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It's Hard to Beat this Quick and Totally...
This hard to beat Traditional British flapjack recipe is not only super quick and easy to make, it is so delicious too.
What's the Difference Between Raisins,...
What is the difference between the three main dried fruits used in British cooking? Easy with this simple explanation.
Whether Macarons or Macaroons, Make Yours...
Whether macaron, or macaroons, making perfect ones is easy. Use this recipe and handy tips for your macarons, you will be delighted with the results.
How to Make Perfect Yorkshire Puddings Every Time
The easiest and quick Yorkshire Pudding recipe guarantees yours will be perfect every time; crisp, risen and golden brown, all they need is onion gravy.
Easy, Light Shortcrust Pastry
Classic shortcrust pastry is so quick and easy to make. It is the most versatile of all pastry recipes for all your pies, pasties and tarts,
Create Fabulous British Desserts in Less Than...
Create super quick British desserts in under 30 minutes. Both easy and delicious.
All the Recipes You Need for a Lovely Afternoon...
Afternoon Tea British custom with its origins in 19th century England. Here are all the recipes you need to make yours perfect.
Easy British Bread and Butter Pudding
Traditional Bread and Butter Pudding is one of the easiest, and cheap puddings to make, take a look at this recipe and you'll see why.
Everyone Can Make These Traditional Rock Cakes
These traditional British rock cakes are simply the easiest buns in the world to make and a great favourite with children both to make and to eat.
5 Top Tips for the Best Roast Beef
5 top tips for making the perfect roast beef for your Sunday roast. Nothing could be easier.
Perfect Roast Pork and Crackling Recipe
Making perfect roast pork and crackling really is so easy to do. Follow this recipe for a delicious tender, moist meat and crisp crackling every time.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
Simple and Quick - Make the Perfect Pimms
A Pimm's is so quick and easy to prepare as you can see in this recipe for Pimm's No 1 Cup. The drink of an English summer.
The Best British Puddings: Apple Crumble Recipe
A traditional British Apple Crumble is so delicious and so easy to make. There is no more quintessential British pudding than the crumble.
Super Delicious Sticky Onion Gravy - Perfect...
So quick and easy, an onion gravy is the best accompaniment to many great British and Irish dishes, no Toad in the Hole or Bangers and Mash is complete without it.
8 Tips to Make a Feather Light Sponge Cake
Many dread making a sponge cake, afraid it will be heavy, or worse-still, not rise. Making a feather light sponge is much easier than you think, take a look at these 8 tips to see how.
10 Steps to the Perfect Cornish Pastry
The quick and easy to make Cornish Pasty is a much-loved part of the British culinary heritage. It is as happy in a lunch box as a main course dish.
What Is British Bubble and Squeak?
Bubble and Squeak as seen here in this Bubble and Squeak recipe is the name for fried left-over vegetables usually from a Sunday lunch.
Britain's Top Foods and Drinks (Number 1 is a...
The Bacon Butty (bacon sandwich) came top of Britain's Top 50 Favourites list. What are the rest?
How to Make Classic Scones In Less than 30...
Home made scones are a delicious treat. Both sweet and savoury are so quick and easy to make as you can see in this classic scone recipe.
Luscious Sherry Trifle - One of Britain's...
A perfectly, delicious Traditional Sherry Trifle Recipe, so easy to make. No British celebration is complete without one and perfect for Sunday tea.
How to Make Easy Roasted Beetroot
This roast beetroot recipe is simple and easy creating beetroot with an intense, sweet flavour, ready to use in recipes calling for beets. Delicious.
3 Simple Steps to a Traditional Irish Stew
A traditional Irish stew is a delicious, hearty and filling dish loved around the world and so easy to make.
Celebrate St George's Day with 30 Top English...
St George's Day is the national Saint day in England, sadly it is a day which passes by virtually unnoticed. For those who do celebrate, it is a day to eat brilliant traditional English foods.
Make Cauliflower Cheese in 7 Easy Steps
Cauliflower cheese is a quintessentially traditional British food served traditionally with a Sunday lunch, but equally good as a side or a vegetarian dish.
3 Trusted Methods for Sterilizing Jars for Jams...
As a clean sterilised jar is essential to the success and longevity of the jams and preserves here are 3 trusted methods for perfect jars every time.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
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5 Easy Steps to Eton Mess...and Strawberry...
Eton Mess is an all-time classic British dessert and an Eton Mess recipe must be included in any list of strawberry recipes.
Beat the Cold with this Top to Toe Warming...
