Hello everyone, and Happy new year!
I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday period. For those of you that may not have, I hope that the rest of 2018 will be kinder and bring you much joy and happiness.
To start of my blogs for the year, i bring you my version of the delicious lamington in time for Australia Day celebrations coming up in 2 weeks or so.
Baked in Sunny Queensland in my mothers kitchen, its not hard to see where the inspiration came from for this tropical recipe 🙂
Queensland screams Mangos and coconuts to me, especially around December in scorching temperatures! With these gorgeous fruits in abundance, i decided to make “Mango Lamingtons”.
Here’s how i made them:
1kg frozen mango cubes + 1/2 cup sugar (cook until sugar dissolves and the mixture is thick – then blitz and cool)
Sponge Cake sheet:
2/3 cup sugar
2 tblsp mango sauce or 1 tsp mango flavouring
1 cup of self raising flour
- Beat eggs till light and frothy
- Add sugar a little at a time till absorbed
- Beat in the Mango flavour
- Sift in the flour, and fold into the mixture with a spoon till combined
- pour into a lined baking sheet pan
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius until cooked
3 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
- Combine all ingredients and mix till smooth.
I started with a simple vanilla sponge cake recipe, and replaced the vanilla extract with some homemade mango flavour. Once the cake was baked and cooled, i cut the sheet into cubes and then rolled the cake cubes into an icing mixture, and then into yellow and white desiccated coconut .
I hope you have enjoyed this post:) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on Facebook messenger, or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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xx NaZzYbAkEr xx