With the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, (May 19th, 2018) as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, (Oct 12th, 2018) there is lots of buzz about royal weddings and their traditions.
Many are enjoying speculating as to what food will be served at the weddings. We too, have been having a peek at some of the royal family’s favorite foods to see what we can create for those of you wanting to have your own “Royal-tea”!
A childhood favorite of Prince William and of the entire royal family is a chocolate biscuit cake, with small pieces of biscuit broken up into the cake batter – this was actually incorporated into the wedding of Prince William and Kate, as William’s “Groom’s Cake”. Another favorite of both William and Harry, is stated to be a Banana Flan.
When we started our research of potential royal wedding recipes, we uncovered a lot of traditional British recipes with very unusual names – have you heard of any of these?
Eton Mess – reportedly a favorite of Prince William, this is a dessert with meringues, berries and marscapone cheese. Carolyn Robb, a former personal chef to Prince Charles, shared her recipe for this at the link below:
Bubble and Squeak – made from leftover vegetables included mashed potatoes and can be served with a fried egg on top. Makes a squeaky noise when frying, hence the name! Probably not going to make an appearance at either of the upcoming royal weddings!
Toad in the Hole – this dish is made with sausages embedded in a Yorkshire pudding dough, covered in gravy.
Jam Roly Poly – A British comfort food, this dessert contains jam, rolled up inside a suet pudding (the hard fat that collects around the kidneys of cows and sheep), typically served warm.
While most of these are unlikely to make the menu of either upcoming royal wedding, we do know one item that will make an appearance at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, a not so traditional choice!
Lemon and Elderflower Sponge Cake is the recently announced selection for Harry and Megan’s wedding cake – diverging from the traditional choice of fruitcake! The Travelling Teacups will be serving our own mini version of this cake at any of our upcoming teas if requested, so please let us know if you would like it included!
And if you’re reading this you are one of the first to know that we will also be including our lemon elderflower mini cake in our upcoming “Takeaway Tea” so you can accompany your viewing of the royal wedding in the comfort of your own home, with your own afternoon tea!
Please see the “Specials and Events” section of our website for a complete description of both our Royal Wedding AND Mother’s Day Takeaway Teas (a tea party in a box!) and information on how to order yours now!!