Top to toe warming, this hearty, easy to make cottage pie recipe will be a firm favourite with the whole family.
Home-Made British Apple Pie
A traditional British apple pie recipe which is both quick and easy to make. Lovely as a dessert or a perfect tea time treat.
Easy and Very Traditional: Mushy Peas
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe. the ideal accompaniment for fish and chips and so easy and cheap to make.
Super Easy Traditional British Jam Tarts
Jam tarts are one of the first things my mum taught me to bake, probably because they are so easy. Great for using up leftover pastry.
Easy, Sweet, and Tasty Traditional Bakewell Tart
Bakewell tart comes from the picturesque town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District. It is so quick and easy to make.
7 Steps to Making Hearty Beef Stew and Suet...
Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe is a classic British dish, a filling dish, perfect for a cold winters day.
Afternoon Tea Time? Traditional Crumpets Are a...
No afternoon tea is complete without delicious, tasty English crumpets. The perfect comfort food with lashings of butter.
Top Tips for Perfect Macarons
Macarons may not be the easiest to make, be assured though, with these top tips you should have perfect macarons every time.
How to Make a Traditional English Parsley Sauce
A traditional English parsley sauce recipe is a classic of the British kitchen. Perfect with fish, ham or vegetables.
9 Easy Steps to Delicious Home Made Fish and...
Fish and Chips are one of the British national dishes. They are so easy to make, follow these 9 simple steps for better than fish shop bought ones.
The Perfect Pickled Onion Recipe.
Pickled onions are a treasure in the British larder; no pie or Ploughman's would be seen without one. So easy to make with just a little time needed.
Easy to Make and Delicious to Eat -Traditional...
This traditional Fish Pie is quick and easy to make and which fish to use is up to you. The perfect lunch or dinner dish.
The Best Sweet Egg Custard Tart Recipe
Baked egg custard tart is an all-time classic British and Irish tart that brings back fond childhood memories for many. Very easy to make and delicious to eat.
5 Easy Steps to Mashed Potato Perfection
How to make the perfect mashed potato every time. It is easy and quick with these few simple steps.
Make Your Own Bangers and Mash In 8 Simple Steps
Bangers and Mash, a traditional British recipe loved by everyone and the familiar term for sausages and mashed potatoes. Serve with onion gravy - delicious.
27 Recipes for a Truly British Sunday Lunch
The most important meal of the week is Sunday Lunch. Here are all the recipes you need to make a great Sunday lunch at home.
What is the Difference Between a Cornish and...
Though the differences between a Cornish and a Devon Cream tea are subtle, can you spot the difference?
What Is the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, and...
Jam, jelly and marmalade are all delicious preserves, but what are the differences between them? Read here, they are not as similar as you would think.
5 Easy Steps to Making the best Victoria Sponge...
The Victoria Sponge Cake is the British classic cake. Quick and simple to make with this recipe and handy tips.
The Best Way to Start the Day with a Plate of...
Crempog aka Welsh Pancakes are a traditional Welsh tea time treat eaten year round. No wonder as they they are so very quick and easy to make.
Plopping Away Chutney - An Easy Rhubarb Chutney...
A quick and easy recipe for a delicious Rhubarb Chutney
9 Steps to Super-Simple, Quick Fruit Scones
Making home made fruit scones is so quick and easy. They are an essential part of a traditional Afternoon Tea but also delicious anytime.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
Hearty and Warming Shepherd's Pie, Perfect Food...
One of the quickest and easiest family supper dishes is a hearty, warming shepherds pie. Also a great way to use up leftover lamb from a Sunday roast.
Got Offal? Try This Traditional British Recipe...
Faggots are a traditional British food made of offal and various meat. They are a hearty, filling and cheap meal to make.
Easy Lemon Posset so Perfect for a Summer Day
There's nothing easier than a Lemon Posset recipe for a quick, and deliciously tangy pudding - perfect for summer days.
The Best Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Crumble...
This delicious Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Crumble Recipe is a lovely alternative to a traditional crumble and uses lovely, young forced rhubarb.
Why Chocolate is Good for You.
Ever wondered why chocolate is good for you? Find out here along with 10 super chocolate recipes from cakes, to brownies and chocolate dsesserts.
Marmite vs Vegemite...What's Your Pick?
Marmite is a rich, dark brown yeast spread, Vegemite the same, but why are some more liked than others? Marmite goes head to head with Vegemite, which is better?
The Perfect Partners, Spinach and Eggs in an...
