The domestic goddess tweeted on Wednesday: “Well, yes, Bitter Orange Tart just happens to be Recipe of the Day.”
She explained that the dessert was “not complicated” and consisted of a base made up of “bashed ginger nuts”.
The 60-year-old made no mention of the outgoing president, but social media users were quick to seize on the apparent hint.
Mr Trump has long been mocked for his vibrant perma-tanned skintone.
Well, yes, Bitter Orange Tart just happens to be #RecipeOfTheDay. Apart from anything else, there are more things to make with Seville oranges than marmalade! This is not complicated: the base is bashed ginger nuts https://t.co/ZXSbk7uMX8 pic.twitter.com/fbOM96sHKQ
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) January 20, 2021
Author Caitlin Moran retweeted the post, writing: “If anyone says ‘Given the last few years, are there any things that still make you proud to be British?’ I have to reply, ‘It's a dwindling list, but Nigella Lawson calmly choosing Bitter Orange Tart on the day Trump leaves office would be one of them’."
If anyone says "Given the last few years, are there any things that still make you proud to be British?" I have to reply, "It's a dwindling list, but Nigella Lawson calmly choosing Bitter Orange Tart on the day Trump leaves office would be one of them." https://t.co/JTAR5pZWR7
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) January 20, 2021
Journalist John Sweeney wrote: “Bashed ginger nuts for a Bitter Orange Tart: today's recipe of joy from our one and only, our Glorious Queen of Tarts.”
Broadcaster Will Buxton tweeted: “All hail Queen Nigella. That’s some high quality trolling. And what looks like a damn tasty recipe.”
Screen writer Sarah Phelps commented: “You absolute legend and glorious queen. Best recipe of the day EVER!”
And historian Greg Jenner added that is was the “perfect choice” for “this historic day”.