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Lamingtons?

The Dairy Queen May 9, 2008 10:34 AM

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?

Thank you,

~TDQ

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    mincewords RE: The Dairy Queen May 10, 2008 06:37 AM

    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.

    Rhubarb Soup

    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

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    1. re: mincewords
      The Dairy Queen RE: mincewords May 10, 2008 08:16 AM

      Thanks! Sounds worth a try!

      ~TDQ

    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: The Dairy Queen May 10, 2008 07:06 AM

      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.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        The Dairy Queen RE: goodhealthgourmet May 10, 2008 08:16 AM

        Weird how hard it is to find a recipe, no, when they seemed to be everywhere?

        ~TDQ

      2. chef chicklet RE: The Dairy Queen May 10, 2008 07:59 AM

        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.

        http://www.abc.net.au/kyliekwong/reci...

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          The Dairy Queen RE: chef chicklet May 10, 2008 08:15 AM

          Hey, that's awesome. By "jelly crystals" does she mean "jello mix"?

          ~TDQ

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            chef chicklet RE: The Dairy Queen May 10, 2008 08:39 AM

            Yes. The jello will set up without being refrigerated, but I'd make it the way she suggests....

        2. kpzoo RE: The Dairy Queen May 11, 2008 02:25 AM

          Hiya, I found a few options for raspberry lamingtons:

          http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/bette...

          http://www.ecook.co.nz/index.php/ps_p...

          This is an interesting-looking rhubarb & spice butter cakes recipe - not a lamington per se, but also from down under:

          http://gourmettraveller.com.au/baby_s...

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            Marcia4 RE: The Dairy Queen Jan 28, 2009 08:32 PM

            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.

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