It's Australia Day next week - a time of year that always reminds me of my Granma. She's not with us anymore but she was always so passionate about Australia Day and reminded us that we should be grateful that we live in such a wonderful country. I'm from a really big family (my mum is one of seven) and Granma always went to visit everyone to make sure we had Australia Day tattoos, flags and whatever else she could find to get us into the spirit of the day.
I decided to do a recipe this week that you could use for snacks or parties that could pass as Australian. Okay, so these aren't traditional lamingtons but my kids are really into cookies so I thought we'd break with tradition and make some Lamington Cookies.
Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg free, refined sugar free
½ cup (45g) desiccated coconut
¾ cup (105g) sorghum (or rice flour)
½ cup (60g) arrowroot starch
1 tsp xanthan gum (or guar gum)
2/3 cup (100g) coconut sugar (or rapadura / sugar)
½ tsp bi-carb soda
¼ cup coconut oil (40g), solid (pop in the fridge for a few minutes if liquid)
2 tbsps (40mls) cold water from fridge
Enjoy! Lisa x
PS. I hope you have a wonderful Australia Day with your family celebrating how lucky we are to live in this wonderful country!