The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was gorgeous, magical, and super long! It made me hungry for brunch! And what could possibly be more British than Scones with tea? Right? So today we are making Royal Wedding Day Scones! We are going with a traditional scone, however, this base recipe would be perfect for mix-ins like currants or orange, anything you want to use to enhance them. These Royal Wedding Day Scones are made up of only a few ingredients, and are so mouth-watering with a pat of butter and homemade jam. Or go for some clotted cream to get totally Royal!
Check out my recipe for homemade jam here: https://ritzymom.com/2017/12/13/glazed-jelly-doughnuts/
As you will notice from the accompanying YouTube Video Demonstration found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbBFjPoddfM, I have my sweet babies helping me today! Bea and Tilly love to help me bake. They truly enjoyed re-watching the wedding, and think Meghan Markle is the perfect Princess! Or Duchess of Sussex! She looked stunning and we are so excited for these Royal lovebirds.
The History of Scones
Did you guys know that the first “scones” were actually Scottish Quick Bread made with unleavened oats? They were cooked on a griddle and were flat and the size of a plate! They have evolved, now using leavening agents like baking powder and flour to give it that rise, texture, and taste that resembles American biscuits. An interesting note I found out about scones while researching for this post and my video is that scones became popular in England when Anna, Duchess of Bedford, asked her servants for tea and sweet bread one afternoon. She was presented with a mix of sweet breads, including scones, and she loved them so much that she began asking for them daily with tea. This is how scones and the 4 pm afternoon tea took off and became a staple of British traditions! Go check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scone for more info! I’m looking forward to what the “Markle Sparkle” leads to food and drink wise! We know for now that her favorite drink is this: Negroni!
The Dry Ingredients:
To make these Royal Wedding Day Scones, you will want to preheat your oven to 425. Get a baking sheet with parchment paper ready.
First, you will mix your dry ingredients into a bowl. I use cake flour in these Royal Wedding Scones so that they are softer and fluffy. If you prefer to use All purpose flour, just reduce the amount by ¼ cup since it yields a denser scone.
You will use a mixture of cake flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Use your hands to give it a quick mix. Take your cubed up butter that is at room temperature and begin mixing it in with your hands or a pastry cutter.
Then, make a well where your wet ingredients will be poured.
For your wet ingredients, mix together an egg with some slightly warm whole milk. Pour into the well and reserve about 2 tablespoons for your egg wash.
Then, you will use your hands to form a dough. Turn onto a slightly floured surface and form into a pillowy round disc. Or as Tilly said, it’s like Marshmallows!
Use a rolling pin to roll to about ½ inch thick. Then, you can choose to use a biscuit cutter or just slice into triangles right from the disc.
Lay them onto your baking sheet and brush with the leftover egg wash.
Then you will bake your scones for 13-15 minutes.
Then serve these beautiful and tasty Royal Wedding Day Scones up with some butter, jam, or clotted cream! If you guys want to see a video and blog post on how to make clotted cream, just send me a message and I will make it happen!
Royal Wedding Day Scones
Royal Wedding Day Scones
The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was gorgeous, magical, and super long! It made me hungry for brunch! And what could possibly be more British than Scones with tea? Right? So today we are making Royal Wedding Day Scones! These scones are made with cake flour to give them a soft texture.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons butter room temperature and cubed
- 1/2 plus 1/8 cup whole milk warmed slightly
- 1 whole egg beaten
Mix your first three dry ingredients. Then, with you hands or a pastry cutter, mix in the butter until the mixture resembles pebbles. Then make a well in the middle. Mix together your egg and milk. Pour into the well, reserving about 2 tablespoons for an egg wash. Mix dough until it comes together. Then, turn onto lightly floured surface and form into a disc. Roll into a circle that is about 1/2 inch thick. Then, cut into triangles. Put onto a baking sheet and brush with remaining egg wash. then cook at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Serve warm with clotted cream and jam or butter!