After performing the poem “No better combination!” Camilla reveals her “amazing” Victoria Sponge recipe.
In honor of the Poetry Together initiative’s comeback, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has offered a “wonderful” Victoria Sponge recipe.
Poetry Together, which brings young and old people together through “the love of poetry,” has been a supporter of the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess shared her favorite recipe for forthcoming tea parties after reciting a poem.
Camilla shared a photo of herself holding a well-dressed Victoria Sponge on the @clarencehouse Instagram feed.
“In honor of @poetry together tea parties returning this year, The Duchess has given her recipe for a Victoria Sponge for young and old(er!) alike to eat after reciting a poem by heart together,” the post said.
“The Poetry Together initiative, founded by @gylesbrandreth in 2019, aims to bring people of all ages together via the power of poetry – plus plenty of tea and cake!
“Schools will be linked with their local care facilities after joining up, allowing students and residents to come together to recite poetry together. Following last year’s event being pushed online due to the epidemic, this year’s events will be particularly special because kids and the elderly will be able to gather in person once again.”
sifted 4 oz self-raising flour (110g)
baking powder (one teaspoon)
At room temperature, four ounces soft margarine or butter (110g)
caster sugar, 4 oz (110g)
a dozen big eggs
a couple of drops of pure vanilla extract
Sifting icing sugar and adding lemon curd or jam (with optional fresh cream) or Nutella or your favorite filling are also suggested in the recipe.
The Duchess begins by preheating the oven to gas three, or 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
She next greased and lined two seven-inch sponge pans with greaseproof paper, no less than one inch deep. She sifts the flours and baking powder into a large mixing basin, holding the sieve high to give the flour a good airing.
Camilla then whisks together all of the remaining ingredients, ideally with an electric hand whisk. If the mixture does not easily slide off a wooden spoon when tapped on the edge of the bowl, whisk it again with one or two teaspoons of tap-warm water.
After that, the Duchess divides the batter into two prepared tins, smooths it out, and bakes it for 30 minutes. She suggests leaving them in the tins for around 30 seconds after they’ve been cooked. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”