Delight a Friend with Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Tea Treat
Delight a Friend with Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Tea Treat
Many years ago, my husband and I were part of a group that met monthly for dinner and a book study. I remember one night in particular a friend hosted the gathering and served a delicious tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips sprinkled on top. I asked her about the recipe and she proudly exclaimed, "This is Joan Lunden's Tortilla Soup recipe."
I laugh thinking back to my excitement because, prior to everyone having phones, television personalities were more prominent than they are today. For those of you who are younger than me, Joan Lunden was the co-host on Good Morning America for almost 20 years. That night, my group of friends all enjoyed Joan's personal soup recipe together. Recipes from celebrities are readily accessible now, but at the time, having this access was unique. When we know that a certain recipe is created or enjoyed by someone we admire, we feel connected to them whether or not we know them personally.
After I heard of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, I wondered if recipes for her favorite foods are easily accessible. With a little research, I found a few of them and one was particularly popular. Universally, she was known to like the comfort of roasted meat and veggies for dinner and a cup of Earl Grey for tea time. My favorite discovery was a recipe for one of her favorite tea time treats made by her former chef, Darren McGrady.
Chef McGrady often made these English Tea Scones for Queen Elizabeth while working in Buckingham Palace for over 15 years. Wouldn't these be a thoughtful treat to take to a friend with a jar of jam? Taking tea and scones is a nice way to support a friend whether you stay to visit or drop it off for her to enjoy later. Either way, remind her they're scones "fit for a queen."
English Tea Scones
Makes about 16
Scott & Adina
Welcome! We're thrilled you stopped by. Our own joys and sorrows have taught us that a well-timed meal delivered by a friend is one of the best gifts imaginable. In this space, we share our favorite recipes to take to friends, meal-taking tips, and other ways to care for those who are dear to you.
  
  
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