Victoria Sponge Cake was named for Queen Victoria, who enjoyed a slice of this cake with her afternoon tea. We imagine that it must have also been a favorite of Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham, who grew up during Victoria’s reign.
Rosemary Shortbread Cookies - A very Victorian recipe! Some people are put off by the notion of herb cookies, but you'll be pleasantly surprised. The flavor improves with age (best 2 days after), keeping for about a week.
Mary Berry's Victorian Christmas cake recipe: not a fan of the dark, dense Christmas cakes covered in icing? Mary Berry's Victorian version is lighter in texture and gorgeously decorated with nuts and dried fruits.