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.