29 Dec Lamingtons
Just when I reintroduced jelly lamingtons to our family get-together Christmas on Boxing Day I read chocolate lamingtons are off the menu at their birthplace.
For the first time in 117 years, lamingtons are off the menu at Old Government House in Brisbane, the home of the lamington. It has been available ever since at Old Government House, in the grounds of Queensland University of Technology, either at the house, or at the restaurant and cafe.
The lamington cake was first made in 1900, most likely for the wife of Queensland’s eighth governor, Lady May Lamington. The lamington was made by either the Lamingtons’ well-credentialled French patisserie chef, Armand Galland, or well-known Brisbane cookery teacher Amy Schauer, regarded as “the Nigella Lawson of her time”.
According to Sarah Barnes, manager of Old Government House restaurant The Pantry “They just weren’t selling, It could just be a millennial thing, but we took it off the menu a few months ago. Honestly, they were just not moving.”
Mine were raspberry jelly lamingtons stuffed with strawberries and cream and there were very few rejections.
For more: www.brisbanetimes.com.au
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