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This is the Platinum Pudding 2022 Copyright: BBC
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This is the Platinum Pudding 2022

Remember the platinum pudding competition launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the 70th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom a few months ago? Amazingly there were more than 5,000 entries by people in the age of 8 to 108, and I can imagine […]

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Royal News April 2022 Copyright: Kongehuset/Hasse Nielsen
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Royal News April 2022

Last modified: 3 May 2022 1 April In an interview with the NPO-Radio program FunX Queen Máxima of the Netherlands remembered growing up in a country with huge inflation. That’s why she studied economics and learned that “handling money well is an important part of a better life”. As a parent one should be strict […]

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The platinum pudding competition
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The platinum pudding competition

On 10 January the platinum pudding competition was launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch. Open to all UK residents aged 8 and over (not connected with the competition, no qualified professionals), they were looking for a dessert dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, who on 6 February will be […]

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No King’s Day without a tompouce
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No King’s Day without a tompouce

At least that is what most Dutch people say. As also this King’s Day will mainly be a digital one, most people will sit at home and enjoy a tompouce I guess. Personally I could do without it. I love nearly all cakes, but tompouce or choux pastry (profiteroles or big versions with lots and […]

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Royal recipes (2)
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Royal recipes (2)

Royal cooking is a welcome subject for many people. There are several cookbooks with royal recipes, and even some royals wrote one themselves, or cooperated. Many royals love to cook themselves. Adriansen, Inge, Britta Andersen, Marie Aaberg Andersen, Bodil Møller Knudsen (ed.): Fyrstelige Måltider (Princely Meals) (Gammel Estrup, 2018) Ali, Meera and Karam Puri: Dining […]

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Royal News November 2020 Copyright: Keld Navntoft, The Royal House, 2020
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Royal News November 2020

Last modified: 12 December 2020 1 November The desktop calendar for November 2020 of the royal family of Bhutan shows a lovely picture of Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and his little brother Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The two sons of the King and Queen of the country were photographed at the Dechencholing Palace in commemoration of […]

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Me and Máximas alfajores
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Me and Máximas alfajores

Baking cookies thus far wasn’t a huge success, but after seeing the recipe of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – or rather her mother Maria del Carmen Cerruti – for Argentinian alfajores, I gave it another try. Being warned by others I only used half of all ingredients. Máxima and her family clearly needed a […]

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