Royal Doulton Old Country Roses – Devilled Egg Dish

I love Royal Doulton’s Royal Albert Old Country Roses setting and have a full dinner setting for 8, plus various other dishes such as soup tureens, serviette holders, butter pat dishes, casseroles etc. So I am always on the lookout for new pieces to add to my ever growing collection.

One of the items I serve on a regular basis when entertaining is devilled eggs. So when I saw this Royal Albert Old Country Roses Deviled Egg Dish I knew I was just going to have to add it to the collection.

The Old Country Roses Deviled Egg Dish measures 11 inches in diameter and has indents to nicely hold the filled eggs.

The dish features the beautiful signature design of sprays of roses with gold accents.

My Devilled Eggs

  • Boil 12 eggs until hard ( use as many eggs as you need)
  • When the eggs are ready, run them under very cold water so that the shells peel away cleanly.
  • Peel the eggs and cut in half with a sharp knife.
  • Carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl ( I use a teaspoon as this removes the yolks cleanly from the white)
  • Mix the yolks with a few dollops of good quality mayonnaise,  a couple of tsps of curry powder, some salt and pepper  and anything else you like.  I sometimes add finely chopped parsley.
  • If the mixture is too dry add some milk or cream until it is firm but not crumbly.

    Spoon or pipe the mixture into the egg white cases  and pop on the plate.

    Simple but tasty.

The Royal Doulton Company has manufactured its range of fine bone china and porcelain tableware and collectibles for almost 200 years.

Royal Doulton, was granted a “Royal Warrant”. These warrants are given to companies who have supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services on a regular basis. The Royal Warrant is regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality and it cannot, be bought or sold.

In 1901, King Edward awarded the first of five Royal Warrants to Royal Doulton which then became known as  The Royal Doulton Company. Meaning that Royal Doulton now holds two Royal Warrants.

Royal Doulton’s brand Royal Albert also holds two Royal Warrants and their Old Country Roses is probably one of the most sort after and recognisable bone china tableware pattern in the world.