WithKing Charles’ Coronation set to take place at Westminster Abbey this weekend, people up and down the country will be celebrating the historic milestone.

Whether you plan onwatching the action unfold at home on TV or are preparing to see Charles crowned King on an outdoor big screen, chances are there will be some food involved.

Sure you can head to the supermarkets to pick up some special Coronation snacks, but there’s a myriad of themed dishes to make at home. From blue cheese savoury scones to smoked salmon tart, Olympian and budding chef Tom Daley shares the recipes that he’ll be following to mark this very special Coronation weekend…

Blue cheese and onion scones

Makes 9 small scones


  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp caster sugar 75g cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 75g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 75ml whole milk
  • 1 large British Lion egg

For the egg mayonnaise

  • 3 large British Lion eggs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 small bunch of herbs, such as parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped


Asparagus, smoked salmon and egg tart

Makes 15 squares


  • 1 x 320g sheet puff pastry
  • 4 medium British Lion eggs
  • 200g asparagus spears
  • 150g cream cheese, softened
  • 150g smoked salmon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Small bunch of chives, finely chopped


Miniature lemon curd and blueberry tarts

Makes 30 mini tarts


  • 3 large British Lion eggs
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 3 unwaxed lemons, juiced (about 150ml) and zested
  • 75g unsalted butter, diced
  • 30 blueberries
  • 30 mini tart pastry cases
  • 15g unsalted pistachios, very finely chopped, to garnish (optional)


British Lion ambassador, diver, dad and influencer Tom Daley has been advising his 2 million Instagram followers to look for the Lion to guarantee the highest food safety standards. For more information on British Lion Eggs, see egginfo.co.uk


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