Berrylicious Lamingtons

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In anticipation of all the fabulous festivities which will accompany Australia day, we have sparked up the creativity in the H&T Kitchen, and added little pizazz to the humble lamington. Bonzer!!!
Dinky-di (original) Lamingtons were first created through an accident at work by a maid-servant to Lord Lamington, the thoroughly-British (pommy) eighth Governor of Queensland.
The sheila (maid-servant) was working atGovernment House in Brisbanewhen she made a blue (mistake) by accidentally dropped the Governor’s favourite sponge cake into some melted chokkie (chocolate).
Lord Lamington suggested that it be dipped in coconut to cover the chocolate to avoid messy fingers.
The culinary result ofthe maid-servant’s error was proclaimed a magnificent success by all!The Governor however is on the record as calling them “those bloody poofy woolly biscuits“.
H&TKitchen’s lamingtons are gluten free. We have borrowed the sponge cake recipe fromJo Seagar’s “It’s Easier Than You Think

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