Jemma Melvin’s Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle have been crowned a fitting pudding for our Queen to celebrate her 70th reign. The Duchess of Cornwall announces the creation of Jemma as a baking star
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It is the pudding that will represent the Queen’s Platinum Year, a dish set aside to accompany the crowning chicken and Victoria sponge as an iconic part of British history.
Jemma Melvin’s Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle have been crowned with matching puddings for our Queen to celebrate her unprecedented 70th reign.
The Duchess of Cornwall announced Jemma’s creation as baking star on BBC One’s The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking.
The show follows Fortum & Mason’s contest to find an original and celebratory cream cake, tart or pudding that is fitting for the Queen and worthy to mark her Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Jemma, a 31-year-old copywriter from Southport, Merseyside, was one of five amateur bakers who made it to the final.
Fortnum & Mason executive pastry chef, Roger Pizey, was tasked with shorting 5,000 entries to find the five finalist puddings in last night’s finale.
He praised Jemma’s “special” entry, adding: “I really think we’ll have no doubt we’ll be making Jemma junk for at least the next 50 to 100 years at least for the next 50 to 100 years. .”
Both of Jemma’s grandmothers were inspirations for this dish – one taught her to bake at the age of 6, and the other’s signature dish is junk food. The lemon flavor is based on the lemon pudding served at the Queen’s wedding in 1947.
The pudding consists of lemon curd, Swiss roll on the bottom, St Clement’s jelly, lemon custard, amaretti cookies, mandarin coulis, whipped cream, candy shells, chocolate crumbs and crushed amaretti cookies on top.
After being announced as the winner, Jemma said, “I’m so happy, I’m so happy. The thought of people redoing my pudding, especially around the Jubilee, is just a complete joy. ”
The intricate seven-layer confection wowed all the judges, including TV chef Dame Mary Berry and MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti.
Mary said: “It was absolutely wonderful; I think England will be delighted and so will the Queen. “
Monica added: “I love lemons, and sometimes people hold back, and they’re scared to put that lemon in, and when you’re eating it, you’re thinking, ‘oh, it couldn’t get any better. ‘ Then I got the creamed amaretti cookies, and they were chewy, and I’m so happy right now. “
Jemma is sharing her sweet success with her grandmother.
She explains: “My grandmother is with us, but sadly my nan is not; both are extremely important to me. My grandmother taught me how to bake, but my nan’s signature dish is a snack.
“A wonderful, poised woman, just like our Queen, she used to make a great snack, but hers was laced with sherry and garnished with kiwi fruit and chocolate chips. , but this ornament is enhanced and befitting of the Queen herself.
“I found out that the Queen had lemons at her wedding, so I decided the pudding should be lemon-based. My grandma and my nan, they love lemons too, so it’s all just in place. ”
Other finalists were Susan Gardner’s Four Nations Pudding, Shabnam Russo’s Rose Falooda Cake, Kathryn Maclennan’s Frangipane Passionfruit and Sam Smith’s Jubilee Bundt Cake.
Fortnum’s will support The Big Jubilee Lunch as the whole country comes together to celebrate the Jubilee weekend, giving the winning Platinum Pudding recipe to the whole country for all to enjoy on the anniversary weekend. and more.
This recipe will be made available online on the BBC Good Food website, the Fortnum & Mason website and the Big New Year’s Lunch website.
All profits from the sale of this product at Fortnum & Mason will be donated to two UK charities: Centrepoint (registered charity number 292411) and The Big Jubilee Lunch, part of The Eden Project.
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