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Australian Chef Has Mashed Up Lamingtons And Pavlova To Create The Pavington

Australian Chef Has Mashed Up Lamingtons And Pavlova To Create The Pavington

Attica chef Ben Shewry may have just solved the rivalry between Kiwis and Aussies by creating a hybrid dessert.

'The Pavington' is a double-decker cake with a lamington sponge covered in chocolate icing and coconut on the bottom and pavlova covered in cream and kiwifruit on the top.

The two desserts are sandwiched together with a thick layer of raspberry jam.

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"It's a bit of fun, and they're two delicious, classic, iconic Australian sweets that are better together than separately," Attica head chef Ben Shewry told Broadsheet.

When it comes to The Pav's origins, The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based chef wouldn't say if it is a Kiwi or Aussie creation.

"It's a bit like me," he told the publication.

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"It's a sweet that has a foot in both camps."


Shewry said he spent nearly two months figuring out the dessert concept, which took over 30 attempts to perfect.

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The delicious offering, which is more pavlova sized than lamington, serves 6-8 people and is available for pick-up or delivery from Attica.

Still debating which is better; lamington or pavlova? Why settle for one, when you can have both at once!

But if you thought that was the only incredible culinary creation involving a lamington then you clearly haven't seen what one restaurant concocted this year for Australia Day.

Credit: Chuck Wagon 175/Facebook
Credit: Chuck Wagon 175/Facebook
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Chuck Wagon 175, found in Adelaide, showed off the patriotic meal, which boasted a hefty looking bacon double cheeseburger with two lamingtons as the buns.

The restaurant chucked a photo of the meal onto Facebook and it was met with a big reaction. It seemed to divide people; some of whom seemed stoked they could tuck into a hearty Aussie meal and others who appeared disgusted.

One person said: "Individually great, not so sure in the same mouthful, and I couldn't take it on a ride, not sure it would fit in me pocket."

Another asked: "Are these cream filled lamingtons or plain? Just trying to work out how many extra cholesterol tablets I'd need to take."

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A third added: "Now that might be worth putting pants on for!"

Those who weren't deterred by the creation asked about other food inclusions like beetroot or pineapple to make it even more Aussie.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram @AtticaMelbourne

Topics: Food, Australia