A wonderful dessert can be prepared at home if you follow the recommendations of a professional.
Royal chef Darren McGrady has unveiled Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite summer dessert. As you know, he worked at court for 11 years, preparing dishes for the Queen of Great Britain and her husband, the late Duke of Edinburgh. Therefore, McGrady can confidently say that he knows all the culinary preferences of Elizabeth II. The chef talked about her favorite dessert on his YouTube channel. Writes about this publication MyLondon.
According to Darren, among other culinary preferences, the queen likes lemon parfait. He described the dish as a citrus dessert, lighter in texture than ice cream. It is served directly from the freezer, where the dish can be stored for three months. Dessert can be prepared in separate portioned cupcake tins.
“Working for the Queen was absolutely incredible. I have one of her favorite desserts that I want to share with you today and that you can make at home. It’s so easy that you make it every summer,” said Darren.
The chef advised to use only the yellow part of the lemon in the dessert, because the white core is bitter, and also to avoid skipping the mixture.
Lemon Meringue Parfait
To make eight servings you will need:
- Sugar sand – 200 g
- Lemons – 6 pcs
- Egg yolk – 6 pcs
- Fatty cream – 0.5 l
- Yellow food coloring – a few drops
- curved meringue
Step by step recipe:
- Wash the lemons, squeeze out the juice and place the grater in a pan with a heavy bottom. Add sugar and cook for 3-4 minutes until syrupy. Leave the pot on low heat to keep the shiro warm.
- Meanwhile, whip the cream to stiff peaks and add a few drops of yellow food coloring. Put them aside.
- Beat the eggs until they double in size. Slowly pour the syrup into the egg mixture. Add cream to it and beat until smooth.
- Fill in the meringues and pour the mixture into a bread or muffin tin if you want to make an a la carte dessert. Send to freeze in the freezer for at least 24 hours. The product can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
- Remove from freezer, put dessert on a plate and serve with soft berries.
Enjoy your meal!
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