Long live the Queen and long live this royally delicious creation from Cotswolds manor house hotel, Ellenborough Park!
The executive head chef at the 15th century castle-like property, David Kelman created this unimaginably rich (pun intended) treat in honor of Her Majesty's golden year of jubilees and 90th birthdays that is fit for a queen. He should know having cooked personally for her in the past.
For a cool £400 or around $600 'The Queen of Puds' must be ordered in advance and only on weekends before devouring the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. Starting with a French Valrhona chocolate sponge base, then layered with wild strawberry jam and Madagascan vanilla custard the crown jewel is a topping of champagne sorbet, gull's egg meringue and of course 24 carat gold leaf and edible diamonds. Served with a bottle of 2004 Dom Perignon Champagne. The pudding itself is an achievement in culinary art in honor of the achievements of the UK's longest serving monarch.
Former home of King George II, Ellenborough Park provides a regal retreat like no other and if you are what you eat you will leave feeling nothing less than noble and resplendent.