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Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all Aussies out there. What great weather in Melbourne – I hope you’re all outdoors enjoying the countless parks, gardens, reserves and picnic sites around our great country. Today is a great day to celebrate all the wonderful things about Australia – our relaxed nature – our beautiful countryside and beaches – our active and outdoors culture – and our sense of ‘mate-ship’.

On Australia Day drinking occurs – that’s a given. But I believe that isn’t the crucial part of a fun Australia Day – or a fun any day for that matter. Show off the great Aussie spirit – kick a footy around the park – have a beer or two if you wish – eat lamingtons (paleo lamington recipe below) and be grateful for the kick-arse land we live in.

Cheers

Ross

 

Paleo Lamingtons

Paleo Lamington

Ingredients:

Sponge Cake:
3 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond meal
2/3 tsp gluten free baking powder
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp rice maple syrup
3/4 tsp vanilla powder

Chocolate Coating:
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp maple syrup
3/4 tsp vanilla powder
3 tbsp coconut milk

Coconut Covering:
1 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut

Method:

Preheat oven to 165C

Line a 23cm x 13cm baking tin with baking paper

Combine coconut oil and maple syrup well and set aside. Measure out coconut flour, almond flour, vanilla and baking powder and also set aside

Beat eggs with electric beater for 5 min until thick with firm peaks. Continue beating while gradually adding coconut oil mix. Add the dry ingredient mix and combine well using the electric beater on low speed

Pour mixture into tin and bake for 25 minutes or until firm and skewer comes out clean. Turn sponge cake onto a wire rack and set aside to cool completely

Once the cake is completely cool, cut into 15 equal squares

To prepare the chocolate sauce place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with electric beaters for 1 min or until thoroughly mixed. Keep sauce in the bowl, and work quickly to complete this next stage before the sauce begins to set

Place shredded coconut into a bowl

Using a fork dip each square into the sauce – covering completely, then cover in coconut and set on a wire rack to dry

Keep lamingtons in an airtight container for up to three days

Makes 15 lamington squares

Paleo Lamington Inside

Original Recipe thanks to Eatdrinkpaleo!

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