The Queen Has Launched A Competition To Create A Pudding For Her Platinum Jubilee

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This year marks The Queen’s platinum jubilee, and to celebrate, she wants you to come up with a pudding fit for a queen (literally) to celebrate.

To commemorate her 70-year reign, anyone over the age of eight can enter the competition with their pudding.

Judging this very special competition are Mary Berry, MasterChef’s Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace’s head chef, Mark Flanagan, and let’s just say, he knows a hell of a lot about what Queen Elizabeth is into when it comes to desserts. So, you’ll be glad to hear he’s come up with a few tips.

He said: “Keep it simple. Don’t try to include too many different flavours or textures in one dish. Think subtle and elegant rather than fussy and over complicated.

“Most of us think of a pudding or a cake as a treat, so really make the flavours sing.”

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Mary added, “I hope everyone who enters has lots of fun and I wish them the very best of luck.”

Tom Athron, CEO of Fortnum & Mason, which is helping to run the competition, added: “We hope everyone will roll their sleeves up and get involved, from individuals, families and community groups to care homes, schools and colleges. We can’t wait to see all the inventive entries.”

The chosen pudding will be made available to the public and will be served at a number of events to celebrate The Queen’s platinum jubilee during the extended bank holiday weekend in June.

So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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