Made and consumed at Shelter Grove, New Plymouth
Price - approx $8 for 18
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Price - $1.95
Consumption - 6pm, nothing like a pre-gym lamington snack
Score - 7.5/10
The first time I had a Yael's lamington (pre LL), I think it may have been sitting around for a bit, and it was not as fresh as it could have been - I felt like I needed to give them a second chance - such a sacrifice.
Anyway, I am very glad I did. The sponge was lovely and moist and almost chewy, i think it might be more of a butter/maderia cake than a traditional sponge - excellent idea, i think i might have to try that! The chocolate was like a ganache, not too sweet, but nice and thick, and as you can see the shredded coconut tops it off - delicious, and just the perfect size given the richness of the cake part.
I've looked Yael's up online and it would appear they make a name for themselves baking delicious looking things, including some "new" salted caramel mini tarts - I might have to find an excuse to try those sometime.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Purchased at Mr McQueen in Prahran/Armadale, Melbourne
Price - $2.40 (I think it
Consumption - 1pm
Score - 8/10
I haven't mentioned until now that raspberry lamingtons are my favourite - but they are, I think it has something to do with raspberry being sort of jamish, and I like jam quite alot (altho not plum jam as it is not real jam, it is just a way of preserving fruit in a mushed up sugary format - just one of my rackets, anywho...)
So back to the lamington at hand - a good example of how to differentiate your lamington - cut your sponge in half and stick it back together again with jam (yay!) before jellying and coconuting it.
The sponge was nice and light (and really tasty) and very fresh, the jam filling was strawberry (tick), there was a great covering of jelly, and the coconut as you can see is the shredded kind - yum!
The size was smaller than the average lamington, but just the right size to go with my afternoon cup of tea!
I have tried to find a web address to Mr McQueen, but since they've just opened, they might not have one, so if you feel like good lamington, good coffee, and breakfast (including toast with jam (yay!) made in house and served to you in the preserving jar it was made in) head to this (physical) address:
Mr McQueen, 465 High St, Prahran (and they're closed on Mondays)
PS I would just like to reference the use of the oxford comma above as it was mentioned on Triple R breakfasters this week, and I'm with Jess McGuire that it should be used more :-)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma