Ever have an idea that just won't leave you alone?
Lamington ice-cream cake first tapped on my shoulder while I was putting together recipes for my cook book.
"Hi", I said to the lamington ice-cream cake idea. "You're a great idea. I should make you."
Then I asked lamington ice-cream cake to sit quietly in the corner while I got really busy finishing the book "I'll be back for you shortly", I said.
Then the year barrelled on and I went on holidays.
lamington ice-cream cake
2L good quality vanilla ice-cream
100g dark chocolate
320g sweet condensed coconut milk
100g raspberry jam
fresh coconut to decorate
In a medium saucepan, melt together the chocolate and the condensed coconut milk until combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Line a bar tin with cling wrap.
Spoon the ice-cream into a large bowl and combine the ice-cream and half the coconut-chocolate fudge sauce.
Working quickly, transfer half of the ice-cream into the prepared bar tin. Fold the edges of cling wrap over and lay another layer of clip wrap on top. Add the remaining ice-cream to the tin, cover and freeze overnight or until set. Reserve the remaining coconut-chocolate fudge sauce.
Two hours before serving, turn the ice-cream layers out of the bar tin. Place the bottom layer on the serving plate and spread with the raspberry jam. Place the second ice-cream layer on the top to form a sandwich. Return to the freezer for thirty minutes.*
Remove the cake from the freezer and spread with the reserved coconut-chocolate fudge sauce. Return to the freezer to firm before serving. Top with fresh (or toasted) coconut and serve immediately.
* It's pretty hot at the farm at the moment, so I found it necessary to return the cake to the freezer between steps. Those of you in cooler climates might be able to get away with
All the flavours of lamington in ice-cream form - the perfect way to keep cool this Australia Day!
Speaking of Australia Day, how fun is this poem? I've searched high and low for the author but I can't find who wrote it - any ideas?
ever had an idea that just won't get out of your head?
are you a lamington aficionado too?
how will you keep cool on Tuesday?