Wimbledon Inspired Recipes to Try this Summer!

Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, and it's well known for elegance, tradition and exciting matches! But it's not just about the thrilling rallies and match points; it's also about the delicious food and drink traditions that accompany the event.
In this blog, we'll help you bring a taste of Wimbledon into your home with three classic recipes; Scones with Clotted Cream, Homemade Lemonade and Eton Mess. These delightful treats are perfect for adding a touch of Wimbledon magic to your summer.
Scones with Clotted Cream & Jam
No Wimbledon inspired afternoon tea would be complete without scones. These buttery, flaky treats are a staple and pair beautifully with cream and jam.
Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Clotted cream
- Your favourite jam (strawberry is traditional
Instructions
- Preheat your oven to 220°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
-Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently a few times. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick round and cut out scones using a biscuit cutter or a glass.
- Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow the scones to cool slightly, then serve warm with clotted cream and jam.
Homemade Lemonade
A refreshing glass of homemade lemonade is the perfect way to cool down whilst watching a Wimbledon match, and it can be enjoyed by the whole family! This recipe balances the tartness of lemons with just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, for the adults, you can easily transform this lemonade into a Pimm's cocktail for a touch of Wimbledon elegance.
Ingredients
- 1 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 5 cups cold water
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves (optional)
- For the Adult's; Pimm's No. 1 (optional)
Instructions
  • - In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water and the sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • - In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice and the cooled syrup.
  • - Pour in the remaining 4 cups of cold water and stir well.
  • - Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over the top. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
  • For the Adults: To make a refreshing Pimm's lemonade, add a splash of Pimm's No. 1 to each glass before serving. Stir gently to combine and enjoy a Wimbledon-inspired cocktail.
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    Eton Mess

    Eton Mess is a classic dessert that's as delicious as it is simple! It combines meringue, fresh berries and whipped cream for a treat that's both light and indulgent.

    Ingredients
    - 4 large egg whites
    - 1 cup granulated sugar
    - 1 pint strawberries, hulled (removing tops) and sliced
    - 1 pint raspberries
    - 2 cups heavy cream
    - 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Instructions
    - Preheat your oven to 120°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large, clean bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add the granulated sugar, continuing to beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
    - Spoon the meringue mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in small mounds. Bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven and let the meringues cool completely in the oven.
    - In a bowl, combine the sliced strawberries and raspberries.
    - In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
    - Break the meringues into bite-sized pieces. In serving bowls or glasses, layer the meringue pieces, whipped cream, and berries. Repeat the layers and finish with a dollop of whipped cream and a few berries on top.

    These Wimbledon inspired recipes bring the elegance and tradition of the tournament right into your home. Whether you're a tennis enthusiast or just a lover of good food, these treats are sure to make your summer that little bit more special! Try them out and enjoy the tournament - cheers.