British Puddings in Celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee
Competition winner Jemma Melvin has created the official pudding for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; a lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle. Inspired by the lemon posset served at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
To celebrate the momentous occasion we have gathered some of the nation’s favourite desserts to inspire your street party planning.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Let’s continue the theme of lovely lemon puds and kick off our favourites with this fresh and zesty classic, which is perfect for a summer get-together. Layers of sweet pastry and oozy lemon marry wonderfully in this retro dessert. Finished off with a topping of scorched fluffy meringue, this pie can be wholesome and a showstopper all in one mouthful. Sophie Conran has a wonderful recipe for you to follow… we’ve taste-tested it for you, and we can confirm it is, in fact, delicious!
For a dessert that’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser with very minimal effort required, look no further than an Eton Mess. Juicy strawberries, crushed meringue and fresh cream combine to bring a real essence of British summer to your bowl.
The nature of this ‘messy’ dessert means you have free reign to be as creative as you like with it. Add some extra ingredients you love (mint, lime and raspberries all complement these flavours perfectly), or take out some ingredients and strip it back to just your favourites. Anything goes!
These Sara Miller London glass bowls with gold embellishments are perfect for such a regal celebration.
Raspberry (or any berry!) Cheesecake
It’s tasty, easy to make, indulgent, yet beautifully light. What more do you need from a dessert? A buttery crumble biscuit base, with a sweet yet savoury cream cheese filling and topped with a sticky fruity glaze and berries of your choice. What’s not to love?
Add your personal touch to the decoration; think decadence and celebration, and your dessert is guaranteed to draw in the street party crowds. Edible glitter, sparklers, gold sprinkles…you get the idea. This is the occasion to give the humble cheesecake a touch of grandeur!
Victoria Sponge Cake
Arguably the most classic of British bakes is the Victoria sponge cake which was popularised by Queen Victoria, who was thought to have somewhat of a sweet tooth. With royal acclaim we couldn’t leave this timeless treasure off our list.
Light sponge sandwiching together rich buttercream and gluttonous jam is much-loved with great reason. With even simple decoration, such as a light dusting of icing sugar, this tiered cake will stand proudly on any cake stand and is the perfect accompaniment to a Jubilee celebration.