Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fish and Lamingtons...

No, not a bizarre new diet, but a summary of a couple of our days this week!

On Australia Day (Tuesday), we made lamingtons. It was my first attempt at a sponge cake - let's just say it needs a lot of work, but it didn't seem to affect the lamingtons too much!

For those unfamiliar with the delicacy, you take a sponge cake, cut it into squares, layer with jam, roll in a chocolate mixture and then coat in coconut... Nice & messy :)

And then, eat :)

You can read more about lamingtons - including a link to the official lamington website (who knew??!) - and see the recipe we used at the BTN website.


On Wednesday we went with my family down to a park on Lake Macquarie to go fishing. The kids had a swim, and a fish, our parents fished and I sat and chatted with my sister and watched the local wildlife..

And Billy caught his first fish! And then his second! It was a very exciting day!! (even though they were both under-sized and had to be thrown back...)


libby said...

You're a braver woman than I. I've always been too scared to try making lamingtons :-).


karisma said...

YUM! We did that last year, it was our first and only attempt at making lamingtons. I have to admit, it was not so hard but I never even thought of making them again! Yours look delicious!

Butterfly said...

Glad you didn't mix the two ... both precious! Billy's face says it all.

3anklebiters said...

lamingtons are one of my favorite desserts, wonderful little bites of heaven. fishing is a great excursion for kids, even if they have to be thrown back the thrill of the first catch is a wonderful thing.

Kez said...

yes the lamingtons weren't all that hard to make, and B enjoyed the messy part! I don't know if I'd do it again either..

I'm glad my parents enjoy fishing - they can take Billy with them any time they like!