We’ve got a selection of beautiful coronation recipes that will transform any picnic, street party or get-together into something fit for Charles himself. From jam tarts to miniature Yorkshire puds, this feast really celebrates the best of Britain.
Archie’s royal roulade
Royal Charlotte lemon drizzle cake
Every party spread needs a centrepiece, and these two cakes are pretty special. A lemon drizzle cake is a classic crowd-pleaser, but this recipe kicks it up a notch with four layers, and featherlight cream cheese icing. Or, if you want to get super-fancy, give Archie’s royal roulade a go – it’s bursting with fresh strawberries and cream and is an absolute joy to eat.
Charming Eccles cakes
These Eccles cakes are the perfect little parcels of citrus-and bay-spiked dried fruit wrapped up in flaky puff pastry. You can absolutely make your own pastry from scratch for these, but, if you’re tight for time, shop-bought all-butter puff pastry will be just as nice.
Epic roast chicken salad
Roast chicken and all the trimmings is really the pinnacle of British food. But, for a party or a picnic, this roast chicken salad with golden crunchy croutons, green beans and sweet cherry tomatoes works so well. Put a big plate of it in the middle of the table (or picnic rug) and let everybody help themselves.
Rainbow jam tarts
Jam tarts are humble, cheap to make and such a pretty treat. This is a great recipe to do with kids. It’s funny how simple pastry with a blob of jam can turn into something so exciting, with chewy bits, bubbling bits, crunchy bits and jammy jelly bits!
Baby Yorkshire puds
These crispy little Yorkshire puds are served up with creamy smoked trout pâté. You can put the creamy smoked fish in one big serving bowl if you like, but it looks quite sweet to make up a few individual servings in little teacups. However you serve it, your guests will be fighting over it, I promise.
If you want to make some delicious British food, then have a go at these crumbly scones – they’re so simple even a five-year-old could make them. Just remember that the less you touch the dough, the shorter and crumblier your scones will be. Get baking!
This tastes just like buttery Marmite on toast. If you usually spread your Marmite thickly, go for the full two teaspoons – or even more if you’re a real fiend. You’ll only need four ingredients to make a batch of this, so it’s easy on the wallet, too.
Smoked salmon toasts
Home-cured beetroot gravadlax
It’s almost as easy to make these pretty smoked salmon toasts for 20 people as it is for two. The bite of the radishes and fragrance of the dill elevate a quick snack to something really special. If you want to take things to the next level, ditch the shop-bought smoked salmon and make your own beetroot-cured gravadlax. Epic!
Smoked mackerel pate
This mackerel pâté is really simple to whiz together and utterly delicious. Paired with a stack of griddled toast and quick cress salad, this is proper grown-up party food. If you want to go all out, swap the mackerel for smoked salmon. Hot-smoked trout would also work a treat.
Hungry for more? You’ll find more beautiful British food here.