January 25, 2010

Srikhand Spice Lamingtons

srikhand spice lamingtons

(For Mr. P’s Re-Inventing the Lamington)



Oh I’m late, late, late! I was meaning to do this post a couple of days ago but everything has been so last minute recently! I had some crazy, crazy ideas for this competition and they just all flew out of the window, mostly because they were bending all of the rules of ‘Lamingtonity’ (obviously, the religion of Lamingtons- A neologism if you will).

In the end I decided on these simple Srikhand Spice Lamingtons; Srikhand being spiced, sweet Indian yogurt usually eaten as a dessert. Making Srikhand is so easy; plain yogurt is hung for a day in a piece of cheesecloth in order for the water to drain away (almost like gorgeous Greek yogurt). Then it’s beaten with icing sugar and spiced with saffron, cardamom and mace. Nothing Lamington-y about that, huh? Well now there is. I used the Srikhand to fill the Lamington and also give it a delicate, but not overpowering spice kick. The cake part is just my basic eggless sponge recipe (minus the coconut) flavoured with 1 tbsp of clear honey. This Lamington is coated in milk chocolate spiced with ground cardamom, then covered in flaked pistachios. Simple.

srikhand spice lamingtons 2

Once again, I must love you and leave you for I am on the verge of rambling and I have already coined too many new and confusing words in this post.

Neologisms+Sleepy Gossip=A long, meandering night!

Spiced Sweetdreams, World x

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Delicious Update: You can check out Mr. P’s Round-Up for Re-Inventing the Lamington here. Drool over all of the gorgeous entries and do vote for your favourite!

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46 responses to “Srikhand Spice Lamingtons”

  1. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine says:

    Re-invented Lamingtons..really sounds yummy..using srikhand…is a very innovative idea indeed..

  2. ruchikacooks says:

    Very Colorful click Sanjana. Using srikhand is creative..

  3. Ambika says:

    Hey Sanjana, those look gorgeous!! Srikhand and cake, yummy 🙂

  4. Ju (The Little Teochew) says:

    OMG, your description of how Srikhand is made really made my mouth water! How very creative of you Sanjana dear! The flaked pistachios … man, that is brilliant. 🙂

  5. Divina Pe says:

    I love your version of lamingtons. They are exotic and exciting to eat. The color is strikingly beautiful.

  6. Stacy says:

    Wow, looks so delicous! I always make yogurt cheese so I might as well add some spices try Srikhand!

  7. Mae says:

    Lamingtonity is definitely a religion I could get into if it includes pistachios… inspired choice!

  8. Cool Lassi(e) says:

    These look scrumptious.Great Clicks.

  9. sowmya.s says:

    using shrikhand is so creative.looks gorgeous ..so yumm

  10. Shelly @ EC Pursuits says:

    Omg, those flaky pistachios looks so inviting! I can just imagine how well balanced this lamington is. The danger is that I wouldn't be able to stop eating it!

  11. Priya says:

    OMg, wat a fantastic lamingtons..really very creative..tremendous work..

  12. Pari says:

    Very innovative way of making the lamingtons.

  13. The Princess says:

    What a creative idea. Well done Sanjana. Australians make this lovely thick and creamy greek yogurt flavoured with passion fruit. I think they will love your creation as they will love thr shrikand flavour.
    Mina

  14. Mr. P says:

    Oh my goodness. I can't believe you went to all this effort!

    Sanjana, these are stunning!

    I've said this to so many people, but I think these are my favourite! 🙂 Seriously.

    Sorry if I made you make a mess in the kitchen – mine looks like a coconut has exploded.

  15. 3 hungry tummies says:

    Looks so good! Australian claimed lamington to be their own, this is a very good makeover!

  16. Anncoo says:

    This is absolutely fabulous! Nice clicks too!

  17. Trix says:

    Yes, sign me up for this religion as well – the cult of the lamingtons, featuring Sanjana as our fearless leader.

  18. lostpastremembered says:

    Love the colors of these lamingtons.. really beautiful and shrikand in cake is a wonderful notion… great post!

  19. SE says:

    these look absolutely great !!!!nice pics

  20. Parita says:

    Lamingtons look fantastic!!

  21. AshKuku says:

    Those slices are yummy….. They surely look fabulous…. must be the same on my palates too…

    Ash….
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

  22. Justin says:

    i'm totally unfamiliar with this kind of treat, but it sure looks good

  23. Cakelaw says:

    These look terrific – I've never heard of srikhand before, so I've learnt somethingnew.

  24. indosungod says:

    Looks delightful. Using shrikhand in the lamington is indeed creative and ofcourse tasty.

  25. Vaishali Sharma (Bhutani) says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Feel like grabbing this right from the screen. Gr8 job

  26. shanthi says:

    Congrats on being featured in EC's blog. You have a gr8 space here. Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

  27. Ambika says:

    Congrats Sanjana, for being featured as a budding blogger!!

  28. sangeeta says:

    Thanks Sanjana for your sweet words !!
    this way of layering lamingtons is so innovative and such great fusion !!

  29. thecuriousbaker says:

    Wow! Lamingtons with a difference! I can just imagine what they taste like! Any left? 😉

  30. Siddhi S says:

    wow sanjana this lamingtons luks yummmmmmy…nice idea of using shrikhand…Hey i hv some awards for u in my blog, plz chk thm whn u gt tym

  31. astheroshe says:

    WOW! I love your lamingtons! Pistachios are my fav.. Best of luck 🙂

  32. astheroshe says:

    PS… I was wondering if you could post your recipe for Srikhand ? I would love to try tthist 🙂

  33. SilverMoon Dragon says:

    I'd never heard of srikhand before either, but I think I may have to try making it now. These sound great.

  34. Prathibha says:

    ohh those lamingtons look really delicious.loved the desi fusion in that

  35. Malar Gandhi says:

    WOw, gosh…looks incredible, never had them before' lovely presentation:)

  36. Anonymous says:

    Kya baat hai, Kya Baat hai, kya Baat hai

    well done sweetie

    saint bapu

  37. Mr. P says:

    Sanjana! You saw Nigel make that PBJ as well? He went a bit over the top about how delicious it was, don't you think?

  38. Kalai says:

    I love this lamingtons! You a wonderful blog and great clicks! Will visit you often.

  39. Gulmohar says:

    Wow…gorgeous lamington..Wish I could grab that piece from the screen :-)Grt job !

  40. Kathy Gori says:

    wow, love the idea of srikhand for a filling..not too sweet but punchy. gotta try this one.

  41. Nostalgia says:

    Lovely… they look absolutely fantastic. If you don't win this contest you are getting into I will be darned.. It looks great.

  42. MaryMoh says:

    Just a different class of lamingtons! Looks beautiful! Never seen such a nice one…well coated with a healthy note to it. Thanks for sharing, Sanjana. Have a lovely weekend.

  43. Conor @ HoldtheBeef says:

    Wow!! I LOVE this take on the lamington, it's really interesting. Would love to try a bite or two or fifty 😀

  44. Yasmeen says:

    So Pretty.Love the chocolate and pistachios together 😀

  45. cmiranda says:

    Nice post.The Lamingtons look absolutely delicious.

  46. Anonymous says:

    That picture made my mouth melt!

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