The ETDT recipe edit: Jubilee special
Last minute inspo for the bank holiday weekend
If you’re late to the party for the Jubilee weekend and haven’t yet decided what to make here are a few ideas for street parties and family get-togethers.
As usual the idea is to edit the hundreds of options there are out there and give you a bit of inspo without you having to plough through screen after screen of recipes. (Delicious alone has 70.)
Normally this would be behind a paywall but in the spirit of national celebration - or just ‘cos you’ve got an extra day off - I’ve kept it free.
Margot Henderson’s bacon and egg pie
This is actually a Kiwi tradition rather than a British one but it’s easier and stretches further than a quiche so it’s perfect for a street party. I used two packs of ready rolled pastry which is quite a bit more than the original recipe, one for the base and one for the lattice topping, but it didn’t make it heavy. I’d also sprinkle a layer of grated cheddar over the eggs but then I love cheese. Good for breakfast too, as I can verify …
Cheesy ploughman’s sausage rolls
What would a street party be without a sossidge roll? If you don’t already have a favourite recipe here is Karen Burns Booth’s of Lavender and Lovage which looks perfect. I mean more cheese, right?
Coronation chicken salad
A gussied-up version of coronation chicken from the Delicious team topped with broken up poppadums which is a bit of a genius touch
Simon Hopkinson’s high tea salad
If you’re wallowing in nostalgia this weekend you may be thinking fondly of Heinz salad cream as Tim Hayward was, very entertainingly, in the FT last weekend. Here’s how to make your own along with an old school ‘60’s salad which Simon Hopkinson made to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee 10 years ago.
Eton Mess Roulade
Eton Mess is such a brilliantly simple recipe you might feel it needs no further embellishment but if you want to take it to new and impressive heights try this elegant roulade.
Nigella’s ruby red raspberries in chardonnay jelly
Gotta have jelly on a bank holiday weekend and who better to look to than the divine Nigella? Apparently she originally called it slut red raspberries in chardonnay jelly but seems to have thought better of it. You can even watch and listen to her huskily cooing over it here.
Fruity flag traybake
If you’re in full Daily Mail mode this would be the perfect cake to take to a Jubilee tea party. Or if you feel that’s all a bit much, Mary Berry’s Victoria sponge would taste just as good.
Mary Berry’s scones
And if you’ve never made scones but suddenly fancy one here’s another reliable recipe from the redoubtable Ms Berry who is almost as much of a national treasure as the queen. (Clotted cream FIRST in my book, what about yours?)
Friday 5 tomorrow with some last minute Jubilee wine recs for those of you who have been good enough to become paid subscribers. (Feel free!)
Have a fun weekend!
PS What favourite party recipes have I missed out? Let me know what you’re making!