The Jubilee Baking starts here!
Victoria Scones for a Jubilee Tea
I am really up against it this month, so many blogging challenges that I really want to participate in, but so little time……so when I can do a double whammy, that’s a recipe that fits TWO challenges, that takes the pressure off, and makes the baking or cooking more enjoyable……and so it is with this recipe, Victoria Scones, as they are “fit to set before a queen” and they are also the FIRST recipe in one of my cookbooks, so they fit in with Dom’s FABULOUS Random Recipes event, which this month is to choose the FIRST or LAST recipe from a randomly selected book, and also Fleur’s Jubilee Baking Contest.…….I LOVE it when a plan comes together! Homemade by Fleur’s contest is being sponsored by Appliances Online, and there is also a prize up for grabs! I know my Jubilee bake may not seem fancy and it is a simple recipe, but it’s an old recipe that was originally featured in the 1928 Be-Ro recipe book, and they are fit to be set before a queen…..as it says in the original recipe.
These scones are really moist, as they are baked in four large rounds, which are then pulled apart, before being split and buttered…..nothing can be better in my opinion. I used natural undyed cherries and then tarted them up a bit with patriotic Union Jacks, and why not! These were served alongside other baked treats the other afternoon, with home-made raspberry jam, clotted cream and butter of course. So, although these simple bakes are not covered in red, white and blue icing, I still think they fit the Jubilee bill……and, I am NOT a huge lover of lots of icing anyway, and it is my party!
As for my randomly selected recipe book, it was as usual a bit of a faff, as I have so many books, so I asked my mum to select a book and then chose the FIRST recipe, as it fitted two events as I mentioned before……I have an idea to make these into savoury scones – omit the sugar and add cheese, and then use olives or cherry tomatoes to adorn you regal bake! I have also been doing more jubilee bakes, but you’ll have to wait for those – I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the Forman & Field’s Jubilee Bake Off……more about that and my NEWLY developed recipes in the my next two posts…..and they even featured my photo of the Mystery Jubilee Box too……here is a sneak preview of my mystery box:
That’s all for today, I hope you enjoy my simple Jubilee Victoria Scone recipe, I’ll be be back later with more Jubilee bakes as I mentioned before, so stay tuned and get our your best bunting and tea pot! Karen.
Random Recipes – First & Last
Jubilee Baking Contest