The Australian Supper Table
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More from an Australian Supper Table
Dame Edna Everidge bought Lamingtons into the spotlight during her irreverent performances all over the world. This famous Australian cake was a favourite at supper time at the dances in the Mechanics Hall in Maffra when I was growing up in the 1950's.
Dancing stopped while everyone went to the supper room and chose from a spread that included sandwich sponges four-inches high with cream, sponge rolls, custard slices, meringues, sponge kisses and lamingtons. A lamington is a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut. It was named after Baron Lamington, Govenor of Queensland(1890-1901)
Begin by making a Sponge Cake
Icing the Lamingtons