There are very few things that can pull me out of bed at 3:45 in the morning. Apparently the royal wedding is one of them.
This morning, in celebration of the marriage of William and Kate, I had a few friends over for a royal breakfast celebration. Now, I have no idea what people actually eat for breakfast in England, but we all seem to think they eat scones, so that’s what I made. From what I’ve read, British scones are actually more like American biscuits, so I made both scones and biscuits. We were also going to have tea, but we drank coffee instead. It was 4 a.m., after all. And to get in the spirit of things, Eric made the coffee in our French press because France is close to Great Britain. Logical, yes?
It was mostly fun to just sit back and take in the insanity. And laugh at the British hats. And enjoy the accents.
The biscuits I made were super delicious. And they made for a lovely lunch, as well, when filled with ham, turkey bacon, egg, and cheddar cheese.
Buttermilk Scones (a.k.a. American Biscuits)
recipe from here
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons soft vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sugar in a bowl.
Chop up the butter and vegetable shortening, and mix into the flour using an electric mixer.
Pour in the buttermilk and mix until everything comes together as a dough.
Lightly flour a work surface and flatten the dough until it is about 1-inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter (or a round cookie cutter), cut out biscuits and place on the pan.
Bake for 12 minutes. Fill with jam or apple butter!
Aside from breakfast, I also made some cookies decorated with everyone’s initials. Perfect for eating at 9 a.m.
Happy royal wedding day to you! How did you celebrate?