As 2020 comes to a close, this is your chance to make your holidays a royal affair.
The Royal Family has been the focus of admiration, gossip, and uppermost class for centuries. Worldwide enthusiasts have watched the royals, celebrated monumental events, and enjoyed the most everyday tidbits about the family. Though this family doesn't share its secrets freely.
Recently, the chefs who expertly prepare meals and decadent desserts for the Royal Family and their guests shared two of their favorite treats for the holidays. And you need to make them both ASAP! Perhaps, you can indulge in these sweet holiday treats while watching The Crown?
Traditional Christmas Pudding
Dating back to the 19th century, Christmas pudding is a recipe from the Victorian era. Saved as a special dessert for the holidays, this pudding included extravagant ingredients such as dried fruit and spices. It is dark in color due to the amount of dark sugars contained in the dish. The bread soaks up the moisture while the pudding is steamed for hours.
Traditionally, there are 13 ingredients in Christmas pudding: raisins, currants, suet, brown sugar, bread crumbs, citron, lemon peel, orange peel, flour, mixed spices, eggs, milk, and brandy. People have also baked a silver coin inside a Christmas pudding as it's said to bring good luck to the person who finds it.
The dish is served warm after a holiday meal. Here is the Christmas pudding recipe that the Royal Family enjoys each year.
🥄 Today is #StirupSunday: traditionally the day when home cooks ‘stir up’ their Christmas pudding mixture.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 22, 2020
This year, chefs in the Royal kitchens have shared their recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding.
We hope that some of you enjoy making it in your own homes. pic.twitter.com/BNepTPJD6a
Almost every family has a favorite cookie recipe. From snickerdoodles to classic chocolate chip and from peanut butter to iced sugar cookies, cookie recipes are passed down from generation to generation.
The chefs for the Royal Family bake these decadent and beautiful cookies for Christmas each year. The cinnamon sweetness combined with the soft frosting melts in your mouth in each bite.
Martha Stewart is a fan of the cookies made with "citrus meringue, ground almonds, mixed peel, lemon zest, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves."
"First, icing sugar, egg whites, and lemon juice are whipped to a soft meringue. Next, finely ground almonds, mixed citrus peel, lemon zest, and spices are added to the meringue to create a flavorful dough. The dough is rolled out and more meringue is spread on top of the dough, then individual shapes such as stars and diamonds are cut out and baked."
Follow the full recipe the chefs posted on The Royal Family on Twitter in 2019:
Want to make your own ‘Cinnamon Stars’? The Royal pastry chefs at Buckingham Palace are excited to share their recipe with you! 🌟 #ARoyalChristmas— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 14, 2019
Visit our website for the detailed recipe and method: https://t.co/f6Y2dtuiZH pic.twitter.com/2Kp73AyTyb
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