What says an Australian kids party more than fairy bread and lamingtons! So why not have them for Australia Day Celebrations. We hope you like our twist on the classics of fairy bread pinwheels and green and gold lamingtons to make them true Australia Day kids party food! Here is our step by step on how to make them.
Fairy bread pin wheels
The secret with these cute spirals is to get the bread cut length ways – most bakeries will happily do this for you. Cut the crusts off, roll lightly with a rolling pin and butter the bread. Then add whatever colour sprinkles you choose and roll the slice of bread up firmly. We found it best to cover the roll in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 5 minutes before slicing into pin wheels. Our taste testers didn’t leave many behind, so they must be fantastic!!
Green and Gold Lamingtons
This recipe took me back to cooking with my Mum – she used to make raspberry jelly cakes for her tribe of 6 kids, using un-iced small cupcakes (or ‘little cakes’ as we called them). For special occasions she would cut the top, fill with cream and turn them into butterfly cakes.
• Store bought sponge rectangles
• Jelly Crystals in your choice of colour (we used lime and mango – seemed like a good choice for an Australian celebration.
• Desiccated coconut
Make the jelly using half the amount of water indicated on the packet. Stir until the crystals are dissolved. Place in the fridge for a few minutes until it begins to thicken. Keep an eye on it though as it can set quite quickly. Then simply cut the sponge into the desired shapes or sizes. Dip each piece of sponge into the jelly mixture and then into the coconut. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to set. Serve on their own or layer them with whipped cream – YUM!