Platinum Jubilee Recipes

Cooking up a Jubilee Jamboree with St Dalfour

May 30, 2022


The countdown to Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend has begun. Whether you are throwing a street party, having a garden BBQ, or simply watching from your sofa, we have plenty of recipes and catering ideas to get the celebrations into full swing.

What better way to mark this special occasion than using the luxury taste of St. Dalfour spreads that use only natural ingredients. As a starting point, we have updated a classic Bakewell tart into a Bakewell Traybake recipe that uses delicious Strawberry & Rhubarb preserve. It will be a wonderful addition to any spread.

You will no doubt have seen media coverage of the nationwide Platinum Pudding competition. The winner’s Lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle is delicious. We had a go at making this lovely recipe, but as one of the team isn’t the biggest fan of lemon curd, we spread the Swiss roll with St. Dalfour Orchard Pear Preserve instead. It was delicious and we think would work equally well with St. Dalfour Heritage Peach Preserve.

The Queen apparently has something of a sweet tooth. According to royal chef Owen Hodgson, she loves a chocolate biscuit cake and is particularly partial to jam pennies. The favourite flavour of jam wasn’t revealed, but with over 20 flavours to choose from, she would be spoilt for choice with St. Dalfour fruit preserves.

Perhaps you are thinking of having a quintessentially British Afternoon tea to mark the Jubilee. If so, don’t forget to try our Scones recipe. Our new Bakewell Traybake would be a wonderful addition or take a look at the many cake recipes we have on our site.

Now for the sandwiches. We are told the Queen’s favourite sandwich filling is tuna mayonnaise, which she likes served with thin slices of cucumber and black pepper. A round of Coronation chicken sandwiches would also be ideal for a Jubilee Afternoon Tea.   For a quick and easy Coronation Chicken recipe, mix together 100g each of mayonnaise and Greek yoghurt. Add 1-2 tablespoons of St. Dalfour Apricot Preserve, a teaspoon of curry powder and a few sultanas. Add to cooked chicken.

Continuing the Coronation theme, how about a Coronation Ham? An economical meat, a ham always makes a great centrepiece for any buffet. Mix together honey, curry powder or paste, St. Dalfour Apricot Preserve and a little cider vinegar. Spread over the ham and bake for a tasty twist on coronation chicken.

Whatever your plans for the Jubilee weekend don’t forget to make them a little more luxurious with St. Dalfour fruit preserves.