Mr Weiss thinks it’s hilarious to call these “lammykins”, I’m not sure exactly why, but I’ve found it’s better not to question some things…. hold that, he’s just informed me that when I first mentioned these he thought I was saying “lammykins” not “lamingtons”, must be the accent thing.
Ahhh what can I say about Lamingtons, another N.Z staple, basically day old sponge, cut in squares, smeared with jam, dipped in chocolate icing and rolled in coconut, what’s not to like. But please do yourself a favor and buy unsweetened coconut, I cannot be responsible for you people keeling over from a massive sugar attack for using that horrifying “angel flake” sweetened stuff. I can practically see the sugar coagulating on that crap. Ewwww.
Again this recipe comes courtesy of the good ole Edmonds, I can just see myself becoming the spokesperson for the complete revival of this classic, your welcome Edmonds!
Do try and make the sponge a day ahead, trust me, I was too impatient to wait and tried to ice these the same day and the sponge just soaks up too much chocolate icing, it needs to be firmer.
1 c flour
3/4 c sugar
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp baking powder
Oven 375F 1/4 sheet pan tin (9 x 12)
Put everything (EXCEPT baking powder) into bowl of standing mixer, or use hand held beater, beat 3 mins, stir in baking powder. Pour into greased pan. Bake 15-20 mins. Cool. Cover and leave overnight.
Cut in half, smear half with jam (I used strawberry) put together and cut into squares. Make icing.
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
6 tbsp boiling water
1 1/2 c confectioners sugar
1 bag unsweetened coconut
Combine butter, cocoa and water into a paste, add SIFTED confectioners sugar and whisk. Should be quite runny. Dump coconut onto a plate, dip sponge squares into icing then coconut, put on cooling rack to set. Enjoy with a nice hot cuppa.