Teas are a lovely way to entertain when the weather gets warm and sunny and a great excuse to get some of your friends together for an afternoon in the garden.
This Victoria Sponge is a classic tea confection.
All you need to add is a fresh fruit platter and some good quality tea
and you've got the makings of a pleasant, yet easy gathering.
Use your prettiest china and silver tea service...
if you do not own any of these try haunting the local charity shops and thrift stores as they are plentiful where I live and can be bought for very little coin.
Mother's Day might be just the occasion to serve this cake, our Mother's do love a tea party!
this recipe goes together quite quickly
I cook mine for 25 minutes and use the confection setting in my oven
a spring form pan make this easy work
when cool cut in half
I use a serrated bread knife
spread the bottom layer with jam
any flavour that you desire
I used raspberry
sieve some confectioner's sugar on top and the cake is ready to serve
Tested and approved by Mr. HB and The Hostess!
Now all you need to do is choose a date and make up a list of friends to invite and you've got a lovely event to look forward to...
Hope that your week is off to a great start!