You will need:
1 box of lemon jelly crystals
1 sponge, made yourself, if you must, but they sell them at the supermarket, infinitely quicker and more practical, since I am yet to master the making of the perfect sponge.
Desiccated Coconut – not to be confused with desecrated coconut, as I called it as a young lass. Am guessing the lamingtons would be lacking in joy and joviality if you covered them in desecrated coconut. Though I am not sure how exactly one would go about treating coconut with violent disrespect? Perhaps the whole process of desiccating a coconut, is by its very nature, some what desecrational?
I think I have wondered off topic!
Here’s how easy the delicious lemon lamington is to make:
Take one cup of boiling water in a bowl, sprinkle over the jelly crystals and stir till they have dissolved. Do not whisk or beat, it forms a whole pile of very annoying bubbles on top that won’t go away. Just stir it with a spoon or a fork.
Stick the bowl in the fridge until the jelly is half way, sort of set. So it’s sort of a thick liquid, starting to get its wobble on, but you can still stir it, without it being all lumpy.
Don’t panic if you forget it’s in the fridge and get side tracked doing other important stuff; mopping floors, hanging out washing, reading book 4 in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child…
I did this, and a few 10 second bursts in the microwave took the mixture back to a more liquid consistancy.
Now, the fun begins:
Cut your sponge into squares. You will also need to cut off any top browned bits. These don’t matter when you’re making darker lamingtons, but the Lemon ones I found show through to the sponge. I didn’t bother taking the darker base of the sponge off, I mean no one sees that anyway, it’s in their gob and if they do turn it upside down, they are mad yokes, because all the cream would fall on the ground.
So, once you’ve got your little squares, dunk them in the jelly, then roll them in the coconut and set them aside on a baking tray or rack lined with baking paper to set a bit. Once you’ve done, pop them in a container and whack em in the fridge!
When it comes time to present the little luscious lemon lamingtons, slice through the top on an angle, spread with some lemon curd and a put a blob of cream on top, then a little blob of lemon curd to make it look all pretty!
These really are the bees knees. So easy to make, and so yummy to eat!