Friday, March 03, 2006

This is a lamington

This is a lamington.

As promised in the previous post on church finance (yes they do have a connection).
It is a chocolate and coconut covered square of sponge filled with fake cream and jam, if you are lucky.

There have been many church buildings that have been financed with Lamington Drives.

Lamington Drive = A bunch of middle to older aged church women with an interesting variety of aprons, in 1 room making lamingtons that are then sold by the 1/2 dozen to be frozen and then thawed through out the year when visitors come around.

This entry would not be complete with out the Lamington recipe:


1/2 cup of butter (margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup of milk
Your preferred Jam Filling
Beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour and milk folding in carefully. Pour into a tin, greased or lined with oven paper, 24x28 cm and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for a 1/2 hour.

Or if your Emma


1 set of keys (preferable car)
some petrol
sponge cake

Find your keys, combine with your car, add some petrol continue until you reach Supermarket, The set car aside for use later. Enter Supermarket, find cake, carefully separate money from wallet discard money take sponge cake, add to previously set aside car and continue until home, remove keys and cake from car, and set aside cake for use later in the recipe.

Leave one day (preferably in a deep freeze) before cutting into squares.

Slice each square in half and spread thin layer of Jam and then join back together.

Mix icing sugar (powdered sugar) and cocoa together with a little milk. Roll squares into mixture then into grated coconut.

So there you are the lamington

Blessings Em


net said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Can't wait to try them out! Thanks for the recipe, 'Em!

Songbird said...

I love the image of the ladies in their aprons.

Quotidian Grace said...

This is great! I never heard of Lamingtons before. Thanks for sharing the recipe.