Celebrate the royal wedding with some traditional British recipes and fun foods that will get you in the party mood.
With the upcoming nupitals of Prince William and Kate Middleton, people all over the U.K. will be throwing street parties (block parties) to celebrate. Whether you're attending a street party, looking to throw one of your own, or just want to celebrate in your own home, we wanted to supply you with some traditional street party recipes to help ring in the "I do."
This is a no-fuss version of the traditional recipe
3 chicken breastes (cooked and cubed)
4 Tbsp mayonaise
Mild curry powder (to taste)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp mango chutney
Golden raisins (as many or as little as you wish)
Pre-cook and cube the chicken breasts and set aside till they reach room temperature
Mix together: mayonaise, curry powder, cinnamon, black pepper, mango chutney, and raisins
Combine the chicken and the mixture
Chill 4 hours or overnight
Serve in on a bed of lettuce, in a salad, as a sandwich, or wrap
We are a wee bit obsessed with this traditional summer drink
4 oz Pimm's Cup
8 oz lemonade
2 oz ginger ale or Fresca
2 slices of lemon
Juice of one lemon
1 strawberry, sliced
8 mint leaves
Mix ingredients together and pour over ice. Serves 2, in highball glasses.
This is a no-fuss version of a traditional recipe
4 (6 oz) packages of fresh raspberries or strawberries
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 2/3 cups of cold heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
4 (3") meringue shells or a tub of the mini meringues (vanilla-flavored), broken into pieces
Pour two packages of fresh raspberries (or strawberries), 1 cup of sugar, and the lemon juice into a 10" saute pan. Crush berries lightly with a fork and bring mixture to a full boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until syrupy consistancy. Fold remaining two packages of berries into the hot mixture and stir. Refrigerate until very cold (about 1-2 hours).
In the bowl of an electric mixer, use a wisk attachment to beat the cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla together on medium-high speed until peaks form.
In tall glasses or sundae cups, layer a spoonful of whipped cream, a spoonful of the berry mixture, and then a few meringue pieces. Repeat once or twice, depending on size of glass, until glasses are full. End with the berries and a dollop of cream on top.
Serves 4-6, depending on size of glasses.