The delicious combination of eggs and spinach in an Egg Florentine Recipe
4 Steps to Make the Perfect Twice Cooked Chips
Chip are practically a national institution in Britain and Ireland. Here is the best twice cooked chip recipe. Perfect.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
Stovies are Hearty Scottish Cooking at its Best
Stovies are Scottish cooking at its best.; a delightful and easy to cook dish usually made with the leftovers from a Sunday roast.
The Menus of the Titanic's Maiden Voyage
Different foods were served on the Titanic depending on what class you were traveling in. What did those passengers eat?
5 Ingredients is all it Takes for Delicious...
An irresistible, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe in 6 easy steps. Perfect for New Year Christmas and good year-round too.
8 Simple Steps to Make a Traditional Spotted...
This easy Spotted Dick pudding recipe is one of many great British puddings. The name always guarantees to raise a smile.
Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it...
Boxing day is a truly British event and one steeped in history and traditions. It may have changed recently but many foods and activities remain.
6 Easy Steps to Perfect Yorkshire Parkin
There are many types of classic British Parkin but the best recipe comes from Yorkshire. Yorkshire Parkin is sweet, sticky and so easy to make.
8 Steps to a Rich Fruit Cake
The perfect tea time (or any other time) treat is a slice of delicious rich fruit cake. It is a classic British recipe and very easy to make with just a little planning.
How to Make Oxtail Stew Just Like Mum...
This oxtail stew recipe takes a little making but is so worth the effort and best if you can make it a day or two in advance.
5 Tips for Making Light and Tasty Scones
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
Steak and Kidney Pie: Don't Be Afraid of this...
This classic Steak and Kidney Pie Recipe is a firm favourite at British meal times. Both hearty and filing, it is the perfect winter dish.
All the Recipes You Need for a Great Sunday Lunch
Making a Sunday Roast is not so difficult with this collection of handy hints and tips and all the recipes you need for the perfect Sunday roast.
Get Flipping with the Perfect British Pancake...
This traditional pancake recipe is so quick and easy. It is the perfect pancake for your Pancake Day celebrations. Make plenty, they are always popular.
Take it Slow with Braised Brisket in a Rich Gravy
Brisket is a cheap cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking. This braised brisket recipe results in tender meat and rich, thick gravy.
Easy Coronation Chicken Makes the Most of Your...
Coronation Chicken is a great way to use up leftover chicken. The classic dish was reputed to have been invented for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 and has seen a resurgence for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Should You Use Gelatine Powder or Leaves?
Gelatine - Powder or Leaves is often the conundrum of the cook, which is better and how much to use. Find answers to all these questions here.
All the Meat Gravy Recipes You Will Ever Need
Why buy gravy when it is so easy to make. Here are all the meat gravy recipes you will need for your roast or meat dishes.
The Best Roasties in 5 Easy Steps
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy with these 5 simple steps.
Super Pretty Battenberg Cake Recipe
A Battenberg cake is not only pretty to look at, it tastes good too. It easier to make than it looks and well worth the effort.
Is a Thermomix Worth the Price? An Honest Answer.
Is the Thermomix TM5 worth the hefty price tag. Read this honest Thermomix review to find out.
Super Simple Rhubarb Fool Dessert with...
One of the simplest and delicious desserts, a super, simple classic British rhubarb fool recipe.
4 Steps to an Easy Creamy Chicken Tikka Masala
A delightfully simple and quick Chicken Tikka Masala recipe with a spicy yet creamy finish. Delicious.
Hearty Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe
This Beef and Guinness Pie recipe brings together two of Ireland's most famous products, Irish beef and Guinness.for a traditional and hearty pie.
Spring is Definitely in the Air With These 8...
8 easy British spring soups to make the most of lovely fresh British vegetables and herbs.
Try This Filling Northumberland Pan Haggerty...
Pan Haggerty is a famous British food from Northumberland, though it can be found across the whole of the north east and most of England, it is a filling dish and a great accompaniment to meat. Kids love Pan Haggerty.
How to Make a Simple Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
Sweet shortcrust pastry is a wonderful rich pastry and is perfect for pies, tarts and desserts and so easy to make.
11 Tips to Make Sure Your Yorkshire Puddings...
Yorkshire puddings are so easy to make but sometimes things can go wrong. If you have ever wondered why your Yorkshire puddings won't rise....
How to Make Colcannon, the St. Patrick's Day...
Colcannon is so quick and easy to make, no wonder it is a traditional Irish favourite, especially on St Patrick's Day.
Cooked Low and Slow, Lancashire Hotpot Is a...
