Victoria Sandwich



The Victoria sandwich or Victoria sponge as it is also known, was named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and seems first to have come on the scene after about a quarter of a century of her reign. The British love to have a biscuit with their cup of tea. This is the perfect dessert to try something new. The following recipe will help you prepare it step by step.

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs medium size
  • 9 oz (250g) of Margarine/Butter
  • 9 oz (250g) of Castor Sugar
  • 9 oz (250g) of Self Raising Flour
  • Half a teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Half a pint (285ml) of Fresh Double Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Caster Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to (190 C), (375 F), (Gas Mark 5)
  2. Grease and flour the bottoms of two Sandwich tins (21.5 cm 8.5 inchs in diameter.
  3. Put the Margarine in a bowl and beat until it is soft and creamy
  4. Add in sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time and mix very thoroughly
  6. Add in vanilla essence and mix
  7. Sift in the flour slowly, folding into the mixture with a metal spoon
  8. Divide the mixture equally between the two sandwich tins
  9. Place in center of oven and bake for 30 minutes until sponge is well risen
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin
  11. Remove from tin, and allow to cool down fully
  12. When sponge is cold take one and turn it upside down on a serving plate
  13. Spread evenly with Jam, and place whisked cream on top
  14. Cover with second sponge, and sprinkle with caster sugar.


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