Lamingtons yg udah popular sebenarnya berupa sekotak kecil 'plain' cake yg dicelupkan ke dalam coklat/strawberry coating dan dilapisi dengan kelapa parut.
Nah kali ini sy coba buat Lamington Drops,... semacam coklat balls yg dilapisi dgn kelapa parut. Texture dalemnya empuk kayag cake, jd jgn bayangin bakal jadi cookie drop.
Natal 2004, kebetulan sy & temen2 ngadain acara tuker kado. Kebetulan sy ngadiahin bbrp buku resep & baking pan, nah sebelum sy bungkus tuh buku resep... sy pilih resep yg sy suka, trus sy scan! hi...hi..hi... Gak mau rugi bgt! Salah satunya ya resep ini!
Source: 'Chocolate' The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks.
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Lamingtons are a type of sponge cake (or more traditionally, butter cake) squares, coated in a layer of flavoured gelatin (or traditionally chocolate icing or strawberry jam), then desiccated coconut. They are sometimes served as two halves with a layer of cream between them, and are commonly found in Australian and New Zealand bakeries. The strawberry variety is more common in New Zealand, while sightings of a lemon variety have occurred in Australia.
Like many recipes common to both countries, there is dispute about the origin of the lamington's recipe and name. Lamingtons are most likely named after Charles Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. However, the precise reasoning behind this is not known, and stories vary. According to one account, the dessert resembled the homburg hats favoured by Lord Lamington. Another tells of a banquet in Cloncurry during which the governor accidentally dropped a block of sponge cake into a dish of gravy, and then threw it over his shoulder, causing it to land in a bowl of desiccated coconut or peanut butter. A diner thought of replacing the gravy with chocolate and thusly created the lamington as we know it today. Ironically, Lord Lamington was known to have hated the dessert that had been named in his honour, once referring to them as "those bloody poofy woolly biscuits".
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Make about 40.
150 gr dark chocolate
125 gr butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup coconut
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1 cup coconut, extra

1. Combine chocolate, butter and sugar in pan, stir oven low heat until chocolate and butter are melted; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in egg, coconut and sifted flours. Cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls, roll in extra coconut, place on greased oven trays, allowing about 2 cm between drops; flatten slightly.
3. Bake in moderate oven for about 15 minutes or until coconut is lightly coloured, stand drop for 5 minutes before lifting onto wire racks to cool.

~ Usahakan ukuran balls-nya sama besar, jadi matengnya rata.
Krn sy bikin dgn takaran 1/2 sdm~rata (dgn measuring spoon) yg kemudian dibentuk jadi balls... hasilnya jadi banyak (66 balls). Sesuai u/ ukuran anak2 deh.
Untuk seukuran ini cukup dipanggang selama 10 menit.
Jgn kelamaan, krn hasilnya akan keras membatu.


Anonymous said…
aih..menggoda..dan kliatannya saya yang pemula punya chance buat bikin desserts yg oh-so-cute bin oh-so-apparently-sparkling ^^
buat dimakan rame2 ama temen2

tapi, mbak..suhu ovennya, medium tu, kurang lebih berapa lama kalo boleh tau? O.o