Food & Wine
Bakery creates Vegemite-infused lamingtons for Australia Day
There is nothing quite more Australian than a good old lamington or vegemite on toast – however one bakery in Victoria has taken Aussie pride to a whole new level by combining the staple items!
A Melbourne bakery got creative ahead of January 26 celebrations and created perhaps the most Aussie dish possible – a Vegemite lamington!
Creator Tegan Milner, of South Yarra's Snow White Bakery, is the creator of the dish.
She describes the odd treat as a “'dense chocolate cake that's covered in a rich Vegemite and chocolate ganache and rolled through coconut then sandwiched together with homemade raspberry jam and finished off with generous amounts of Vegemite and chocolate ganache.”
Milner says she was excited when she was asked to create the dessert, despite mounting pressure to perform a delicious miracle.
"I often recreate nostalgic desserts reminiscent of everyone's childhood," she said to 9Kitchen.
"So to be able to play around with two loved Australian icons has been so much fun."
Milner says the dessert is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
"The Vegemite has been infused into the dark chocolate ganache creating this delicious salted chocolate flavour with a slight Vegemite aftertaste," she said.
She assures people that it has an “amazing salted dark chocolate taste.”
"It surprisingly works really well,” adding the vegemite “balances with the sweetness of the chocolate."
She went on to say she believes the dessert will be just as popular as their normal, yet uniquely made chocolate lamingtons that they already sell at the bakery.
"It already had a uniqueness to it as I use a chocolate sponge which is complimented with generous amounts of raspberry jam and coconut," Milner said.
"The addition of the Vegemite took the flavours to the next level."
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