Trifle fit for a Queen unveiled as official pudding of Platinum Jubilee celebrations

A trifle has been unveiled as the official pudding of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The winning dish was created as part of a BBC special called The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking, with the Duchess of Cornwall announcing the winner.

It’s the latest in a line of dishes created for milestones in the monarch’s 70-year reign.

In 1953, two senior chefs from the Cordon Bleu cooking school in London created Coronation Chicken, the famous chicken curry salad, to celebrate his arrival at the crown.

This year’s winning dessert was created by amateur baker and writer Jemma Melvin, who beat 5,000 entries with her lemon trifle and Swiss rolled amaretti in the national competition.

The recipe on the BBC site includes layers of lemon cream and custard, St Clement jelly, tangerine coulis and amaretti biscuits.

Ms Melvin said the dessert was inspired by the lemon posset served at the Queen’s 1947 wedding to Prince Philip.

The Queen, 96, is set to become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne, next month.

Celebrations will include street parties and other public events as well as the annual Trooping the Color Parade.

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