The Duchess of Cornwall joins Mary Berry to unveil the award-winning pudding

The Duchess of Cornwall has joined Dame Mary Berry to announce the winning recipe in the competition to create a platinum pudding dedicated to the Queen.

The competition, a collaboration between royal grocers Fortnum & Mason and the Big Jubilee Lunch, is part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s 70th jubilee.

The results will be revealed during an hour-long BBC One programme, The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking, which will air on 12 May at 8pm and will depict Fortnum & Mason’s competition to create “an original and celebratory cake, to find a cake or a pudding”. for the queen”.

The effort to celebrate the monarch’s jubilee with a new signature dessert follows a long tradition of inventive baking in honor of royal celebrations, from the coronation chicken for the Queen’s coronation to the Victoria sponge named after Queen Victoria.


Dame Mary Berry helps judge shortlisted puddings (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

In the nationwide competition, Fortnum & Mason, in partnership with the Big Lunch charity, which is an official partner of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, challenged people to create an iconic dish that’s not only delicious, but also “made in the home kitchen.” may have history and the potential to stand the test of time and become Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Pudding”.

Nearly 5,000 entries from across the country were reduced to a final shortlist of 50 after only the recipe was blind judged and selected by Fortnum & Mason’s Executive Chef Roger Pizey and Executive Chef Sydney Aldridge and his team.

Alridge and Pizey, along with Buckingham Palace chef Mark Flanagan, then selected five final entries which will be revealed on the BBC One show, where the bakers prepare their recipes before presenting them to the judges.


The Duchess of Cornwall will announce the winning pudding (Frank Augstein/PA)

Dame Mary, 87, will be joined on the judging panel by other award-winning home bakers and professional chefs, as well as authors, historians and pastry chefs.

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The judging panel includes MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti, food writer Jane Dunn, baker and pastry chef Matt Adlard, and Belgian author and culinary historian Regula Ysewijn.

Dame Mary introduces the Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Big Jubilee Lunch, as a special guest to announce the competition winner in the programme.

The winning recipe will be available online on the BBC’s Good Food website, as well as on the Fortnum & Mason’s and Big Jubilee Lunch websites.

The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking was produced by Sidney Street Productions and aired on BBC One on May 12 at 8pm. The Duchess of Cornwall joins Mary Berry to unveil the award-winning pudding

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