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Mini Victoria Sandwiches

The Ephemeral Bee

Lately I have been binge watching old BBC murder mystery series, and one of the recurring themes, aside from the copious amounts of tea and beautifully manicured cottage gardens, are the town bake-offs.  I have lost count of the number of people that have keeled over dead after eating a heaping forkful of Victoria Sponge.  This, in turn, got me thinking about the fact that I had never actually tried a real Victoria Sponge, either making one or eating one, and so, from the safety of my own kitchen, I decided to experiment.  I read through the dozen, or so, Victoria Sponge recipes found on the BBC website, and readily figured out that cake was equal parts butter, eggs, flour, and sugar.  It also seems like the more traditional sandwich fillings are raspberry jam and whipped cream, but strawberry jam and buttercream are the more popular ones.  I used strawberry…

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