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How to create HRH royally-approved spread this bank holiday

30th May 2022 - 04:00
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner, so HelloFresh has revealed how to create the perfect royal ‘picky tea’ to mark the celebrations.

As well as revealing the Queen’s favourite dishes, the guide includes some of Brits food and drink, from the right way to eat a scone to our favourite summer berries.

Searches for ‘jubilee food ideas’ have increased by over 700% in the past twelve months, while #pickytea has attracted over 2.3 million views on TikTok. So it seems a picky tea may be the perfect way to celebrate this royal occasion.

Bunless Burgers

While the Queen is known to have a strict ‘no finger food’ rule, it has been widely reported that she enjoys a bunless burger, eaten with a knife and fork. HelloFresh recipe development manager, Mimi Morley, recommends adding cranberry sauce on top of the burger for a light relish inspired by Queen Elizabeth.

Fish & Chips

It wouldn’t be a Great British celebration without one of the nation’s favourite Friday feasts: fish and chips. To keep the fish light and crispy, inspired by the Queen’s favourite way to eat this fried dish, Mimi recommends frying your fish in panko breadcrumbs.

Gaelic Steak

Sharing his recipe with Delish on the Queen’s favourite steak, ex royal chef, Darren McGrady, explains that the Queen enjoys a rich, creamy sauce with her steak. To make the sauce, combine onion, mushrooms and garlic for the royal seal of approval.

Cream Tea

It wouldn’t be a royal celebration without this staple British sweet. The Queen enjoys her scones the Cornish way, spreading jam before cream, and in a YouGov poll, 61% of Brits agreed.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

The Queen is believed to enjoy the odd chocolate dish or too, with this chocolate biscuit cake being one of her favourite sweet treats. It’s reported that this same cake was served at Prince William’s wedding too.

Seasonal summer berries

The royal family are champions for local, seasonal produce so include some summer berries as a palette cleanser. Research by HelloFresh reveals that the UK’s favourite summer berries are strawberries with over 13,000 searches every month, followed by raspberries and cherries with 8,900 and 6,800 monthly searches.

Gin & Dubonnet

Kick off the celebrations with the Queen’s favourite tipple. This simple aperitif has a slightly bitter but fruity and rich flavour to complete your picky tea with a punch.

Earl Grey Tea 

Or if you’re looking for something with a little less punch, ex royal butler, Grant Harold, revealed that the Queen enjoys an Earl Grey tea brewed traditionally with tea leaves before adding a splash of milk. 

Written by
Edward Waddell