While London is being flooded with "Australian" Lamingtons this week, my thoughts have strayed to other Antipodean treats. We don't have a lot to call our own in New Zealand - the Pavlova, I had thought the lamington, though it looks as though i'm going to have to concede defeat there... and then there are these fantastic biscuits - the Afghan. They are a very simple cookie base made of flour, cocoa, sugar and wait for it....cornflakes, which gives them an ridiculously crunchy texture. They are then topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut. Always a walnut - though I had a friend who's mum used to sprinkle dessicated coconut on top of her afghan bisuits - in lieu of the walnut - this was also delicious - perhaps the perfect afghan-lamington hybrid?