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Your recipes for hosting the ultimate Bridgerton viewing party

Whether you’re a casual Netflix viewer or someone who delves into their watch library every other night, we’ve no doubt you’ve heard a thing or two about Bridgerton (and if you’re reading this, you’re probably as big a fan as us!).

From its stunning décor to its gorgeous regency period outfits, Bridgerton has taken the interior design and fashion worlds by storm over the last few years and is leading the way in the recently emerging regency-core trend, which focuses on seamlessly adapting and blending the English regency era style into a modern aesthetic.

But, of course, alongside such iconic and lavish décor are the equally sumptuous feasts that the lords and ladies of Bridgerton get to enjoy whenever they’re courting at the latest ball or soiree – all of which inspired us to create some delightfully delicious Bridgeton-themed recipes for you to try while hosting your very own Bridgerton viewing party!

From sweet-treat delights to savoury snacks and sandwiches (not to mention an elegant cocktail for you to sip on the side), you can pick your favourite recipes from our selection below to get started – and make sure to stick around to the end if you want some expert advice on putting together you own regency-core inspired table display as well!

Sweet treat recipes

Never mind what Lady Whistledown says, it’s time to eat! These handpicked recipes, inspired by the delectable foods from Regency England, are sure to hit your sweet tooth and have you going back for seconds straight away:

Fluffy scones with lady’s clotted cream and jam

Perfect for those looking to satiate their appetite while sipping their afternoon tea, this classic scone recipe uses almost identical ingredients to those from the Bridgerton time period:

Ingredients:

  • 240g of all-purpose flour
  • 50g of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 115g of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 160g of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Icing sugar to sieve on
  • Jam and cream of your choosing

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C and then line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients. Then, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces of butter remaining.
  4. Next, in a separate bowl, whisk together your heavy cream, vanilla extract, and egg until smooth.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; your dough should only be slightly sticky.
  6. Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat it into a circle about 2.5 cm thick.
  7. Using a sharp knife or a bench scraper, cut your dough into 8 equal wedges.
  8. Transfer your wedges to the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each scone.
  9. Bake your scones in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until they’re golden brown on top and cooked through. Then remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Finally, serve the scones warm or at room temperature topped with icing sugar for extra sweetness, as well as the classic combination of jam and clotted cream.

White chocolate and raspberry royal regency cake

Few table treats flaunt their decadence quite like the perfectly baked cake – and this white chocolate and raspberry combination is no exception. With its exquisitely layered frosting, such a dessert is sure to be the belle of your table’s ball:

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 180g of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 120g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 200ml of buttermilk
  • 85g of white chocolate chips
  • 65g of fresh raspberries, washed and dried

For the frosting:

  • 115g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g of white chocolate, chopped
  • 220g of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream

Method:

For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set it aside.
  3. Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat your softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy (this should take about 2-3 minutes).
  4. Then add your eggs in one at a time, beating your mixture well after each addition before mixing in your vanilla extract as well.
  5. Following this, gradually add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients, alternating between your dry mix and your buttermilk, and beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined and then gently fold in your white chocolate chips and fresh raspberries into the batter.
  6. Divide your batter evenly between your prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Finally, remove your cakes from the oven and allow them to cool in their pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting:

  1. In a heatproof bowl, set over a pot of simmering water (using the double boiler method) and melt your white chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Then remove it from heat and let it cool slightly.
  2. Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat your softened butter until creamy and then add your melted white chocolate and vanilla extract, mixing everything together until well combined.
  3. Finally, gradually add the sifted powdered sugar (half at a time), and thoroughly mix everything after each addition. Then add your heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. When properly mixed, your frosting should be smooth and spreadable.

Assembling the cake:

  1. Place one cooled cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand and spread a generous layer of frosting evenly over the top of the cake layer.
  2. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  3. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set the frosting before serving.

Royal cupcakes with buttercream icing

An essential treat for any regency tablescape, these royal cupcakes are a must-have choice if you’re after a light bite while you and your friends gossip about the latest Bridgerton episode:

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 180g of all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 120g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 125ml of milk

For the buttercream icing:

  • 240g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 440g of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-4 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Food colouring of your choice

Method:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, and salt and then set it aside.
  3. Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat your softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy (this should take about 2-3 minutes).
  4. Then, add your eggs one at a time, beating your mixture well after each addition before mixing in your vanilla extract as well.
  5. From here, gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating between your dry ingredients and your milk, but beginning and ending with your dry ingredients, mixing everything together until just combined, though be careful not to overmix it.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each liner about two-thirds full.
  7. Finally, bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove your cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the buttercream icing:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat your softened butter until creamy and then gradually add your sifted powdered sugar a quarter at a time, making sure to mix everything well after each addition.
  2. Next, add your vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk to your mixture, before beating your mixture to form a smooth and creamy consistency. If the icing is too thick, add more cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Finally, add your food colouring to achieve the desired colour for your icing, mixing until the colour is evenly distributed.

Decorating the cupcakes:

  1. Once your cupcakes are completely cooled, use a piping bag fitted with your desired tip (such as a star tip) to pipe the buttercream icing onto the cupcakes.
  2. Alternatively, you can spread the icing onto the cupcakes with a knife or offset spatula for a smoother finish. Serve and enjoy your delicious homemade cupcakes with buttercream icing!

