UNITED KINGDOM (CNN) -- Royal watchers will have an early wake-up call on Friday morning to watch the festivities surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. If you're looking for a breakfast with a little more majesty, try a recipe from Her Majesty! Here are all the ingredients for a breakfast fit for a Queen.
It's tough to imagine Queen Elizabeth rolling up her sleeves and baking, but she once swapped this recipe for scones, with President Eisenhower. Alice Kamps says, "He had visited her at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and she prepared these scones for him, and he'd asked her for the recipe."
Kamps, a curator at the National Archives, came across the recipe and handwritten letter while preparing for an upcoming exhibit. Kamps says, "She also talks in the letter about variations that she's tried with the recipe. Substitutions that you could make and also how to modify it for fewer people. So she's clearly made this a number of times."
If you're going to make the queen's scones, Stephen Mead at the British Pantry in Alexandria, Virginia, says you need the appropriate items to go with them. He says, "The traditional thing is to have scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or lemon curd. And we have these items which are actually made by the Duchy of Cornwall, which is Prince Charles' company, Prince William's father."
For your royal wedding celebration, Robert Rex-Waller at the Tea Cellar at Washington's Park Hyatt, recommends English breakfast, Earl Grey, or the queen's preference, Royal Keemun. Rex-Waller says, "It's got a bit of a smoky flavor, lends itself very well to drinking it with milk and sugar, but it'll also be able to stand up to pastries and strong-flavored sandwiches."
Everything you need for an early morning meal fit for a queen, king, prince, or princess-to-be.
If you want to recreate the queen's own drop scone recipe, here are the ingredients:
4 teacups (3 cups) flour
4 tablespoons superfine sugar
2 teacups (1 1/2 cups) milk
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons melted butter
If you don't have cream of tartar, substitute the 2 teaspoons of baking soda and the 3 teaspoons of cream of tartar with 5 teaspoons of baking powder (make sure your baking powder is less than 6 months old or it may be flat and unable to provide leavening). If using salted butter, skip the added salt
1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl.
2. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Then whisk in most of the milk.
3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the milk egg mixture. Whisk until smooth, adding more milk until you get the right consistency - thin enough to spread on the pan, but not so thin as to run. Fold in the melted butter.
4. Heat a griddle or large cast iron pan on medium to medium low heat. Coat the pan with a little butter, spreading it with a folded over paper towel. Drop large spoonfuls of batter on the griddle to form pancakes. When bubbles start to appear on the surface (after 2 to 3 minutes), use a metal spatula to flip the pancakes over. Cook for another minute, until lightly browned.
Remove to a plate and cover with a clean tea towel to keep warm while you cook the rest of the drop scones.
Serve with butter, jam, or golden syrup (Americans sub maple syrup).
That should serve a royal wedding viewing party of 16 people.