Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George Just Made This Yummy Christmas Dish
It looks like the British Royal Family is making a massive effort to shake up their traditions, or at least modernize them in a major way. At the royals’ pre-Christmas lunch ahead of Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth II and her three heirs, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George certainly got into the Christmas spirit.
In an effort to get into the swing of the holidays while giving back — the foursome prepared Christmas puddings for their Together at Christmas initiative. Then initiative supports the Armed Forces community around the holidays.
The puddings are said to bring good luck.
This was one of Prince George’s first official royal events
Though we’ve seen Prince George out and about at various royal events, this is one of the first times the 6-year-old future Crowned King has posed with his great-grandmother, grandfather, and father. In the official photos, the little prince can be seen mixing the special Christmas puddings which will be served at the Legion Christmas get-togethers in 2020.
“The Legion is not only here for older veterans, but all ages of the Armed Forces community. As the Monarch and next three generations, Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses represent a cross-section of those supported by the Legion, from the children of service personnel, to Second World War veterans,” The Royal British Legion’s Director-General, Charles Byrne said in a statement. “Christmas can be a time when people’s troubles and worries are exacerbated by the financial pressures of the season or feelings of loneliness and isolation. The extra support the Legion can give, and the camaraderie of our get-togethers can make a big difference to our community’s well-being. Making and eating Christmas puddings has traditionally been a shared family activity, and we look forward to sharing these special puddings made with the help of The Royal Family.”
Prince Geroge later posed with his relatives and several members of the Armed Forces. He looked absolutely delighted to be there.
The British Royal Family has a Christmas Cookie recipe
In addition to their epic Christmas Pudding, the British Royal Family also has a traditional Christmas cookie recipe that involves cinnamon and sugar. They recently shared their recipe on the royal family Instagram account.
“The Royal pastry chefs are excited to share their recipe for ‘Cinnamon Stars’ with you to enjoy over Christmas. #ARoyalChristmas.” You can continue to joy the cookies even after Christmas is over. Buckingham Palace wrote, “To all our followers who have been asking, the Cinnamon Stars will keep in an airtight container for up to two months. Enjoy!”
The British Royal Family’s Christmas Pudding recipe
If you’re down for a challenge, you can make the royal’s Christmas pudding for your own holiday celebration.
Sultanas 120 g | Brown Sugar 80g |Currants 120 g | Oranges 1| Raisins 120g | Lemons Half | Mixed Peel 80 g | Apples 150g | Suet 120 g | Mixed Spice 2.5g | Breadcrumbs 80 g | Stout 75ml | Flour 60 g | Rum 5ml | Crystallised Ginger 10 g | Brandy 5ml | Prunes 20 g | Madeira 12.5ml | Ground Almonds 10 g | Sherry 12.5ml | Egg Large 1 | Milk 2.5ml |Salt Pinch| Poppy Seeds Pinch
1. Chop the suet and crystallized ginger. 2. Peel, core and finely chop the apples. 3. Wash and dry the dried fruit, stone and chop the prunes. 4. Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the oranges and lemons. 5. Sieve together the flour, salt, mixed spice and add all the other dry ingredients; dried fruit, suet, breadcrumbs, mixed peel, chopped crystallized ginger, apples, prunes, brown sugar, orange and lemon zest. 6. Make a bay in the center, mix the eggs with the milk, brandy, rum, stout, Madeira, sherry, orange, and lemon juices and pour into the bay. 7. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly together, cover with a cloth and allow to stand in a cool place for twenty-four hours. 8. Oil pudding basins and three quarters fill each one with the mixture; divide between the greased basins. 9. Cover with greaseproof or silicone paper and steam or boil for four hours. 10. Remove from the steamer and, if not for immediate use, recover with fresh paper and store in a cool dry place until required. 11. When required for use reboil or steam for a further two hours.