Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Muffins for Harry and Meghan

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Make your own muffin versions of Harry and Meghan's wedding cake. Elderflower and lemon are THE top baking flavours of 2018 as the Royal couple have chosen them for their wedding cake. This quick and easy muffin recipe incorporates lemon and elderflower in both the sponge and a sugary drizzle.




Who's excited about the upcoming Royal Wedding? I most certainly am. Don't Harry and Meghan make just THE most wonderful couple? Being a step removed from the 'next in line to the throne' limelight of William and Katherine I reckon it's going to be the most non royal, royal wedding that we've ever seen. I've watched them all over the years. I was only 9 in 1981 for Charles and Diana and still have a collection of memorabilia. For Andy and Fergie were were on holiday but I remember watching bits of the proceedings through shop windows. Edward and Sophie, Charles and Camilla and even Zara and Mike. I tuned in to them all! My children joined in watching in 2011 for Will and Kate and some fantastic photos from then came up in my Facebook timehop recently. Seems that we like any excuse as a nation to celebrate and what better one than a Royal Wedding?



I've been excited to see details of the wedding start to appear from practically the moment that their engagement was announced. Even it had a bit of a foodie theme with HRH Prince Harry popping the question whilst the couple cooked a roast chicken. The wedding cake is set to break with the traditional fruit and royal icing and instead capture the flavours of spring. To be made by Violet Bakery it will be an organic lemon and elderflower cake covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. Now my cakemaking skills most certainly don't extend to wedding cakes. I don't even make birthday cakes for my own kids #badmum However I wanted to used the flavours that Harry and Megan have chosen in one of my own quick and easy go to bakes. Anyone can whip up a batch of these. They are super easy and practically foolproof. Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Muffins. I reckon they would go equally well with a glass of celebratory fizz as they would with a cup of tea. Raise your glass (or mug) to the Bride and Groom! 





Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Muffins for Harry and Meghan

Makes 12

Muffins
200g plain flour
75g golden caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
50g oats
1 free range egg
200ml milk
90ml oil
1 lemon - grated zest and juice (25ml)
25ml Elderflower Cordial

Drizzle & Decoration
1 lemon - zest and juice (30ml)
30ml Elderflower Cordial
30ml water
75g golden caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 190c and place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Then add the oats and mix.
In a separate bowl beat the egg with a fork before adding the milk, oil, grated lemon zest, lemon juice and the elderflower cordial.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes until the muffins are lightly browned and spring back when pressed gently.
While the muffins are baking make the drizzle by placing the lemon juice, water, elderflower cordial and sugar in a small pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved completely
Remove the muffins from the oven and whilst they are still warm stab them a skewer to make lots of holes. 
Drizzle a teaspoonful of the the lemon and elderflower syrup over each of them. Use a pastry pastry brush to help with even distribution.
Top each muffin with a small bundle of lemon zest and spoon over the remaining drizzle.

**Lemons**
The amount of juice from one lemon can vary significantly therefore I've given an indication of quantity in ml. For the zest its best to grate it for incorporating into the muffin but use a zester to get pretty strands for the topping.




With muffins being my go to bake I have a collection of recipes for them on my blog so if lemon and elderflower don't float your boat then I'm sure one of these will



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Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Muffins for Harry and Meghan www.foodiequine.co.uk Make your own muffin versions of Harry and Meghan's wedding cake. Elderflower and lemon are THE top baking flavours of 2018 as the Royal couple have chosen them for their wedding cake. This quick and easy muffin recipe incorporates lemon and elderflower in both the sponge and a sugary drizzle.

7 comments

  1. Lovely flavour combination. I think elderflower is under used.

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    1. I have a feeling that it may be about to become very popular!

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  2. These look amazing! Any opportunity to add elderflower to a bake and I'm there!

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  3. These look relish, I reckon the queen might fancy adding a drop of gin in there too as it would go very well! Look forward to everyone being patriotic for the day.

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  4. sorry typo for "delish"! The relish will be on the BBQ hamburgers of course ;)

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  5. I make something quite similar (with oats too!) and it is a perennial favourite of ours. I'm sure yours is lighter than mine though ha ha! I love this quote of yours about the H & M wedding: "the most non royal, royal wedding that we've ever seen". I'm sure you are spot on with that prediction :-)

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  6. Such cute little cakes, I’d happily eat a few of these to celebrate the royal wedding!!

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