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Lamingtons    Veg  CD  CBF  Australian  65mins plus cooling and setting


Makes 24    Cold Vegetarian Cakes Baked Fayre Australia Oceania  Pacifc

Ingredients
100g/4oz Butter
150g/+5oz Castor Sugar
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
250g/9oz Self Raising Flour
Salt
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk
For the coating
450g/1lb Icing Sugar
25g/1oz unsweetened Cocoa Powder
25g/1oz Butter, melted
120ml/4fl.oz. milk
450g/1lb Flaked Coconut

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, gas Mark 5 and grease and flour a 20x30cm/ 8x12 inch rectangular tin.

2. For the cake - in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and the vanilla until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well between each addition then add the flour and salt with the milk a little at a time beating well.

4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tine and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

5. Allow stand for 5 minutes before turning out then transfer to a wire rack and allow cool completely then cut into 24 squares.

6. For the coating - in a large mixing bowl, mix together the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.

7. Heat the milk and 2 teaspoons butter in a saucepan until the butter has melted.

8. Add the warm milk to the icing sugar mixture and mix well to create a smooth but not too runny icing.

9. To assemble - place the coconut in a shallow container then using a fork, dip each cake square firstly into the icing, then into the coconut turning to coat well on all sides.

10. Repeat with all the cake squares, placing them on a wire rack to dry. The Icing will probably drip, so place a sheet of parchment paper under the rack to save your work surface.

 

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe

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Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack

 

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