Frequently requested Recipes from Mimsey’s kitchen.

Hi there all! Here is a recipe I’m asked for every time I take it somewhere! An oldie but a goodie that everyone seems to love!  I usually make it when we go camping as it is robust and travels well.


1  cup plain flour,  1/2 cup sugar,  1/2 cup desicated coconut,  1 cup cornflakes – crushed lightly, 1 tb cocoa,  155gm butter , 1 tsp vanilla essence

Chocolate Icing

1 cup icing sugar,  2 tb cocoa,  30gm butter,  1 tsp vanilla,  1.5 tb boiling water,  1/3 cup walnuts, chopped or 1/4 cup shredded coconut.


  1. sift flour & cocoa into mixing bowl,  stir in other ingredients.
  2. melt butter with vanilla, add to bowl & mix well.
  3. press into greased lamington tray ( 28cm x 18cm)  and bake @ 180 C 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. cool in tray. when cold,  ice and quickly sprinkle with chopped walnuts or shredded coconut.
  5. when icing is set, cut in tray,  in half length ways, then into fingers, .
  6. Icing:  melt butter, water  & vanilla in small bowl. sift in icing sugar & cocoa.  Mix to smooth & glossy,  add a few more drops of  water if necessary.