Possibly the most popular teatime treat in Britain, the Victoria sandwich is made of two simple sponges, with lashings of strawberry jam and cream layered in-between.
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British colonials based in India first created kedgeree during the 19th century. After they passed on their recipe to their friends back home, kedgeree became the staple of many breakfast tables across Britain. The dish is made of rice, smoked haddock and plenty of spice.
Syllabub is a boozy yet creamy dessert, popular among the elite during the 17th and 18th centuries. Usually made with fortified wines such as sherry, this sweet treat also featured at high society banquets during the Victorian period.
The perfect accompaniment to a strong cup of tea, teacakes are sweet buns filled with dried fruit. Usually toasted and smothered in butter, a recipe for teacakes is mentioned in Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management – the bestselling guide to running a home in the 19th century.