Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake

The Victoria Sandwich Cake: the classic sponge cake There has been a resurgence of interest in this deceptively simple Victoria Sandwich sponge cake in recent years. It lacks the dazzle and photogenic qualities of the highly-decorated, richly-iced cup cakes. It is only when you taste a well-made sponge cake that we can understand the skill…… Continue reading Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake

Afternoon tea party sandwiches

Sandwiches at tea-time Sandwiches have been a strong favourite for the afternoon tea party. They are what I classify as being a variation of the staple core carbohydrate, bread. Bread and butter has been evident on the English tea table from the early 18th Century. It has remained there, in a variety of forms, to…… Continue reading Afternoon tea party sandwiches


The Scottish Scone: the ultimate quick bread I think many people forget that the scone is really a version of bread. It is a simple food that you can rustle up at the last minute if uninvited guests suddenly turn up for tea. They can be served either just with a good butter or butter…… Continue reading Scones

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