Dish of the Month / La recette du mois

Dish of the Month A Royal Wedding Cake – The Couple’s Choice Lemon and Elderflower cake with fresh flowers For 15-20 people                                                                    Preparation and cooking time: 1h30-2h Ingredients For the Cake: 200g self-raising flour, sifted; 1 tsp baking powder; 200g softened unsalted butter; 200g caster sugar; 2 tbsp elderflower cordial; zest of 2 lemons; 4 medium eggs. Buttercream: 200g softened unsalted butter; 200g sifted icing sugar; 3-4 tsp lemon curd; 3 tbsp elderflower cordial; edible flowers. Drizzle: Juice of 1 lemon, strained; 30ml water; 2 tbsp elderflower cordial; 70g caster…

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Back in the Day / Autrefois

Until this century it was impossible for UK Royal Family members to marry a Roman Catholic or a divorcee (whose former spouse was still living) and remain in the line of succession to the throne. In 2002 the Church of England, official religion of the UK of which the Queen is head, revised its policy on divorce; and the Succession of the Crown Act in 2013 ended male primogeniture and relaxed the rules on marrying Roman Catholics. Jusqu’au début de ce siècle, les membres de la famille royale britannique ne…

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