“In case you are new to baking, this must be your first cake. Should you do it proper, every part else can be simple”, says Paul Hollywood.
“You can also make a Victoria sandwich the all-in-one methodology, the place you combine every part in a single bowl on the identical time, however I encourage you to whisk the fats and sugar collectively earlier than including the eggs, flour, and yeast. as you’ll study loads about find out how to bake this manner.
“Pastry is a science. That is why on this recipe, we weigh the eggs first, then alter the quantities of the opposite elements to get the right stability.
“Historically, it is crammed with simply jam, however in the event you’re feeling indulged, be at liberty so as to add whipped cream or buttercream.”
Paul Hollywood’s Victoria Sandwich Recipe
4 massive eggs (with shell) About 270 g powdered sugar About 270 g self-rising flour About 135 g unsalted butter, mushy, plus a bit to grease the molds About 135 g mushy margarine
To finish:125 g raspberry jam (of fine high quality) Just a little icing sugar for dusting
1. Warmth the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Fuel 4. Grease two 20 cm sandwich molds and line the bases with baking paper. Weigh the eggs (with their shells) first, then weigh the identical quantity of sugar and flour. For the butter and margarine, you want half the burden of the eggs.
2. In a big bowl, beat the butter, margarine, and sugar with an electrical mixer till pale in shade and lightweight and fluffy. Scrape down the perimeters of the bowl and beat once more.
3. Beat the eggs in a pitcher, then step by step add them to the combination, beating effectively after every addition. Scrape down the perimeters of the bowl and blend once more. Sift the flour over the floor of the combination and blend gently with a big steel spoon.
4. Divide the combination among the many ready molds. To verify the truffles are precisely the identical measurement, you may weigh the cake combine into every pan. Gently easy the floor with the again of the spoon to make it stage.
5. Bake in middle of oven for 25 minutes till risen, golden brown and truffles spring again in middle when touched evenly with fingertip. They need to shrink barely away from the perimeters of the can. Let the truffles sit within the pans for 5 minutes, then take away to a wire rack. Let cool utterly.
6. When it’s chilly, insert the biscuits along with the raspberry jam and sprinkle on prime with a bit icing sugar.
Bake: My Finest Ever Recipes For The Classics by Paul Hollywood is printed by Bloomsbury Publishing, priced at £26. Pictures by Haarala Hamilton. Obtainable now.
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