a a TASTE of Summer: STRAWBERRIES, ELDERFLOWER
CUSTARD AND STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE SORBET
Decorate with edible flowers such as rose petals or elderflowers
, if you like.
The cake, which is being decorated on the outside with a white, elderflower
swiss meringue buttercream, is made of layered lemon sponge, drizzled with an elderflower
syrup to a recipe specially created for the couple.
While speaking with Sky News (via (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/960171/Royal-wedding-2018-date-time-wedding-cake-Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-Queen-Elizabeth) Express ), she said, "I'm a practical person and as soon as I heard that her elderflower
cake was coming, I thought to myself 'a plate, a fork, a napkin, with a traditional wedding cake, nothing extra.' So you've got the plate, the fork and the napkin and the elderflower
cake, a handbag, a glass, the whole thing.
Manager Aneurin Watkins says: "Although Harry and Meghan are breaking with tradition with their elderflower
cake, we are using the more traditional fruit cake because after tests, it tastes far better when fried."
A note on ingredients: I found Belvoir Fruit Farms elderflower
cordial (nonalcoholic), used for brushing the cake layers, at World Market.
INGREDIENTS: 20ml Silent Pool, 120ml sparkling wine, 3ml chamomile tea, a dash of elderflower
cordial, a sugar cube doused with Angostura bitters, lemon peel.
FORGET fruit, chocolate or sponge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed that they will be having an organic lemon and elderflower
cake for their wedding next month, made by top pastry chef Claire Ptak.
WTh bu WILDFLOWER FIZZ The Meteorological summer started on June 1, but folklore says that summer doesn't start until the elderflower
Cool to room temperature, then add 100ml to the elderflower
spritz 4 bottle gift Pack with carry Box (PS12.99, 5.4% abv, 4 x 25cl, amazon.co.uk) is an effervescent blend of sparkling perry, elderflower
and a dash of gin, offering a refreshing alternative to a glass of wine, with hints of pear and floral notes.
Now is prime elderflower
season, and a good excuse to get out into the countryside to collect blossom to make your own cordial or jam.