A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» Excellent publication
by Dandelion 18th October 2017, 5:07 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Dandelion 16th October 2017, 9:26 pm

» New arrivals
by FloBear 16th October 2017, 5:54 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 15th October 2017, 8:46 pm

» Masaledar Sem (spicy green beans)
by freebird 15th October 2017, 8:08 pm

» Autumn planting vegetables
by freebird 7th October 2017, 12:58 pm

» Greek village bread
by Chilli-head 5th October 2017, 1:57 pm

» Passata machine
by Ploshkin 4th October 2017, 12:21 pm

» Wrapping up in the October garden
by freebird 3rd October 2017, 8:28 pm

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by Ploshkin 3rd October 2017, 2:22 pm

» Bad press for woodburners
by freebird 29th September 2017, 7:20 pm

» Reflections on the seaon 2017
by freebird 28th September 2017, 9:35 pm

» The September garden
by FloBear 21st September 2017, 8:59 pm

» Wildlife cameras
by FloBear 9th September 2017, 11:53 am

» whats on the menu
by Dandelion 5th September 2017, 10:10 pm

» Insect hotel
by FloBear 31st August 2017, 10:07 pm

» seed saving
by freebird 29th August 2017, 1:49 pm

» Argh - how do you grow lettuce ?
by Ploshkin 26th August 2017, 9:40 pm

» Knitting in the round
by FloBear 19th August 2017, 1:41 pm

» What happened to the garden in August ?
by freebird 19th August 2017, 12:24 pm

Statistics
We have 633 registered users
The newest registered user is domestic

Our users have posted a total of 44794 messages in 2328 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Nick B on 12th November 2009, 11:17 am

Right Fristly I would get hold of the things I need to do the deed.

In some cook books they say only put in 6 oz of the suger butter and flour with 3 eggs and they would not come out very big. we found that the cakes where very very small even when we used all the right stuff.

I then made one using 8oz of all the butter suger and flour with 4 eggs. It did'nt come out to bad.
Now my Wife puts in all the tens and they come out so light and fluffy.

10oz /284g .................Butter or soft margarine.

10oz /284g................... Caster ( superfine) suger.

5 eggs from our own chooks

10oz 284g....................Self-raising flour.

a few drops of vanilla essence.

1 - 2 tablespoon cold water if needed.


Start by greasing to 20 cm /8 inch round sandwich tins or layer cake tins and line the bases with greased wax or greaseproof paper.

Put the fat and suger in a bowl and cream together using a wooden spoon or a hand held electric mixer or hand mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy and pale in color.

IT's very Important to cream sufficiently at this stage or the mixture will not accept the rest of the ingredients as it should.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time until completely incorporated and follow each with a tablespoon of the flour.

Then Sift the rest of the flour into the mix. as well as the few drops of vanilla essence.
At this stage the mixture should be a soft dropping consistency.

Divide between the tins and level the tops spreading out from centre with a round blade knife.
But ONLY VERY lightly. Do not push out all the air that has been made.

Bake in a Moderately hot oven (190.C / 375.F / Gas mark 5 for about 20 /25 minutes or until well risen
At this point may I say that we use a Fan oven and ours are cooked in around 23 - 24 minutes it may take a bit longer in a normal oven.

Cool in the tin briefly until sides of the cakes begin to shrink slightly from the sides then turn out onto a wire rack. leave until cold.

I hope that you will like this one.
It took us a little time to get it right.
So enjoy Very Happy

Nick.
avatar
Nick B

Posts : 382
Join date : 2009-11-09
Age : 58
Location : Ipswich / Suffolk, East Anglia

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Jaded Green on 12th November 2009, 12:38 pm

Looks lovely Nick, I must try it. I usually cook my Victoria sponges for 22 minutes in a fan oven - funny how precise you have to be with one. (I use a 6ox mixture) What temperature in the Fan oven do you use?
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2264
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Nick B on 12th November 2009, 12:54 pm

JG I would put it in at 190.C for less time as it's a fan oven lol!
I hope that this make some kinder sence????
avatar
Nick B

Posts : 382
Join date : 2009-11-09
Age : 58
Location : Ipswich / Suffolk, East Anglia

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Jaded Green on 12th November 2009, 3:19 pm

Yes it does - thanks Nicky
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2264
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by vwalker99999 on 12th November 2009, 8:33 pm

Nicky... can I just say thank you from those of us that are metrically challenged for your very complete recipe? Kiss!!!!
avatar
vwalker99999

Posts : 181
Join date : 2009-11-11
Age : 55
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 12th November 2009, 8:35 pm

avatar
Wilhelm Von Rhomboid

Posts : 2942
Join date : 2009-11-08
Location : Schloss Rhomboid, Carpathia.

http://www.killandcure.net/blog/

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by vwalker99999 on 12th November 2009, 8:40 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Here is another awesome cake:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slapjack/sets/72157622270053616/

🐷 Smile
avatar
vwalker99999

Posts : 181
Join date : 2009-11-11
Age : 55
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Nick B on 13th November 2009, 10:03 am

Well it looks good :drunken:
avatar
Nick B

Posts : 382
Join date : 2009-11-09
Age : 58
Location : Ipswich / Suffolk, East Anglia

Back to top Go down

default Re: My Recipe for a Victora Sandwich Cake

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum