Just because you’re not part of the royal family, it doesn’t mean you can’t host a party like one.
The Royal Pastry Chefs have shared their recipe for royalty-approved fruit scones, bound to class up any summer soirees. Tea is entirely optional.
The traditional fruit scones are served “every year at Garden Parties across The Royal Residences.” To make them is quite simple, so grab your sifter and bowl and get ready to mix – but not overmix – these petite jammy bites.
According to a recipe shared by The Royal Family’s official Instagram, the scones – which are a summer tradition at Buckingham Palace – are traditionally served with clotted cream and a jam of your choice (and surprisingly no fresh fruit).
Those on Instagram were eager to try the baked treat, commenting on how good the bite-sized goodie looked.
“Wow, it looks great! I will try very soon,” one person commented. “Thank you,” another simply said.
To try them for yourself, check out the recipe below or on The Royal Family’s Instagram.
Royal Fruit Scones
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3/8 cup butter
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup sultanas (a type of raisin), pre-soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
- Fruit jam of your choice (optional)
- Clotted cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together in a bowl, until a crumb is formed
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together
- Add the liquid to the crumb mixture
- Continue to mix the dough until smooth
- Add the sultanas (optional), and mix until evenly distributed
- Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten the dough and cover
- Leave to rest for approximately 30 minutes
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5 centimeters and cut to desired shape
- Rest the scones for another 20 minutes
- Gently egg wash the top of the scones
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown
- Cool before serving with jam and clotted cream