Thursday, 31 July 2014

Nostalgia Alert!

Lamingtons
 


No New Zealand after match function was ever complete without a plate of Lamingtons.  Some red some brown.  A family friend always used to include one fake one on each plate – it was rubber with the same coating as the others.  And then everyone would wait to see who bit down on it!  Those were the days of innocent fun.
The Australians claim lamingtons as their invention … but who knows – it is certainly Antipodean.
Lamingtons are squares of sponge cake dipped in either chocolate sauce or cold but not set raspberry jelly and then rolled in desiccated coconut.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, *yum* - haven't had a homemade lamington for ages. And I can't even remember when I last had a pink one.

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  2. We used to have something similar to this in the States. Hostess made them in the 80's and called them Zingers. They were delicious!

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  3. They sound delicious. I agree with Elle above, the closest I can relate them to is a Zinger. Sounds like a good dessert to try, and maybe with the fake hiding amongst them too :)

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