Lancashire Hotpot is hearty filling dish which is and also, cheap and easy to make. Hotpot is one of the most famous dishes of North West England.
How to Make Hearty Traditional Cullen Skink
Cullen Skink, also known as Smoked Haddock Chowder Recipe. Cullen is a town in North East Scotland and gives its name to this easy and delicious dish.
9 Tips for Perfect Shortcrust Pastry
Shortcrust pastry is the most used pastry in British baking, Here are 9 tips to make yours perfect every time.
10 Minutes to Easy Pea Puree
Pea Purée Recipe. Pea Purée is a delicious side dish to serve with almost all meat and fish dishes.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
10 Minutes for a Super Quick Strawberry Trifle
Sherry Trifle Recipe is one of the most favourite British desserts. There are many variations but this e if one of the quickest, and super-delicious.
10 Things You May Not Know about Traditional...
Just where did the wonderful dish fish and chips comes from and how come it is one of Britain's national dishes.
Top Tips to Create the Perfect Roast Pork
Top tips on ow to choose and to cook the perfect roast pork every time. It really is straightforward.
Simple Scottish Breakfast: Easy Tattie Scones
A delightful and delicious Tattie Scone recipe ideal for serving at breakfast but so delicious can be eaten any time.
7 Easy Steps to a Great British Sausage Roll
A traditional British sausage roll is the perfect snack, party or lunch box food. Making them is super easy and quick with this recipe.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
Decadent Chocolate Cream Recipe
This Decadent Chocolate Cream Recipe is quick, simple and easy to prepare and makes a superb dessert for special occasions
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe, No need to be afraid of this classic dish.
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
What Is a True Cornish Pasty?
The Cornish pasty is loved throughout the UK even though it originates in Cornwall. . Whatever the origins, a Cornish Pasty Recipe is so easy and fairly quick to make
Haggis, Scotland's National Dish
The Haggis was immortalized by the poet Robert Burns in his Address to the Haggis and celebrated in Scotland on Burns Night, January 25th.
Easy Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake Is a...
Traditional Strawberry and Cream Sponge Cake is a traditional British cake. It celebrates all the best of British baking and summer strawberries. A classic cake recipe.
Easy Home Made Elderflower Cordial Recipe
Elderflower Cordial is so quick and easy to make, is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summers day, and useful in summer recipes.
9 Interesting Facts on the History of British...
The Food and Cooking of England is at its best, hearty, simple and delicious. Food developed to feed an empire, steeped in history and heritage.
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
7 Tips for Cooking a Perfect Roast Chicken
Roast Chicken is perfect for the Sunday Roast, it is so easy took cook, Here are 7 handy hints and tips to create the perfect chicken every time.
The Top 5 British Cakes of All Time
Top of the list of traditional British cake recipes has to be the chocolate sponge recipe. Who does not love a slice.
What is a Barnsley Chop?
What is a Barnsley Chop? British & Irish Food.
Easy and Refreshing Pea and Mint Summer Soup
This Pea and Mint Soup Recipe is quick and easy to make and delicious served either hot or cold.
Top Off Your Celebration With a Tipsy Laird...
This classic Scottish Tipsy Laird Trifle recipe is one of the easiest, yet still delicious desserts. Perfect for Burns Night, Christmas, Boxing Day, or Hogmanay.
DIY Macarons Are Easier Than You Think
Macarons have a reputation for being difficult to make. They aren't the easiest but these helpful tips help you can make perfect Macarons every time.
5 Simple Steps to Easy Roast Beef Gravy
A delicious traditional gravy recipe made with the pan juices is the best accompaniment to Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings. Traditional gravy is so quick and easy to make once the meat is cooked.
Wild garlic - ever wondered what it is?
Wild garlic is a bulbous, perennial plant which grows wild in damp woodlands, and often found in fenlands or near water drainage ditches. Wild garlic can be found throughout Europe
The Ultimate English Summer Drink - Pimms
Pimm's is one of the quintessential British drinks - after tea of course. For Wimbledon Fortnight and essential. For the British summer, a must.
A Spicy and Simple Favourite in Britain:...
One of Britain's favourite curries is the Chicken Balti. It is so quick and easy to make you'll fall in love with it.
The Scotch Egg Now Brighter and Lighter
A quick, easy recipes for a traditional Scotch Egg. This one is a little lighter than some versions, especially the old deep-fried ones.
What are the National Dishes of Britain and...
