Kate Middleton Might Make This Christmas Treat For Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Everyone is getting into the swing of things when it comes to the holidays. While many of us still haven’t completed our shopping or decorating — the British Royal Family has already had their pre-Christmas lunch. Though the royals will all gather at Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s Sandringham Estate on Christmas Eve, they aren’t waiting until then to begin their festivities.
Though Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle have left the U.K. to enjoy some much-needed time away from the spotlight for the holidays — the Cambridges — Duchess Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are already diving into their Christmas traditions.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children are spending the Christmas holiday at their country estate
Though they will still be engaging in the British Royal Family’s Christmas traditions including Christmas Eve with the queen and Christmas Day at church — the Cambridges also have their own family holiday traditions. Each year, they head to Anmer Hall — their country estate in Norfolk where their children have room to play, sled, swim and have the most fun.
The family takes that time away from the press and public to wind down a bit, decorate, bake Christmas treats and spend quality time together.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George love to cook
Kate Middleton loves cooking with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Louis is still a bit too little at this point.
In Feb. 2019, Duchess Kate Middleton visited Lavender Primary School in North London. During her appearance, she revealed how much her children adore cooking. Matthew Kleiner-Mann, chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust told reporters, “She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her. They made cheesy pasta the other day. One stirs the flour, one puts the milk and butter in. And they make salads and stuff.”
A Christmas tradition among members of the royal family is baking “Cinnamon Stars” cookies. We bet the little royals would love to make a batch of those.
Kate Middleton might make this Christmas treat for her children
Recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared on BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas with renowned chef Mary Berry and The Great British Bake-Off star Nadiya Hussain. On their Instagram account, Prince Harry and Middleton wrote,
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period. At @rhswisley Mary joins The Duchess behind the scenes to learn more about The Duchess’s commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children.
During the show, Berry taught the duke and duchess to make her signature Christmas meringue roulade. Though meringue is devilishly tricky to get right — Middleton is a great cook and she might choose to a make the treat for the little ones. Check out the recipe for yourself below.
5 egg whites| 275g caster sugar |50g shelled, roughly chopped hazelnuts | 300ml double cream, whipped
6 tbsp lemon curd| 2 passion fruits
To make the roulade
- Preheat the oven 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6 and line a Swiss roll tin with greased, non-stick baking paper, pushing it into the corners
- Whisk the egg whites in an electric mixer on full speed until stiff
- Very gradually add the sugar at high speed
- Whisk until even stiffer and all the sugar has been included. Then mix in two-thirds of the hazelnuts
- Spread the meringue mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle the remaining hazelnuts evenly over the top
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until a pale gold colour
- Lower the oven temperature to 160°C/ fan 140°C/gas mark 3, and continue baking for a further 20 minutes, until firm to the touch
- Remove the meringue from the oven and turn, hazelnut-side down, on to a sheet of non-stick baking paper. Remove the paper from the base of the cooked meringue and allow to cool for about 10 minutes
- When cool, spread the whipped cream over the meringue. Start to roll tightly from the short end, until it is rolled up like a Swiss roll
- Wrap in non-stick paper and chill before serving
For the coulis
- Scoop the seeds and juice out of the passion fruits and mix with lemon curd. Serve the coulis alongside a slice of roulade. Garnish with the Cape gooseberries.