Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Victoria Surprise Cake Recipe

Victoria Surprise Cake Recipe


Butter, Flour, Two large eggs, 1tsp Baking powder, 4 Drops of vanilla essence, 110g of caster sugar, 110g of butter, 110g of self raising flour, chocolate.
Filling: Strawberries & Creme Fraiche
Equipment: Victoria Surprise Cake Set, Greaseproof paper discs (14cm dia).


Before Use
Wash pans and bases in warm soapy water, rinse and dry.

  1. Line the centre of the base with 14cm (5.5") discs of greaseproof paper.  Butter and flour the pans and the bases.
  2. Mix together two large eggs, 1tsp of baking powder, 4 drops of vanilla essence, 110g each of caster sugar, butter and self raising flour. Spread the mix evenly across the pan and bake at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  3. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out.
  4. For the filling, spread creme fraiche into both sponged, then overfill one with freshly cut strawberries.
  5. Flip the other sponge over and onto the filled half and gently but firmly press them together.
  6. Ice with melted chocolate and chill before serving.
After Use
Hand wash only, not suitable for dishwashers.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Product Focus: Colour Coded Chopping Boards

Colour coded chopping boards have become a regular sight in most professional kitchens due to ongoing changes with Food Safety guidelines and legislation.

Our colour coded chopping boards are designed with food safety in mind, each food group having a designated colour which helps to prevent cross contamination and potential food poisoning. The most widely recognised colour coded system is as follows:

Red - Raw Meat
Yellow - Cooked Meat
Blue - Fish
Green - Salads and Veg
Brown - Root Veg
White - Dairy Products

Using a colour coded system such as the one outlined above is one of many steps which can be taken in your kitchen to improve the level of hygiene during food preparation.

Chopping boards are not the only items to follow a colour coded system in the kitchen.  Chefs knives and cleaning cloths have also been designed in accordance with this colour coding theory, helping to reduce cross contamination even further.

Take a quick look through our chopping boards, kitchen knives and cleaning cloths to kit out your kitchen with the latest colour coding equipment and make sure your kitchen meets the latest Food Safety Agency regulations and guidelines.