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The traditional lollies used are Eskimo Lollies, which are like firm, but soft and chewy marshmallows. Chopped lollies are added to the base mixture consisting of crushed plain malt biscuits combined with melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. The mixture is usually pressed into a log shape and rolled in coconut, and then refrigerated until set and sliced. Other ingredients can be added or substituted. This is very similar to fifteens.
Lolly cakes can be found in most New Zealand grocery stores, and some dairies and petrol stations. Even though they are New Zealand citizens, finding lolly cakes in the Cook Islands is problematic. Availability in Australia—even where many New Zealand migrants live—is also problematic. In the United Kingdom Lolly Cake is available at some antipodean cafes and coffee lounges.
- Isaac Freeman:A Natural History of Lolly Cake Website about Lolly cake, with good pictures..
- Lolly Cake Recipe Detailed recipe
- New Zealand Lolly Log Cake Shows substitute ingredients for USA