then add the milk. Fold your mixture in (approximately 20 light folds).

Pour your mixture into your lined, greased and flour-dusted cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until your cake is cooked. Your cake will be cooked if you lightly touch the middle of the cake and it springs back (is resilient).

Once your cake is cooled, cut into bite-sized squares, using a sharp bread knife.

Now, its time to make your delicious chocolate icing! Sift your icing sugar into a medium-sized bowl. Using a metal spoon, mix your cocoa with a little boiling water, to make a smooth paste. Combine this mixture with the icing sugar, adding small amounts of boiling water, until the desired consistency is reached. The desired consistency should be similar to that of pouring cream, which should also be thick enough to coat your beautiful bite-sized cake pieces. Once your desired consistency is reached, add your vanilla essence.

Compiling the Beauty:

Lightly cover each side of your bite-sized cake pieces in the chocolate icing. Once all sides are completely covered in this chocolate mixture, let your toasted shredded coconut rain on your chocolatey square, until well covered in coconut. Set this finished bite-sized Lamington  on a wire rack, for the icing to firm-up slightly. Repeat this process until all your beautiful cake bites turn into bite-sized Lamingtons!

Enjoy!

Karina x

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