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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea William and Kate's Wedding April 29, 2011, Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I am publishing early, as Saturday, today, is a special day...

April 29th, 2011 was a day millions watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine or Kate Middleton marry.

So celebrating their 6th anniversary today for Tuesday Cuppa Tea...

I have shared a lot of royal pieces, and I have almost none of the William and Catherine wedding china left...I had teacups and meant to save one, but I had miscounted and sold them all! I have saved a balcony kiss mug though, so tea is in that today!  I have exactly one other one left from the wedding in 2011 n the website...that's all! And a few tea towels, as seen above.

This is one of  the official wedding photographs from the wedding, and of course the balcony kiss official photograph...The Kiss Seen 'Round The World...

Here is the mug... Cool!

And another royal occasion this week....

And May 2nd , 2015 was Princess Charlotte's birthday... the second child born to the Duke and Duchess od Cambridge, after big brother Prince George... hard to believe she is 2 years old...wonder if she is going through the terrible twos....
And, of course, a goodie for tea!

I had intended to make this for tea this week, but my website salvage project major move to a different web host is taking longer than expected, so am posting Tea Time magazine's recipe and photo for the Royal Family's Chocolate Biscuit Cake. It was even the groom's cake at William and Catherine's wedding, and a favorite of Queen Elizabeth at teatime, so....

Chocolate Biscuit Cake
  1. ¼ (10.6-ounce) package English-style rich tea biscuit cookies, such as Burton’s or McVitie‘s
  2. 1 (11.5-ounce) package milk chocolate morsels
  3. ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
  4. 1 tablespoon butter
  5. 1 recipe Milk Chocolate Ganache (recipe follows)
  1. Line a (6-x-3½-inch) mini loaf pan with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  2. Break cookies into somewhat equal pieces, approximately 1 to 2 inches in size. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate morsels in a heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine cream and butter; heat to a very hot temperature, but do not let mixture boil. Pour over milk chocolate morsels. Let sit for 1 minute. Stir until morsels have melted and mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour enough melted chocolate into prepared loaf pan to cover bottom of pan. Lay broken cookies in a single layer over ganache, covering surface of ganache. Continue layering chocolate and cookies in this manner until pan is full.
  6. Refrigerate in pan until chocolate is hard, approximately 4 hours.
  7. Remove cake from pan, and place on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet, top side down. Remove plastic wrap. Pour Milk Chocolate Ganache over cake, letting it drip down sides. Using an offset spatula, smooth ganache over all sides of cake.
  8. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
  9. Using a sharp knife, cut into ¼-inch slices by pressing down rather than sawing.
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  1. Good morning, Ruth! I remember the royal wedding so well. I had a tea party and we dressed up for the occasion. What fun it was! I'm glad that at least you have a mug as a special treasure from the event. Thanks for hosting your party, and have a wonderful week.

  2. Happy Anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! I was the lucky winner of your generous Royal grandkids last year. I'll have to use Princess Charlotte mug tomorrow to celebrate her 2nd birthday. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the first week of April!

  3. Thanks for sharing and hosting!The Princess is so cute!!Your cake looks delicious!Hugs,Maristella.

  4. Oh my, that Chocolate Biscuit Cake looks soo good! Thanks for hosting!

  5. Hi Ruth,

    I am so sorry that I haven't linked up for some time. My blogging has gotten less and less lately and I have missed visiting you. Your pics of the Royal Family are beautiful and your recipe looks yummy. I have been seeing your pics come up on my facebook page and I just love all of the china you have been sharing. I saw the Quebec Sadler Cube and was tempted. Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting! Karen

  6. Ruth, I've always meant to try the chocolate biscuit cake since first reading about it, but haven't quite gotten around to it. Eventually! Thank you for hosting. I always enjoy visiting all the links.

  7. Ruth, I've always meant to try the chocolate biscuit cake since first reading about it, but haven't quite gotten around to it. Eventually! Thank you for hosting. I always enjoy visiting all the links.


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