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Queen Elizabeth II may have been known for her love of jam sandwiches but did you know that she also had an amazing pancake recipe?

This is news to us and now we are more than happy to pass it along to you. When she recently passed away, fans of the royal family decided it was time to bring the recipe out, so that everyone would have the chance to appreciate it.

Photo: flickr/Government of Alberta

The recipe, which was originally sent to President Eisenhower back in 1960, was posted on Reddit. Thanks to these generous fans, we will now be able to eat like royalty. Of course, before we continue, there are some distinctions that need to be made. These are not actually pancakes, this is a recipe for drop scones instead.

In case you are wondering, there is a key difference between drop scones and the traditional pancakes that the average American has become accustomed to. Drop scones happen to be much, much thicker. To create these, you will need to drop some very soft dollops on the griddle. The note to Eisenhower is written in her handwriting and includes additional messaging.

Queen Elizabeth II’s recipe for drop scones, 1959 from Old_Recipes

“Seeing a picture of you in today’s newspaper standing in front of a barbecue grilling quail reminded me that I had never sent you the recipe of the drop scones which I promised you at Balmoral,” the queen wrote to the president. “I now hasten to do so, and I do hope you will find them successful,” she continued. The ingredients are easy enough to come up with, too.

To make the pancakes, you need 4 teacups of flour, 4 tablespoons of caster sugar, 2 teacups of milk, 2 whole eggs, 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate soda, 3 teaspoons cream of tartar, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. “When there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk but use other ingredients as stated. I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar, and that can be very good too,” the queen said.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

From there, the instructions note to “beat eggs, sugar, and about half the milk together, add flour, and mix well together, adding the remainder of milk as required, also bicarbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter.”

We are definitely going to be trying these out and we hope that you do, too. Please be sure to let us know how yours come out!

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