April 22, 2024

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Lamington: An Aussie Dessert

Introduction

When I visited Australia, I was surprised by the diversity of their desserts. The lamington is a sponge cake with chocolate icing and coconut on top. It’s usually served with ice cream or whipped cream. It’s delicious!

The lamington is a square piece of sponge cake topped with chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut.

Lamington is a square piece of sponge cake topped with chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut. It’s named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor-General of Australia from 1896 to 1901.

The first lamingtons were made at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane by chef Henry Hine, who served them on a rainy day when he ran out of fresh fruit for his dessert menu.

He used leftover sponge cake from earlier that morning and doused it in hot chocolate sauce before rolling it in shredded coconut – hence why you’ll often see lamingtons referred to as “chocolate rolls”.

The origin of the Lamington is unclear, but it is thought to have been created in Queensland, Australia around the turn of the 20th century.

The origin of the Lamington is unclear, but it is thought to have been created in Queensland, Australia around the turn of the 20th century.

The name “Lamington” was given to this cake by Lord Lamington (Robert Edward

Somerset), who served as Governor of Queensland from 1895 to 1901. The original recipe called for sponge cake that had been soaked in condensed milk and then rolled in desiccated coconut. Today’s versions use chocolate icing instead of coconut, but they remain just as delicious! The lamington has become one of Australia’s most popular biscuits and cakes–you’ll often find them at weddings or other special events because they’re so easy to prepare ahead (and everyone loves them).

The lamington is one of Australia’s most popular biscuits and cakes, along with the Viennese slice.

The lamington is one of Australia’s most popular biscuits and cakes. It was named after Lord Lamington, who was the Governor-General of Australia from 1896 to 1901. The dessert has since been adopted by many other countries around the world including New Zealand, England and Canada.

Although the lamington sounds like an exotic treat from another country, it actually originated in Queensland where they’re commonly sold at bakeries or supermarkets as well as during school fairs and sports carnivals (the same way cupcakes are sold here). You can even find them served on flights between Sydney and Brisbane!

The name “Lamington” was supposedly given to this cake by Lord Lamington, who was governor-general of New South Wales at that time.

The name “Lamington” was supposedly given to this cake by Lord Lamington, who was governor-general of New South Wales at that time. The story goes that he was served a cake that had been made with chocolate icing and coconut as part of his afternoon tea. He liked it so much that he asked his chef to recreate the recipe for him. The chef did so and named the dessert after his lord and master: Earl of Lamington (the Earl of Lamington).

While there is some truth in this story–Lord Lamington did indeed enjoy eating these cakes–it has been proven wrong by historians. They say that the first person ever recorded making or eating said cake was actually Baroness Burdett-Coutts back in 1854!

Enjoy a slice when you travel around Australia!

The lamington is a popular Australian dessert, named after Lord Lamington, who was governor-general of New South Wales at the time. It’s made up of a square slice of sponge cake topped with chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut.

If you’re traveling around Australia (and even if you aren’t), be sure to try one!

Conclusion

So there you have it, the story of the Lamington. It’s a delicious Australian treat that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for many years now. So next time you’re in Queensland or New South Wales make sure to try one of these delicious cakes!