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The Great South African Bake Off

Almond and Coffee Lamingtons

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The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

Pastry:

  • 125g Soften butter
  • 300g Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Almond essence
  • 4ea. Eggs
  • 330g Flour
  • 4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 190ml Milk

Icing:

  • 375ml Water -60g Butter
  • 400g Icing sugar
  • 2tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp. Coffee granules

Cream:

  • 250ml Fresh cream
  • 4 tsp. Almond essence

Assembly:

  • 500g Desiccated coconut

Preparation method

Cake:

  • Preheat oven 180C
  • Grease and line square muffin tins
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Beat in eggs and almond essence
  • Fold in dry ingredients with milk
  • Pour batter into tin
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool in fridge
  • Cut into squares

Dipping Icing

  • Heat water and butter
  • Add sifted dry ingredients
  • Mix until dissolved
  • Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes
  • Keep warm until needed

Cream:

  • Whip cream with almond essence until firm to pipe
  • Put in piping bag with star piping tip

Assembly:

  • Dip squares in icing
  • Roll in coconut
  • Cut in half, horizontally
  • Pipe cream in the middle and sandwich
  • Set in fridge