18 October 2010

Simple Pleasures

Places like Patisserie Valerie are always disappointing. The cakes look impeccable, they ooze class and care, that first bite is going to be mind blowing... and then the reality sets in. It's all show. Fur coats sans undergarments, the taste never matches up to the appearance. You don't get that with a proper British cake though, do you? No, son, your British cake'll - sniff - do you proud every time. That's why I'm welling up as I give you Simple (British) Pleasure Number 10: a homemade Victoria Sponge. And Gawd bless 'em, everyone.

7 comments:

Kavey said...

'strue! Nothing like a really good home made Victoria!

Helen said...

I agree. I made a viccy sponge for a charity lunch but no-one touched it - they all went for the fancy cakes instead. FOOLS!

gastrogeek said...

a thing of great beauty. Hear hear!

gwyneth said...

do ou have a peference forjam? strawberry or rasberry?

Douglas Blyde said...

Fur coats sans undergarments indeed!

best Pattya hotel said...

Yes this is awesome. Actually I've never new about that type of cake. I like a lot Swiss roll. Want your cake and eat it, well you can! Try making this delicious swiss roll - not only does it taste good, it's low in calories too - a perfect excuse to have two slices with a cuppa! :) vredni hrani dieta

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In my house we eat cake more than anything else. We usually cook a large quantity. Then put in plastic storage containers to have a few days ahead