7/01/2017

After 10 years....

After 10 years in New Zealand, I thought I had experienced all the things that would just throw me for a loop. As it turns out, I was wrong.

Yesterday, I found another one of those 'English' words that don't mean the same thing everywhere that English is spoken.  When I first got here, I saw these little square cakes called 'Lamingtons' in the bakery display cases at grocery stores with the little signs that explained that they are 'sponge' cake covered in coconut flakes.

Well, my idea of 'sponge' cake is 'sponge cake', aka Angel Food Cake.  It's fluffy and great with fruit but there's not a lot of texture to it. So, I imagined Lamingtons being Angel Food Cake covered with coconut and I really didn't think Lamingtons would impress me.


When Hubby came home from work, he had stopped for milk. Very rarely does he actually only come home with milk... because 'it was on special'!! And one of the things he bought was a pack of Lemony Lamingtons that were, of course, on special!

I tried one just out of curiosity and, lo and behold, they are not Angel Food cake but regular 'cake'. Tasty cake! I'm not a huge fan of coconut but I think I might have to try different flavors now, just to satisfy my curiosity.

6 comments:

Marja said...

Ah lemingtons I tried them once They are ok Not a huge fan though We get however better and better bakeries here in christchurch

Hetty said...

I think I have to start with the sponge cake. After tasting that I have some reference! Never tasted lemingtons and it is long trip to try? Groetjes Hetty

Wandering Wren said...

Lamingtons ... Yes they are ok but don't you think with cake, it is so hard to move beyond the cakes of your own childhood. Give me a Victoria sponge or a chocolate sponge or even Mum's Coffee and Walnut cake then I'm in with a big Yummmmmmmmy!!
Have a lovely week
Wren x

Anita Johnson said...

I eat anything sweet....these sound good!

Clipped Wings said...

I always say I will try anything once. May not try it a second time, but curiosity opens up many doors in the world around us. Here's wishing you a lot of wonderful discoveries in your future. Take care.

Pat Tillett said...

I am a big fan of coconut, and these sound so GOOD!