Some of these dishes are incredibly easy to prepare, while others will require your culinary prowess and patience.
Prince Charles Baked Egg with Cheese
Prince Charles prefers organic food and also loves animal products. According to rumors, at least one boiled egg is always an integral part of his breakfast. He recently shared a special recipe on his official Instagram account, which he co-released with British Cheese Weekender, a free online festival supporting British cheese producers during this challenging time. “Perhaps delicious food is something that always brings us comfort,” says Prince Charles. "It is therefore alarming to realize that this crisis could destroy the joy of life like British cheese." Of course, the residents of Russia can hardly support the United Kingdom Cheese Association. Still, trying to make the Queen's Son's Baked Cheese Egg is possible - just use an affordable British dairy alternative.
- Egg - 1 piece
- Spinach - 100 g
- Cherry tomato (or sun-dried tomato) - 1 pc
- Soft cheese (Tunworth, Golden Cenarth or other) - 35 g
- Cream - 80 ml
- Grated hard cheese (e.g. Old Winchester) - 15 g
- Fresh basil leaves
- Sausages (optional)
- Salt, pepper (to taste)
Grease a small baking sheet with oil, and line the edges with a small empty circle in the center. Cut the tomato into quarters and place on top of the spinach.
Place the soft cheese on top of the spinach and tomatoes. Add basil, cold meats, salt and pepper.
Crack the egg and pour in the center. Add cream on top of it and sprinkle with hard cheese. Try not to spread the yolk.
Place the baking sheet in an oven preheated to 180C for 8-10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
Elizabeth II: chocolate muffins
In April, in honor of the birthday of Elizabeth II, the royal pastry chefs shared how to make the chocolate cupcakes that Her Majesty loves. Of course, it will take good culinary skills and patience to repeat the small masterpieces of professionals, but the result will certainly pleasantly surprise you.
Ingredients for biscuits (15 pieces):
- Vinegar - 15 g
- Milk - 300 ml
- Vegetable oil - 15 ml
- Butter (melted and chilled) - 60 g
- Egg - 2 pieces
- Vanilla essence - 5 ml
- Flour - 250 g
- Cocoa powder - 75 g
- Powdered sugar - 300 g
- Soda - 10 g
- White chocolate - 100 g
Ingredients for creamy topping:
- Dark chocolate (high in cocoa) - 90 g
- Butter - 100 g
- Powdered sugar - 125 g
- Food colors (optional)
Preheat oven to 150 C.
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Add vanilla, ghee, milk, and vinegar.
Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture in small portions. Bring to a homogeneous mass (no lumps).
Add white chocolate, after breaking it into small pieces (you can also use “chocolate chips for baking”). Stir the dough.
Place the muffin tins on the baking sheet. Fill each mold with dough. Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes (until golden brown). Cool in a cool place.
To make a topping, combine butter and icing sugar. Then add the melted dark chocolate and mix thoroughly. You can also add food coloring to add the desired color to the topping.
Cover the muffins with topping.
Kate Middleton: Zucchini Chutney
Taking a vacation with your spouse's parents for the first time is a huge stress. Especially when your mother-in-law is the Queen herself. But Kate Middleton was not taken aback and decided to prepare a special dish for her first Christmas in the royal family. It was a zucchini chutney (a type of Indian spicy dish that is served in small bowls in small bowls). Insiders reported that Duchess Kate's new relatives were delighted with her culinary skills. Subsequently, the recipe, which was used by the wife of Prince William, was published in the book Celebration, written by her sister.
- Zucchini (peeled and seeded; cut into small pieces) - 1.8 kg
- Medium onions (peeled and chopped) - 4 pieces
- Apples (peeled, cut into small pieces) - 3 pcs
- Raisins or white raisins - 225 g
- Dates (chopped) - 225 g
- Malt Vinegar - 600 ml
- Soft brown sugar - 900 g
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Ground ginger - 2 tablespoons
- Eastern spice mix - 2 tablespoons
Place the sliced courgettes, onions, and apples in a large saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and heat over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1-2 hours. You should have a thick mixture.
Remove from heat and cool. Divide the mixture into sterilized jars, leaving approximately 1 cm of empty space between the mixture and the lid.
Canned chutneys can be refrigerated for up to 12 months. However, the shelf life of opened cans is less - 1 month.
Prince Philip: Mushroom Snack
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Princess Anne preparing a … Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Balmoral, 1972
The biggest gourmet in the British royal family is the Queen's consort. Prince Philip loves to cook a variety of meals for his wife and children in the Buckingham Palace kitchen, and when they go on a trip, he always makes sure the footmen don't forget to pack his personal electric frying pan. “Breakfasts are his signature dishes,” says Charles Oliver in Dinner at Buckingham Palace. “The Prince also knows how to quickly prepare snacks for dinner, which he and the Queen often enjoy after sending servants to bed. These are dishes such as scrambled eggs and smoked haddock; mushrooms fried in oil with bacon; Scotch woodcock (omelet with anchovies and mushrooms on toast)”.
In Sandringham kitchen, Prince Philip feels like a master at all. Royal chef Darren McGrady remembered one incident when he was about to start preparing a lamb dish for dinner, when the husband of Elizabeth II suddenly entered. “He took matters into his own hands and headed for the grill,” said the chef. - He cooked for me that night! He gave me instructions, sent me out on the street, and he himself did my work. " During his summer vacation at Balmoral, Prince Philip also runs the royal kitchen. According to McGrady, the Queen's husband "usually grills three, four or even five times a week." We will tell you how to cook a mushroom appetizer according to the author's recipe of Prince Philip.
- Mushrooms - 0.5 kg
- Flour - 30 g
- Oil - 60 g
- Cream - 2 tablespoons
- Croutons, salt and pepper (to taste)
Wash and dry the mushrooms. Chop them, place in a skillet and simmer in oil for 5 minutes.
Add flour, stir and simmer for about 2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, add warm (not hot) milk and simmer for another 3 minutes. Then add the cream.
Serve with toasted bread croutons.
Princes Harry and William: Crispy Chicken and Pasta with Cheese Sauce
Like many other kids, William and Harry didn't like greens when they were young. According to royal chef Darren McGrady, their nanny put broccoli on their plates and did her best to trick them into "eating greens." “For example, boys had to eat broccoli if they wanted to eat chicken,” McGrady recalls. He adds that young princes have always had an excellent appetite, and he often had to prepare homemade pies, fried chicken and hearty side dishes for them. Now Darren runs his own YouTube channel, where he talks about the dishes that Princes William and Harry loved as children.
Subscribers especially appreciated the recipe for crispy chicken with a side dish of pasta and cheese sauce. It is light enough that it is not difficult to prepare this dish at home.
“All you need to make the perfect fried chicken is chicken thighs that need to be seasoned with salt,” says the chef in the video. He then puts the chicken in the oven for one hour and demonstrates how to make macaroni and cheese.
According to him, the young princes were especially fond of medium-sized pasta cones. They need to be boiled al dente so they don't get too soft by the time you add the cheese sauce.
Leave them to cool and start making the sauce. According to McGrady, the secret is to use three types of cheese that mix together to create the perfect flavor combination - equal proportions of cheddar, parmesan and mozzarella. To start, combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, melted butter and cream in a saucepan. Keep on fire, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Then add a pinch of salt, cheddar and parmesan.
“Let the sauce simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes for the starch granules to open,” McGrady explains. "And then I take the pasta horns that I made a little earlier and just put them in the sauce." Only then add the mozzarella.
Then the pasta in cheese sauce must be transferred to a baking sheet and sent to the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Photo: Getty Images, Instagram, video footage
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