Inside-Out Lamingtons/les Lamingtons à l’envers

It’s Australia Day today and unsurprisingly, there’s been a whole lot of lamington fever going around the blogosphere in the build up to the big day. Intrigued by these cute chocolately treats.  I decided to try my hand at the original as well as my own version of the australian classic.

Considering I didn’t even know what a Lamington was until a few weeks ago, it was a pretty easy recipe to get to grips with and once you’ve got your basic gfree sponge down, it’s plain sailing from there on.

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Gluten Free Sponge Cake/Gâteau génoise sans gluten

Sometimes I hate whisking egg whites, often just the thought of it can give me nightmares. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against the fellas, I mean, they never asked to be whisked and they do come quite handy in gluten-free baking……But lately I seem to be having an anti-peak moment.

I remember the first time I whisked egg whites, it was actually quite enjoyable. I’d come across a number of lifetime members of the ‘whisk until the egg whites form stiff peaks’ hate club on the internet, who’d blogged about doing just that, until their skin went raw, regularly bemoaning the fact that their kitchen was one appliance short of  a stand mixer.

And there it was bright as day. I knew what I had to do, “pfff, I’ll show them!” I thought and whipped my kitchen up into an egg white frenzy and within 48 hours, I became…

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