16 excellent desserts to help you celebrate the royal wedding this weekend
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Just look at these slices of indulgence. They’re making us feel celebratory just looking at them. Not even a republican could argue (well, they might try. But we’ll just stuff cake in their mouth until they’re rendered speechless.)
Here you go, enjoy all the eating.
1. Apple and blackberry fool
Honey, yoghurt, and smashed up blackberries – we’re opening with a dessert that’s basically British summertime in a pot. All hail.
2. Chocolate cinnamon sponge
This one is super easy to make and uses Fairtrade chocolate, which means you can feel good about yourself AND help save the planet whilst getting your sugar/wedding fix. Ideal in every conceivable way.
3. Apple pie
As British as they come, just like HRH himself. Shame there isn’t a sprinkling of ginger in there too (we’d just add some ad-hoc if we were making this.)
4. Coconut and apricot Victoria sponge
Let’s all take a second to remember our * second * longest reigning female monarch when this one comes out. Unlike our regal yet mardy Victoria, though, we expect to be very, very amused by this weekend’s events.
5. Cappucino cupcakes
This dessert offering is a bit more American than traditionally British, what with its “cupcake” and “coffee” themes – which is pretty appropriate, considering the future Mrs Harry Wales is Californian through and through.
6. Carrot and parsnip cake
This one might be our favourite of the whole bunch. Carrot in cake counts as a portion of veg, right? Right.
7. Chocolate cups with ice cream
Yum. Let’s hope the sun stays out so that we can toast Harry and Meg in the garden with these delectable strawberry and chocolate concoctions.
8. Cheese and apple galette
Did someone say wedding brunch? Yeah? Here you go – pastry + cheese + apples = weekend morning happiness bubble.
9. Cherry traybake
Perfect if you’re having a group round to watch the wedding highlights. Just look at that marble-effect icing… spectacular.
10. Chocolate and strawberry fingers
Ready in half an hour, these chocolate and strawberry fingers are made for sharing.
11. Classic lemon tart
Absolute classic, this tart.
12. Crumpet florentines
There’s nothing that shrieks “British weekend indulgence party” than crumpets, so when you slather them in honey, cherries and the wellness community’s favourite nut (that’s almond, FYI) you’re just asking for a great day. Go on, get creative AND embrace the Italian connection at the same time.
13. Cream liquer brulee
We don’t know why we’ve never encountered a boozy crème brulee before, but we’re here for it now – and you should be too.
14. Coconut and raspberry loaf cake
Get a LOAF of that.
15. Jammy flapjacks
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could add marmite to this instead of jam… we’ll leave that big decision for you alone to make.
16. Pistachio shortbread
Finally, here’s a biscuit you can dunk in your tea whilst watching the royal hat parade without worrying about structural integrity and soggy, floating crumbs. I now pronounce you, tea and biscuits – a match truly made in heaven.
Get the ingredients for all of these desserts at your local Co-op, where students get 10% off with an NUS extra card.