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Vanilla Bean Lamingtons

Lamingtons are said to be named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland from 1895 - 1901 The cake is easier to handle if it is a little stale; day old cake is ideal. Sponge or butter cake can be used. Lamingtons can be filled with jam and cream, if desired.

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55mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 8x8 square pan.
  • Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer about 10 minutes, or until thick and creamy.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, dissolving between additions.
  • Add vanilla extract and scrape vanilla bean seeds into the mixture (Be sure to save the bean husk for vanilla sugar.mmm!)
  • Sift together flours in separate bowl.
  • Fold in flour to the wet mixture.
  • Spread mixture in prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Turn onto wire rack to cool.
  • Icing:

  • Sift icing sugar and cocoa into heatproof bowl, stir in butter and milk.
  • Stir over pan of simmering water until icing is of coating consistency.
  • Cut cake into 16 squares, dip squares into icing, drain off excess icing, toss squares in coconut.
  • Place lamingtons on wire rack to set.
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"Lamingtons are said to be named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland from 1895 - 1901 The cake is easier to handle if it is a little stale; day old cake is ideal. Sponge or butter cake can be used. Lamingtons can be filled with jam and cream, if desired."
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  1. Cynna
    Lamingtons are said to be named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland from 1895 - 1901 The cake is easier to handle if it is a little stale; day old cake is ideal. Sponge or butter cake can be used. Lamingtons can be filled with jam and cream, if desired.
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