JUBILEE PUDDING : Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle


The Platinum Pudding or jubilee pudding is a British pudding, a lemon and amaretti trifle, created by Jemma Melvin in 2022 as part of ‘The Platinum Pudding Competition’ to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Platinum Pudding or Jubilee pudding Competition was established in 2021 by Fortnum and Mason, fostering the first idea that was the possibility of British ambassador and food, culture, and travel author Ameer Kotecha and previous British representative and guardian Jason Kelly, who imparted their plan to Fortnum and Mason to convey it for the country.

The opposition was sent off all through the United Kingdom on 10 January 2022 by Buckingham Palace, Fortnum and Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch to find another pudding committed to the Queen as a feature of the authority Platinum Jubilee festivities in 2022. Joined Kingdom Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, said, “The Platinum Pudding Competition is a brilliant method for observing Her Majesty’s long term rule and I realize it will motivate individuals of any age across the UK to get baking”.

Endless supply of contest sections, Fortnum and Mason culinary experts dealt with the most common way of sifting rivalry passages in readiness of the opposition’s conclusive, which Fortnum and Mason facilitated at their chief store on Piccadilly in focal London. From the opposition start, the structure focused on sharing the triumphant recipe, guaranteeing it was skilled to the country.

The triumphant pudding was expected to be a significant piece of the festivals denoting the Jubilee, with the champ at the focal point of the festivals. “The triumphant recipe will be made accessible to the general population and the pudding will be delighted in at Big Jubilee Lunches during the Jubilee weekend, and by ages to come,” the Palace said.

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Jubille Pudding

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with this great triviality, victor of the Platinum Pudding contest. The extraordinary thing about it is that you could take basically any part in this recipe and utilize a shop-purchased rendition which implies you can make the prep as simple or testing as you like!
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Chiling time 3 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Other, UK
Servings 15
Calories 554 kcal


St. Clement's jelly:

  • 112.5 ml lemon juice
  • 4.5 strips  orange zest
  • 4.5 strips  lemon zest 
  • 112.5 g golden caster sugar, caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 4.5 leaves leaves gelatine
  • 112.5 ml orange juice

Swiss roll cakes:

  • 75 g white self-raising flour
  • 75 g caster sugar, golden caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs

Lemon curd:

  • 60 ml lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 0.75 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 63 g salted butter softened
  • 101 g granulated sugar, caster sugar or golden caster sugar


  • 320 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 0.75 tsp lemon extract
  • 2.5 egg yolks
  • 7.5 g cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 18.75 g golden caster sugar, caster sugar or granulated sugar

Amaretti biscuits:

  • 0.75  tbsp amaretto OR ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 127.5  g ground almonds (almond flour)
  • 127.5  g caster sugar or golden caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 1.5  large egg whites

Chunky mandarin coulis:

  • 0.75  tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1.5  tbsp cold water
  • 7.5  g arrowroot (see notes for substitute)
  • 33.75  g caster sugar, golden caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 3 tins (298g each) mandarin segments in juice drained

To assemble:

  • 225  ml double cream (heavy cream) or whipping cream
  • 0.75  tbsp caster sugar or golden caster sugar
  • 37.5  g chopped mixed peel (candied orange & lemon zest)
  • 150  g white chocolate


St. Clement's jelly:

  • Absorb the gelatine a bowl of cold water for something like 5 minutes, until relaxed.
  • Place the 400ml water, sugar, lemon zing strips and orange zing strips into a medium pot. Bring to a stew over a medium intensity on the oven, mixing until the sugar has disintegrated, then, at that point, eliminate from the intensity. Fish out the citrus strip and dispose of.
  • Eliminate the relaxed gelatine from the bowl of cold water, pressing to deplete abundance water. Mix the gelatine into the pot of warm sugar combination until completely liquefied and blended. At last, mix in the lemon juice and squeezed orange. Put away at room temperature to cool.

lemon curd (can be made 5 days ahead):

  • Join the sugar, spread, egg yolks, ground lemon zing and lemon juice in a medium heatproof bowl. Set this over a pot of delicately stewing water on the oven. Utilize a whisk or spatula to mix over a low intensity until thickened – something like 15 minutes.
  • To test in the event that the curd is completely thickened, cover the rear of a spoon with some curd then run your finger through it – on the off chance that the line stays, the curd is sufficiently thick! Assuming the curd runs and fills the line, you really want to continue to cook it.
  • Put away at room temperature to cool (in the event that you want it to cool rapidly, spread the curd into a wide, shallow dish like a simmering tin).
  • In the event that you're making this early: move the curd to a sterile container, permit to cool, then chill in the refrigerator for as long as 5 days.

Swiss roll cakes

  • Preheat the stove to 160°C fan (180°C non-fan). Oil 2 rimmed baking plate/Swiss roll tins (around 23cm by 32cm) with a touch of spread and line each with a sling of baking paper. Put away.
  • Join the eggs and sugar in an enormous bowl and whisk utilizing electric blenders until extremely thick, pale and essentially significantly increased in volume – close to 5 minutes.
  • Add oneself raising flour to the bowl then, at that point, delicately overlay along with a spatula or metal spoon until no floury streaks remain. Split the hitter between the two arranged baking plate and spread out to cover the whole plate.
  • Prepare the cakes for 10-12 minutes, until brilliant brown on top and cooked through.
  • As the cakes heat, cut two enormous bits of baking paper and sprinkle them with a touch of sugar (caster sugar, ideally).
  • When the cakes have heated, eliminate from the plate and flip onto the bits of sugar-sprinkled baking paper. Utilize some scissors to manage the actual edges of the cakes.
  • Beginning at the short edge of a cake, roll up WITH the baking paper (this stops the cake adhering to itself) into a tight log. Rehash with the subsequent cake then put them away, crease side down, to cool.
  • Assuming you're making this early: wrap the moved up cakes with their baking paper in clingfilm, firmly. Leave at room temperature for as long as 1 day.


