The Queen's Scone's

Happy National Cream Tea Day!

In 1959, President Eisenhower visited her Majesty the Queen, at Balmoral Castle- and fell in love with the Queen's scones. A few months later, the Queen sent him her personal recipe enclosed in a letter.

'Dear Mr President,

Seeing a picture of you in today's newspaper standing in front of a barbeque 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.

Though the quantities are for 16 people, when there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk, but use the other ingredients as stated.

I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar and that can be very good, too.

I think the mixture needs a great deal of beating while making, and shouldn’t stand about too long before cooking.

We have followed with intense interest and much admiration your tremendous journey to so many countries, but feel we shall never again be able to claim that we are being made to do too much on our future tours!

We remember with such pleasure your visit to Balmoral, and I hope the photograph will be a reminder of the very happy day you spent with us.

With all good wishes to you and Mrs. Eisenhower.

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth R


4 teacups flour 4 tablespoons caster sugar 2 teacups milk 2 whole eggs 2 teaspoons bi-carbonate soda 3 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Beat eggs, sugar and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together adding remainder of milk as required, also bi-carbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.'

Will you be trying a recipe fit for a Queen?

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