Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Other Culture

Buster's preschool is having an International Feast tomorrow, and each child is supposed to bring food representing his or her culture.  We always do Chinese for these things, so it seemed fun to try something different.

SwingDaddy's grandmother was from Australia, so we hit the web and found a simple recipe for Lamingtons, a popular Australian dessert.

Squares of white cake, usually sponge or pound cake. I totally cheated and bought one, but the recipe said that this was ok!

Make icing out of a ton of confectioner's sugar, some cocoa powder, butter, and milk.

Traditionally, you roll the pieces in the chocolate, but the simplified recipe suggested pouring the chocolate over the pieces instead.  All sides of the cake are supposed to get covered, which would be prettier, but perhaps lethal in the dose of chocolate delivered.

Lastly, sprinkle coconut on top.

We did a sample taste, and they turned out pretty well for a school-night concoction.  What's not to like about cake and chocolate?  I think the preschoolers will enjoy them.


Bob said...

Decadence, Yum. Eye popping good.

Asianmommy said...

Yum! Simple, yet delicious!

Mayberry said...

Looks delish!