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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Victoria Sponge.

My very first sponge that I have made, all by myself (with a little help from my new love, KA) Well, I got the ingredients out, all it did was mix it! Ha ha. Why have I always bought these in the past? They are so easy to make.

175g Butter (unsalted and softened)
175g Caster Sugar.
175g S.R. Flour (sifted twice)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder.
3 Eggs (medium size)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence.
1 teaspoon Water (room temperature)

Preheat oven to 180c and grease and flour two 8 inch tins.
Cream the butter and sugar until it is white (this took under two minutes in the new KA)
Beat eggs, water and vanilla essence in a separate bowl or jug. Add the eggs in a very slow trickle to the butter mixture while still mixing. This should take a wee while, around 2 minutes.
Mix the baking powder and flour together and gently fold in to the creamy mixture.
Divide the mix between the two prepared tins and cook for 20-25 minutes until springing back from sides when pressed.
Leave them to cool a while before turning out. When totally cold spread thickened cream on the bottom of one and strawberry jam on the other. Then sandwich together. Dust with icing sugar, then it is ready to devour.