Lamingtons on a baking tray showing jam centre cross section.

Mini lamingtons with a jam centre

You know that thing where you are all of a sudden reminded of something you haven’t eaten for ages and you MUST have it immediately? Yeah, well the other night in a movie we were watching, LAMINGTONS popped up and I couldn’t stop thinking about them… Wait, what – “lami-what?” I hear you asking… What … Read more

Easy Homemade Iced Vo-Vo Biscuits recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Homemade Iced Vo-Vos for Australia Day

It’s Australia Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a sweet childhood memory – the classic Australian biscuit (cookie) – the Iced VoVo. Never heard of them? Most non-Australians won’t have. But here there are in all their glory… (Source) First registered as a trademark in 1906, Arnott’s Iced VoVo biscuits have become … Read more

Australia Day Fairy bread on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Fairy Bread for Australia Day

It’s Australia Day! Sadly here in Toronto where the temps have been hovering well below zero all week (hello -32˚C with windchill = even too cold for kids to be playing outside for more than about 5 minutes!), it doesn’t feel much like it (meanwhile, Australia has been sweltering in temps well over 40˚C this … Read more

Dipping mini lamingtons in coconut on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A history of the lamington (and how to make them!)

It’s Australia Day today and if I were home, I’d have the day off work. Sadly, it’s not the case here (and it’s also definitely not Australia Day-like weather!) but I thought I’d share one of my favourite Australian treats from my childhood here today.  Lamingtons. Enjoyed at birthday parties and morning teas and a … Read more

Homemade frog cake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Frog Cakes (Happy Australia Day!)

Happy Australia Day! I know it’s nearly over back in Australia but it’s just starting here and what better way to celebrate than with a classic childhood treat – homemade frog cakes! Say what…? No, no, no, don’t worry – these don’t have anything to do with frogs, except a slight resemblance and, well, they … Read more