Savoury snack recipes

As delicious as any sweet treat can be, sometimes, it’s those savoury snacks that can really hit the spot. Browse our delectable roll and sandwich recipes below to find the right combination for your viewing party’s tastes:

Cheese and chutney rolls

A regency take on the traditional roll, our cheese and chutney rolls are an ideal vegetarian alternative to the classic sausage roll that was invented around the Bridgerton time period:

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 300g of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 250ml of warm milk (about 45°C)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 180g of chutney (such as mango chutney or onion chutney)
  • 330g of shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favourite cheese)

For brushing:

  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:

For the dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast.
  2. Then add your warm milk and melted butter to the dry ingredients, mixing until it forms a dough.
  3. Knead your dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Finally, place your dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Assembling the rolls:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C and grease a baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Next, punch down your risen dough and transfer it to a lightly floured surface before rolling it out into a rectangle about 6mm thick.
  3. Spread the chutney evenly over your dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Sprinkle your shredded cheese over your chutney, covering the surface evenly. Then, starting from one of the longer edges, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
  5. Finally, use a sharp knife to slice your log into mini rolls about 2.5cm thick and place them on the prepared baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.

Baking:

  1. Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter and then bake them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Remove your rolls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Afternoon tea finger sandwiches

The cornerstone of regency garden party food and the perfect accompaniment for those indulging in a spot of afternoon tea, if you want to try any of our sandwich fillings below simply mix their ingredients together until well combined and spoon them onto your bread of your choice before cutting into finger sandwiches:

Free-range egg and watercress

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 60ml of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 bunch of fresh watercress, washed and trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Beef and horseradish mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • 60ml of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Prawn mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • 450g of cooked and peeled prawns, chopped
  • 60ml of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh dill or parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

Honey-roast ham and farmhouse cheddar

Ingredients:

  • Honey-roast ham
  • Farmhouse cheddar
  • 60ml of mayonnaise

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Ingredients:

  • 225g of smoked salmon slices
  • 225g of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Earl marTEAni 

Last, but by no means least, no Bridgerton viewing party would be complete without a stylish cocktail to go with your snacks. And while cocktails might not have been around in the 1800s, our special drink is very much in keeping with the Bridgerton theme:

Ingredients:

  • 60ml of gin
  • 30ml of Earl Grey tea, cooled
  • 15ml of fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 orange slice per cocktail

Instructions:

  1. Brew a cup of Earl Grey tea and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Next, in a cocktail shaker, combine your gin, cooled Earl Grey tea, and fresh lemon juice, filling up the rest of your shaker with ice cubes.
  3. Shake your mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to chill the ingredients and then strain your cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange and serve!

Tips for creating your Bridgerton tablescape

While having appropriately themed snacks is essential for any watch party, if you plan on going all-in on the Bridgerton aesthetic in your kitchen, then it’s essential that you absolutely nail your tablescape.

Of course, if you’ve never had to create a tablescape before (let alone style one to fit with the Regency period), you might not be sure where to start. But don’t worry, from sprucing up your kitchen island to laying out the perfect spread on your worktops, our top tips below are ideal for helping you get started:

  • Lace Tablecloth – First things first, no matter where you plan to set up your Bridgerton food selection, a lace tablecloth is an absolute must as your décor’s base, as its delicate pattern readily evokes the elegance of the Regency era.
  • Pearl Accents – Next, you might want to consider scattering strands of faux pearls along the length of your table or kitchen island, or even make use of pearl napkin rings where possible, to lend that extra touch of opulence to your space.
  • Candlesticks – The hallmark of many a Regency ballroom, be sure to collect some tall, and ornate candlesticks that can act as the centrepiece to your tablescape. We recommend opting for ones with sleek designs to add a touch of drama and romance against traditional candles.
  • Pink and Purple Flowers – Not only will the addition of flowers make your kitchen smell delightful, but pink and purple flowers, in particular, deliver bursts of colours that were much in during the 1800s (roses and peonies are ideal here). Placed in vintage-inspired glass vases or teacups, you can scatter them along the table for an even spread.
  • Tableware – Naturally, no tablescape would be complete without a consistent set of tableware. And for a Regency aesthetic, nothing says luxury like a delicate collection of China or vintage-inspired plates, complete with floral accents for an extra touch of class. Then all you need to do is pair them with ornate gold or silver cutlery and delicate teacups and saucers for a truly regal feel.
  • Finishing Touches – Finally, to bring everything full circle, why not consider adding additional small details to your tablescape like woven placemats under plates or a regal white doily tiered cake stand to display your homemade creations and complete the look?

Style your dream kitchen with Wren

And there you have it; everything you need to start planning your perfect Bridgerton viewing party this May!

Hopefully, our particular paring of snacks and treats are tailored to your tastes, but if this article has inspired you to redesign more than your regular baking routine, then why not get in touch with our team to learn more about our kitchen design process?

Whether installing a new kitchen from scratch or replacing older kitchen segments for a more modern look, you can be sure that the Wren Kitchens team is more than up to the task of bringing your dream kitchen to life.

Get in touch today to learn more and don’t forget to visit our kitchen blog for more inspiring articles like this one.

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