  • In a medium bowl, consolidate the sugar, cornflour, egg yolks and lemon remove, mixing until smooth. Put away.
  • Heat the twofold cream in a medium pot over a medium-low intensity until tenderly steaming. Eliminate from the intensity and gradually empty the warm cream into the egg yolk blend while mixing (a whisk is best for this). Once completely consolidated, empty this combination back into the pot.
  • Set the pot over a low intensity on the oven and mix continually with a whisk or spatula, ensuring you're scratching the sides and base of the pot, until the custard has thickened. You can test on the off chance that it's prepared involving a similar strategy as examined above for the lemon curd.
  • Scratch the custard into a container or bowl. Press a piece of baking paper (or grip film) onto the outer layer of the custard to forestall a skin framing. Put away to cool at room temperature then, at that point, chill in the refrigerator until required.
  • In the event that you're making this quite a bit early: chill in the cooler, covered, for as long as 3 days.

Fill the Swiss rolls

  • By now the Swiss roll cakes and lemon curd should have fully cooled. Gently unroll the cakes and remove the baking paper. Divide the cooled lemon curd between each cake and spread over the entire surface. Roll the cakes back up into tight logs.
  • Thinly slice one of the cakes into 2.5cm slices – a serrated knife is recommended for this! With the second cake, cut into thicker slices (around 4cm thick).
  • Take the thinner slices of Swiss roll and press them so their cut side is against the side of your trifle dish. Use the remaining thick slices of Swiss roll to layer into the base of the trifle dish (I did two layers here).Pour the cooled St. Clement's jelly into the trifle dish over the cake.
  • Chill in the fridge until set – around 2-3 hours or up to 24 hours.

Amaretti Biscuits :

  • In the event that your stove isn't preheated at this point, preheat it to 160°C fan (180°C non-fan). Line a baking plate with baking paper. Softly brush the baking paper with oil (discretionary – I don't think this is fundamental).
  • Whisk the egg whites in an enormous, clean bowl utilizing electric mixers until you get firm pinnacles. Add the sugar, ground almonds and amaretto (or almond concentrate) and combine as one to get a tacky mixture.
  • Take stored teaspoons of the batter and shape into unpleasant balls. Place onto the lined baking sheet, separating them ~3cm separated as they spread while baking. Prepare for 15-20 minutes until brilliant everywhere. Put away to cool.
  • In the case of making ahead of time: move the cooled amaretti to an impermeable holder and keep at room temperature for as long as about fourteen days.

Chunky Mandarin coulis:

  • Place half of the drained mandarins into a medium pot with the sugar. Warm over a medium-low heat on the stove, stirring occasionally, until the mandarins have broken down and released lots of juice. Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot and cold water, stirring until smooth. Pour this into the pot of broken down mandarins, along with the lemon juice, and return to the heat. Cook over a medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until very thick (around 2 minutes). Remove from the heat and tip into a large bowl.
  • Add the remaining drained mandarins to the bowl and stir together then set aside to cool.

Decoration :

  • Break the white chocolate into little pieces and spot into a heatproof bowl set over a pot of stewing water on the oven. Heat, blending every so often, until the chocolate is completely liquefied.
  • While the chocolate is softening, throw the slashed blended strip in with the caster sugar (possibly do this assuming your blended strip is tacky/wet) and put away.
  • Spread the softened chocolate out onto little baking plate fixed with baking paper. Sprinkle with the blended strip then, at that point, chill in the refrigerator or cooler until completely set. Cut into shards utilizing a sharp blade.

To assemble:

  • Once the jelly has set remove the trifle from the fridge. Whip the cream in a large bowl until you get soft peaks.
  • CUSTARD: Uncover the custard and give it a good stir then pour this into the trifle dish, spreading it out into an even layer.
  • AMARETTI: top the custard with a single layer of amaretti biscuits, saving a few for the top.
  • MANDARIN COULIS: spread the mandarin coulis over the amaretti biscuits.
  • WHIPPED CREAM, WHITE CHOCOLATE, AMARETTI: spread the whipped cream over the mandarin coulis then top with the shards of white chocolate and the remaining amaretti biscuits.
  • Serve the trifle right away or chill in the fridge for up to 12 hours before serving.


Veggie lover St. Clements jam: supplant the gelatine with 8g agar powder. Add the agar straightforwardly to the pot of water/citrus zing/sugar (don’t bother splashing) and bubble for 5 minutes and mix in the lemon juice and squeezed orange. Agar sets much more rapidly than gelatine so prep this just whenever you’ve fixed your triviality bowl with the cut Swiss roll.
Do-It-Yourself self-raising flour: filter together 100g plain white flour and 1 1/4 tsp baking powder.
Arrowroot Substitute: you can supplant the arrowroot starch with 15g cornflour (cornstarch), involving it in the very same way as you would the arrowroot. The coulis might be a piece cloudier however will in any case be fine.
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