Fry the almonds in the butter until just biscuit colour. Throw the sugar over them, shake, and turn on to a plate to cool. They will have a toffee coating.
Put the sponge fingers in a large bowl about half an hour before you start dinner, and pour the sherry and brandy and orange juice over. Leave to soak while you eat (do not prepare it too early, or the alcohol is partly lost, and the