Do you enjoy making creative sweet treats for your family and friends? Could you conjure up a pudding fit for the Queen?
Fortnum & Mason, the iconic retail emporium based in Piccadilly, London, has launched a nationwide competition to find a pudding to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen in this, her Platinum Jubilee year.
The winning pudding will be an important part of the celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as Monarch and the creator of the winning pudding will be invited to be at the centre of the celebrations.
Applications are welcomed from UK residents aged 8 and over, and the recipes will be judged by an expert panel including Dame Mary Berry, Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace Head Chef Mark Flanaghan.
Councillor Garry Perry, Deputy Leader for Resilient Communities said:
“Whether you take this incredibly seriously — and I think we will have some determined Walsall contenders — or are happy to just take part, I think the main thing is to have fun and remember the moment and how you shared it with your loved ones.
“Hopefully there will be some local culinary triumphs, but even if there are blue soup type moments which Bridget Jones would empathise with, those too are memories to look back on fondly in years to come.
“Please do try to resist the urge to include local delicacies like black pudding and scratchings in your creations. I’m no baker but worry they’d contribute to a soggy bottom and that would never get past Dame Mary’s eagle eyes.”
Get cooking and your creation could be a joyful and delicious part of the first ever Platinum Jubilee. You have until 4 February to submit your entries.