The Queen’s pasty chefs delighted fans by sharing the recipe with their scones.
By posting on the royal family’s official Instagram page, chefs have revealed how to make the fruit scones that are typically served at Queen’s garden parties.
In the post, they revealed that over the summer, more than 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed at parties in royal residences.
This year, the games had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
HOW TO MAKE QUEEN SCONES
- 500g plain flour
- 28g baking powder
- 94g butter
- 86g sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 140 ml butter milk
- 100g raisins (cover with hot water and leave to soak for 30 minutes)
- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Combine flour, baking powder, butter and sugar in a bowl, until crumbs form
- In another bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk together
- Add the liquid to the crumb mixture
- Continue to mix the dough, until it is smooth
- (Optional) Add the raisins and mix until they are evenly distributed
- Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten the dough and cover
- Let stand for about 30 minutes
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5 cm and cut it to the desired shape
- Rest the scones for another 20 minutes
- Egg gently was the top of the scones
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown
- Chill before serving with jam and coagulated cream
In the simple recipe, the chefs mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar in a bowl, before adding the eggs and buttermilk, and optional raisins.
Last month, chefs shared how to make cupcakes to celebrate the Queen’s 94th birthday.
The recipe, shared by the royal family’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts, reveals how to make 15 cupcakes – iced with buttercream or royal icing – that can be enjoyed at home.
The cakes included a set of beautiful piping designs in shades of lilac, pink and lemon frosting with miniature crowns and delicate rose petals.
In a simple 13-step recipe, royal chefs revealed the secret of the Queen’s fruit scones
The recipe arrives as Buckingham Palace celebrated some of the guests who should have attended its summer garden parties and vowed to see them next year instead.
The Queen’s gatherings on the manicured lawns of her house in London and at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Today would have been the second garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace celebrated some of the guests who should have attended its summer garden parties and vowed to see them next year instead. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Sussex meet guests at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London in 2019
More than 8,000 guests mingle at each of the afternoon events, and people are invited to attend to recognize and reward public service.
The royal family’s social media accounts paid tribute to those who attended, including the pediatrician consultant and charity founder, Dr. Sanjiv Nichani, and elderly volunteer Evelyn Karstadt.
The Palace tweeted, “To all of this year’s guests – thank you for your service, and we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Parties next year. “
More than 8,000 guests mingle at each of the afternoon events, and people are invited to attend to recognize and reward public service. The Palace tweeted: “To all of this year’s guests – thank you for your service, and we look forward to seeing you at Garden Parties next year”
“The Garden Parties have been held since the 1860s, during the reign of Queen Victoria, and are a means of recognizing and rewarding public service.
“Each year the Queen welcomes more than 30,000 guests to the Garden Parties at Buckingham Place and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
“The Garden Parties are an important part of HM’s journal, when it can meet people who have had a positive impact in their community.
“Today would have been the second Garden Party of the season at Buckingham Palace, so we are hearing from some of the guests invited this year, who will be welcomed instead in 2021.”
Recipe for Queen’s Cupcakes
The recipe, shared by the royal family’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts, reveals how to make 15 cupcakes – iced with buttercream or royal icing – that can be enjoyed at home. In the photo, a photo of the cupcakes shared online today
For the cake sponge
- 15g vinegar
- 300 ml milk
- 50 ml vegetable oil
- 60g butter (melted and fresh)
- Two eggs
- 5 ml vanilla extract
- 250g self-rising flour
- 75 cocoa powder
- 300g caster sugar
- 10g baking soda
- 100g white chocolate chips
- Cupcake cases
For the buttercream filling
- 90g of high percentage dark chocolate
- 100g butter
- 125g icing sugar
For the royal icing
- Prefabricated royal icing
- Food coloring to create different colors
- Cupcake cases
- Cupcake tray
- Preheat the oven to 150 C
- Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl
- Whisk eggs in a separate jug with vanilla extract, melted butter, oil, milk and vinegar
- Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, little by little
- Make sure the dough is smooth and lump-free
- Finally, add the chocolate chips (the alternatives could be nuts, dried fruit)
- Place the cupcakes on a tray
- Use a metal spoon to divide the mixture evenly in the cases
- Bake for about 15-18 minutes, remove from the oven once golden and elastic to the touch
- Let cool
Buttercream frosting method
- Cream sugar and butter together, until light and creamy
- Add the melted hot chocolate
- If you have a piping bag on hand, pass the ice over the top of the cakes for decoration (otherwise gently use a teaspoon or a small spatula for the ice)
Royal Icing Method
- If you decorate with royal icing, unroll the icing and cut it into circular discs
- Place the disc on the cupcake and mold to the required shape