It’s a good rule of thumb to never show up to a gathering empty-handed — even if you’re a royal. Meghan Markle clearly knows this, because she brought a loaf of homemade banana bread with her on a visit to New South Wales, Australia on Wednesday (October 17), according to The Daily Mail. She and Prince Harry were visiting a local family in the area as part of their two-week royal tour across Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.
The duchess reportedly whipped up her baked goods on Tuesday night following her and Prince Harry‘s jam-packed day full of engagements in Sydney. She apparently used the kitchen of Admiralty House, the home of the Governor-General of Australia, where the couple is staying while in Sydney. Rebecca English, the Daily Mail‘s royal correspondent, attended the Wednesday morning tea, and shared photos of Markle’s banana bread on Twitter. It looks delicious, naturally.
Per English, who also got to taste the bread, Markle mixed chocolate chips and “a bit of ginger” into the loaf, which English said turned out “rather nice” and “went down well” with the assembled crowd.
Markle referred to herself as a foodie on several occasions before joining the royal family. On her now-defunct blog The Tig, she often spoke about her favorite restaurants and shared plenty of recipes.
Clearly, Markle has carried her love of food into her new life as a royal. Before this banana bread moment, the duchess spent time cooking with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen in London, and, as her first solo royal project, released a cookbook with them to raise money for the kitchen. Here’s hoping her next cookbook includes this banana bread recipe.