This is the closest thing you'll get to the lemon-elderflower royal wedding cake from Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding. But hey, at least you can have it for dinner!
I didn't anticipate making this video- I only made it because another recipe didn't turn out the way I hoped. But everybody on the Internet has been talking about the royal wedding for the past week practically, so I had to jump on the bandwagon.
If Harry and Meghan released the actual menu from the wedding to the public, I probably would've made a meatloaf using those dishes instead, but the only thing they released was the recipe to their royal wedding cake, which is a lemon elderflower cake.
So what does elderflower taste like? It's like a plasticky, spicy apple taste, but you barely taste it in this meatloaf, even though I used a good amount(1/4 cup) of the syrup and elderflower supposedly has a strong taste to it like rosewater, which I haven't tried.
The appearance of the meatloaves quite frankly looked pretty plain. If I had edible flowers on hand, I would've topped the meatloaves with that but I didn't have the foresight to get any. However, I did have purple icing on hand and purple is associated with royalty, so I used that to top the meatloaves.
The meatloaf tasted slightly citrusy and tart from the lemon zest and lemon curd but the icing provided a sweetness to the meatloaf that rounded out the otherwise bland, soft meatloaf.
My dad surprisingly liked this meatloaf.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A cheese grater or zester
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
Pinch of onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup lemon curd
1/4 cup elderflower syrup(see HELPFUL LINK)
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of salt
A 19 oz. yellow cake
1 lb. chopped, drained, firm tofu
Purple icing or edible flowers for garnish
1. Put the first 2 ingredients into a large bowl. Zest 1/2 a lemon using a cheese grater or fruit zester and put the zest into the bowl.
2. Add the next 4 ingredients into the bowl.
3. Separate the frosting from the yellow cake. Crumble up 3/4 of the yellow cake and put it into the large bowl. Eat or discard the frosting.
4. Add the tofu to the large bowl and mix all the ingredients up. If you don't get a firm mixture, add plain breadcrumbs to thicken the mixture a bit.
5. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray. Form 2 loaves.
6. Bake the meatloaves in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40-45 minutes. Let the meatloaves cool off at room temperature for 5 minutes.
7. Top each meatloaf with either edible flowers or purple icing.