No mere trifle: amateur baker creates ‘platinum pudding’ fit for the Queen

Seven decades on from the birth of coronation chicken, a swiss roll-based dessert wins jubilee contest

A copywriter’s recipe for a lemon swiss roll and amaretti trifle will become part of British food history after it was awarded the title of “platinum pudding” for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.

Jemma Melvin, 31, from Southport, beat off competition from four other finalists in the Fortnum & Mason platinum pudding competition to take the title. Her trifle follows in the footsteps of coronation chicken, serving as a long-lasting reminder of the 96-year-old monarch’s reign.

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