Happy Valentine’s Day

Tell someone you love them today! I thought today would be a good day to share my new success as a British baker! I finally found time to make the classic of all British baking treats, the Victoria Sandwich. Two Victoria Sponges are put together with a raspberry jam centre…

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Of course I took my advice from British Baking Guru Mary Berry. A sponge has very simple cake ingredients but I think the care in which you mix them makes a big difference. I think mine turned out perfect, if I do say so myself. I followed the directions exactly, even down to the double sifting of the flour. Check out the process…

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My British guinea pig approved greatly. I think scrummy was mentioned once or twice. Next time I want to do one with a layer of cream with the raspberry jam. I feel like it was a real cultural moment!

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