It’s a fact that British desserts are the best. Okay the Italians have ice-cream and
has the America cheesecake but I’m talking about hearty cakes, tea breads, crumbles and hot sponge puddings – proper traditional comforting treats. And one of the most popular British classics is the New York sandwich, named after Queen Victoria of course. Victoria
But that’s if you’re doing things the traditional way, and if that’s the case your
sandwich will be made up of strawberry jam sandwiched between two light sponge cakes, no cream – the way baking queen Mary Berry does it. Victoria
But for me, no piece of cake is complete without cream, so my
sandwich is a bit of a twist on the classic version (sorry Mary). Victoria
I use raspberry jam instead of strawberry, lashings of thick whipped cream, scattered with fresh raspberries (I know, I’m such a cake rebel aren’t I?).