Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011 for a KING

For the reception Prince William requested an alternative treat to the traditional Wedding cake – a McVities chocolate biscuit cake which was one of his favourites as a young boy. 

The couple asked McVitie's Cake Company to create a chocolate biscuit cake for the reception at Buckingham Palace (pictured above).

The chocolate biscuit cake is made from a Royal Family recipe.  Below is a version of this scruptiously decadant looking cake!  ....YYYYUuuuummm!

The Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

You’ll need:
  • 400g milk chocolate
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 275g golden syrup
  • 275g digestive biscuits
  • some good quality salt, such as fleur de sel, to sprinkle on top (optional)
You’ll also need:
  • A large heatproof bowl for melting the chocolate mixture plus some kind of baking tray or dish to hold the chocolate biscuit mixture while it sets. I used a 28cm x 18cm x 3cm baking tin, which was just about big enough to hold this amount.
The Steps:
  • Line your dish or tray with greaseproof or parchment paper.
  • Break each digestive biscuit into 3 or 4 pieces.
  • Break all of the chocolate into very small pieces or chop finely.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces.
  • Place your heatproof bowl over a pot of hot (but not simmering) water and over a very low heat. Add the golden syrup and butter.
  • Once the butter has started melting, stir in the chocolate pieces and, stirring constantly, allow the whole mixture to melt together gently.
  • Remove from the heat as soon as the chocolate has melted. Add the biscuit pieces and stir to combine.
  • Fill your dish or tray with the chocolate biscuit mixture and, if you like, sprinkle with fleur de sel or other salt flakes.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for about 2 hours, then cut into slices of whatever size and