I, for one, love a wedding. The gowns, the flowers, the love, the food. Especially the food. I made sure my wedding featured a buffet, as the first thing guests complain about is teeny portions, or worse… a cocktail reception. Turns out I wasn’t really hungry and hardly ate a thing, but people still rave about the food almost four years later – I must have done something right!
I can barely even begin to imagine how amazing the food will be at the royal wedding tonight of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. I’m almost more interested about that than I am in the dress… almost.I was even so excited about the royal engagement, I made Eton Mess a little while ago. It was worth every sinful, cream-covered bite.
After a bit of digging around, I found out what Prince William’s favourite dessert was, and figured I’d see if I could replicate what was once created in princess Diana’s Royal kitchen by royal chef Darren McGrady.
Mr McGrady’s website says that in 1993 he moved to Kensington Palace as their private chef, and for the four years until Diana’s death, he took control of the family’s day-to-day menus and the preparation and catering of private and official lunch and dinner parties.
One firm favourite was this banana flan. Crumbly shortcrust base, sweet pastry cream and bananas topped with melted apricot jam.
|You think YOU could resist? I couldn’t…|
Mr McGrady also (very generously, I thought) provided the recipe for the oficial wedding cake Prince William has chosen to go along with the traditional fruit cake – Chocolate Biscuit Cake.
I am totally going to be having my own royal tea party to mark the occasion… what will you be doing?
Banana Flan recipe here