Recipe

Gluten-free berry lamingtons

Not your average lamingtons, these gluten-free favourites use berry jam on the outside instead of chocolate icing.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 24
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Ingredients

Berry lamingtons
  • 6 eggs
  • ²⁄³ cup (150g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • ¹⁄³ cup (50g) 100% corn (maize) cornflour (cornstarch)
  • ½ cup (65g) gluten-free self-raising flour
  • ¹⁄³ cup (45g) gluten-free plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) pouring cream
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 3 cups (300g) desiccated coconut
Blueberry jam
  • 375 grams 12oz) blueberries
  • 1 cup (220g) jam setting sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind

Method

Berry lamingtons
  • 1
    Make blueberry jam.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a 20cm x 30cm (8in x 12in) slice pan; line base and long sides with baking paper, extending the paper 2cm (¾in) over the sides.
  • 3
    Beat eggs and caster sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 8 minutes or until mixture is thick and creamy.
  • 4
    Triple-sift combined flours. Whisk flour mixture into egg mixture until just combined. Pour mixture into pan.
  • 5
    Bake cake for 25 minutes or until cake is dry to the touch and edges are coming away from the sides of the pan. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes before turning,
    top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 6
    Whisk cream and icing sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Cover; refrigerate until required.
  • 7
    Trim sponge then cut into 24 x 5cm (2in) squares using a serrated knife. Cut each square in half horizontally. Sandwich squares with 1 teaspoon each blueberry jam, then 2 teaspoons cream, spreading each evenly. Place half the coconut in a shallow bowl. Using a wide pastry brush, carefully brush remaining jam lightly onto a filled sponge square until completely covered. Place sponge into coconut, sprinkling coconut all over to evenly coat square. Repeat with remaining sponge squares, jam and coconut. Using a sharp knife, cut lamingtons in half; serve.
Blueberry jam
  • 8
    Place blueberries, sugar, rind and ¾ cup (180ml) water in a medium heavy-based saucepan; stir over medium heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; boil, without stirring, for 10 minutes (scrape the base of the pan occasionally to make sure jam is not sticking). Remove from heat; cool. Transfer jam to a tall jug; blend with a hand-held blender until smooth. Cover; stand at room temperature until required.

Notes

For a dairy free option swap pouring cream for thick gluten-free coconut yoghurt. Sponge and jam can be made a day ahead. Store sponge in an airtight container and refrigerate jam. Assemble lamingtons up to 2 hours ahead of serving.

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