Tomorrow’s the big royal wedding between Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle, but because it takes place so early in the day, you’d better start planning your big boozy brunch now.
Pimm’s Cup is a classic British cocktail that many Americans will be drinking while they watch the royal wedding on Saturday. Creative Commons @whitneyinchicago.
Today is the day to pick up a bottle of Pimm’s after work, plan your snacks and queue up
“The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix tonight. I’ve rounded up a bunch of British recipes to inspire you.
British food isn’t all Marmite and bangers and mash, and
flapjacks aren’t pancakes. But you know that already.
There’s always the traditional approach to making British food — with
a British chicken pot pie and a pavlova with peaches and blackberries, perhaps — but Britain wouldn’t be the complicated mess of a monarchy without it’s complicated past, which means chicken curry should be on your recipe shortlist.
These strawberry shortcake-inspired scones are our latest Year of Baking project. Photo by Addie Broyles.
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You could make
strawberry scones or currant scones, but for an impressive treat, how about making elderflower cupcakes inspired by the royal wedding cake?
If you’re not having
a Pimm’s Cup, you could make a batch of punch, like this big batch of booze called Love Hall Tea popularized in England. (This recipe serves a whopping 50 guests.)
Many Americans might not have tried
a Scotch egg, but it’s like a hard-boiled egg wrapped in breakfast sausage.
Alice Bachini-Smith and Shadrach Smith in the Full English Cafe, a restaurant they own in South Austin. 2012 photo from Alberto Martinez for the AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Don’t want to cook at all?
Full English is one of Austin’s best places to get a bite of traditional British fare — tonight is the restaurant’s popular fish and chips night — but you could also find one of Austinite (and British ex-pat) Tracy Claros’ Sticky Toffee Puddings. These little pots of hot decadent British pudding are sold all over the country (at Whole Foods, Central Market, Fresh Plus and Cafe Medici in Austin) and are served on some international flights.
This Sticky Toffee Pudding is from Austinite Tracy Claros, who sells these desserts in stores across the country and on some international flights. Contributed by Sticky Toffee Pudding.
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