Australia Day Lamington Macaron
Australia Day Lamington Macaron

Australia Day Lamington Macaron

Lamington Macaron

Lamington Macaron

To celebrate Australia Day this year I have decided to embrace all things Australian in my food choices for our BBQ. The first dish I wanted to present will actually be our Australia Day dessert. There are not too many cakes more Australian than the lamington. Does any other country even make a laming ton any other time of year?? My next question, does anyone even like the lamington? At the risk of being labeled “Un-Australian” I have never been a fan. But like the old “blue singlet” or the tradesman with a butt crack showing, it’s as Aussie as cakes comes.

Lamington macaron, macaroon, Australia Day

Australia Day Lamington Macaron

I wanted to give this iconic cake a bit of a facelift, (after all, it has been around for a while now), I have turned it into a super sexy, tarted up “Lamington Macaron.” Now, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl, and even with her new French makeover, she is still the same good old Aussie Lamington.

Australia Day Lamington Macaron
Recipe Type: Dessert, snack
Cuisine: French, Australia
Author: Julie
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Serves: 15
The great Australian lamington made into a macaron for an Australia Day Dessert.
  • Macaron Ingredients:
  • 3 egg whites (room temp)
  • ¼ caster sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups pure icing sugar
  • 1 cup ground almond
  • 1 ½ t/s coconut essence
  • Decorating and Filling:
  • 150gm dark cooking chocolate
  • 20gm copha
  • 1 ½ cups coconut
  • whipped cream
  1. Line baking trays with paper.
  2. In an electric mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add the caster sugar beating well in between each addition. Beat eggs whites for another 2 minutes on high.
  3. In a separate bowl add sifted icing sugar, almond meal and coconut essence. Slowly fold the egg whites through this mixture.
  4. Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe circles on the baking paper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 145 degrees.
  6. Allow the macarons to stand for at least 20 mins prior to cooking.
  7. Cook the macaroon for 15 mins.
  8. For the filling melt the copha and chocolate in a bowl. Dip the cooled macaron in the chocolate and then in a bowl of coconut.
  9. Place the coated sweets in the fridge.
  10. When it is time to serve fill with cream and sandwich together.

In keeping with the Country Woman’s Association style of cooking, the recipe uses Queens coconut essence in the Macaron and canned whipped cream for the filling.

So how does it taste? More delicious than any lamington I have ever tasted. It’s as sweet and light as a Woolies lamingtons and with that familiar chocolate and coconut flavour.

Lamington Macaron-2

Australia Day Lamington Macaron

Happy Australia Day!

Tommorrow I will do a round up of our Australia Day BBQ!

Australia Day Macaron

Australia Day Macaron

Oh, and most importantly the winner of the Spicie Foodie Competition is I paticularly like the way she referred to her top 5 spices as her “latest crushes” I feel the same way about the flavours I add to my food. I am besotted… and then maybe, not so much 🙂

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  1. I actually love lamingtons, but they have to be plain – no jam or cream filling. I love your idea of turning them into macarons.

    Happy Australia Day!

  2. I’ve read about lamingtons but didn’t really know much about them and then noticed them on Penny’s site (jeroxie) the other day. She made them as well. I really love you making it into a macaron. I wish I could try one – looks delicious!

  3. What a fabulous idea…, I love it.

  4. Those are such great looking lamingtons macarons. Happy aussie day!

  5. I can’t get over how amazing these look!!

  6. Wow. Never heard of Lamingtons before on this side of the globe. They look fun! Great photos.

  7. Arh all you foodies out there wanting to try it I ACTUALLY DID and well my mouth is still watering from this sensational masterpeice. The second and third bite is the best piece as the macaroon is sticky and mouth watering. THEY WERE THE BEST.

  8. Looks amazing!

  9. Delicious! A fun idea.


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