Have you ever wondered why it’s called a ‘Victoria Sandwich’? Apparently, it’s named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of this sponge cake with her afternoon tea. As for the sandwich bit – well I guess that part’s pretty obvious!
Now that my family have finally accepted that baked goods are to be a permanent feature in their lives – they’ve started to get quite demanding. Any dinner parties that take place are now required to have one of my cakes as dessert – regardless of whether I am attending or not.
In the same way, I am now expected to bring dessert to any dinner parties I am invited to. I’ve argued that, as it is someone else’s dinner party, surely they should get a chance to bake but – apparently – this form of logic is completely lost on them. And as there is absolutely no argument…
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