Fly the flag for our Queen with 3 regal red, white and blue food and drink treats

As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday celebrations edge ever closer, you may be planning to ring in the regal occasion with a street party, or perhaps a dinner with loved ones – especially as temperatures could well be set to creep up once more.

And while a lemon trifle may have been crowned the nation's official winning Platinum Pudding last week, there's still room to get creative with homemade bakes of your own choosing.

From delicate meringues to classic scones and cheeky tipples, OK! has some tasty recipes that are sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of each and every one of your guests.

So, here's a trio of red, white and blue bakes that are suitably patriotic for Her Majesty's special four-day weekend…

Cream tea

Ingredients

For the scones

  • 460g self-raising flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 120g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml whole milk, plus a little extra to glaze

To serve

  • 200g clotted cream
  • Tiptree Jubilee strawberry jam
  • Edible flowers to garnish, optional

Method

Meringue clouds

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 175g white caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract

To serve

  • 300ml double cream, chilled
  • 300g strawberries, halved
  • 100g blueberries
  • Edible flowers to garnish, optional

Method

Royal rose margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp fine salt, for the rims of coupe glasses
  • 1⁄2 a lime
  • 50ml lime juice
  • 100ml tequila
  • 100ml sparkling rosé wine
  • 1 tbsp rose syrup
  • Edible flowers to garnish, optional

Method

With thanks to Samantha Gibbs at the Perfect Cupcake Company. Follow @perfectcupcakecompany on Instagram.

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