King Charles III’s coronation is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your snack spread. Perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting Kate’s latest style moment, or watching out for Harry’s body language as he attends without Meghan by his side (and post-tell all book). Maybe it’s all about Katy Perry’s performance at the Coronation Concert, or how Camila Parker-Bowles will honour her late mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II. No matter your reasons for tuning in, here’s a selection of royal-worthy recipes to make for Coronation Day menu.
Crustless Quiche with Spring Veggies
While the official Coronation quiche recipe calls for a spinach, broad bean and fresh tarragon filling in a crisp pastry shell, this crustless version is an excellent alternative. Filled with vibrant spring vegetables, sharp cheddar and a hint of smoky paprika, it’s a quick and easy dish to whip up on Coronation Day.
Brioche Tea Sandwiches
An assortment of tea sandwiches is a must for a Coronation viewing menu. Layer fillings like smoked salmon and cucumber, shrimp and egg, chocolate, raspberry and almond butter, or cream cheese and cherry between slices of sweet brioche bread for a treat that’s as pretty as it is tasty.
Buttery Lemon Scones With Tangy Lemon Curd
An afternoon tea staple, there’s nothing like a freshly-baked scone topped with jam and clotted cream. For this recipe, buttery lemon scones are topped with a generous layer of tangy lemon curd. Enjoy one (or two) alongside a pot of your favourite tea.
Falafel Scotch Eggs
Traditional Scotch eggs are typically made by hard-boiling eggs, and then wrapping them in sausage meat before breading and frying them to a golden finish before serving them with a mustard dipping sauce. In this recipe, jammy eggs are wrapped in a flavour-packed falafel mixture, fried until crispy and served with a drizzle of a lemony tahini sauce.
Earl Grey Sweetie Cakes with Meyer Lemon Frosting
These delicate tea cakes are infused with fragrant Earl Grey tea, milk chocolate and Meyer lemon zest, then topped with a sweet Meyer lemon frosting. They’re the perfect sweet bite for Coronation Day snacking.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars
Strawberry and rhubarb are quintessential spring flavours and a favourite combination across the United Kingdom. These bars are easier to make than a pie since the dough is used for both the crust and the crumble topping. Share them with friends or save a few for another day.
Everything Bagel Smoked Sausage Rolls
Looking for a twist on the traditional sausage roll? Everything bagel seasoning takes these pastry-wrapped smoked sausage appetizers to another level of flavour. To add even more bagel inspiration, swap the Dijon mustard with some tangy cream cheese.
Can’t get enough of everything bagel seasoning? You’re going to love these savoury breakfast tarts.
Simple, buttery shortbread gets an elegant makeover with a drizzle of dark chocolate, making them the ideal cookie for a historic occasion like a coronation.
Cover all of your snacking needs with a charcuterie board that will satisfy your sweet, spicy, salty and savoury cravings. Whether you follow this recipe or let your imagination take control, you can never go wrong with an assortment of meats, cheeses, spreads and crackers.
Earl Grey Mar(tea)ni
While a cup of tea is a welcome accompaniment to your Coronation snack selection, consider this cocktail that combines floral Earl Grey tea with the botanical notes of gin. It’s the springtime sip that you’ll want to make for Coronation viewing … and all season long.