Platinum Jubilee party baking recipes from Carolyn Robb, former personal chef to Prince Charles

Treat your street party regally with stunning bakes from Carolyn Robb, former personal chef to Prince Charles. Carolyn’s tried-and-tested royal favourites are the perfect jubilee party baking recipes.

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Platinum Jubilee party baking recipes

Giant bourbon biscuits

Rather like giant dominoes, these sandwich biscuits with a rich chocolate filling are a British classic loved by all ages. Homemade bourbons were always popular in the royal nursery.

giant bourbon biscuits Jubilee party baking recipes
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Lemon and thyme cake

Made with yogurt and olive oil, this is incredibly light and moist. It is drenched in an aromatic, thyme-infused lemon syrup, which, once cool, forms a delicate, crisp sugary shell. Served with an abundance of berries, it makes a wonderful centrepiece for an afternoon tea in the garden. The aroma of fresh thyme will always bring back indelible memories of the gardens at Highgrove and of the joy of being able to pick fresh herbs moments before they were needed for a cake.

lemon and thyme cake
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Rhubarb and white chocolate tartlets

In this recipe, thin, crisp, golden filo pastry shells are filled with unctuous white-chocolate vanilla mousse and topped with tart rhubarb – a heavenly marriage of crunchy, creamy and tangy. Harry and Meghan served rhubarb tartlets at their wedding, which recalled a little taste of Harry’s childhood and the wonderful rhubarb grown at Highgrove.

rhubarb and white chocolate tartlets
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Strawberry bunting cake

There is no cake more regal. It was originally made for Queen Victoria, during whose incredible 63-year reign the tradition of afternoon tea began to evolve. And during the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the tradition of afternoon tea is ever more popular. Queen Victoria would have had her cake with raspberry jam and topped with a sprinkling of granulated sugar. I have filled this one with strawberry jam and topped it with berries and a few fresh rose petals, then added some celebratory mini bunting.

strawberry bunting cake Jubilee party baking recipes
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Raspberry swirl meringues

These small, rustic meringues have a thin, crunchy shell and a soft, chewy, marshmallow-like centre. The freeze-dried raspberry powder imparts a refreshingly sharp hit of flavour that cuts through the sweetness.

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Chilled lime tartlets

These refreshing tartlets take minutes to make and are perfect for an alfresco summer afternoon tea.

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READ MORE: How to throw a Platinum Jubilee party

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tea at the palaceOur recipes are taken from Tea at the Palace: 50 Delicious Recipes for Afternoon Tea by Carolyn Robb (White Lion Publishing, £14.99). To order a copy for £12.74 until 13 June go to mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3176 2937. Free p&p on orders over £20.