While our friends in the UK and all Commonwealth countries (including us in Australia) are mourning Queen Elizabeth II's death, we’ve decided to honour and remember Her Majesty and her love for food by sharing with you some of her favourite Italian Chocolate Desserts that brought Queen Elizabeth comfort and happiness in life. These celebratory dishes may not be as extravagant as you may suspect, most are dishes you can enjoy at home.
Italian Chocolate Biscuit Cake
According to chef Darren McGrady, who worked for the queen for almost 15 years, her majesty is a die-hard fan of chocolate biscuit cake and dark chocolates so much. One thing that she loves the most to be enjoyed with her tea is Italian Chocolate Biscuit Cake. She loves a combination of chocolate marble cake and cheesecake with a creamy chocolate topping!
Lemon Posset Pudding
Posset is a very old dessert tracing back to the 16th century. It was used as a remedy, especially for minor ailments like colds. Wine or ale, and spices were added to curdled milk and everything would set into a pudding-like consistency. Lemon has a strong association with its antibacterial qualities, so it was a popular ingredient to have in this traditionally immune-boosting treat. The Queen loved Lemon Posset Pudding so much, that she even had it at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947!
Italian Chocolate Ganache Cake
Made with just cream and any chocolate you want (dark, milk or white), chocolate ganache is a rich chocolate concoction that can be used as a sauce, frosting, glaze, filling or for dipping. When it’s warm, it’s pourable. When it’s cool, it’s spreadable. And when it’s cold, it’s rollable. And when you eat it, in any of those forms, it’s heavenly. It literally melts in your mouth! No wonder why her majesty loves this!
The former royal chef posted the recipe for the queen's favourite dessert on his website "The Royal Chef." The major ingredients required to prepare the cake include "4 ounces dark chocolate (for the cake), 4 ounces granulated sugar, 4 ounces unsalted butter (softened), eggs, 8 ounces Rich tea biscuits," along with butter. The website explains the entire procedure to prepare the royal cake.
It’s special to know that all these desserts were Queen Elizabeth's favourite cakes and now they are so accessible to make or find near you! If you’ve got a sweet tooth or you are a chocoholic like the Queen, why not try one of these sweets out? You can maybe find a new favourite yourself!
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