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Victoria Sponge Cake

I once served this to a French friend and she said something like 'oh, un genoîse, or something like this.  Could someone tell me the correct translation and spelling please? 

Merci d'avance.

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Re: Victoria Sponge Cake

Yes, I have also been told that my victoria sponge was like a genoise cake.

What I do is tell them it is a gateau la reine which is what we eat for Epiphany instead of gateau le roi although we don't have a fèvre in ours.

I told them it was named after la reine Victoria because she loved it with le thé anglais....(don't know if it's true but it's some story that I have read somewhere).

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Re: Victoria Sponge Cake

How do you make your victoria sponges, they could well be like a genoise.

I would say that in general, and there are so many recipes availabe, that a genoise was a fatless sponge, or had only a tiny bit of butter in it.

The Quatre Quart is more like the traditional sponge recipe I use for a victoria sandwich, with equal measurements of butter, SR flour and sugar.

If you use the latter recipe and they say it is like a genoise, then you will be making very nice light cakes, so what could be betterBig Smile [:D]


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Re: Victoria Sponge Cake

The quatre quarts are much heavier than a Mrs G victoria sponge.
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