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cream of lemon dessert

Photo: Courtesy Enrico Derfligher

Cream of Lemon, Created for King Charles III

This lemon cream dessert was created by chef Enrico Derflingher for the then Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, on one of the Shetland Islands. It was created out of necessity because of a scarcity of ingredients. The Prince liked it so much it became a favourite and he requested that the Italian chef prepare it at formal events at Kensington Palace.

16 September, 2022
Average: 3.8 (17 votes)

serves for



For the Cream
Heavy cream
Caster sugar
For the Biscuits
Caster sugar
All purpose flour
Egg Whites

Step 01

Mix the ingredients for the biscuits together, adding the egg white last. Leave to rest in the refrigerator.

Step 02

Mix together the cream, sugar, lemon peel and heat up to 80 ° C. Cool to 55 ° C and add lemon juice when cooled, then heat everything up to 45 ° C and pass through a sieve.

Step 03

Place in bowls and cool in the refrigerator, using silicone paper. Roll out the mixture of the tiles into a round shape and bake in the oven at 180 ° C for 3-4 minutes.

Step 04

Remove from the oven and arrange on a corrugated pan, put a drop of sauce on the lemon cream and a biscuit.

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