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Recipe inspired by Queen’s wedding dessert wins Platinum Pudding contest

Recipe inspired by Queen's wedding dessert wins Platinum Pudding contest

Her winning dish was announced by the Duchess of Cornwall in the BBC’s The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking.

The Duchess, patroness of The Big Jubilee Lunch, hugged Jemma and told her: “Congratulations.”

She had previously told Masterchef judges Dame Mary and Monica Galetti that their presence in the kitchen must have been “extremely unpleasant” for the amateur bakers as they tried to make their best versions with the help of Roger Pizey, Fortnum & Mason’s executive pastry chef. .

About her win, Ms. Melvin said she couldn’t wait to tell her grandmother, adding, “The thought of people remaking my pudding, especially around the anniversary, is just such a joy.”

The trifle is made up of layers, starting with a lemon curd on the bottom, followed by St Clement’s jelly, lemon custard, amaretti biscuits, mandarin coulis, fresh whipped cream, candied zest, chocolate chips and crushed amaretti biscuits on top.

Dame Mary, chairman of the jury, said: “It’s absolutely wonderful, I think Britain will be so happy and so will the Queen.”

Mr Pizey added: “I really think we’ll be making Jemma’s trifle for the next 50 to 100 years without a doubt.”

The competition attracted 5,000 entries, from bakers “aged eight to 108”. A shortlist of 50 was judged on the recipes written, before finally five were selected to create their real-life dishes.