Monday, July 11, 2011

VICTORIA SANDWICH

The first time I made this cake was in 1973, it's part of my home science class. Ever seen then, I have not eaten or even bake this cake until recently, when I planned to have an English Tea Party to welcome an old friends from abroad.

This home-made cake is always a treat. The classic Victoria cake uses equal quantities of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. Once you have mastered the basic techniques, there are endless variations to try. 

The Victoria sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea. It is often referred to simply as sponge cake, though it contains additional fat. A traditional Victoria sponge consists of raspberry jam and whipped double cream or vanilla cream, just jam is referred to as a 'jam sponge' and most certainly not a Victoria sponge. The jam and cream are sandwiched between two sponge cakes; the top of the cake is not iced or decorated.

This version is sandwiched with clotted strawberry jam. Recipe heavily adapted from Jamie Oliver cook blog. So here how I made my Victoria Sandwich


INGREDIENTS
200g very soft unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing/ 200 gm mentega lembut
• 200g golden caster sugar / 200 gm gula
• 4 large eggs / 4 biji telur
• 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting / 200 gm tepung naik sendiri
• 1 rounded tsp baking powder / 1 sdp serbuk baking powder
• 2 tbsp rosewater, plus a splash extra / 2 sdb esen rose
• Caster sugar, for dusting / gula cator untuk taburan atas
 
Filling
• 1 cup strawberry or raspberry jam / 1 cawan jam strawberry atau rasberry

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Grease two 20cm sandwich tins, line the base of each tin with greaseproof paper and dust sides lightly with flour. / Panaskan oven, siapkan acuan dua acuan pembakar, alas dengan kertas dan sapu mentega

Beat the butter with the sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating in each before adding the next, then fold in flour, baking powder and rosewater./ Pukul mentega dan gula sehingga putih dan gebu. Masukkan telur satu persatu. Kemudian masukkan tepung, baking powder dan esen rose.

Divide the mixture between the tins, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Stick a wooden skewer into the centre of the cake: if it comes out clean, it’s done; if it’s sticky, return the cake to the oven for a few minutes. / Bahagi adunan kepada dua bahagian, bakar selama 20 minit atau sehingga masak

Let cakes cool slightly then turn out onto a rack to cool completely./ Sejukkan

 2. Pick your prettiest cake and set aside. Take the second sponge and place it on your serving plate. Trim the top of the cake to make it flat, then spread it with jam. Scatter over some raspberries, top with the other cake and dust with caster sugar/ Lapiskan kek dengan jam dan taburkan gula caster di atas kek.

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Kek ini adalah satu kemestian bagi yang ingin mempelajari teknik membuat kek. Rasanya sebab itulah kek ini diajari di sekolah. Saya mula membuatnya di sekitar tahun 1973... ha...ha.. ada yang masih belum dilahirkan lagi, wow... begitu lama wujudnya kek ini. Kek ini dinamakan sempena nama Queen Victoria yang amat menggemari kek ini. Merupakan menu popular jika anda ingin menganjurkan English Tea Party.

Menarik tentangg resipi ini sukatan bahanya sama, mudah diingat 200 gm mentega, 200 gm gula, 200 gm tepung naik sendiri dan 4 biji telur. Rasanya kalau sudah buat untuk membuat kali keduanya tidak payah rujuk buku lagi.

Sebaik-baiknya kek ini dilapiskan dengan krim putar, jam dan buah strawberry segar, tapi saya ambil jalan pintas aje, saya cuma menggunakan jam strawberry, cukup lah tak yah lemak.....lemak...Memang sedap dan cukup sesuai untuk juadah minum petang. Kalau sudah jemu dengan kuih talam atau serimuka , sekali sekala tu bolehla buat Victoria Sandwich untuk minum petang anda.

Next Post - English Scones



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2 comments:

Tinie Mohamad said...

salam perkenalan kak....selalu sy jd silent reader aje.... maaf saya ambik resepi tanpa minta izin..... terima kasih atas resepi.... mmg best....

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Welcome Tinie Mohamad..what ever I have here is for sharing...don't have to ask my permission.I'm happy that you try...there's cupcake version too that you should try

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