Thursday, June 28, 2012
Mini Strawberry Victoria Sponges
I like mini pies, mini muffins, mini cakes, they always look so dainty, and from an era when ladies 'floated' into a restaurant or tea room to eat dainty mini morsels.
Afternoon tea has definitely made a come back and close to where I live there is a cafe that has taken inspiration from the Lyons Tea Houses. A while back hubby and I chose a beautiful sunny afternoon to visit a local hotel for afternoon tea and sat in the grounds with champagne in one hand and worked our way through finger sandwiches and cakes with the other. We've enjoyed a few afternoon teas in various locations and it is a very relaxed and enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon.
The strawberries are from my garden and they taste sensational. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the variety......I think they may possibly be Cambridge.
The recipe for the Mini Strawberry Victoria Sponges is on the Lakeland website.
My pretty polka dot plate is from the Bon Bon Collection by Sabichi, they kindly asked if I would review part of the collection a while back, and I love them. The mini sandwich tin is from Lakeland - Chicago Metallic also sell a similar pan and this is available from Amazon.