It turns out it’s winter. More accurately, the deep dark depths of winter. I’m cold. My house is damp. My clothes are desperately trying to host a colony of mould that appears in need of a home – I wish I was kidding. I’m dreaming of warm summer days, light floral dresses, lots of obnoxious laughter….
I made this slice when my friend Cas came to visit Melbourne from New Zealand. It was the last bbq of the summer. We set a picnic rug on the banks of the Yarra River and watched the sun set behind the city sky scrapers. It was perfection. So this slice is a bid for both Summer and Cas to come back.
You will need:
- 60g butter
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut (desiccated)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 30g butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon hot water
- Preheat oven to 180c.
- Melt butter and syrup over low heat.
- Sift flour and ginger, combine with sugar, coconut and lightly beaten egg.
- Pour in melted butter and golden syrup. Mix.
- When well combined, press into a greased (and lined) 28cm x 18cm (11in x 7in) lamington tin.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes – but keep an eye on it! Mine was ready a little earlier than this!
- While cooling, make the lemon icing (see below).
- When cool, spread with lemon icing and cut into fingers.
- Sift icing sugar into bowl.
- Combine butter, lemon juice and hot water. Stir until butter melts.
- Mix butter mixture into icing sugar, beat until smooth.
Enjoy while reminiscing about warm, sunny days!
Love K & K