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Royal Victoria Sandwich

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Prep: 1 hour Cook: 25 minutes

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Serves 8

Decident and Delicate Traditional English Delight.

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  • 6oz self raising flour
  • 6oz golden caster sugar
  • 6oz margarine (flora)
  • 4tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs


  • 300ml whipping cream
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Strawberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line two 8 inch tins with margarine and grease proof paper.

  2. Cream the butter and auger until light and fluffy. And gradually incorporate the vanilla essence.

  3. One at a time add in the eggs and whisk thoroughly, but be careful not to curdle the mixture.

  4. Sift in the flour, and gentle stir it into the mixture, being careful not to knock any air out.

  5. Distribute evenly in the two tins and level off.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

  7. Leave to cool over night.

  8. Whip the cream and icing sugar together until combined and thick. (Be careful not to over whisk)

  9. Lay out the bottom sponge and spread a generous amount of jam over the sponge, then cover the jam with the cream and spread evenly. Place the top sponge on the cream and serve.

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