Have you heard about some big wedding taking place tomorrow? I hear it's all over the news. I think it's in England and involves a Prince or something like that. Wills and Kate? Yeah, that sounds familiar :-)
Just kidding. Of course the world knows all about Prince William marrying Kate Middleton tomorrow. Although I never ever grew up with dreams of being a princess or wanting to marry a prince or heck, even wanting to get married. My parents were the kind that said, 'go to school, do well in it, find a job you love and that can support you, all else will happen when it does' Thanks mom and dad, I did do all of those things and I did find love and get married along the way...I love some good advice. Getting married and dreaming of my future wedding was just never a big fuss in my family, it actually kind of nauseates me when people get so caught up in planning and spending ridiculous amounts of money for 1 day outta all the days in their life. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, England. Wedding. Prince...I'm on it.
Even though I won't be buying any Royal memorabilia or getting up at 4 in the morning (US time) to watch their wedding, I still thought it would be fun to pull out my English bone china and throw a little tea party cause I do love a good tea party!
I was browsing the internet, cause that's what y'all do late at night don'tcha? And I came across this website that had a scone recipe from the Queen of England herself, it looked like this...
It looked real enough for me. And the website stated a little bit of history saying that she made these in 1959 when she was entertaining President Dwight Eisnenhower at Balmoral Castle. Well, I figured if these were good enough for the Queen and our then Pressie then they would be good enough for me and I set out to make them. I'm always looking for good scones recipes anyways!
Now, if you read the recipe above you will see a few different things. Mainly, the use of the word 'teacups', 'bi-carbonate soda' and some other fun English wording as well as at what temperature to bake them and for how long is conveniently missing. So, I took some liberties with the Queen's recipe, hope that's okay, and baked them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. It seemed the perfect temp and time for the scones, they turned out great. Slightly sweet and just perfect with Devonshire Cream and jam.
The Queen of England's Drop Scones -print this recipe HERE-
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp white granulated sugar
2 cups milk
2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cream of tartar
2 Tbsp melted butter
Beat eggs, sugar and half of milk together, add flour and mix together adding the remaining milk as required. Then add the baking soda and cream of tartar and fold in the melted butter. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. (She states it makes about 16)
**Find the Devonshire Cream recipe here!
First, grab your eggs, sugar and milk (I used soymilk and the scones still tasted great).
Beat the eggs, sugar and half of the milk (1 cup) together in a large mixing bowl...
Then add in 4 cups of all-purpose flour...
Wondering what sodium bi-carbonate is? Yup, it's just good 'ol baking soda!
See! I told ya...
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate.
You need 2 tsp of this by the way...and 3 tsp of cream of tartar.
Plus, 2 tbsp of butter...melted!
Pour everything into the large bowl and mix together until just combined.
Drop scones onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes...
Or until golden brown!
Oooh, pretty bone china!
Nom! Scones and Devonshire Cream and jam :-)
The perfect tea party!
Fit for a Queen...or a Prince and his soon-to-be wife...
or just me and my family!