Queen Elizabeth II is known for her love of sweet treats and pancakes aren't exempt from her long list. The famous monarch not only loves pancakes, she has a personal recipe that she's particularly proud of. She shared the special recipe with former U.S. president, Dwight Eisenhower. Read on for an explicit outline of the recipe.
From scones to beignets and now Scotch pancakes, the Queen is never shy to show off her love for decadent treats. Her personal pancake recipe is decades old but it still works to make perfect pancakes every time.
The Queen first shared the recipe with former American President Dwight Eisenhower back in 1959 when she was just in her mid-30s. But, the scotch pancakes recipe didn't become public until 2013 when it was published in a book called "Letters of Note" by author Shaun Usher.
The spritely monarch even included some helpful baking tips to help Eisenhower achieve the best results!
Eisenhower, who was president at the time, had visited the Queen at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, alongside his wife Marnie. Apparently, the president was so taken with the monarch's baking that she decided to share her recipe with him.
"Dear Mr President, 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. I hope you will find them successful."
The short note also included baking tips like advice that lesser quantities of flour and milk should be used when the pancakes are for fewer than 16 people.
The monarch also added: "I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar and that can be very good, too." She further advised: "I think the mixture needs a great deal of beating while making, and shouldn't stand about too long before cooking."
If you'd like to try the Queen's special recipe yourself, here it is: