Here at Baker Street, we’re excited to celebrate His Majesty King Charles’ Coronation in 2023. With a three-day bank holiday weekend, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the occasion and spend quality time with friends and family.
The coronation of a king is a significant event that marks the beginning of a new era. It is a ceremony that is steeped in tradition and history, and is a time of great celebration. The Coronation of King Charles in 2023 is no exception.
Families and communities will come together to celebrate this momentous event, and Baker Street is always there with its delicious and versatile range of bread and bakery products to help everyone celebrate in style, no matter what the occasion.
There are still many questions surrounding The Coronation of King Charles. People want to know everything from what he will wear to who will be attending the ceremony. Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions and the answers below:
When is The King’s Coronation?
The Coronation of The King will be on Saturday 6th May 2023.
Where will The King’s Coronation take place?
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey. The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate The Service, which will embody The Monarch’s contemporary role and outlook towards the future, while still upholding age-old traditions and pageantry.
Coronation Frequently Asked Questions
Will The King's Coronation be a bank holiday?
In honour of The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III in 2023, the Prime Minister has made the decision to declare an extra bank holiday. The bank holiday will take place on Monday 8th May 2023, following The Coronation Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday 6th May 2023.
This provides an excellent occasion for families and communities all over Britain and further afield to join together and celebrate the occasion.
What will King Charles wear during The Coronation?
Traditionally, monarchs wear a ceremonial robe and a crown during their Coronation. King Charles is expected to wear a custom-made robe and crown that have been specifically designed for him.
Who will be attending The Ceremony?
The Coronation Ceremony is attended by members of The Royal family, dignitaries and other guests who have been invited to The Ceremony. Sadly, unless you are a notable person who has a specific invite, you won’t be able to attend The Ceremony itself. However, it will be broadcast live on telly all over the world on The BBC.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Ceremony in 1953 was broadcast live on television and had an audience of approximately 27 million viewers in the UK alone.
What kind of food will be served during The Coronation celebrations?
There will be a variety of foods served during The Coronation celebrations including traditional British dishes. It has been revealed that three chefs have created special recipes for The Coronation for people to make and serve at home. These include…
Coronation Aubergine: The Great British Bake Off winner has whipped up this recipe to give people the opportunity to serve something vegetarian as the star dish of their Coronation celebrations.
Strawberry and Ginger Trifle: Chef and restauranteur, Adam Handling, has created his version of this classic British dessert using sweet strawberries and fiery ginger.
The King’s Coronation Recipe Ideas from Baker Street
Talking about food, at Baker Street we wanted to make sure you have everything sorted for The King’s Coronation. With our cleverly packed products, they’re not only delicious and incredibly verstatile for your Coronation celebrations, but the products last longer to help tackle food waste ensuring no slice gets left behind!
In this blog post, we will share some fantastic recipe ideas that will make your King’s Coronation street party an unforgettable event. Click on the ideas below to go to the relevant section:
Coronation Chicken Sandwiches
Cream Tea Toast Topper
Party Food Ideas
Desserts & Showstoppers
Coronation Chicken Sandwiches
Of course we couldn’t start this article without talking about the famous and beloved Coronation Chicken recipe. This Coronation Chicken Sandwich recipe is the perfect addition to your King’s Coronation street party menu. Using Baker Street Sliced Brown Loaf, this recipe combines the classic flavours of coronation chicken with the heartiness of brown bread.
Add your favourite veggies such as lettuce leaves and cucumber slices if you want.
If you have any of your Coronation Chicken mixture leftover, you could serve it up for another meal. We think it works really well in a jacket potato or simply as a curry-style dish with rice and naan bread.
The King’s Coronation Finger Sandwiches
Why not go out for a family picnic this bank holiday weekend and take a variety of tasty sandwiches with you? Or throw a street party with your neighbours and serve up some British classics?
Using our Baker Street Rye Breads, Burger Buns & Sliced Breads, you can easily create a delicious spread of sandwiches, no matter where you enjoy them and to suit everyone’s tastes.
