This Week's Bake: 4 Lamingtons
“Those bloody, poofy, woolly biscuits” as described by Lord Lamington, which is a strange way to describe something invented in your honour. Lamingtons (or Lammos) were invented during his governance of Queensland from 1896-1901, probably by his chef Armand Galland. The use of exotic coconut was very exciting to those late 19th century Aussies who loved this cubed cake so much that it continues to be celebrated to this day and is considered an Australian culinary icon. On April Fool's Day 2014 The Guardian released an article that claimed these were invented in New Zealand, which caused uproar amongst Australian readers.
My version consists of fluffy vanilla sponge, contrasted by a layer of sharp, house-made berry jam before being rolled in chocolate and crunchy dessicated coconut.
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Milk, Egg, Gluten. May contain nuts (traces).
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