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Brennands Recipe For the Weekend.....

3 Jul 2013, 11:49

Brennands Recipe For The Weekend……

Well here’s the first of what will hopefully become many of our ‘recipes for the weekend’. Tried and tested (the best bit!) simple recipes that are popular with everyone at Brennands and that might just make it into your favourites.

Do you have a serving suggestion or improvement on our recipe for the weekend, or a recipe of your own you’d like to share with us and our customers?

If so, why not drop us an email to and you could find your own signature recipe showcased right here  ...don’t forget to add your name and hometown if you would like us to let everyone know who sent it in to us.

Well let’s get things started with a popular tea time favourite…..

The Victoria Sandwich Cake.

Prep time: 12 minutes

Baking time: 25-35 minutes

Servings: Approx.  12 (Depending on your generosity)

Cake Ingredients:

225g (8oz) Margarine, at room temperature

225g (8oz) caster sugar

4 eggs, medium or 3 eggs, large

225g (8oz) self-raising flour, sieved

Filling Ingredients:

3-4 Tablespoons of jam which ever flavour you prefer.

*Optional* 2/3 of a cup of Whipping cream, whipped until to firm.

 Caster or icing sugar to sprinkle.


1. Start by preheating your oven to 180°C, 350°F or gas mark 4.

2. Then place the margarine and sugar into a mixing bowl, and cream together until light and fluffy.

3. Gradually add the beaten eggs while continually beating the mixture.

4. Fold in the flour.

5. Grease and line the bottom of two 20cm (8 inch) sandwich tins, and spoon half the mixture into each.

6. Bake on the middle shelf for 25-35 minutes, turn out, and remove the paper lining and leave to cool.

7. Sandwich with jam, *optional* then spoon and level out evenly the whipped cream over the layer of jam.

8. Sprinkle top of sandwich with caster or icing sugar, then sit back with your feet up, a nice cup of tea and enjoy the fruits of your labour

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