In Iceland, Prince Philip fell in love with dessert, which he now serves frequently at royal dinner gatherings.
According to a rediscovered film, Prince Philip “fell in love” with a dessert in Iceland that was thereafter frequently served at royal dinner parties.
In April, two months before his 100th birthday, the Queen’s husband died at Windsor Castle, aged 99. The longest-serving royal consort of the United Kingdom was a noted adventurer and sportsman. He served in the Royal Navy and later founded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which he named after himself. Philip, on the other hand, was known to favor less taxing activities like gardening and cooking.
In April, Philip’s grandson, Prince Harry, paid tribute to him, calling him the “master of the grill.”
Chef Darren McGrady was another person who recalls the late Duke’s culinary interests warmly.
For 15 years, the 59-year-old served as personal chef to the Queen, Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and princes William and Harry.
He has also cooked for US Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and is now headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Mr McGrady said that the late King had a sweet appetite in an unearthed video taped the week after his death.
The chef explained Philip’s favorite pudding in the film, which has since been viewed over 500,000 times.
Crepes Islandaise is a simple dish made up of very thin pancakes filled with jam and cream.
Philip first had the many crepes during a feast in Iceland, and he was so taken with the pudding that he demanded the recipe.
“He attended a banquet in Iceland and he loved this dish so much that he asked for the recipe and then sent it down to the kitchens,” McGrady explained.
“He was overjoyed that he’d been given this recipe to prepare for the royal chefs.
“For a lot of his dinner parties, he used to request it.
“It’s really just jam and cream combined together within a pancake, but it’s simple, plain, and he liked it a lot.”
Mr. McGrady also demonstrated how to prepare crepes in a video.
In his recipe, the chef added plum jam, which he said was a favorite of Philip’s when he used to gather the fruit at Balmoral.
“He had these plums that grew at Balmoral that were simply fantastic,” McGrady recalled.
“You’d often see him in the garden simply standing there plucking these,” says Brinkwire.