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Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Breakfast with the Royals

The world will be watching on April 29th as Prince William weds Kate Middleton in what is likely to be one of the most lavish ceremonies to date. If you don’t have a ticket to Westminster Abbey get a front row seat in your own house and enjoy some special English breakfast treats and, of course, Champagne to toast the newlyweds.

Breakfast with the Royals

Caviar and Crème FraÎche BliniS

Makes 24 blinis


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoon caviar


  1. Whisk eggs with sugar and salt until frothy; mix in flour and milk until mixture is smooth.
  2. Heat oil on a flat grill and ladle about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the grill, batter should spread evenly and pancakes should be fairly thin; let cook about 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden.
  3. Remove blini from grill and top each with a little butter; continue until all batter is cooked.
  4. When blinis are cooled, spoon crème fraîche onto each blini and top with a dollop of caviar.

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 6-ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 8-ounces cream cheese
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Chopped dill weed, to taste
  • Chopped chives, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Blend salmon in a blender until smooth; blend in heavy cream and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Spoon mousse into a bowl and stir in lemon juice, dill, chives, salt, and pepper. Serve with mini toast pieces.

Smoked Ham and Goat Cheese Tarts

Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 refrigerated pie dough
  • 2 cups small cubed ham
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3-ounces goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Roll out dough on a flat surface; using a small round cookie cutter, cut 8 to 10 circles in pie dough and move to a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  2. Sauté ham in olive oil with rosemary and pepper until just browned.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, spread goat cheese on each circle and top with ham; bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until dough is golden and crispy. Top with a sprinkling of fresh rosemary.

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