National Dishes Britain, National Dishes Ireland
Britain Loves Curry - 21 Favourite Curry Recipes
The history of curry in Britain is a love-affair which goes back centuries. Also fascinating is the wealth of curry recipes. Here are 21 favourites.
Xmas Isn't Xmas Without a Traditional Christmas...
At first glance, making a traditional Christmas cake may look daunting; it is not. Follow this recipe recipe for success every time.
History of the Sunday Roast - The Great British...
The History of the great British Sunday Roast, or Sunday lunch as it is also known.
Are Macarons and Macaroons the same thing?
What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Which is correct?
How to Make a Savory Steak and Kidney Pudding
Steak and Kidney Pudding is a great British classic recipe full of tender, meat in a thick sauce. The Steak and Kidney Pudding recipe may at first look a little daunting, but don’t be put off, it is actually quite straightforward and all the efforts are well worth it. It's a delicious dish.
Yorkshire Curd Tart Recipe
Yorkshire Curd Tart is a traditional British food and a speciality of Yorkshire. Easy to make you will need to get hold of curd cheese, or if stuck make your own.
Creamy, Delicious, Traditional Rice Pudding
One of the classics of British puddings is a super easy, creamy rice pudding. Perfect at any time of year.
All You Need to Know About Making Pastry
Making pastry really is not as difficult as many imagine. On these pages all you need to know about making great pastry.
Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipe
This is the ultimate in chocolate cake recipe. It has been handed down through generations and there is no wonder why. It is delicious.
How to Make Quick and Easy Scottish Cranachan
This Scottish Cranachan Recipe is simple to make and is lovely at a dinner party. Cranachan is also the perfect dessert for Hogmanay or a Burn's Night.
Stir Up Sunday - The Time to Make Christmas...
Christmas is not Christmas without a Pudding. This is my favourite Christmas Pudding Recipe, I have been making it for years and everyone loves it.
The Best Proper Homemade Custard for Your Pies...
Proper custard is so easy to make and makes the perfect partner for all great British pies puddings.
What is Cumberland Pie?
Cumberland Pie is a British dish that is quite similar to Cottage Pie, although there are some subtle differences.
5 Steps to Easy, Authentic English Muffins
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
30 Top to Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles
30 classic British and Irish warming winter stew and casserole recipes.
Braised Lamb Shanks, Comfort Food at its Best
This traditional British dish of slow-cooked braised lamb shanks is perfect comfort food. Great as a replacement for a Sunday roast.
Yorkshire Pudding Recipes
Yorkshire pudding is such a versatile dish. There's the basic Yorkshire Pudding recipe but many other different ways to serve them. Here are my favorite 5 ways to serve Yorkshire puddings.
5 Easy Steps to a Family-Sized Toad In the Hole
Making Toad in the Hole is super easy and quick. This recipe shows how to make a family size dish, great for cutting into chunky squares.
What is the Difference Between Pudding and...
Difference Between Pudding and Dessert
Roasted Rhubarb Recipe
Rhubarb Recipes and delicious Roasted Rhubarb
Easy Scottish Porridge in Under 15 Minutes
Scottish porridge is delicious, warming and very easy to make as you can see in the porridge recipe.
A Pastry Calculator to Work out How Much Pastry...
Ever wondered how much pastry you need to make a pie, or a pasty, quiche? Fnd the answer here with this simple pastry calculator.
Easy, Delicious Eccles Cakes, The Perfect Treat...
The small, round fruit Eccles Cake is a tempting treat to go with a cup of tea. So easy to make, you will love them.
10 Traditional Easter Recipes
A collection of lovely traditional British Easter recipes of course must have chocolate and what better than with a tasty cup cake recipe.
Thick, Delicous Clotted Cream for Afternoon Tea
Clotted Cream is a thick cream made traditionally mad in Devon and Cornwall but now also made in Yorkshire and other areas of Britain.
Roast Parsnips Are a Surprisingly Sweet Veggie...
Roast parsnips are an integral part of a British Sunday lunch or roast and essential on the Christmas table. The roasting caramelises the outside of the parsnip making it sweet and tasty.
5 Fabulous Recipes Using Smoked Fish
Smoked fish is so versatile in the kitchen. Here are 5 recipes showing just a few of the many ways you can cook with it. Here are a few more.
A Kiss and a Coddle - a Dublin One
Coddle is an easy to make traditional Irish disknown also as Dublin Coddle. This Dublin Coddle recipe is comfort food of the highest degree.
Caramelized Garlic Tart with Goat Cheese and...
This Caramalised Garlic Tart is perfect for lunches, dinner or as picnic treat

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