Finger sandwiches are the perfect street party food to serve up at your Coronation celebrations. Brilliant for sharing and easy to make and serve up in no time. They can easily be made up for a picnic too.
We’ve listed some of our favourite sandwich fillings below to give you some inspiration for you celebratory sarnies:
Club Sandwich: sliced roasted chicken, fresh lettuce, tomato slices and bacon rashers
Ploughman’s: creamy slices of cheddar cheese, sliced ham and your favourite chutney
Egg & Cress: a firm favourite that you can’t go wrong with
Cucumber & Cream Cheese: a popular British sandwich filling, especially for afternoon teas
If the weather doesn’t quite go to plan this bank holiday weekend, fear not – Baker Street is always there. Either save your bread for another day- it’s cleverly packed to last longer – or, if you’ve already opened your Baker Street bread, why not host an indoor picnic instead with the family.
The King’s Coronation Cream Tea Toast Topper
This Coronation Toast is fun for all the family to get involved in making, plus, it features some classic English cream tea flavours.
Simply toast slices of our Baker Street Sliced White Loaf, spread clotted cream onto each slice, then add lines of strawberry jam and blueberries on top to make the Union Jack flag design.
This is a great alternative to serving up scones – especially if they have all run out at the supermarket or your local shop ahead of The King’s Coronation!
Get your kids to make bunting as well by slicing the toast into small triangles, decorating them with your ingredients and positioning them together as if it was bunting like in our photo.
The King’s Coronation Party Food Ideas
Looking to take your Coronation celebrations to the next level? Baker Street’s Coronation party food ideas might just be the way to do it. Featuring some British classics with a Baker Street twist, as well as some simple recipes that take very little ingredients and time to make (plus, often using up any leftover bread you may have in your kitchen).
Take a look at our King’s Coronation party food ideas below…
Making pizza finger rolls using Baker Street Hot Dog Rolls is easy to do and only takes 20 minutes in total. They’re a great option for celebrating the King’s Coronation and you can enjoy these pizza rolls with your family and friends as a little savoury treat, or even as part of a wider food spread.
Top each pizza finger with whatever toppings your household or guests like – you could even get the kids to help with this one in the kitchen while you’re preparing something else.
You’ll find the recipe over on our Instagram post above to create these mini quiche-style treats.
Bread Sausage Rolls
Our ingenious way of creating a British classic snack without pastry – using up leftover White Slice Bread slices, we’ve created this recipe so that you can not only impress your guests with homemade sausage rolls for your Coronation celebrations but show them that they’re tasty way to use up leftover bread in less than half an hour.
Click on the Instagram post above to find out how to make them.
Coronation “Scone” Hot Dog Rolls
Looking for a hassle-free way to prepare a delectable dessert or sweet snack for your Coronation festivities? Give our “Scone” Hot Dog Rolls a try.
This recipe incorporates all the classic sweet ingredients you would typically use to make a traditional British scone, such as vanilla cream and strawberry jam, but swaps out the scone for a Baker Street Hot Dog Roll. This means you can whip up a delightful treat for your guests in no time, ensuring they have something special to enjoy during the Coronation celebration.
Take a look at our Instagram post above to see how we’ve created them.
Hot Dog Roll Eclairs
Another way to save your bread from going in the bin unnecessarily, these ingenious sweet treats use up the last of your Baker Street Hot Dog Rolls, use only three other ingredients and take 10 minutes to make!
All of these recipes are easy to make and showcase the versatility of Baker Street products. They are perfect for street parties and family gatherings during The King’s Coronation weekend. Don’t forget to remind your guests that using Baker Street products is not only delicious but also helps to reduce food waste due to their longer shelf life.
If you do try any of these Coronation recipe ideas, be sure to take a picture and tag us @lovebakerstreet on Instagram or Facebook. We can’t wait to see how you use Baker Street to celebrate His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation in May!