100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
British baker rises to occasion of queen's pudding contest
London (AFP) - A pudding fit for royalty was announced Thursday after nearly 5,000 amateur bakers entered a contest to…
No mere trifle: amateur baker creates ‘platinum pudding’ fit for the Queen
Seven decades on from the birth of coronation chicken, a swiss roll-based dessert wins jubilee contest
A trifle fit for a queen: UK unveils Jubilee Pudding contest winner
Jubilee organizers sought to find a modern-day counterpart to coronation chicken, the combination of cold poultry, mayonnaise and curry powder…
Jubilee Pudding competition winner announced as judges praise 'wonderful' cake
Jemma Melvin’s Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle has been crowned the pudding fit for our Queen to celebrate her…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
A Trifle for the Queen: UK Unveils Jubilee Pudding Winner
It’s not just a trifle.
Trifle fit for a Queen unveiled as official pudding of Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Platinum Jubilee pudding is served. An amateur baker's trifle has been announced as the official dish of the celebrations to…
Get all your news in one place
Latest World news:
US primary elections: Dr Oz tied with McCormick in test of Trump’s influence on Republicans – live
Celebrity physician, who is endorsed by Trump, is currently behind in the Pennsylvania senate primary, but the race remains too…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial since invasion
Tank commander Vadim Shysimarin, 21, admits shooting dead a 62-year-old civilian who was on a bicycle
Russia: Nearly 1,000 Ukrainian fighters left Mariupol plant
The Russian Defence Ministry says that nearly 1,000 Ukrainian troops holed up in their last stronghold in Mariupol have handed…
Hundreds more Ukrainians surrender at Mariupol steel plant, Russia claims
Fate of soldiers leaving Azovstal site unclear and numbers not confirmed by Ukraine
Finland, Sweden Submit NATO Membership Application
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland, Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Khalid bin Salman Meets with Sullivan in Washington
Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan…
VIDEO: War In Ukraine: Russian Strikes Wipe Out Equipment, Ammo Dumps And Troops
This footage shows a Russian vessel launching a salvo of missiles into the night sky and plumes of smoke rising…

British baker rises to the occasion of the queen's pudding contest

The aim was to create a pudding worthy of the queen for the Platinum Jubilee next month

LONDON: A pudding fit for royalty was announced Thursday after nearly 5,000 amateur bakers entered a contest to design a sweet ending to celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee next month.

Inspired by the dessert served at the queen's wedding to Prince Philip in 1947, Jemma Melvin was unveiled as the winner on a special BBC programme with her lemon Swiss roll topped by an amaretti trifle.

The aim was to create a pudding worthy of the queen that was at the same time simple enough to be recreated by millions of Britons celebrating the 70th anniversary at street parties throughout the realm.

Melvin, 31, a copywriter from Southport near Liverpool in northwest England, was overjoyed after a panel of celebrity chefs unanimously picked her out of the five finalists.

"I'm going to be making my recipe for my gran at her street party," said Melvin, who learned the rudiments of baking as a child from her grandmother.

"I found out that the queen had lemon posset at her wedding, so I decided the pudding had to be based around the lemon flavour.

"The thought of people recreating my pudding, especially round the jubilee, is just a total pleasure." (continues below)

The winning trifle, centre, with the other finalists for the platinum pudding title. (Photo: BBC)

The pudding consists of lemon curd Swiss roll on the bottom, topped by St Clement's jelly, lemon custard, mandarin coulis, whipped cream, candied peel, chocolate shards and crushed amaretti biscuits.

It enters into British culinary lore, joining such immortals as Victoria Sponge and Coronation Chicken, invented for when Queen Elizabeth took the throne in 1952 and which is still popular today.

Angela Wood, who helped create Coronation Chicken as a young cookery student, said she was surprised her dish of poached chicken in a creamy sauce had stood the test of time.

"I hope whoever wins the pudding (competition), the same thing happens," she told AFP recently.

Judge Roger Pizey, executive pastry chef at the luxury department store Fortnum and Mason, said: "I really think we'll be making Jemma's trifle for at least the next 50 to 100 years, without a doubt."

The main jubilee celebrations will be held over a four-day long weekend, kicking off with public holidays on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
British baker rises to occasion of queen's pudding contest
London (AFP) - A pudding fit for royalty was announced Thursday after nearly 5,000 amateur bakers entered a contest to…
No mere trifle: amateur baker creates ‘platinum pudding’ fit for the Queen
Seven decades on from the birth of coronation chicken, a swiss roll-based dessert wins jubilee contest
A trifle fit for a queen: UK unveils Jubilee Pudding contest winner
Jubilee organizers sought to find a modern-day counterpart to coronation chicken, the combination of cold poultry, mayonnaise and curry powder…
Jubilee Pudding competition winner announced as judges praise 'wonderful' cake
Jemma Melvin’s Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle has been crowned the pudding fit for our Queen to celebrate her…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
A Trifle for the Queen: UK Unveils Jubilee Pudding Winner
It’s not just a trifle.
Trifle fit for a Queen unveiled as official pudding of Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Platinum Jubilee pudding is served. An amateur baker's trifle has been announced as the official dish of the celebrations to…
Get all your news in one place