When I thought about baking for St. Patrick’s Day my thoughts immediately went to cupcakes, quickly followed by cake pops (not so surprising, who’s mind doesn’t immediately go to cupcakes when they think holiday baking). However, after giving it a bit more thought I decided on lamingtons. First of all, Tim and I love them, and second of all I’ve never seen a actually seen a green version of the lamington done before.
These are ideal for morning tea alongside a piping hot cup of coffee. I followed a recipe out of Marian Keyes’ ‘Saved by Cake’, and added an egg-white glaze out of personal preference. The combination of lemon curd and pistachio is unexpected and delicious, although the recipe encourages giving other combinations a go such as cherry jam and chopped hazelnuts, or lime curd and macadamia. Mmm.