Lolly cake or lolly log (as some might know it) in New Zealand is a national institution. It is such a kiwi favourite.
It is found absolutely everywhere here and I would go as far as saying it even makes the list of my favourite sweet treats. This is the type of food item you’d probably expect to see in every New Zealand bakery, corner dairy, or even your local service station, nationwide. I almost think it is unique to New Zealand as I have yet to find any reference to its existence that can’t be traced back to a New Zealander’s blog.
It is an uncooked recipe and uses two main ingredients: biscuits and lollies – what could be better?! The mixture is usually pressed into a log shape and rolled in coconut, and then refrigerated until set and sliced up. Sadly I can’t credit anything more than the back of a packet of Pascall Fruit Puff’s for this delightful recipe. Enjoy!
New Zealand Lolly Log Cake
Makes 15 slices
- 1 packet malt biscuits, crumbs
- 1 packet fruit puffs or eskimos
- 100 grams butter
- 1/2 can condensed milk
Warm the butter and the condensed milk in the microwave. Add the biscuit crumbs and either a packet of eskimos or fruit puffs (cut into pieces). Stir mixture well. Form the mixture into a log shape or into small balls. Roll in Coconut. Put into the fridge for approximately 4 hours. Once set, cut the log into slices and serve.