From: (Stephanie da Silva)
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1993 19:00:16 GMT

Note:  This is an Australian recipe, so it's in metric measure (measure
by weight instead of volume).  For all common purposes, a metric ounce is
equivalent to a US ounce.  However, I'd still recommend using a conversion

1 butter cake or slab sponge (made the day before)
500 g (1 lb) packet icing sugar
4 level tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups desiccated coconut

Place the cake in the refrigerator or freezer for about 1/2 hour or so
before icing.  Cut into squares.  Sift icing sugar and cocoa together.
Make into a smooth icing with boiling water, butter and vanilla.  Pierce
squares of cake with a fork and dip into chocolate icing for a few seconds,
then toss into the coconut.  If the icing becomes a little thick, heat 
over hot water or add a drop or two extra hot water to the icing.  Best if
allowed to mature in a sealed container for several hours before serving.

Lamington Butter Cake

125 g (4 oz) butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup milk

Line a greased Lamington tin with greaseproof paper.  Cream butter, sugar
and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Fold
in flour and milk alternately and beat well.  Spread into prepared tin.
Bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes.  Allow to stand for a few minutes, 
then turn out onto a cooler (a rack?).

Lamington Sponge

3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 level tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon butter
3 tablespoons boiling water

Line a lamington tin with greaseproof paper.  Beat egg whites until stiff, 
then gradually beat in sugar.  Fold in yolks, then add sifted flour and
cornflour.  Dissolve butter in boiling water and fold through.  Pour into
the prepared tin and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes.  Allow to
stand for a few minutes, then turn out onto a cooler.

Note: A Lamington tin measures 28 x 20 cm (11 x 8 inches) and 3 cm (1 1/2
inches) deep.


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