In the aftermath of the Queen’s death, people across the world are wondering what a life as a Royal includes and luckily for them, they can get a taste with the monarch’s very own delicious pancake recipe.
Royal family fanatics brought the Queen’s beloved pancake recipe to the top of foodies lists when they posted the monarch’s favorite recipe on Reddit.
The scrumptious recipe, which is actually for drop scones, was first penned by the Queen in a letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960 after the President and his wife, Mamie, met with the Queen at her Balmoral castle.
The monarch met Eisenhower for the first time in 1957 at a White House State banquet when she 31 years old and just three years later offered up her recipe to the President.
The Queen tragically passed away on September 8 at Balmoral castle at the age of 96.
And now, people all around the world are attempting to perfect the recipe that’s sure to get your taste buds swirling.
In the aftermath of the Queen’s death, people everywhere are wondering what a life as a Royal includes and luckily, they can get a taste with her pancake recipe (Queen pictured in 1999 at the Manchester Royal Infirmary)
Royal family fanatics brought the late Queen’s beloved pancake recipe to the top of foodies lists when they posted the monarch’s favorite recipe on Reddit
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Here’s what you’ll need to perfect the monarch’s sugary treat:
- Four tablespoons of caster sugar
- Two teaspoons of bicarbonate soda
- Three teaspoons of cream tartar
- Two tablespoons of melted butter
Next you’ll need to ‘beat eggs, sugar, and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together, adding the remainder of milk as required, also bicarbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter’
And you’ll need to give the mixture a ‘great deal of beating’ before placing soft dollops onto the griddle
The letter to Eisenhower read: ‘Seeing a picture of you in today’s newspaper standing in front of a barbecue grilling quail reminded me that I had never sent you the recipe of the drop scones which I promised you at Balmoral.
‘I now hasten to do so, and I do hope you will find them successful.’
She then detailed each ingredient needed to make her drop scones.
Drop scones are a thicker version of American pancakes which involve dropping soft dollops onto the griddle.
Her recipe included four teacups of flour, four tablespoons of caster sugar, two teacups of milk, two whole eggs, two teaspoons of bicarbonate soda, three teaspoons cream of tartar and two tablespoons of melted butter.
Next the monarch detailed how to make the the fluffy pancakes and wrote: ‘Beat eggs, sugar, and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together, adding the remainder of milk as required, also bicarbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.’
And the Queen made sure she didn’t leave any advice out as she even gave the President a tip when making her mouthwatering breakfast food.
‘When there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk but use other ingredients as stated. I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar, and that can be very good too,’ she said.
She explained that the mixture needs a ‘great deal of beating’ before adding that it shouldn’t sit out for too long.
At the end of her letter she noted that her delicious recipe makes enough to feed 16 people – giving everyone a chance to indulge.
And although the monarch proved herself an expert when it came to breakfast, it seems as though the pancakes were a sugary treat.
The Queen’s former royal chef revealed she stuck to a strict diet.
In 2017, Darren McGrady told The Telegraph she kept a ‘disciplined’ diet.
The recipe includes a mixture of eggs, butter, milk, cream tartar, sugar and bicarbonate soda and according to the Queen needs a ‘great deal of beating’ (stock image)
Although the monarch (seen in 2018) proved herself an expert when it came to breakfast, the pancakes were a treat as her former chef revealed she stuck to a strict diet
The Queen met President Eisenhower at a state dinner at the White House and for or the occasion, Eisenhower wore a British Order of Merit that had been awarded to him by the queen’s father, King George VI
He added: ‘She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day. She’s very disciplined. No starch is the rule.’
The former royal chef even revealed what the Queen’s go to breakfast was.
He revealed that she often ate Special K cereal with fruit and explained: ‘The Queen loved scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and a grating of truffle.
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- Breakfast: For breakfast, the late Queen opted for special K cereal and fresh fruit. Some days she favored a boiled egg, marmalade toast and a cup of Darjeeling tea.
- Lunch: Lunch was served at 1pm and would include grilled fish with wilted spinach.
- Afternoon snack: The monarch would also have an afternoon filled with tea cakes, scones and sandwiches. Her sandwich of choice included one filled with cucumber, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise, ham and mustard with the crusts cut off.
- Dinner: For dinner she would often eat salmon from Balmoral
- Dessert: For dessert, she particularly favored fresh fruit such as the white peaches grown in the greenhouses at the Windsor Castle
‘But she was too frugal to ever order fresh truffles and only really enjoyed them at Christmas when the truffles were sent as a gift.’
One some days the monarch ate a boiled egg, marmalade toast and a cup of Darjeeling tea.
Surprisingly, the Queen always ate breakfast alone at around 9am because Prince Phillip often preferred to eat about 30 minutes earlier.
Lunch was served at 1pm and would include grilled fish with wilted spinach.
The monarch would also have an afternoon filled with tea cakes, scones and sandwiches.
McGrady revealed to The Telegraph that her favorite cakes were honey and cream sponge cake, ginger, fruit and of course, the chocolate biscuit cake Prince William served at his wedding reception.
As far as sandwiches, the Queen favored a cucumber, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise, ham and mustard sandwich with the crusts cut off.
She also loved a sandwich with raspberry jam and would wash it down with Earl Grey tea.
For dinner she would often eat salmon from Balmoral and for dessert, she particularly favored fresh fruit such as the white peaches grown in the greenhouses at the Windsor Castle.
She loved the peaches so much she would even have them sent to her when she was at Balmoral.
Although the Queen wasn’t much of a foodie as McGrady revealed she ‘didn’t always eat everything.’
‘She’d maybe have one or two tiny sandwiches, and sometimes the scones she’d actually just crumble on the carpet for the dogs to eat,’ he told The Telegraph.
Despite not finishing her plate, the Queen hated wasting food and was ‘very thrifty,’ her former royal chef even described a time she sent back a lemon garnish so the kitchen could use it again.