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Mrs Crocombe the Victorian cook has decided to bake Victoria Sandwiches for Lord and Lady Braybrooke in the kitchens of Audley End.

Follow her authentic Victorian recipe and try making this classic cake at home:

675g Sugar
6 Eggs
450g Flour
2 tsp Orange Flower Water
1 tsb Baking Powder
90g Almonds

To Make Victoria Sandwiches:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. First, whisk your eggs until they are frothy. Add the sugar and mix together gently. Now sift in the flour. Next add your almonds. Add the baking powder and orange flower water and mix well. Line your baking tin with butter and the dust it with sugar. Pour in your mix and bake in the oven for around 25 minutes until the sponge is pale and golden. Once cooled, cut the cake into manageable pieces and spread with jam to serve.