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“This is a real summer treat and a good way of using up slightly bruised or over-ripe strawberries or making just a few go further. It was originally made in the north of England by young girls for their betrotheds, hence the name.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F.
  2. Grease and line the bases of three 7-inch round cake tins.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Fold in the flour, and then add enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, until well risen and firm to the touch, swapping the position of the top and bottom cakes halfway through the cooking.
  7. Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Whip the cream until it just holds its shape.
  9. Sandwich the cakes together with the cream and the strawberries, reserving a few for decoration.
  10. Dredge the top with icing sugar and decorate with the reserved strawberries.

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