Think Recipes: #1 Victoire Sponge with Blueberry Jam

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Think Recipes: #1 Victoire Sponge with Blueberry Jam

Victoire Press Macmillan Coffee Morning 19 September 2014Here at Victoire Press, we all like a bit of home baking, especially now we have The Great British Bake Off #GBBO back on our screens for weekly inspiration!

Today we’re launching ‘Think Recipes’, and you can guarantee kitchen aids, mixers,  bowls and wooden spoons will be busy working all over the weekend to find new recipes in preparation for this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning.

So without further ado,  we bring you the first of the four top recipes from our Macmillan Coffee Morning 2013 – the Victoire Sponge with Blueberry Jam – created by last year’s star baker, Dominic!

Why not give it a go this weekend and tweet us @VictoirePress with your photos!  Happy baking…

Recipe: Dominic’s Victoire Sponge with Blueberry Jam

Preparation method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
2. Grease and line 2 x 18cm/7in cake tins with baking paper.
3. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
4. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
5. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little extra milk if necessary, to create a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
6. Divide the mixture between the cake tins and gently spread out with a spatula.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
8. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and peel off the paper. Place onto a wire rack.
9. Sandwich the cakes together with the buttercream and blueberry jam.
10. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

225g/8oz butter, softened at room temperature
225g/8oz caster sugar
4 medium eggs
2tsp vanilla extract
225g/8oz self-raising flour
Milk, to loosen
Buttercream and blueberry jam to fill
Icing sugar to decorate

Reminder: You are warmly invited to join us on Friday 19th September from 10am – 3pm to enjoy a slice or two of home baked cakes.  We hope you can join us and help raise a few pounds for something so dear to our heart.