Now you may already know, that our beloved sovereign – HM Queen Elizabeth II - is a "chocoholic" of the incredibly ardent and incurable kind. And so is Miss Windsor's beloved grandmother Josie who just so happens to share the same birth year of 1926 with Her Majesty.
So, with this in mind, and with a twist of zingy orange, I recreated the frightfully fabulous Chocolate Cream Roll to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday of Trooping the Colour - this year it takes place on Saturday the 13th June 2020.
Miss Windsor shall serve her queenly recreation to an assemblage of guests at her terribly splendacious afternoon tea party, in other words, a jolly good “royal knees-up”!
Now for those who have a keen interest in food history, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that I discovered this recipe in my 1935 edition of the Radiation Cookery book – a cherished gift from my gentleman friend, Sir Brian of Church Street Market, London.
Darlings, in the spirit of Her Majesty’s official birthday, Miss Windsor’s Chocolate Orange Cream Roll is most certainly the perfect sweet treat to "tickle one’s fancy", so to speak! So, one must indulge oneself with slice or two of this incredibly light, temptingly tangy, devilishly moist, rich, and chocolatey, sumptuous delight! Slathered with a luxurious layer of orange buttercream.
Oh, and this decadent choco-orange beauty is best enjoyed with a cup or two of your favourite Rosie Lee - now, for those who aren't privy to a verse or two of "cockney rhyming slang", Rosie Lee is indeed a cup of tea! Of course, tea is the most appropriate liquid refreshment that must be quaffed from a bone china cup and saucer, whilst one enjoys the royal delights of an afternoon tea pageantry of goodies.
However, if you fancy something a little bit stronger, Miss Windsor permits you to a sip or two of the Queen’s favourite tipple of Gin and Dubonnet – to be supped from a crystal glass tumbler, of course!
Darlings, now before you toddle off to your kitchen, I’m proud to announce that this exquisite sweet treat fit for a Queen has been awarded Miss Windsor’s Royal Stamp of Approval – bravo!
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MISS WINDSOR
Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 6 mins
Serves: 8 delightful guests
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