Buckingham Palace shared its scones recipe — so get ready to eat like a royal

We may never get to live like royals, but at least now we can eat like them.

That’s because the official pastry chefs at Buckingham Palace have shared their recipe for same fruit scones served at the royal residence.

The famous recipe was shared in honor of the Queen’s summer garden parties, an annual series of events that were canceled this year due to the ongoing global pandemic.

“Every year at Garden Parties across The Royal Residences, over 27,000 cups of coffee, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed,” the chefs wrote on the royal family’s official Instagram account. “The Royal Pastry Chefs are happy to share their recipe for fruit scones, which traditionally would be served at Buckingham Palace every summer.”

The instructions, which can be found on Instagram, are surprisingly simple for a dish served under such extravagant circumstances. There are just seven ingredients — most of which the average, non-nation-ruling person probably has in their pantry.

Still, some American commenters seemed frustrated by the sheer Britishness of the recipe, which was measured in grams and featured the mention of sultanas, a type of grape that’s far more common in the U.K.

“Will try, but first [problem] is to translate to American measures,” one user wrote.

Most users were far more positive though, with plenty of commenters sharing their excited anticipation to make a “Queen-certified” snack.

“Must give this a go,” one user wrote.

“I mean… I don’t think it can get anymore official than that can it?” another added.

“I can’t wait to try this recipe tomorrow,” a third said.

Buckingham Palace didn’t stop there, either. A few days later, the account shared the recipe for another royal favorite: Victoria sponge cake.

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The Victoria Sponge 🍰 was named after Queen Victoria, who regularly ate a slice of sponge cake with her tea, each afternoon! To mark Royal Garden Parties, Buckingham Palace Pastry Chef's are delighted to share this traditional recipe with you. Remember to share your #royalbakes 𝕀𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕤 𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖: -3 eggs -150g caster sugar -150g unsalted butter -150g sieved self-raising flour -1/2 tsp of vanilla essence -100g jam (strawberry or raspberry) 𝕀𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕤 𝕓𝕦𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞: -150g softened unsalted butter -220g sieved icing sugar -1/3 vanilla pod or vanilla essence 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕕 𝕊𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖: -Preheat the oven to 180C (375F, gas mark 4) -Grease and line two 8 inch cake tins (if you only own one tin, you can bake the sponge and slice in half) -Cream the caster sugar, vanilla essence and softened unsalted butter until light and fluffy -In a separate bowl whisk the eggs -Gradually add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, to avoid the mixture curdling -Sieve the flour and fold into the mixture -Divide the cake mix between the two cake tins and smooth -Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until the cake appears golden brown -Insert a skewer and ensure it comes out clean -Remove the sponges from their tins and leave to cool 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕕 𝔹𝕦𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞: -Cream the softened butter with the sieved icing sugar and seeds from the vanilla pod (or vanilla essence) 𝔸𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕔𝕒𝕜𝕖: -Ensure that both sponges are completely cold before spreading a layer of jam onto the surface of one sponge -Spread a thick layer of buttercream on top of the jam ( if you prefer this can be done first) -Gently place the second sponge on top and gently press down -Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with a pot of fresh English tea!

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