of the northern Australian state of Queensland
from the year 1896
(the year of Australian Federation
). The lamington, one of Australia's three most famous cakes*
was named after him.
Lamingtons are best made from two-day stale spongecake. The cake is cut into blocks approximately 50mm on the side, and dipped into a mixture made of copha, butter, cocoa, caster sugar, and finished with dessicated coconut on all six sides. They then dry on a cake rack, and last a week in a sealed tin.
*What are the other two? Pavlova and Peach Melba.