Queen’s former chef reveals Kate Middleton’s favourite dessert is sticky toffee pudding with chocolate sauce (and Her Majesty is a fan too)
- Darren McGrady worked as a personal chef to the Queen and Princess Diana
- He revealed his recipe for sticky toffee pudding, Kate Middleton’s favourite
- The dessert, that’s been served at Buckingham Palace, is finished off with sauce and whipped cream
A former royal chef has revealed his recipe for the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite dessert, a sticky toffee pudding.
Darren McGrady, 58, who worked as a personal chef to the Queen, as well as Princess Diana and Prince William and Harry, revealed Kate Middleton often cooks her own meals and even does her own grocery shopping.
Speaking to Delish, the cook, who now lives in Dallas, Texas, said he starts the recipe by coating chopped dates with baking soda.
Darren McGrady, who worked as a personal chef to the Queen, as well as Princess Diana and Prince William and Harry, revealed Kate Middleton often cooks her own meals and even does her own grocery shopping.
He then melts Muscovado sugar to make the sticky-sweet glaze.
Darren, who has cooked for five US Presidents, then adds the cake batter of eggs, butter, flour, sugar which he mixes with the liquid date combination, before steaming it for an hour.
The dessert, that’s been served at Buckingham Palace, is finished off with sauce and whipped cream.
He told Delish: ‘This is how we prepared it at Buckingham Palace’ he added that ‘the Queen loved this at Sandringham when it was really cold outside, and when she was at Balmoral, and the rest of the royal family did too.’
Kate’s favourite dessert is said to be sticky toffee pudding, which Darren reveals she makes herself
Writing on his website, Darren describes the dessert as ‘a fabulous treat for these cold weather days and so easy to make too’, where he reveals his full recipe.
It comes as the author slammed Meghan Markle following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to resign as senior royals.
Darren said that Meghan ‘only wanted to be famous’ and that ‘People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated.
The chef has previously revealed how there’s so much food and equipment needed for Christmas at Sandringham the ARMY helps transport supplies
Writing on his website , Darren describes the dessert as ‘a fabulous treat for these cold weather days and so easy to make too’ (stock image)
Speaking in an interview with royal reporter Omid Scobie for Yahoo UK series The Royal Story, Darren said: ‘It takes months of planning contacting all of the suppliers.
‘The day before we went up to Sandringham, we’d pack all of the equipment into these hampers and then the Army would arrive and load them into the back of these big army trucks. It literally was a military operation!’
He added: ‘The men would come down to a big hearty breakfast but the ladies, they prefer the extra hour or so to get ready so they’d have a breakfast tray taken up to their rooms with some sliced fruit, maybe a boiled egg.
‘That would sort of carry them going into church, and then the royal lunch.’
Darren, who worked for the royal family for 10 years and oversaw Christmas on a number of occasions, explained the chef in charge has to prepare separate menus for the adults, children and even the corgis.
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