Lamingtons; An Australian treat Made the American Way

Today we had hoped to learn a bit more about Australia and enjoy another fun snack from the land down under.

I read aloud a few more chapters from Odd and The Frost Giants and then we read Are We There Yet?  and a short story or two from Stories of the Billabong.  Are We There Yet? was such a cute story about an Australian family traveling all around Australia for a few months.  The boys and I really enjoyed it.

We listened to a few videos on Youtube so that we could hear the didgeridoo.  We enjoyed this one and this one

We made an American Version of Lamingtons, an Australian snack, that we thought sounded yummy.

 From the books we've read and the recipes we consulted Lamingtons are basically yellow cake squares that have been dipped in chocolate and covered with coconut.

To make our Lamingtons a bit more simple for the boys to make we decided to make yellow cupcakes, top them with chocolate frosting and sprinkle with coconut.  While not authentic, I figure they will still give us a good idea of what Lamingtons taste like.

The boys enjoyed them but aren't a big fan of coconut so more often than not they picked the coconut off!

They are really loving trying out recipes from around the world. 


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