even though the Queen Isabel IImonarch of England, he had a very healthy and light diet, he had a dessert he couldn’t resist: the chocolate cake and cookies. Yes, Grandma’s standard chocolate and cookie cake.
Darren McGrady, who was his personal chef at Buckingham Palace, said a few years ago that the queen was an ardent lover of dark chocolateas well as Rich Tea Biscuits.
So much so that when he went on a trip, the chef was taking a chocolate cake and cookies with him in case the queen ever wanted a piece.
The original recipe for Elizabeth II
There are many recipes for cookie dough, but we have the original recipewhat Queen Elizabeth II drank in her palace and which she liked to accompany the traditional 5 o’clock tea.
Darren McGrady shared on his website the recipe for Elizabeth II’s favorite chocolate cake, it is a recipe for 10 people and it turns out very easy to do. It doesn’t even need to be baked in the oven, but you should wait for it to cool. Here we give it to you with measurements in Spanish (grams instead of ounces).
Chocolate Cake and Biscuits Recipe (for Queen Elizabeth II)
for 10 people
- 120 grams of dark chocolate
- 120 grams of butter
- 1 egg
- 240 grams of Rich Tea biscuits
- 1/2 teaspoon butter for the mold
- 270 grams of dark chocolate fudge (70%)
Step by step
Chop the cookies
Crush them with your hands until they are the size of an almond. If you don’t have Rich Tea Cookies, you can use traditional Maria Cookies.
Grease the form
Grease a springform pan with butter or cover the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
Melt the cake chocolate
You can do it in a bain-marie or in the microwave, in 10-second intervals so it doesn’t burn.
Beat the butter with the sugar
Put the butter, cut into pieces and at room temperature, into a bowl. Add the sugar and beat with an electric mixer until incorporated.
Add the melted chocolate
Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl with the butter and sugar and beat again with the electric beaters.
Pour the mixture over the cookies
Pour the chocolate mixture over the chopped cookies and mix well so that they are completely covered with chocolate.
Wrap and let cool
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down well so there are no gaps. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Unmould and cover the cake
Take the cake out of the fridge, unmold it carefully and cover it with 240 grams of chocolate from the melted couverture in the microwave. Spread it with a spatula so that it covers the entire surface and sides of the cake. Refrigerate until the chocolate sets.
decorate the cake
Melt the remaining 30 grams of chocolate, put it in a pastry bag with a small nozzle and draw watermarks on the cake. Serves.
But as we said, there are thousands of versions of this delicious dessert. For example, on the YouTube channel “MJ’s Recipes”you will find a delicious with it video, step by step, to prepare it. Do not lose it!