Her Royal Majesty’s Scones
To say that I’m obsessed with England might be the understatement of the century. Give me Downton Abbey, The Tudors (Henry Cavill, DrOol) and a High Street fashion. And if there is a story or link relating to the Cambridges, I’ll click on it. (There’s probably some lingering virus I’ve contracted on my computer because of this.) If that didn’t credit me enough with the “I’m so English” notion – my last name does me in. An English penny is called a…?? Yup, you got it. Pence. Doesn’t get much more English than that.
Last year as the Royal Wedding was counting down, I did my own weekly countdown of all foods English. For five weeks I covered the traditional and not quite as traditional noms up until the wedding day itself. Crumpets, to Possets, and Beans on Toast to Lemon Lavender Cupcakes and Sherry Trifle. It was a feast of epic proportions and most of them were ridiculously tasty. Don’t knock beans and toast until you try it. Even Ben is fan. A big one.
With HRM’s Diamon Jubilee ready to kick off I wanted to share a recipe that she presented to Eisenhower after he lavished her in complements for her fine faire. Her scones are the stuff of legend and to commemorate her birthday (yup, it’s today) it seemed appropriate to feature her recipe in it’s entirety.
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. This Kinda-English girl wishes you many more!Print
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 16 scones 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: English
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Scones presented to D. Eisenhower.
- 4 cups Flour
- 4 Tbsp. Fine Grain Sugar
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 3 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In small bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and half of the milk.
- Pour into large bowl, and with wooden spoon stir in flour. Mix well.
- Add in remaining milk. Stir in baking soda, cream of tartar and lastly melted butter.
- Dollop evenly onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with tea, warm butter and jam. Devour.
Original recipe from HRM Queen Elizabeth – Interpreted and adapted by Megan Pence.
I’m pretty sure you’re actually more English than I am 😉
Your scones look absolutely perfect. And definitely fit for a queen 😉 I would want a thick slice of butter slathered all over it with a heaping portion of raspberry jam. With coffee. Yum. Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Haha, there’s something funny about seeing a recipe cited to HRM… You seriously crack me up in every post. Where are you guys going on your honeymoon? Perhaps it should be England? 😉
I love that you are obsessed with all things royal. These scones would make HRM proud!
These scones are perfectly suited for the Queen! Delish!
What a great recipe. This is a treasure! I’d love it if you would share this post on my Southern Sundays linky party on Sunday. http://www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there!
I’m sure the queen would love and appreciate these beautiful-looking scones!
These look amazing, Megan. I guess I really need to see what this Downtown Abbey thing is about. 😉
I’m Canadian and have loved my Queen from the cradle.
To say I love England is an understatement.
These scones look good, the only thing missing is the clotted cream.
Thanks for sharing
Have a Joyful Day
I loved your royal wedding food countdown!
And don’t tell anyone, but I eat beans for breakfast frequently. Sometimes with a little cornbread, sometimes with a fried egg, or sometimes just unabashedly without apologies.
I love feeling all “Britishy” and having scones and tea. I would imagine HRM’s recipe must be the best!