January 18, 2012


Today's shot is for all my Aussies out there (and my dad, who fell so in love with lamingtons on his last visit that he asked me to ship him a box of them for Christmas):

It is bugging the shit out of me that the lamington isn't totally centered on the plate. But since Ben has eaten it, this is the best you're going to get.

If you haven't tried them, lamingtons are squares of sponge cake dipped in chocolate sauce and rolled in coconut. They're not my all time favorite Aussie treat (actually, I have no idea what would be), but they're still pretty good!


  1. Ooh, yum! I had to explain what these were to The Husband the other night. I might just have to make some for Australia Day. Got a recipe you can share?

  2. @VW sadly no - I never actually make them! I just buy the bakery ones from Wooly's lol.

  3. I have an Aussie cookbook and all the recipes call for a Lamington pan, which are no where to be found here in Seattle! I found something that will work but I guess someday I just have to go to Australia and get one.

  4. Nicole, how funny - I've never heard of a lamington pan! My husband's family used to own a bakery, and they never used anything special - just baked a sponge cake as a regular sheet cake, trimmed it into single serve squares/rectangles, then rolled it in the chocolate and coconut. What's the special pan supposed to do, I wonder?

  5. I guess it is the size of the pan that is different, 20 x 30 cm. Not really a standard size in the states! I found a tart pan that was 20 x 29 cm so that works and has a nice fluted edge. I'm a librarian in Seattle. Aren't you connected to libraries too?

  6. I'm so thankful for your explanation! I've seen them in the stores but had know idea what the hell they were. We've only been here for 3 weeks, so lots to learn! It looks tasty; I'll have to stop by Woolie's...
    Found your blog through the expat website; I'll add it to my Google Reader. :)


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