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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

If you’re a follower of the royal family, you already know that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration is in full swing. To commemorate her 70 years on the throne we have a brand new dessert, chosen from 5000 entries to join the pantheon of royal-inspired foods that also brought us Victoria sponge and coronation chicken.

Although I don’t envy the person who had to take 5000 bites of dessert without descending into a sugar coma, I’ve been excited for this moment. It’s the result of a contest held by Fortnum and Mason – the royal grocer – to create a dish with a memorable story and delicious t...