- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 11:27AM
You may not be able to afford to live like the British royal family, but you can afford to bake like them.
In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie to her drop scones, during their stay in the UK.
The couple were such fans of her scones that the Queen sent them her personal recipe, following their return to the States.
"Dear Mr President," she wrote in the letter. "Seeing a picture of you in today's newspaper, standing in front of a barbecue grilling quail, reminded me that I had never sent you the recipe of the drop scones which I promised you at Balmoral. I hope you will find them successful."
Ingredients (Enough for 16 people):
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 melted butter.
How to make:
Beat eggs, sugar and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together adding remainder milk as required, also bi-carbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.
Her recipe ends there, but seeing as these are similar to pancakes, one can then assume the batter would be dropped into a pan by the spoonful and flipped when bubbles started to appear on the surface.
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