Written by Darren McGrady in 2007, he was a Chef to the Royal Family during the Diana years, starting shortly after her marriage to Prince Charles, and served as her personal chef until her untimely death.
This simple chocolate biscuit cake served as Prince William’s Groom’s Cake for his wedding to Kate in 2011. You can easily make it to celebrate Harry’s wedding to Meghan on May 19.
As you can see there is no flour or leavening, so think chocolate covered tea biscuits shaped into a cake if you eat is right away. Leave it for a few days and the cookies soften to give it more of a lovely cake texture. The recipe calls for a 6 inch spring form pan so to get the same volume if you want to use a standard 9 or 10 inch spring form pan, you will need to double the recipe. This “cake” will freeze well for your next garden or tea party
Royal Biscuit Cake
Tools of the Trade
Cooks, like other professionals, have their tools and as Mrs. Patmore says “it is a poor workman who blames his tools”. You can make do with the basics, but as you gain confidence and love for cooking, you should start to recognize items to help you cook. Mrs. Patmore didn’t electronic gadgets to cook with so be assured you can make do without the expensive gizmos. This section helps you identify some equipment that I use. If you wish you can order directly from Cooking.com or Amazon, both reputable stores I have used in the past.
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