Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance - The Royal Wedding.


Tomorrow morning I am embracing my heritage and plan to watch the Royal Wedding, getting up at dawn to watch it live.  The Brit in me loves the Monarchy and the pomp and circumstance and hundreds of years of traditions.  Watching Kate Middleton become a Princess is the stuff dreams are made of.

And I plan to be in there it like a dirty shirt.........................(What does that really mean)?...........................

I've made scones with currants from a recipe I got from PINE CONE CAMP blog by Janis Nicolay.  Easy and delicious.  The recipe is below.

And in preparation, I have brought out my Emma Bridgewater teacups, my one and only Royal Plate (coronation of Queen Elizabeth) and my Organic Iced Tea bottle that I paid the earth to buy the drink, just so I could have the bottle.

The plan is to boot the Raz Man out of bed at 3 am (although he is welcome to stay) and watch the coverage in bed with a pot of tea, scones with Bonne Maman, and my cozy Union Jack Pillow. 

Does anyone else have plans for watching the Wedding?


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 oz/90g cold butter
1/4 cup berry sugar (or caster sugar)
½ cup raisins (i use currants)
1 lightly beaten egg
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Mix the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Rub the butter in with your fingers, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, raisins and combine. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, then add the egg and milk mixture and stir until well combined. Place tablespoons of the mixture on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden. Try them warm with a little butter!


  1. Oh wonderful, Chania, that's how to do it. No grumbling from the sidelines, just headlong enthusiasm. I hope you and your jam have the best of times at your little 3am party.

  2. You are too cute! Love your plans for the big day! And that has to be the best jam, no? My lovely mother-in-law introduced me to it a few years back. xo

  3. It's all very exciting. It's on this evening here in Aus so that's handy. I haven't any fancy plans (just very disorganised) but will have some nice snacks and enjoy. I love your spotty cups!

  4. Fabulous Chania - I will there with you in spirit! So excited! Lou x

  5. I will be watching! I'm a little excited about it actually. I will make the scones as they look delicious and I will be wearing a big black netted hat and support breast cancer research flannel pyjamas.

  6. We are heading off to a dinner party as the wedding is on at a much more civilized time here :) a 'token, POM has been invited and he's making a Victorian sponge for desert. The fact that he's a chef sealed the deal!
    Hope you enjoy the scones and that very pretty setting.

  7. I'll be there with bells on! Whatever that means either.

  8. I'll be there Chania, planned to bake scones this afternoon, but Mother Nature and these crazy high winds knocked out the power at the house all day!
    Not to be discouraged...I dashed to the grocery store (when it re-opened) and bought some shortbread. So it will be a cuppa and shortbread at 5 am in my QE II Coronation tea cup (like your plate - the year of my birth!). Champagne will have to wait for later in the day.

  9. Oh, I should have picked up some scones today, yours look so yummy (too lazy to make them), so that I could have enjoyed a scone with my cup of tea as I toast the new princess and her prince! I love all of your patriotic wares, and especially your Emma Bridgewater pieces! I will be eating my toast and jam on my Emma black toast plate and drinking from my EB cup!

    Kat :)

  10. I made tea biscuits for the occasion too. Mom always used to make a huge baking tray full of them for an evening snack for our large family. The very best warm from the oven and super delicious. I make them often for my family and my sister's family but decided to make them tonight, because, yes we are getting up for coverage before school and work, although probably not at 3 am. And I'll have to rewarm the biscuits in the morning.

  11. Darn it! I should have made biscuits too! I plan to get up early, have my English Breakfast tea and hug my union jack pillow too! No TV in my bedroom so I'll have to curl up in the living room. I think I have some shortbread...

  12. I love all the effort you're going to for this wedding! Your scones look delicious too ;)
    Have fun tonight!

  13. Have to go to work so have set it to record. Watched some of it this morning cause I couldn't resist and will catch the rest when I get home from work this afternoon.
    I love that kind of thing while my husband, a Brit by birth is not a royalist at all - although he did watch it with me this morning with interest.

  14. Just made your scones Chania (given that I couldn't do anything yesterday with our power-outage!). Delicious...wasn't sure about the cinnamon, but what a nice flavour surprise.
    I didn't have berry or caster sugar, so I used my vanilla sugar...and I sprinkled just a touch more on the tops when they came out of the oven.
    Cup of tea a little butter and strawberry jam...does it get any better?

  15. The wedding was lovely wasn't it?! worth every sleepless pair of eyes out there! I can't wait to try the scones....hope you had a perfectly royal time watching all the beaty and tradition!
    xo j~

  16. Mmmmm, the scones look yummy! Hope you enjoyed watching the wedding. Did the Raz Man stick around? :-)

  17. I made scones too- my plan was to make cranberry scones but I was so tired I forgot the cranberries! The wedding was fabulous, wasn't it?


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