A picnic fit for a queen

photo: PolizeiBerlin
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II photo: PolizeiBerlin

While we’re not your typical obsessed Royal watchers, we’ve got to admit that there’s something enchanting about the fairytale family, and we wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday.

Carolyn Robb, was the personal chef to the Royal Family for a decade. She fed Prince Charles and Lady Diana when Harry and William were just little princes that enamoured the world. Robb shared some of the  favourite Royal dishes – and she’s got the inside scoop on the royal faves. So to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, we recommend this picnic of dishes created by Robb. These dishes are perfect for packing up and literally fit for a Queen!

The menu – click on any of the descriptions for the full recipe: 

SALAD OF PROSCUITTO-WRAPPED PEACHES WITH FIGS & BUFFALO MOZZARELLA: This is a wonderful way to begin a picnic and the salad can be presented in a salad bowl or in a box for ease of packing and transporting it.
SALAD OF PROSCUITTO-WRAPPED PEACHES WITH FIGS & BUFFALO MOZZARELLA:
This is a wonderful way to begin a picnic and the salad can be presented in a salad bowl or in a box for ease of packing and transporting it.
CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRESH MANGO & TOASTED CASHEWS: 'Coronation chicken' was originally created to celebrate HM The Queen's coronation in 1953. This recipe is my interpretation of the dish and what better recipe to use for a picnic in her Majesty's 90th birthday year!
CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRESH MANGO & TOASTED CASHEWS:
‘Coronation chicken’ was originally created to celebrate HM The Queen’s coronation in 1953. This recipe is my interpretation of the dish and what better recipe to use for a picnic in her Majesty’s 90th birthday year!
ASPARAGUS, SWISS CHARD & GOATS CHEESE TART: This tart is a must for a picnic; accompanied by a simple salad and minted new potatoes. The filling can be varied according to taste and what ingredients you have available. You can make one large tart or individual ones with different fillings, to satisfy all tastes!
ASPARAGUS, SWISS CHARD & GOATS CHEESE TART:
This tart is a must for a picnic; accompanied by a simple salad and minted new potatoes. The filling can be varied according to taste and what ingredients you have available. You can make one large tart or individual ones with different fillings, to satisfy all tastes!
SODA BREAD: I made this bread almost every day during my years as a royal chef. It is very quick and simple to make and I don't think you will find a more delicious loaf than this. It is best eaten freshly baked, but makes really good toast on day two. If it comes out of the oven just before you go on your picnic you can wrap it in baking parchment and a tea-towel to keep it warm!
SODA BREAD:
I made this bread almost every day during my years as a royal chef. It is very quick and simple to make and I don’t think you will find a more delicious loaf than this. It is best eaten freshly baked, but makes really good toast on day two. If it comes out of the oven just before you go on your picnic you can wrap it in baking parchment and a tea-towel to keep it warm!
LIME, RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE CAKE: Cut into hearty chunks and served with a dollop of thick cream or Greek yoghurt this is the best way to round off a lovely picnic lunch. You could use blueberries or blackberries instead of raspberries.
LIME, RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE CAKE:
Cut into hearty chunks and served with a dollop of thick cream or Greek yoghurt this is the best way to round off a lovely picnic lunch. You could use blueberries or blackberries instead of raspberries.

the royal touchEnjoy the picnic! If these aren’t enough and you’re craving more royal recipes, there are 100 more delicious dishes created by Robb, in her new cookbook: The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking From A Royal Chef. And if you’d like your very own copy, ACC Art Books is offering Urban Suburban Mommy’s readers a 35% discount, just use promo code: ROYAL to save on your order!

7/5/15 Carolyn Robb and daughters Mandy (youngest and ..... pics David Poole mobile 00447530348498

Carolyn Robb was Personal Chef to TRH Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry for ten years. 

 

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