Christmas festivities are already in the air and you know what that means? Tis the season to enjoy your favourite Christmas dishes and sweets. If you'd love to do it like a British royal this year, check out what former palace chef Darren McGrady has to say about the British royal family's Christmas dinners!
The royal family love Christmas and that includes a long list of their favourite recipes for the season. In recent times, the royals have given the public a peek at what their Christmas treats are and they are anything but ordinary.
Former palace chef Darren McGrady has further proven this to be true by sharing even more juicy details about the royal Christmas dinners and we couldn't be more delighted.
McGrady shares that the royals stick to tradition when the festive season arrives. According to the professional chef, the menu remained nearly the same throughout his 16-year tenure cooking for the family. Here's what a typical day of royal Christmas meals look like:
The family typically spends Christmas Day at the Queen’s Sandringham country estate in Norfolk. The special day starts with a large cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausages. After the filling meal, the family heads to church to worship.
At lunchtime, the Queen, surrounded by her loved ones, enjoys another large feast with a shrimp or lobster salad. This leads into roast turkey with all the traditional British trimmings such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts (often with onion and bacon) and carrots. The meal is followed by their traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter for dessert.
At the close of the day, the family enjoys a decadent spread that consists of up to 20 different dishes like ham, potted shrimp, beef bourguignon, and gingerbread. A rustic dessert like Date apple pastry or pudding is then used to top off the rich meal.
Now that's how you do it like a royal!