Home | Cookbooks | Diary | Magic Menu | Random | More ≡

Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake
Cakes

Soft circular sponge cake of white wheatflour, butter, sugar and whole egg. Split and filled with red jam and cream or creamed butter/sugar/vanilla. Dusted with icing sugar.

The name 'Victoria Cake' seems to first appear from the Italian celebrity chef Charles Elmé Francatelli in 1858, 4 years before Mrs Beeton took the name up, whose 'Victoria Sponge' (below) isn't the modern version at all.


Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

VICTORIA SANDWICHES.
1491. INGREDIENTS: 4 eggs; their weight in pounded sugar, butter, and flour; ¼ saltspoonful of salt, a layer of any kind of jam or marmalade.
Mode: Beat the butter to a cream; dredge in the flour and pounded sugar; stir these ingredients well together, and add the eggs, which should be previously thoroughly whisked. When the mixture has been well beaten for about 10 minutes, butter a Yorkshire-pudding tin, pour in the batter, and bake it in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Let it cool, spread one half of the cake with a layer of nice preserve, place over it the other half of the cake, press the pieces slightly together, and then cut it into long finger-pieces; pile them in crossbars on a glass dish, and serve.
Time: 20 minutes.
Average cost: 1s. 3d.
Sufficient: for 5 or 6 persons.
Seasonable: at any time.




Mary Berry's perfect Victoria sandwich
Image: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food



MORE FROM Foods of England...
Cookbooks Diary Index Magic Menu Random Really English? Timeline English Service Food Map of England Lost Foods Accompaniments Biscuits Breads Cakes and Scones Cheeses Classic Meals Curry Dishes Dairy Drinks Egg Dishes Fish Fruit Fruits & Vegetables Game & Offal Meat & Meat Dishes Pastries and Pies Pot Meals Poultry Preserves & Jams Puddings & Sweets Sauces and Spicery Sausages Scones Soups Sweets and Toffee About ...

   @FoodsOfEngland

   glyn@foodsofengland.co.uk


COPYRIGHT and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: © Glyn Hughes, Wednesday 26 September 2018
BUILT WITH WHIMBERRY
matrixstats