Wednesday, January 26, 2011
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY
Happy Australia day to each and all especially everyone "down under". To celebrate the day I decided to take Mr. P. over at delicious delicious delicious up on his challenge to recreate the Lamington - that essentially Australian sweet treat.
Mr. P. often decorates his (wonderful) Lamington photos with cute little Kewpies, so I have called Homer in to help me with my offering - I had to take the photos quickly in case he started drooling all over them!!!!! mmmmmmmm......cake............mmmmmmmmmmmm!
I used this recipe for the cake (replacing 2 tbsp of flour with 2 tbsp of cocoa, reducing the coffee to 1/2 tsp and adding 75g of chocolate chunks). Then I made a chestnut icing and finally sprinkled them with dessicated coconut. These little treats were really tasty*, the icing had a subtle nutty flavour with combined well with both the chocolate and coconut. I have to say that the icing was really good and wasn't too sweet - result!! Here is the recipe, I made quite a small quantity - enough to spread between two flan type cakes, but it is easily doubled or trebled.
50g butter - softened
30g unsweetened chestnut puree
50g icing sugar
Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
Add the chestnut and combine well.
Add the icing sugar - beat on slow to begin - then up the speed and beat for 5 minutes.
* I only tasted a morsel and just for blogging purposes!!!!