Now that socially distanced picnics of six people are officially allowed, we’ve been thinking about what to take along to the park. And we think scones is a particularly good shout. Especially if they’re the Queen’s scones.
I mean, these aren’t literally the scones that belong to Liz, but close enough...
Sharing a video of the tasty treats being made, a caption explained that these are the scones served at some pretty fancy garden parties.
“Every year at Garden Parties across The Royal Residences, over 27,000 cups of ☕️, 20,000 🥪 and 20,000 slices of 🍰 are consumed! The Royal Pastry Chefs are happy to share their recipe for fruit scones, which traditionally would be served at Buckingham Palace every summer.”
The Queen’s scones ingredients:
- 500g plain flour
- 28g baking powder
- 94g butter
- 86g sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 140ml buttermilk
- 100g sultanas (cover in hot water and leave to soak for 30 minutes)
How to make the Queen’s scones:
- Preheat oven to 180 C
- Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together in a bowl, until a crumb is formed
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together
- Add the liquid to the crumb mixture
- Continue to mix the dough, until it is smooth
- (Optional) Add the sultanas, and mix until evenly distributed
- Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten the dough and cover
- Leave to rest for approximately 30 minutes
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5 cm and cut to desired shape
- Rest the scones for another 20 minutes
- Gently egg-wash the top of the scones
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown
- Cool before serving with jam and clotted cream
So, are we saying the Queen goes cream then jam? Actually, I can't get into this argument today...
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