Queen Elizabeth II’s famous pancake recipe is going viral, and there’s a good reason. They are fluffy, thick, soft, and sugary and melt in your mouth, delicious.
The Queen’s recipe was sent to America in a letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, after the president and his wife, Mamie, visited Balmoral castle, per Today.
“Seeing a picture of you in today’s newspaper standing in front of a barbecue grilling quail reminded me that I had never sent you the recipe of the drop scones which I promised you at Balmoral,” the Queen wrote in the letter. “I now hasten to do so, and I do hope you will find them successful.” A “drop scone” is a thicker pancake than a standard American pancake.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Pancakes
4 teacups flour
4 tablespoons caster sugar
2 teacups milk
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons melted butter
“Beat eggs, sugar, and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together, adding the remainder of milk as required, also bicarbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.”
The queen advised in her letter that “when there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk but use other ingredients as stated. I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar, and that can be very good too.”
Per the queen’s advice to the 34th president, “the mixture needs a great deal of beating while making and shouldn’t stand about too long before cooking.”
Article appeared on ‘Today”
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