This is actually a two-part question. I've seen this post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356045 and done a google search and all the recipes out there seem to be for chocolate Lamingtons, which are delicious indeed. But, I swear I've had raspberry lamingtons before. Am I crazy? (This is not the question...).
This is the question:
Part 1: Does anyone have a recipe for raspberry (or any kind of fruit) lamingtons to share?
Part 2: I have rhubarb. Lots of it. Could I make rhubarb lamingtons? Or would the coconut and rhubarb clash?
I think rhubarb and coconut would taste good. I made rhubarb soup from Francois Payard's Simply Sensation Desserts, and, when pureed, it might be the perfect texture and flavor profile for you.
Combine in medium saucepan:
1 lb rhubarb, chopped
4 c water
2/3 c sugar
1/3 c grenadine
Boil, then remove from heat.
Add flavor sachet:
zest of 1 lime
zest of 1 orange
1 lemongrass stalk, chopped
Let steep 2 hours, covered
Puree and strain
i can't help you with a recipe, but i can assure you that you are NOT crazy. in fact, raspberry lamingtons were the only ones i had in australia.
sure, you can use rhubarb, but it's going to require a lot of sugar to approximate the experience one might have with raspberry - the filling is typically VERY sweet.
TDQ, about a year ago watching Kylie Kwong, I saw her make these, I was so intrigued by the little rounded top and bottoms and the way that they looked in general that I was a maniac trying to find the recipe. I also found a link with the site that sells the "patty pan". Check this out.
Hiya, I found a few options for raspberry lamingtons:
This is an interesting-looking rhubarb & spice butter cakes recipe - not a lamington per se, but also from down under:
hey there im not too sure about all the recipes i have seen for raspberry lamingtons bt i use jelly mixture then u can have woteva flavour u want just mix ur jelly with a small amount of hot water to dissolve crystals then add cold water so u can dip your cake in it hope this helps.