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Chocolate and berry lamington at Cobb Lane

The ginger and toffee balls run a close second, but the choc-berry lamington, a humble masterpiece of sponge filled with coconut butter cream and a strawberry jam ripple, and finished with dark chocolate and toasted coconut, wins line honours at pastry chef Matt Forbes's Yarraville gaff. Fun fact: he'd never eaten a lamington before coming to Australia. It's kind of ironic that it took an English lad to show what can be done with an Aussie classic, but in this case we're willing to roll with it.
Cobb Lane, 13 Anderson St, Yarraville, (03) 9687 1538

Photography by Peter Tarasiuk.


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