what does Kangaroos, Vegemite, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Crocodile Dundee all have in common?
…. you got this I know it! …
They’re all icons from the great ‘Down Under’ (the name foreigners have affectionately given Australia).
As we all fire up our BBQ’s to celebrate Australia Day this Sunday, there’s another Aussie icon I know I’m gonna be stuffing my face with, sorry… I mean *celebrating with*
Lamingtons! But not just any Lamingtons my friends…
In finally landing upon a doughnut tin after much searching (I’m quite into baking doughnuts… my track record of frying is nooooot so good) I thought this was the perfect opportunity to put a little twist on the beloved Australian afternoon tea treat.
Please allow me to introduce…
makes 12 small doughnuts
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cup cornflour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons cup boiling water
1/2 cup raspberry jam, heated to be more liquidy
1 cup icing sugar mixture
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons cup milk
1. Grease a small 12 hole doughnut tin, and preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Beat the eggs with electric mixer until thick and creamy, gradually add the sugar, beating well between additions.
3. Fold in sifted flours, then combined butter and water into the sponge mixture.
4. Gently spoon the sponge mixture into the doughnut holes, filling about half way, leaving room for rising. Spoon the jam around the top of the sponge mixture, where it will sink to the bottom to create the lovely jam layer on the top of the baked doughnut.
5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then leave to cool for 5 minutes, still in the oven (with the oven off) and the door open to avoid the sponge doughnuts sinking, then remove from the oven to cool further, then later on a wire rack.
6. for the icing: combine sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder in a microwave safe bowl, then stir in the butter and milk until well combined. Heat in the microwave for around 30 seconds then stir well.
7. Dip the doughnuts face down into the icing, then place face up on a wire rack and sprinkle coconut on top. (You may need to heat the icing up a few times as it sets quickly.) Let the icing set and enjoy!