The Queen Of England's Favourite Cake Looks Strangely Familiar To A Beloved M'sian Dessert
In the time that Queen Elizabeth II has passed, Her Majesty has left her people and the rest of the world with many memories of her 70-year reign
From her iconic clothing choices to her adorable corgis that have accompanied her throughout her time as the longest reigning British monarch, there have been many iconic moments that her people and many others will remember her by.
Among the things that make the Queen such a memorable figure was probably her diet which she was very particular about. Insider reported that the Queen was very 'disciplined' about the food she consumed and stuck to a low-carb, high-fibre diet.
Despite her strict diet, her former personal chef Darren McGrady shared that the queen enjoyed one particular chocolate treat greatly and would insist on having it around everywhere she went
So what was this famous treat that the late British monarch loved so much until she managed to get her own grandson, Prince William, hooked on as well?
That's literally the recipe for... kek batik
She didn't refer to it as kek batik though, the Queen called it a chocolate biscuit cake
Although the two desserts bear different names, many are led to believe that both are essentially the same dessert. This is due to both having the same ingredients as well as similar preparation methods although the "Malaysian version" has been adapted to accommodate the local taste buds.
Many Malaysians also believe the kek batik was introduced to Malaya by the British during the colonial period.
Typical ingredients used to make our local kek batik also utilises traditional British ingredients such as Marie biscuits which are apparently similar to the tea biscuits that were used to make the late Queen's chocolate biscuit cake.
However you may call it, it's still a delicious treat that everyone should try making at least once.
Not sure how? Check out #Seismik's recipe on how to make a slightly different version of this dessert using Oreo cookies.
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