Just a quickie before you crack on with this regal recipe! You see, I actually made Miss Windsor's Chocolate Orange Cream Roll last year last year to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II "official" birthday of Trooping the Colour, which took place on the 9th June 2018.
However, just the other day I recreated it again for an afternoon tea soiree. I was so pleased with the result that I couldn't wait to showcase my new photo's of this chocolate orange masterpiece on my website - so purely for your delectation, here they are!
Darlings, here's what I wrote last year:
I say, my royal counterparts are really putting on a jolly good show this year – Bravo!
Not only were we treated to a beautiful wedding as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - How spiffing! Then on Saturday 2nd June, we joined the gaiety as HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 65 glorious years on the throne – well done your grace.
So, following such merriment we now prepare for our next royal "knees-up" – the Queen’s official birthday of Trooping the Colour which takes place on 9th of June 2018.
Darlings, now you may or may not know, that our beloved sovereign is a "chocoholic" of the incredibly ardent and incurable kind! So, with this in mind, and with a bit of an orange twist, I recreated the frightfully fabulous Chocolate Cream Roll, which I discovered in my 1935 edition of the Radiation Cookery book.
Of course, for Her Majesty’s official birthday Miss Windsor wished to ‘"tickle one’s fancy" - Oh, I say! with a slice or two of this incredibly light, temptingly tangy, devilishly moist, rich and chocolatey, sumptuous delight! Slathered with a luxurious layer of orange buttercream - I say, Miss Windsor has certainly whipped up an exquisite sweet offering fit for a QUEEN!
Oh, and this decadent choco-orange beauty is best enjoyed with a cup 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!
Now darlings, once you’ve laid your your afternoon tea table with all your finery, one may treat oneself to a pre-party drinkie! May I suggest, the Queen’s favourite tipple of gin and Dubonnet? - to be supped from a crystal glass tumbler, of course!
Oh dearie me, now I must admit I'm not really in the mood for an alcoholic beverage as my thirst yearns for a good old-fashioned cup of Rosie Lee and a slice of cake. And luckily for moi, one has plenty of Miss Windsor's Chocolate Orange Cream Roll leftover from one's royal afternoon tea pageantry - so a chunk or two will certainly do the trick!
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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