Lolly cake

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Lolly cake
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Sliced lolly cake
Alternative names Lolly log
Type cake or confection
Place of origin New Zealand
Main ingredients Malt biscuits, butter, sweetened condensed milk, fruit puff sweets (usually Eskimo Lollies)
Cookbook:Lolly cake  Lolly cake

A lolly cake or lolly log is a New Zealand cake or confection that features "lollies" (a type of sweet, similar to fruit puffs) as a key ingredient.[1]

The traditional lollies or fruit puffs used are Eskimo Lollies, which are like firm, but soft and chewy marshmallows. Chopped lollies are added to the base mixture, which consists of crushed plain malt biscuits combined with melted butter and sweetened condensed milk.[2] The mixture is usually pressed into a log shape and rolled in coconut, and then refrigerated until set and sliced.[3] Other ingredients can be added or substituted. Lolly cakes are very similar to the Northern Ireland traybake confections known as fifteens.

Lolly cakes can be found in most New Zealand grocery stores, and some dairies and petrol stations. Finding lolly cakes in the Cook Islands is difficult,[citation needed] even though residents of the Islands are New Zealand citizens. Lolly cakes can be difficult to find in Australia, even in areas where many New Zealand migrants live.[citation needed] In the United Kingdom, lolly cake is available at some antipodean cafes and coffee lounges.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuthbert, Pippa; Wilson, Lindsay Cameron (2007). Cookies!. New Holland Publishers. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84537-681-9. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Cooking Time: Lolly Cake on YouTube
  3. ^ Freeman, Isaac. "A Natural History of Lolly Cake". Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 3 December 2014.