Buckingham Palace royal chef shares recipe for fruit scones

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As Platinum Jubilee festivities kick off to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne, "Good Morning America" got an exclusive look at what the royal chefs are cooking up.

Mark Flanagan, the personal chef to the queen and the head chef of the royal household, leads a team of 22 chefs who create the delicious food for every important royal function, from state dinners to royal weddings and more.

PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks to pensioners from the Sandringham Estate during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House, the Queen's Norfolk residence on Feb. 5, 2022, as she celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee.  (Joe Giddens/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks to pensioners from the Sandringham Estate during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House, the Queen's Norfolk residence on Feb. 5, 2022, as she celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee. (Joe Giddens/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

Flanagan gave "GMA" the inside look at the kitchen and on how to make a traditional treat for afternoon tea: scones.

Check out the full recipe to make the royal version yourself at home.

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PHOTO: Scones and tea. (Wildeside/Shutterstock)
PHOTO: Scones and tea. (Wildeside/Shutterstock)

Royal Fruit Scones

Ingredients

500 grams or 2 cups Plain Flour

28 grams or approx. 1/8 cup Baking Powder

94 grams or approx. 7 1/2 tablespoons Butter

86 grams or approx. 2/3 cup Sugar

2 Whole Eggs

140 milliliter or approx. 4 1/2 ounces Butter Milk

100 grams or 8 tablespoons Sultanas (Cover in hot water and leave to soak for 30 minutes)

Directions

Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 degrees F.

Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together in a bowl, until a crumb is formed.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together. Add the liquid to the crumb mixture. Continue to mix the dough, until it is smooth.

(Optional) Add the sultanas, and mix until evenly distributed. Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten the dough and cover.

Cover and leave to rest for approximately 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5 cm and cut to desired shape.

Rest the scones for another 20 minutes.

Gently egg was the top of the scones.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Cool before serving with jam and clotted cream.

Recipe reprinted with permission.

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