Friday, April 22, 2011

Raspberry Lamingtons

Most lamingtons in the grocery stores and bakeries are chocolate.  I love these raspberry ones.  A friend gave me the recipe.  They're not difficult to make, just a bit time consuming.  And messy!  But the end result is worth it.  They're so pretty and tasty, especially for any spring occasion!

1 white cake, baked in a 9x13 pan
Raspberry Jello
Desiccated coconut*

Put cake in freezer for an hour or 2. This will make it much easier to work with. Cut the cake in cubes or small rectangles. Mix the jello as per the instructions on the packet. Jello is ready once it starts to set, about the consistency of a loose jam. Put the jello in a shallow bowl or baking dish. Using either a fork or your hands, coat the cake cubes in jello and then roll in coconut.

*Desiccated coconut is coconut meat which has been shredded or flaked and then dried to remove as much moisture as possible. I find this at my local Italian deli. Regular flaked coconut would be fine to use.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs have a bit of zip in them from the horseradish.  They'll be a great addition to your Easter dinner!

6 hard-cooked eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 dash paprika

Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set whites aside. In a bowl, mash the yolks. add mayonnaise, horseradish, dill, mustard, salt and pepper; mix well. Pipe or spoon into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate until serving.