Welcome back, friends, to The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition! I’ve got a lot of these articles to write, and very little time to do so, so let’s get started. This week is Elvis Presley Week!
This week we are each recreating dishes that were enjoyed by The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley.
MANDY: Monkey Bread
CHRIS: The Colorado Mine Company’s Fools Gold Sandwich
My Fools Gold sandwich was made from one whole Italian loaf cut into three layers, a one-pound jar of peanut butter, a one-pound jar of blueberry fruit spread, and one pound of thick cut bacon fried to medium firmness.
Per the menu of the Colorado Mine Company, the restaurant where the sandwich was invented, the Fools Gold was made with blueberry jam. But chef Nick Andurlakis, who prepared Elvis’s Fools Gold sandwiches and dined with The King, has confirmed that the sandwiches served to Elvis and his entourage were made with Dickinson’s blueberry preserves. The Dickinson’s gourmet preserves company was purchased by The J.M. Smucker Company in 1979, and is no longer in operation. In keeping with the spirit of the bake, I chose to recreate the sandwich as closely as I could to what The King enjoyed. My Fools Gold was made with Smucker’s Natural Blueberry Fruit Spread.
DAN: Sunday Meatloaf, taken from a Presley family cookbook. This was Elvis’s mother’s recipe.
MARK: Party Meatballs, Elvis’s favorite appetizer. The recipe calls for only five ingredients: ground beef, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
Congratulations, Mark, on being this week’s Star Baker! Until next time, bon appétit!