An Aussie Icon with a Raw Blend Twist!
26 Jan

An Aussie Icon with a Raw Blend Twist!

Happy Australia Day aka ‘Straya Day ! – in the spirit of all things Aussie we thought we would create an Aussie favourite with a Raw Blend twist …

Lamingtons are right up there with the Aussie icons of Holden utes, vegemite, meat pies, Kangaroos and the Southern Cross. It is true blue, fair dinkum, Aussie dessert goodness. So get your mates around for a barbie and crack a coldy while you watch the cricket and stuff your face until your full as a goog with our Raw Lamingtons.

How did the Lamington come to be?

Well the stories come thick and fast with this one and the legendary tales differ depending on the tale teller but, the general consensus is that the humble Lamington originated from the good old state of Queensland (that’s our home state woohoo).

The tale is told that the Lamington came to be, when Lord Lamington who was the Governor of the State of Queensland from 1895-1901, (or his maid/wife/or chef depending on the version) accidentally dropped his favourite sponge cake into some chocolate icing and then rolled it in coconut to stop it from being too sticky to serve to his guests. The accidental dessert was a hit and a month later it was published in the ‘ Queensland Home Ladies Journal’ named            “Lady Lamingtons Chocolate-Coconut Cake”.

And so the Laminton was born!

Fast forward 100 years and the Lamington is still a crowd pleaser at any Australian party, so we decided to create a raw version for our raw foodie friends to enjoy. Unlike good old Lord Lamington, our recipe was not created by accident but we are willing to bet as Aussies do that it will still be one of your favourite desserts yet!

Crikey!

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Base

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almonds
  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

“Cream” layer

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut nectar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp agar agar
  • 3-4 Tbsp boiling water

Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 cups cacao powder
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Dash of cinnamon

Happy Australia Day Lovers!

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