How to enter the Queen’s Platinum Pudding Competition

If you’ve wanted to impress the Queen of England with your cooking skills, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that!

We’re all well aware that 2022 is going to be a very special year for the longest-reigning monarch of the country. On 6 February, she will be marking 70 glorious years on the throne—making her the first ever ruler to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee!

Exciting events

To commemorate the astonishing feat, the Buckingham Palace has lined up all sorts of fun festivities that the public can enjoy, including a 4-day bank holiday from 2 to 5 June.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the Platinum Pudding Competition and it’s open to every pudding enthusiast in the country. What’s more? The winning pudding is going to be tested and tasted by the monarch herself as it will be part of her celebrations. Fortnum and Mason, who is hosting the initiative, wrote on their website:

The winning pudding will be an important part of the celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as Monarch. And the creator of the winning pudding will be invited to be at the centre of the celebrations.

How to enter the competition?

To enter the competition, you’ll first need to head on over to the Fortnum and Mason website. They’ll ask you to provide your name, email address, and phone number. Then, you’ll have to input the full recipe of your dish, along with a photo, and lastly give them the answer to this special question: why do you think this dish is fit for The Queen?

The final date for entry is 4 February so make sure to submit your application before that. There will be three rounds of judging before the final round will take place in the week commencing on 14 March with the top five finalists.

While appearing on ITV's This Morning, royal biographer Gyles Brandreth gave everyone a little tip as to what kind of pudding the Queenwould probably fancy the most. He said, as quoted by Mail Online:

I’ll tell you what she likes - simple. She likes unfussy. This is the Platinum Pudding - the idea is to create a dessert, there are lunches that are going to be happening all over the land, serving a classic pudding that's going to live as long as the Victoria sponge - very simple - has lived.
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