Buckingham Palace announces new pudding contest to craft dessert that will be named after Queen Elizabeth
A new pudding is now expected to be named after Queen Elizabeth following a pudding contest announced by Buckingham Palace.
The baking competition will take place in the United Kingdom to craft the monarch, 95, a brand new-pudding with her name.
The search for the dessert comes ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, where she will mark 70 years of service and time on the throne.
According to Buckingham Palace, the Big Jubilee Lunch and Fortnum & Mason are inviting residents ages 8 and up “to create the perfect platinum pudding recipe.”
The pudding contest’s five finalists will showcase their creations to a judging panel which includes former Great British Bake Off judge Dame Mary Berry, MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti, and Buckingham Palace Head Chef Mark Flanagan.
After a selection is made, the winner’s recipe will be made available to the public, as well as at lunches during the Jubilee weekend.
Events to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne include Trooping the Colour (the annual public festivities for the Queen’s birthday), the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons, a service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Derby at Epsom Downs, a live concert called ‘Platinum Party at the Palace,’ the Big Jubilee Lunch, and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
The Royal Mint had also unveiled a new 50p coin commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which shows her on her trusty steed. In addition to featuring her insignia and the years of her reign, one coin features the monarch on horseback.
Clare Maclennan, divisional director of The Royal Mint in Llantrisant told BBC;
“Designed by esteemed artists and made with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations.”