Crosstown Doughnuts is bringing its limited-edition Tim Tam and Lamington doughnuts back in celebration of Australia Day, with a portion of sales going to bushfire relief efforts.
Fifty pence from sales of individual doughnuts, £1.50 from the Australia Day six-pack and £3 from each Australia Day 12-pack will be donated to Wires – Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. The non-profit has launched an emergency appeal to help it rescue animals that have been caught up in the wildfires currently ravaging Australia’s landscape.
The doughnuts will be on sale from 24 to 26 January, the latter of which is Australia Day. They are:
- Tim Tam: Crosstown said it has shipped a “mountain of Tim Tams straight from Aussie shores” for this limited-edition doughnut. It features Crosstown’s cocoa sourdough filled with a chocolate custard made from Tim Tams, topped with a Tim Tam milk chocolate ganache and crushed Tim Tam pieces. Tim Tam is made by Australian biscuit company Arnott’s and consists of two biscuits with a chocolate cream filling and a chocolate coating.
- The Lamnut: Based on Australian cakes called lamingtons, the Lamnut sees Crosstown cake dough, with a layer of homemade raspberry jam through the middle, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut.
“As an Australian in London, it has been very hard to see the level of destruction that is occurring while getting first-hand reports from friends and family,” said JP Then, Crosstown Doughnut co-founder.
Although we are physically far away, it’s important we do our small part in supporting Wires through this challenging time. Our Australia Day doughnuts are always a real hit and, this year, the launch will be more meaningful than ever.”