Fall is in full swing and winter is fast approaching, so what could be better than a good cup of hot cocoa? King Olav must have been a big fan of hot chocolate drink in his day, and now you can impress good friends, family or girlfriend with royal cocoa prepared according to his recipe.
It was not just any cocoa that the so-called king of the people liked to crush. It is full-bodied, rich and topped with a delicious cream. Yes, simply fit for a king!
The recipe is taken from the book “King Olav’s Cocoa – Royal Menus for Good Occasions”, and is as follows:
1 chocolate bar to cook (of course of the Queen type)
1/2 dl of water
1 dl of milk
3 dl of cream
grated chocolate (for garnish)
Break the chocolate into pieces and cook it in water over low heat. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Add the milk and bring to a boil, stirring. Serve hot chocolate with cream and a little grated chocolate on top.
Didn’t like the potato
The book with the recipe for the king’s cocoa and other royal menus is not the only one that deals with royal menus.
In fact, a book was published many years ago titled “Kongemat – A Culinary Tribute to King Olav V” by Simen Johannessen which discusses King Olav’s peculiar eating habits.
According to VG, the author of the book performed part of his military service on the Norwegian royal ship “Norway” and served food at major events. Since then, he spent a lot of time figuring out what the beloved king liked to eat and drink.
– You could almost say that King Olav came out early with Fedon Lindberg’s cure. The king did not like potatoes and was also very careful with the sauce. For dinner, he ate large pieces of meat or fish – and lots of vegetables, Johannessen previously told VG.
He also says that the king was a regular person, who ate a quick breakfast of eggs and bacon, toasted bread, smoked salmon, jam, ham, and tea every day.
The mentioned loft was in accordance with the recipe Queen Maud brought with her from England, which was then baked by Baker Hansen and delivered daily to the palace until King Olav died in 1991.
By the way, lamb, beef, crayfish and lobster were to be among King Olav’s favorites. For dessert he really only wanted strawberries dipped in sugar, and for evening food – well, there was often beef tartare with two raw eggs on the menu.
As of this writing, no books have been published on King Harald’s (84) eating habits, but it is common knowledge that he loves sausages.
– After working on the royal ship, I know the sausage in bread is his favorite, the burger doesn’t come far behind, Dan Aasen told Natt & Dag about the king’s favorite food.
Queen Sonja (84) also revealed that her husband is very happy when sausages are on the menu:
– There will be nothing on May 17 without sausage and pocket. And then I think there are probably some who are looking forward, of course the children, but I feel like the king is also looking forward to the sausage and the lumpfish, said Sonja according to NTB about the celebrations of the May 17, 2020.
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