Too dear, at 2/6d, for little boys, apparently. Top with a dollop of cream and more nuts, add the flake and a second cherry, and eat immediately. Start by making the almond brittle. Plums are the difference: Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s knickerbocker glory. It's time to make up the knickerbocker glory. Fortnum’s tops its showstopper of a sundae with Italian meringue, blowtorched until just golden, which is a great idea if you’re looking to stop traffic with your sundae, though as this is the kind of thing you might like to whip up on a hot afternoon, and meringues are undeniably a bit of a sticky faff to make, I’m going to stick with lightly sweetened cream. Chocolate Sauce; Jelly/Jello; Crushed meringues; Nuts; crushed cookies; Different flavors of ice creams; Funfetti or sprinkles; Candies; Ingredients I used for Knickerbocker Glory: Jelly and clotted cream: Mark Hix’s knickerbocker glory. Whisk in the cocoa and salt, and continue to cook, stirring, until thickened, then leave to cool. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and Finish with a big spoonful of whipped cream. Devour immediately, without pausing to take a breath. Cookie Policy, Felicity Cloake’s perfect knickerbocker glory. More juice will come out of the strawberries once they’re cooking. That said, the knickerbocker glory was certainly here and flourishing by the late 1920s, and almost a century on it’s still delighting adults and children alike – one H Potter enjoys just such a sundae in his first literary outing, albeit one already rejected by Dudley Dursley for insufficient ice-cream. Knickerbocker Glory is all about layers in a tall glass, so feel free to use whatever you would like in your sundae. The ice cream is a personal thing: Tim Hayward’s knickerbocker glory. I would, however, urge you to keep the maraschino cherry at the bottom (and top) of the glass: like the seed in the middle of an aniseed ball, chasing it around the glass is a good way to dull the disappointment of finishing the thing. Leave them to soften for 5 minutes. Last modified on Fri 19 Jun 2020 04.33 EDT. Jelly, mango, ice-cream, jelly, mango and oranges, ice-cream, whipped cream and crumbled flake. An appropriately magnificent name for the king of ice-cream sundaes – almost 70 years on, my dad still hasn’t got over the fact that he was never allowed one on his annual childhood trip to the seaside. Pour into a bowl, leave to cool then put in the fridge to 
set overnight. The Soda Water Guide drizzles rose essence in the base of the glass, which is rather a good, if perhaps grown-up addition, especially if you go for the raspberry sauce. Oddly enough, though the knickerbocker glory is now thought of as a very British treat, it seems to have its origins in the United States, spiritual home of the sundae (where it was, according to historian Janet Clarkson, probably created as a response to strict Sabbath trading laws): the first record seems to be in a 1915 handbook for soda fountain proprietors. Some recipes, such as Berry’s, use these simply chopped (pistachios, in her case), some caramelise them first, like Hix, while Ottolenghi and Goh make an addictively delicious pecan brittle, which is well worth 15 minutes of your time. Knickerbocker glory, the dessert of childhood dreams! Every time we go into. The next day, place everything for the strawberry sauce into a saucepan. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. Here, I think the latter is too dense and buttery – clouds of airy chantilly offer more contrast to the chilly solidity of the ice-cream below. Then, add the pieces of fruit to a tall glass, followed by 2 scoops of ice cream. Once the jelly is set. It’s utterly wonderful stuff, if you have the time, but for me a knickerbocker glory doesn’t demand Mr Whippy. What’s your favourite ice-cream sundae? So I’m going for the ritziness of pineapple and, because a knickerbocker glory is almost as much about visual effect as it is flavour, green grapes. Disclaimer: The Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference jellies and cost of the ingredients were provided free … Mind you, as Hayward notes, this is a very personal thing, so I’m going to leave the final choice of ice-cream between you and your freezer. Bring the jelly liquid to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 seconds. Plums are the difference: Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s knickerbocker glory. Prep time: 15 minutes, plus overnight chilling | Cooking time: 10 minutes. 350ml whipping cream - whipped until stiff and fluffy. The Weirs use raspberry and crushed pineapple, Fortnum’s diced strawberries and pineapple, Hix sliced strawberries, Ottolenghi and Goh red plums (Goh tells me they “make all the difference in the eating of this”), while Mary Berry suggests mango and blueberry. If your childhood holidays were “like the covers of Ladybird books … you can ladle in curls of thick, churned West Country ice-cream from a sustainable cardboard tub with a picture of a cottage on it”, he writes in the Financial Times.