‘This Morning’ chef Clodagh McKenna, married The Honorable Henry ‘Harry’ Herbert, younger brother of the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, in 2021. Though their mother Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon, hailed from Big Horn, Wyoming, she was the granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Portsmouth.

Before he became the 7th Earl of Carnarvon in 1987, the brothers’ father was known as Lord Porchester. He had known Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II since he was a teenager and held the position of the Queen’s racing manager 1969-2001. After his death, his son-in-law John Warren, became the Queen’s racing manager.

Clodagh McKenna and Harry Herbert divulged Jeanie Carnarvon’s recipe on TV in September 2022.


Makes 4 small ramekins (about 500ml)

300ml single cream
A few drops of vanilla extract (not flavouring)
175g dark chocolate minimum 70% cocoa, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
Pinch of salt

Heat the cream and vanilla in a small saucepan over a low heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, and stir in the cream gently, so the chocolat melts. add a beaten egg with a pinch of salt and mix together. Pour into ramekins and chill in the fridge, covered, until set, preferbly overnight.

A recipe with a back story, which is low carb, with no added sugar. Simple to make, yet sure to impress and simple enough for children to get involved.

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