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Victoria sponge @ Hartlebury Castle Christmas Fayre, Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Victoria sponge - 'after.'

Victoria sponge - 'after.'

Victoria sponge - 'before.'

Victoria sponge - 'before.'

A £4 wheel of Victoria sponge that was superb. Bought from a fayre exhibitor not the po faced cafe.

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Gatueau noir @ Drucker’s Vienesse Patisserie, Birmingham, West Midlands

Birmingham 'Viennese'

Birmingham 'Viennese'

Gateau noir. Lovely. Very moist. Very rich and dense.

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Lemon sponge cake @ Worcestershire County museum, Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Hartlebury 'icy service.'

Hartlebury 'icy service.'

Lovely lemony cake with Soviet-style icy indifferent service.

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Recipe – chocolate brownie

Fantastic chocolate brownie. Go sparingly on the flour and it tastes meltingly.

Recipe

350g dark chocolate

250g butter

3 large eggs

250g dark muscavado sugar

4

Chocolate brownie - 'Mmmmmm. Cake.'

Chocolate brownie - 'Mmmmmm. Cake.'

5g plain flour

1sp baking powder

Heat oven to 160c. Butter and line cake tin.

Melt chocolate and butter, stir and cool.

Whisk eggs, then whsik in sugar until thick.

Fold in chocolate mixture. Sift in flour, baking powder.

Pour into cake tin.

Bake 30 mins.

Cool for an hour.

By Clare Slee

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