Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Srav’s Culinary Concepts turns ‘2’!!! With Lamingtons


Happy Second Anniversary to My blog!!!!!

Two years already? I am still amazed when I think about it. I can’t believe it's been 2 years since I started this blog. Blogging helped me to know different cuisines, cultures and ingredients. It helped me to attempt various recipes that I haven't heard or tasted before.   

A big Hug to my lovely hubby who helps me in my cooking and tasting all my dishes!!!

Huge thanks to each and every one of you for giving me all the support and encouragement that has kept me going these wonderful two years.





For this second anniversary I prepared lamingtons which is a traditional Australian dessert that appeals to most. These are little sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in grated coconut which has heavenly taste!!! YUMMY!!

Recipe Source : joyofbaking

Ingredients:

For Cake

All purpose flour – 2 cups
Baking powder – 2 tsps
Unsalted butter – ½ cup
Granulated white sugar – ¾ cup
Salt – ¼ tsp
Eggs – 2 no
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Milk – ½ cup



For Chocolate Frosting

Confectioners or icing sugar – 2 cups
Cocoa powder – ¼ cup
Unsalted butter – ½ tbsp
Milk – ¼ cup

Coating

Unsweetened desiccated coconut, finely ground – 1 ½ cups



Preparation

  • In a large bowl whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a bowl with hand mixer or electric mixer beat the butter until soft.
  • Add sugar, eggs beating well together.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat will till combined well.
  • Now add the above flour mixture and milk and mix well.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare 8 inch square baking pan lightly greased with butter or line them with parchment paper
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a long toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove Cake from the pan and let them cool.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled cut into 16 2-inch squares.
  • Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.



Frosting

  • Place the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and of pouring consistency.


To assemble Lamingtons 
  • Have ready the coconut on a large plate and chocolate frosting in a bowl.
  • Now take each cake piece by holding the edges of cake with fork and dip the cake into chocolate frosting, by covering all sides.
  • Transfer the chocolate covered cake to the plate of coconut and roll the cake in the coconut covering all the sides.
  • Gently transfer the lamington to a clean wire rack to set. Repeat with the rest of the cake squares. 
  • Once the Lamingtons have set, store in an airtight container for several days.


Note: If the icing becomes too thick to pour, add a little more milk to frosting if necessary to get pouring consistency.

36 comments:

  1. Wow... Lovely slices...
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  2. Wow! I just want to grab them! Looks tempting! Happy blog anniversary!

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  3. Looks so tempting... Happy bloggiversary

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  4. happy blogiversary...keep rocking.. this slices looks way to yumm

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  5. happy blog anniversary dear...delicious

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  6. Congrats on the blog anniversary. Lamingtons look yum.

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  7. Happy bloganniversary and happy new year Srav,lamingtons looks absolutely stunning,cute,prefect and quite addictive.

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  8. Congrats and Happy New Year, the lamingtons look awesome..

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  9. happy blogging.... lamingtons looks awesome ...

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  10. Congrats Sravs. Keep going and Happy New year 2013!

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  11. Congratulations Sravani...I can eat with out coconut:)

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  12. congrats...beautiful click.. n presentation.. looks so yumm

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  13. congrats dear...beautiful clicks n presentation..these looks really yumm

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  14. Congrats dear,keep rocking!
    Lamingtons looks so yummy

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  15. Congratulations :) Lamingtons look fantastic... Wish you a very happy New year...

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  16. Congrats on your blog babies brithday, Love this lamingtons

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  17. Hi first time here... n happy that i arrived here at good time... Congrats dear for your blog birthday... Delicious Lamingtons... Glad to follow you...
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  18. Congrats Dear. Love your clicks and I am sure it taste yummy.

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  19. Hi
    First time here. I loved your blog. Happy to follow you.

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  20. Congrats dear.Lamingtons looks delicious

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  21. Congrats on your milestone! Cake looks delicious!

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  22. Congrats dear. Lamington sounds attractive and yours look fabulous.

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  23. Congrats..and Many many 2nd happy birthday...the Lamingtons are looking so so delicious and stunning..even I had prepared this lovely cake....but eggless(I am being pure veggie)..Do check my Eggless recipe some times..

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  24. Congrats on your milestone !! Lamington looks lovely :)

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  25. Pass me that plate dear,it looks delicious:-)

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