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Queen Elizabeth’s chefs reveal recipe of royal dish served at garden parties

One of the foods traditionally served during these parties at Buckingham Palace every summer are fruit scones.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 23, 2020 10:55:51 am

royal scone, queen elizabeth Scones, apart from sandwiches, are traditionally made at royal garden parties. (representative image, source: Getty Images)

About 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake — that is how much food people consume at Queen Elizabeth II’s annual royal garden parties, as mention by the royal family’s official Instagram account.

One of the foods traditionally served during these parties at Buckingham Palace every summer are fruit scones. Scones are baked goods usually made of flour or oatmeal and baking powder. They are slightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with eye wash. The royal pastry chefs recently revealed the recipe for baking these special scones. It is a simple recipe that you can also try; take a look:


500g – Plain flour
28g – Baking powder
94g – Butter
86g – Sugar
2 – Whole eggs
140ml – Butter milk
100g – Sultanas, a type of raisin (cover in hot water and leave to soak for 30 minutes)

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* Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

* 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

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Watch the recipe video:

Treat yourself and your family to these royal scones.

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