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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flavour of the Week







The children love cooking, especially something sweet to eat. The favourites for the last week have been lamingtons and decorated cupcakes, all made from scratch. Here you can see Miss V (7) and Miss N (13) completing their lamingtons. Yesterday they made a plain cake slab, cut it into cubes and froze it for easier handling. This afternoon they are dipping them in thin chocolate icing then coating them in desiccated coconut. They are very nice, although I usually avoid most sweet things myself (except for dark chocolate).




Something a little different.....Master T is allergic to cocoa, so he made these earlier in the week adding a little food colouring instead of cocoa!

NB Lamingtons are a traditional Australian food which explains why many of you have not heard of them before. They are very nice, especially homemade ones, and they freeze well too.


19 comments:

Liz said...

Love it!!! Lamingtons - one of my favourites :)

Karen said...

Delicious! Love lamingtons but jelly cakes are even better!
Thanks for the tip about freezing the cake first. Hadn't thought of that!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet !
Wonderful kitchen work...

Have a nice day, Karen.

Cathy said...

Love the green ones!! Your new music is nice too. xo

Nadege, said...

I haven't had a lamington in ages, I used to make then when the kids were at school. Yours look absolutely delicious.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous captures of very sweet moments!

Jill said...

I hate to admit it but I've never heard of these. They look fun to make and good to eat!

Bren said...

Ah some new and too tempting sweet treat. Never heard of Lamingtons before and I had better avoid learning how to make them :-)

a happy little life said...

Those look yummy! It's cooling down as our Autumn has began here so I'm baking again trying new things and warming the house.
XOX Tracie

Tara said...

Oh yum, those look so good!

Nisha said...

mmm mouthwatering...feel like eating right now

Amy said...

YUMMY!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I am so hungry after looking at these pictures. I've never heard of lamingtons before.

Filip Demuinck said...

Looks very good, I would like to taste it.

Greetings,
Filip

s.c said...

Well if it taste how it looks marvelous.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These look so amazing!!

Cary said...

Sounds yummy! By the way, I like the new music you have featured ... with the birds singing along. :)

geetlee said...

oh, yummy yummy yummy :)
i feel hungry now... beautifully shot too!
thanks for stopping by :)

Scott said...

Those look very yummy. Nice shots!

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