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Plan your royal wedding brunch with scones, flapjacks and elderflower cupcakes

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Tomorrow’s the big royal wedding between Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle, but because it takes place so early in the day, you’d better start planning your big boozy brunch now.

Today is the day to pick up a bottle of Pimm’s after work, plan your snacks and queue up “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix tonight. I’ve rounded up a bunch of British recipes to inspire you.

British food isn’t all Marmite and bangers and mash, and flapjacks aren’t pancakes. But you know that already.

There’s always the traditional approach to making British food — with a British chicken pot pie and a pavlova with peaches and blackberries, perhaps — but Britain wouldn’t be the complicated mess of a monarchy without it’s complicated past, which means chicken curry should be on your recipe shortlist.

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You could make strawberry scones or currant scones, but for an impressive treat, how about making elderflower cupcakes inspired by the royal wedding cake?

If you’re not having a Pimm’s Cup, you could make a batch of punch, like this big batch of booze called Love Hall Tea popularized in England. (This recipe serves a whopping 50 guests.)

Many Americans might not have tried a Scotch egg, but it’s like a hard-boiled egg wrapped in breakfast sausage.

Don’t want to cook at all? Full English is one of Austin’s best places to get a bite of traditional British fare — tonight is the restaurant’s popular fish and chips night — but you could also find one of Austinite (and British ex-pat) Tracy Claros’ Sticky Toffee Puddings. These little pots of hot decadent British pudding are sold all over the country (at Whole Foods, Central Market, Fresh Plus and Cafe Medici in Austin) and are served on some international flights.

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