Monday, June 4, 2012

The Queen's Scones

I'm fascinated by British royalty.  I hung onto every episode of "The Six Wives of Henry VIII".  I've "attended" every royal wedding that has been televised since Prince Charles and Diana wed.  I grieved with the realm for Diana.  I was up before the sun to watch as William and Kate walked down the aisle of trees in Westminster Abbey.  


"Lilibet",  not born to be queen, has now sat on the throne for sixty years.  Through trials and tribulations, she has reigned with dignity and grace.  Even though I love the pomp and circumstance that most often surround Queen Elizabeth when she's in the spotlight, I like to think  there are times when she is just like other wives and mothers.  Times when she can be in the kitchen preparing a meal for the family.    Times to sit around reading the Sunday papers while,  perhaps, breakfasting on drop scones.


This recipe was in the Chicago Tribune earlier this year.  The Baker didn't care for them all that much.  I think it was because he expected traditional scones and got something closer to a pancake.  A heavy pancake.  I liked them and hope you will too.






The Queen's Drop Scones

2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups flour
3 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp melted butter
oil for cooking

1.  Beat the eggs, sugar and half of the milk together.  Stir the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda together  and add the remainder of the milk as required for a fairly thick batter.  Stir in the melted butter.
2.  Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter onto a greased griddle over medium-low heat.  Cook until bubbles begin to form--about three minutes.  Turn and cook until lightly browned--about one minute more.
3.  Serve with jam or maple syrup.

ENJOY!


28 comments:

  1. These do look good. These must be ones that are served at Balmoral -- for they definitely seem more Scottish than English!

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  2. Bonnie, I haven't had breakfast yet, now I am hungry. Enjoy your week. Bonnie

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  3. Great post and the recipe sounds wonderful!

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  4. I am with you on the weddings, up with the birds and did not miss one thing of Diana or her son's wedding. i always loved Cinderella and these weddings make me think of that story.

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  5. Hi Bonnie, I am completely with you on British royalty. In fact, I am currently reading a book (new release) called "The House of Stuart." Of course it's not current British royalty, but it's British royalty nonetheless. I am completely fascinated by it.

    I think the scones look delicious. I will be trying them for sure.

    Have a great day,
    Patti

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  6. Yummy! I love scones and thank you so much for the recipe! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. They do sound like pancakes ...I guess it's the dropping of the batter. I would love to try them. I was hoping to see something of the Queen's jubilee on TV this weekend but didn't find anything, Did you?

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  8. Oh my, these are the best looking scones! Oh I am making these... for breakfast.

    Did I miss this or did your forget to post this ON THE MENU MONDAY? Sometimes I am not as observant as I should be! If you did not join us, please do! This is a recipe to share... yummy!

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  9. Hi Bonnie,
    I too am fascinated with British Royalty, and Britain in general I also watched the weddings and was glued to the "TELLY" to watch the Queen's Jubilee on the river Thames yesterday.
    Your drop scones look like crumpets. I bet they are good!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
    XO Kris

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  10. The scones sound very interesting and I enjoyed Wil and Kate's wedding with you! I was actually stationed in England when Charles and Di wed. But truthfully, I doubt the Queen has EVER cracked an egg:@)

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  11. They do look good! I'm totally with you on British royalty. Ever since my mom woke me up as a kid to watch Prince Charles marry Diana, I've been hooked. My friends and I had a slumber party to watch Prince William get married. Totally fascinated.

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  12. I've never heard of drop scones, but it sounds like an excellent way to celebrate the Jubilee. I always enjoy following the Royal Family!

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  13. now this is cool! They look so darn good and best of all- easy! I must try these

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  14. Hi Bonnie, Did you watch the big Boat Show at the Queen's Jubilee this past weekend???? Even though it rained, it was a neat celebration to watch.

    I've had scones --and really don't care much for them.. BUT--with some good preserves, I'm sure they'd be delicious...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. I'd love some of these with my "cuppa" any time. :)

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  16. These remind me of the pancakes I love in bakeries in Scotland. You eat them cold with butter. YUM.

    I am enjoying the coverage of the Queen and just finished an a new biography.

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  17. They look wonderful and I'm sure HRM would love them. It's been the most wonderful few days of celebration over her in the UK. We had a classic tea party last night with all the village stopping by for a slice of cake and a glass of bubbly. It was lovely. Much love xx

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  18. These look wonderful to me!! I'm not sure why we are so fascinated with British Royalty, but seems we surely are. ;) We were up at the dark before dawn to watch Kate's wedding to the Prince, too. I did miss the Queen's celebration though... sixty years of reign. Pretty darn impressive. I came home hoping to hear of the "Baker Trip" and am still hoping. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  19. They look soo yum and I am on diet :(((.

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  20. I share your love of all things Royal-- it's completely fascinating! This is such a wonderful idea to make during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee-- your scones look delicious and perfect! :)

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  21. Those look delicious! I can't even get my husband to TRY one of my scones because he thinks they will be dry, which they are not. Oh well, more for me!

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  22. I've just printed out the recipe and can't wait to try them. So you think they could be eaten like pancakes for breakfast or maybe not? How was your trip?

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  23. They do look like pancakes,Bonnie, but i bet they taste heavenly! Wasn't it exciting watching some of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee? It is too bad there was so much rain and that Prince Phillip was ill the last few days

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  24. I thought Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Celebration was wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it. The scone remind me of crumpets and look delicious with a slathering of butter and jam.

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  25. They certainly are worth a try. They look a little like Irish boxty. The Baker is an adventurous cook. Wonder who taught him that :-). Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  26. I usually put jam on my pancakes rather than syrup anyway so I'm sure I would love this variation of scones. I was glad to hear Prince Philip is doing better.

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  27. I am right there with you. Baby Bee and I watched the royal wedding of kate and wills all day long on every channel. About 3/4 of way through the day doug figured out that wills was the son of Lady Di. My dug is quick like that! xo, Cheryl

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