The late Prince Philip was a real foodie – he loved trying all sorts of adventurous dishes and was referred to as ‘master of the barbecue’ by the royal family.
You’d expect the late royal to favour fine-dining type desserts, but in fact, the Queen’s husband preferred a simple-yet-flavoursome pudding which came with a sentimental twist – his own fruit was used for the dish!
Former Palace Chef Darren McGrady explains: “He attended a banquet in Iceland and he loved this dish so much he asked for the recipe and then when he got it he sent it down to the kitchen.
“He was so excited that he’d got this recipe for the royal chefs to prepare. He used to request it for a lot of his dinner parties. It’s basically just jam and cream mixed together in a pancake, but it’s simple, it’s plain, he really enjoyed it.”
The recipe is below. You can also watch Darren prepare the dish on YouTube and share fun anecdotes about the Prince, like mistaking him for the gardener.
Prince Philip's Favorite Icelandic Pancakes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla optional
- 4 tbsp. margarine melted
- 2-3 cups milk
- 1/4 cup jam for serving
- 1/4 cup whipped cream for serving
- Put all ingredients in a bowl
- Add eggs, milk and vanilla and mix together with a hand (manual) beater.
- Pour melted margarine and stir thoroughly.
- Smear your pan sparingly with margarine (using e.g. a paper towel) before baking first pancake and place on medium heat.
- Make a stack of pancakes and let cool.
- When reasonably cold, spread sugar and roll pankes or spread jam thinly, cover with whipped cream and fold over twice.