Friday, April 29, 2011
Prince William's Grooms Cake
Did anyone else forfeit a night's sleep to watch Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding? Yes?No?
I was intrigued about his choice of Grooms cake the minute I read about it:
In March of 2011, it was announced that Prince William of Wales had chosen a groom's cake for his wedding reception, made from 17,000 McVitie's Rich Tea biscuits and 17kg of chocolate.
My Blood Hound instincts kicked into gear and I tracked down the recipe then the McVitie's, which proved more difficult than the recipe. I had forgotten about a little British tea shop that carries a small selection of British food. "Yes, luv, I just received a shipment of McVitie's." There's nothing in the world like a cheery British accent to brighten a day.
To say this is a snap to make is no exaggeration. The only change I made was tempering the egg with the melted chocolate then pouring the egg into the chocolate. I also did not have a six inch spring form pan but remembered one of the HCB'ers lined a cakepan with parchment for cheesecake. Whichever one of you that was, it's a great tip. The recipe said to drizzle white chocolate over the top but as you can see, I melted an entire Lindt white chocolate Easter Bunny and drenched the cake.
Verdict? Everyone loved this thing. I mean loved it big time. It's dense and rich, no doubt about it. I used Lindt 70% dark chocolate. My feeling is whatever chocolate is one's favorite, that is what should be used. I am wondering if Rose has a recipe for a Rich Tea Biscuit lying about. I can only imagine what it would be like with homemade cookies, err biscuits.