Vovo marshmallow tart
Perfect for entertaining, and a family favourite, the vovo marshmallow biscuit predates World War 1, in fact, its origins can be found in Ireland around the late 1800s. Its recent rise to fame can be attributed to two notable Australian Labor leaders, Bill Shorten and Kevin Rudd. We were inspired by Anabel Crab’s vovo marshmallow tart that she made for Bill Shorten, prior to the last Australian election.
According to the longwhitekid blog, the Vo-Voes were first produced by Hardman Biscuits in Sydney, not by Arnotts. Originally the Hardman Biscuits company was started by the Hardman brothers who had immigrated from England in the 1850s, building themselves into a leading biscuit manufacturing company in Sydney. In 1946 after their large factory in Newtown was burned down, Arnotts bought them out and so the biscuit became a receipt of theirs.