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Chocolate Cake. Mary Berry's Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes! Today is National Sponge Cake Day.

Mary Berry's Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes!

We were first to put our hands up to take part, because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a Victoria sponge!? Ingredients: For the jam: 500g/1lb 2oz strawberries, hulled and halved500g/1lb 2oz jam sugar For the sponge: 175g/6oz unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing175g/6oz caster sugar3 large free-range eggs, beaten1 tsp vanilla extract175g/6oz self-raising flour300ml/10½fl oz double creamicing sugar, for dusting Method: For the jam, place the strawberries in a large saucepan and crush with a potato masher.Add the jam sugar and heat gently, stirring continuously, until the sugar dissolves.Keep stirring, increasing the heat, bringing it to a full rolling boil, one that bubbles vigorously, rises in the pan and cannot be stirred down.Start timing and boil for four minutes only. Recipe from BBC food.

Mary Berry recipes: Baker shares Victoria sponge cake recipe for 'perfect' bake for family. 7 secrets to raising awesome, functional teenagers. Five of the best cheese shops in Auckland. Last updated 16:30, August 25 2016 The Cheese Room in Auckland's North Shore.

Five of the best cheese shops in Auckland

Blessed are New Zealand's cheese makers. A sharp growth in demand for quality cheese means there's a rich vein of shops selling their products across Auckland. They've heard all the cheesy jokes before but the makers and retailers say they're happy to see surging interest in their products. In a similar trend to wine and craft beer, they say there is a push toward people consuming less but being more discerning. So for the fussy cheese eaters out there, here are five of the best options to visit in Auckland.

READ MORE: * Get more out of living in Auckland with our new email newsletter So Auckland * Five of the best Auckland craft beer venues * Five of Auckland's best cocktail bars to visit in winter * Five of the best mini-breaks in Auckland * Five of the best decadently sweet treats in Auckland 1. Customers can get tips on developing their cheese palate at The Cheese Room in Auckland's North Shore. 2. 3. 4. The Most Stylish Restaurants Across NZ - Viva. Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016 Vicki Taylor, designer, Taylor Boutique and Creative Director, The ShelterOrtolana is a serious favourite of mine, I always find their food inspiring, full of amazing flavour and attention to detail.

The Most Stylish Restaurants Across NZ - Viva

Do not try to dissect the menu - there are always things you have never heard of or tasted before but trust the chef! The flavours are amazing and the nights Gavin, their head chef, is on the pass the food always seems to just melt in your mouth. Where to Find Great Toasted Sandwiches in Auckland - Viva. Whatever you want to call it — reuben, jaffle or croque monsieur — toasted sandwiches under various guises are popping up on menus around town.

Where to Find Great Toasted Sandwiches in Auckland - Viva

Done simply, with a couple of ingredients melted between two slices of bread, this dish can transport you back to another time; more extravagant versions are sure to contend with even the most gourmet of meals. Here are some of the best toasted sandwiches in Auckland: 1. OakenThe jaffle from Oaken in Britomart is a tasty alternative to eggs on toast — with cured bacon, scrambled eggs, coriander and fermented daikon kimchi. — 130 Quay St, Britomart 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Nicole's Chewy Caramel Slice Recipe. Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C.

Nicole's Chewy Caramel Slice Recipe

Line the base and sides of a 16 x 26cm (base measurement) slab pan with non-stick baking paper. Step 2 Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the butter and stir until well combined. Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture evenly over the base of the prepared pan and smooth the surface.

Best English Tea Services in the U.S., Peninsula to the RItz. If you've never had a proper English-style tea service, you may not realize what you're missing: The ritual involves much, much more than tea.

Best English Tea Services in the U.S., Peninsula to the RItz

It's a beautifully presented extravagana of pastries and sandwiches, and every place does it a little differently. The best tea services stateside include a stunning assortment of sweet and savory foods (and tea too, of course) that mix classic elements with boldly inventive streaks. Check out these places for an experience that will leave you feeling pampered and transported. Tres by José Andrés at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills Duck into a cozy fireplace-lined nook at Tres by José Andrés, draw the curtains for privacy and prepare for a serious gastronomic adventure.

The Palm Court at The Plaza, New York City Le Salon, The Grill Room at Windsor Court, New Orleans The Peninsula, Chicago The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.