Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lamington Roll



Celebrate Australia Day with this national culinary tradition!
 
Ingredients (serves 6)  
3 eggs
1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar
2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour
1 tbs cornflour
Desiccated coconut, to sprinkle
1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
1 tbs icing sugar mixture
1/4 cup (90g) raspberry jam
1 1/2 cups (100g) shredded coconut  

Chocolate icing
1 1/2 cups (230g) icing sugar mixture
1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
20g butter
1/3 cup (80ml) milk
 
Method
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a 25x30cm swiss roll pan with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
2. Use an electric mixer to whisk eggs until thick and pale. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue whisking until sugar dissolves. Sift flour and cornflour over egg mixture and gently fold until just combined. Pour into prepared pan; smooth surface. Bake for 10 minutes or until sponge is dry to the touch. Place a sheet of baking paper on a clean surface; sprinkle with a little desiccated coconut. Turn hot cake out onto paper. Remove lining; gently roll up sponge from one short end. Roll in a clean tea towel and set aside to cool completely.
3. Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream and icing sugar mixture together until firm peaks form.
4. Unwrap the sponge and spread evenly with jam. Top with the cream, leaving a 3cm border. Re-roll sponge, using the paper as a guide, to enclose the filling. Place on a wire rack over an oven tray.
5. To make the chocolate icing, combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a heatproof bowl. Place over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water and stir for 3-4 minutes or until icing is smooth and runny. Remove from heat and carefully spoon evenly over the sponge roll. Place the coconut on a large tray. Roll the sponge into the coconut to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes to set. Cut into slices to serve. 

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