The Tig Recipe We're Making to Celebrate the Royal Baby News

The Tig Recipe We're Making to Celebrate the Royal Baby News

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Lauren Masur
Oct 15, 2018
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Meghan Markle isn't the only one with a bun in the oven! In honor of Kensington Palace's recent announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child (ETA: spring 2019), we are celebrating in the form of these mini soufflés, courtesy of Meghan's former website and lifestyle blog, The Tig.

Read more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting

Fine, I concede that this is not a recipe for buns — they're chocolate petit gateaux. But what better than a dessert recipe with the word "petit" in it to celebrate a super-sweet baby announcement?

Ever since Meghan assumed her newfound royal responsibilities, The Tig, which she described as "a little engine that could, that evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun, and frivolity," became defunct. Since nothing on the internet ever actually dies though, we still have access to archived versions of her tips, tricks, and recipes.

Perhaps what's most fascinating about The Tig is that it provides a glimpse into Meghan's unfiltered musings, pre-royalty. This dreamy "chocolate petit gateaux" recipe has to be one of our favorite ones yet.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Petit Gateaux from The Tig

In this post, which she first shared in March of 2015, Meghan confesses that she loves "the ritual of cooking" but "baking ... not so much." Her reasoning? "There's something about the technicality of it that stifles my inner rebel." She goes on to admit that if she does decide to go through the rigmarole, "it needs to be worth it. It needs to be soul-satisfying like a good hug on a bad day. And, it needs to taste unquestionably delicious." These chocolate petit gateaux clearly check off all those boxes.

And you can make them too, provided that you have semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, eggs (two whole, and two yolks), and ramekins. Once these cakes are set, shower them with powdered sugar.

Now, no one's stopping you from hosting your own shower for Meghan, complete with perfect, tiny chocolate cakes.

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