Grub Fit for the King? Coronation Ideas

Are you all sorted for the weekend’s (Saturday, May 6) festivities? Perhaps you’ve already started stringing up the bunting ahead of a street party, or maybe you’ve been testing out that winning family recipe ahead of some alfresco food and drink with friends.

Whatever your Coronation weekend plans, we thought you might like some more inspiration where the grub is concerned. From coronation chicken (what else?!) to a quiche recipe (it’s actually the official dish for King Charles) fit for the King himself, we’re sharing some fun and tasty ideas to try. Read on…

Coronation Chicken

You might not even like Coronation chicken, but we reckon when it comes to the weekend-long celebration, it’s like Christmas and Brussel sprouts…it just has to be done.

So, if you’re going to try making this dish on Saturday, make it simple – thanks to this easy recipe via BBC Good Food. It’s been rated five stars on the site, so it can’t be bad – and it can be served with anything you like, from hot jacket potatoes to cold sandwiches and salads.

Coronation Quiche

“Bigging up a classic British cheese, nutty Jersey Royals and wild mushrooms, this is my homage to King Charles’ official coronation dish.” says Jamie Oliver, over here. “It’s perfectly portable, so it’s fantastic for picnics, street parties or family get-togethers. Enjoy! ”

Will you be giving this one a try or are you not much of a quiche fan?

Afternoon Tea

Don’t fancy cooking? Prepare a DIY afternoon tea by making a huge pile of sandwiches and chopping off the crusts. Then, either add shop-bought cakes to your cake stand or make a pud or two to add to the top or bottom tier.

Victoria sponge is always a crowd-pleaser if you’re unsure what to bake.

Grazing Board

In a similar vein (reign?!) to an afternoon tea, a grazing board or ‘picky platter’ combines finger foods and bitesize treats like small cakes and pieces of chopped fruit. It’s as simple as a homemade afternoon tea while being just as aesthetically pleasing. Add red, white and blue foods to create a union flag design. Well, you’ve got to – haven’t you?!

Yorkshire Pudding Canapes

Been tasked to contribute something to a local street party? You can’t go far wrong with these Yorkshire pudding canapes – after all, what could be more quintessentially British than rocking up with a Yorkshire favourite in bite-size portions? Even better if you’re based in Yorkshire. Plus, who doesn’t love Yorkshire puds?!

Don’t Forget the Drinks!

How about a Coronation-themed drink* or two as well? You can be sure there are plenty to choose from online, with cocktails and mocktails aplenty.

Here are just a few:

Cucumber, Mint and Melon Punch

Classic Champagne Cocktail

English Garden Mocktail

*Don’t forget to drink responsibly

Will you be trying any of these recipes this weekend? Let us know by commenting on this blog post – and feel free to share your own failsafe recipes too.

Until next time…

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