Strawberry Lamingtons

lamington is a small square of sponge cake (meant for one person) and coated all over in softish chocolate icing or jam and then in desiccated coconut.

    8 eggs, separated
    2 yolks
    190g caster sugar
    80g plain flour
    40g cornflour
    40g butter, melted, cooled
    5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
    100g desiccated coconut
    Strawberry icing
    30g unsalted butter
    4 tbs strawberry jelly crystals
    300g (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 30 x 18cm lamington pan.

  2. Place 10 yolks and 90g sugar in a bowl and beat until pale. Transfer to a large bowl. Sift the flours together, then fold into the yolk mixture.
  3. Fold in butter. Beat eggwhites with remaining sugar and vanilla. Fold half the eggwhites into yolk mixture. Fold in remaining eggwhites. Spread into pan, bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with a tea towel.
  4. To make the icing, place butter and jelly crystals in a bowl, pour over 250ml boiling water and stir to dissolve butter. Sift in icing sugar, whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. Cut sponge into 12 squares, dip in the icing, then roll in coconut.


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