Last weekend as there were a few rare rays of sun, me and the friendly pony decided to have a bbq with our neighbours.
I already had some brownies left over from the previous night, but I wasn’t sure they’d be enough, so inspired by a 50p punnet of strawberries I decided to make some mini victoria sponges (it would have been mini scones but I didn’t have any biscuit cutters, or a scone recipe…)
I used a basic sponge recipe to make 12 cupcake sized sponges (although the keen viewer will notice there are only 11 in the picture below – thanks friendly pony).
The sponges are I guess a slightly more indulgent version of real victorias – clotted cream instead of whipped, freshly sliced strawberries as well as jam – but definitely perfect summer barbecue food!
Mini Victoria Sponges with Strawberries and Clotted Cream
- 115g butter
- 115g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 115g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 small tub clotted cream
- 4 tbsps strawberry jam
- Approx. 100g strawberries, sliced