To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Queen has asked Britons to invent a new pudding.
THE QUEEN has launched a nationwide dessert competition to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee.
The Queen, who is 95 years old, will celebrate her Platinium Jubilee in 2022, marking 70 years as the Head of State.
Her Majesty will be the first British monarch to attend the historic event.
The year-long celebrations for her historic reign will include an extended bank holiday from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.
The British public will be treated to a number of “events and community activities” over the next few days.
The “Big Lunch,” Britain’s Jubilee street party, will be one of them, and it will be presided over by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Today, January 10, a new competition has been launched to find an “innovative” dish to honor the Queen’s long service.
The contest winner’s recipe will be featured at the June Big Jubilee Lunches.
Buckingham Palace and Fortnum and Mason, a high-end department store, are working together on the search.
Anyone aged eight and up who lives in the UK can enter the competition to create a new pudding fit for royalty.
A panel of professional chefs, award-winning home bakers, authors, historians, and patissiers will judge the dish, which must be able to be enjoyed by everyone.
Dame Mary Berry, a food writer and television presenter, Monica Galetti, a presenter and judge on Masterchef: The Professionals, and Mark Flanagan, the Head Chef of Buckingham Palace, are among the judges.
British residents have until February 4 to submit their entries, and the first round of judging will begin on February 7 with Fortnum and Mason narrowing down the offerings.
In the second round of judging, each judge receives 30-50 entries and nominates their top three.
The panel will then choose their top five favorite dishes from this list.
These five finalists will be invited to the Fortnum’s store in Picadilly, London, to prepare their dishes for the judges before a winner is chosen as the Platinum Pudding’s creator.
The winner’s recipe will be made public so that communities can make the pudding for the estimated 200,000 Big Jubilee Lunch street parties that will take place over the June bank holiday.
“A good pudding should be joyful,” according to the Fortnum and Mason website.
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