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Nicey replies: Mark,

Thank you for that lovely description of morning tea and the mention of Lamingtons.

The name you seek is simply 'Teacake'. I admit that's not a terribly accurate or descriptive name given their splendour. Also there are flattish currant laden buns that also lay claim to that name.

Here is a picture of some that I took to reveal their inner workings. Burton's I believe, but Lee's a Scottish bakers perhaps make better ones. These have the gelatine based spongey marshmallow and can be safely injected with jam as seen here. The mighty Tunnocks teacake has egg white based mallow which is basically uncooked meringue, and shirks any mauling around with jam.

Closer to you in Tasmania, I'm sure Kiwi bakers Griffins produce Teacakes.

Nick Kiwi
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