School is in full swing, and this year the girls and I thought it would be fun to pick eight countries and spend one month learning about each of them. The girls chose Australia for the month of September, and from kangaroos to didgeridoos, we’re having so much fun learning about this beautiful country!
I most definitely wanted to incorporate food into our studies, so I began searching Pinterest for traditional Australian recipes. A dessert recipe (no surprise there!) for lamingtons quickly caught my eye! This scrumptious-looking dessert includes jam-filled cake squares that are dipped into chocolate, then covered in shredded coconut. Hook, line and sinker! The recipe sounded amazing, and the girls and I couldn’t wait to make them!
I found this great recipe from Oh Sweet Day! The only substitution I made was grapeseed oil in place of the canola oil, and I used organic ingredients. The recipe was so simple to follow, the cake was deliciously moist and what a fabulous combination of flavors!
The results were absolutely delicious, and this is such a fun recipe to make with your kiddos! The only question I am left to ponder is:
Why, oh why, have I not heard of lamingtons before? Where have they been all my life?
Alas, they have been far, far away in Australia, but I’m so delighted to have found them! This recipe is a keeper, and we will definitely be making them again soon!