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Celebrate the Royal Platinum Jubilee

Drape some red, white, and blue bunting, grab a flag or two, cover a table with a pretty cloth, dot it with some lace doilies, set out your best, prettiest china cups, a well-loved tea pot and invite your friends and neighbours round for a get- together to celebrate!

We just couldn’t resist joining in the flag waving and street parties in honour of the Platinum Jubilee this month. So what you’ll find here is our list of right royal delicacies named after or inspired by royalty and royal events.

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Did you know that in her seventy years on the throne Elizabeth II has seen two World Wars and been served by fourteen Prime Ministers of the U.K? She has made two hundred and seventy one foreign trips and hosted more than thirty thousand people from all over the Commonwealth and around the world at her famous Buckingham Palace garden parties. She is considered a living symbol of stability, strength and duty. After all, whether you are a Royalist or not, a Republican or not, you’ve got to admit that Queen Elizabeth has given a lifetime of service to her county and her beloved Commonwealth and that’s got to be worth celebrating in style. And there’s no better way to do that than to throw your very own Right Royal Platinum Jubilee High Tea or attend one.


Here’s a question: how many royal dishes can you name?

Many recipes, often cakes and deserts, have been named after, or inspired by, royalty and royal events, dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria. Here’s our list of those best known to us today.

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  • Apple Charlotte (also called Queen’s Pudding)
  • Fillets of Sole Queen Victoria: poached sole in a cream and cream sauce
  • Cherries Jubilee: renamed in honour of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887
  • Crepes Suzette: said to be named in honour of a young lady with whom Edward VIII was dining the night it was cooked at his table)
  • Queen Mother’s Cake: a light chocolate cake that was a favourite of the Queen Mother
  • Coronation Chicken: now a popular sandwich filling but invented by the Cordon Bleu, London for Elizabeth I’s coronation in 1952
  • Battenberg Cake: said to be named or invented in honour of the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria, to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884

Did you know all of these? Most of them? Did we leave out one of your favourites? Recipes dedicated to royalty date actually back much further even than to Queen Charlotte (1744 – 1818) with several old cookbooks including recipes with names like Queen Anne’s Pudding, King William’s posset and Consommé Marie Stuart (named for Mary, Queen of Scots).

To return to 2022, what better way could there be to grace your own party table if you’re hosting a Platinum Jubilee High Tea than to provide a stunning centrepiece? You’d really impress your friends and neighbours with either the very newest right royal recipe or the best-loved! If you’re up for it you can go all out and recreate the new, official, Platinum Pudding – a stunning lemon Swiss roll and Amaretti trifle inspired by the lemon posset served at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding.

But we just couldn’t go past everyone’s royal favourite – the classic Victoria Sponge Cake. Who doesn’t love a slice of this fluffy, sweet cake, served with fruit, cream or even ice cream? Queen

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To return to 2022, what better way could there be to grace your own party table if you’re hosting a Platinum Jubilee High Tea than to provide a stunning centrepiece? You’d really impress your friends and neighbours with either the very newest right royal recipe or the best-loved! If you’re up for it you can go all out and recreate the new, official, Platinum Pudding – a stunning lemon Swiss roll and Amaretti trifle inspired by the lemon posset served at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding. But we just couldn’t go past everyone’s royal favourite – the classic Victoria Sponge Cake. Who
doesn’t love a slice of this fluffy, sweet cake, served with fruit, cream or even ice cream?

Queen Victoria couldn’t resist it and neither can we. We’ve even made a special Aimee Provence, seven- step guide to baking the perfect Victoria sponge. However you celebrate the Platinum Jubilee we are proud to be a part of your life and to provide you with elegant ways to make special times; be they royal jubilees, family occasions, or even an glamorous excuse for a get together with friends, even more special for you and those who are special to you.

Enjoy!

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