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Keep Your Cool with These 24 Fast, Easy, Summer...
My pick of the best summer quick, easy recipes using seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats and fish.
Simple and Quick - Make the Perfect Pimm's
Pimms is the English drink of summer and loved round the world. It is shockingly easy to make, check out the recipe to see just how easy.
How to Stop an Avocado Going Brown - No Lemons...
The easiest and best method to stop an avocado turning brown which does not affect the taste or the texture. No lemons involved.
Easy Home Made Elderflower Cordial Recipe
Fragran, aromatict and refreshing Elderflower cordial is so easy to make. Use it all summer to drink, add to sparkling wine and in many summer recipes.
Very Messy Classic British Desserts Worth Making
Eton Mess is a classic British pudding of strawberries and cream and popular as this is, try these twists on the traditional recipe.
Create Fabulous Quick, Easy, British Desserts...
Create super quick, easy British desserts in under 30 minutes. They are not only easy, they are delicious too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunshine on Your Plate with 10 Elderflower...
Making a delicious Elderflower Cordial really is so easy, just follow these tips to find out just how easy.
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,
8 Top Tips for Making Make a Feather Light...
If you are afraid your sponge cake will be heavy, or worse-still, not rise, it is much easier than you think with these 8 top tips
All You Need to Know About Making the Best...
Making traditional scones is not as difficult as many imagine. On the following pages find all you need to know about making the best scones.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
8 Tips for the Best Elderflower Cordial
Elderflower cordial is so, so easy to make; it is actually hard to go wrong. However, want the best ever cordial, then here are 8 top tips to help you on your way.
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.
A Pimms Recipe so Easy it Will Shock You
Pimm's is one of the quintessential British drinks and for Wimbledon Fortnight an essential. For the British summer, a must.
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.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
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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.
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.
Britain's Top Foods and Drinks - No Surprise at...
The Bacon Butty (bacon sandwich) came top of Britain's Top 50 Favourites list. What are the rest?
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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to the Perfect Cornish Pastry
The quick and easy to make traditional 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.
Do You Know the Difference Between a Cornish...
The differences between a Cornish and a Devon cream tea are subtle, take a closer look and you will see it; look at the cream.
How to Make Classic Scones In Less than 30...
Home made British and Irish scones are a delicious treat. They are so quick and easy to make as you can see in this classic scone recipe.
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.
Simply the Easiest Chutney Recipe You Will Find
This is quite simply the easiest chutney recipe you will find. The chutney recipe has been handed down through generations because it is the best.
The Best Way to Use Leftovers from a Sunday Lunch
Classic Bubble and Squeak is the delightfully named dish of fried leftover vegetables from a Sunday lunch and traditionally eaten on a Monday.
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 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.
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.
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.
You Can't Beat a Perfect, Pickled Onion
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 and Very Traditional: Mushy Peas
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe. the ideal accompaniment for fish and chips and so easy and cheap to make.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Clever Way to Use Leftover Lamb - Delicious...
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.
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.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time. They are so easy to make, you will be making them every day.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Quintessential British Custom of the...
The traditional English Cricket Tea is a summer institution. Preparing one is not as complicated as you may think.
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.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
30 Top to Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles
30 classic British and Irish warming winter stew and casserole recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step by Step to Making Yorkshire Puddings -...
The place to start when making Yorkshire puddings is the recipe.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
Is a Thermomix Worth the Price? An Honest Answer.
Many claims are made about how amazing the Thermomix is in the kitchen but is it? Here is an honest review of the new Thermomix TM5.
The Top 5 British Cakes of All Time
Baking is a British institution and has been for centuries. Top of the list is cake baking. Here are the top five favourite cakes
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.
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.
Don't Be Fooled by This Simple Gooseberry Compote
A simple and versatile way to use gooseberries is in a compote. Once made the compte can be used in many recipes and can also be frozen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a Way to Make a Jelly - Use Pimms for...
Pimm's is Britain's number one summer drink but also takes on a great role as a refreshing Pimm's Jelly. So easy to make and brings summer into a dish.
Wrap Up Warm with 10 Hearty Winter Soup Recipes
Recipes for 10 hearty soups to keep you warm and nourished in the cold winter months.
The Perfect Partners, Spinach and Eggs in an...
The delicious combination of eggs and spinach in an Egg Florentine Recipe
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.
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.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
The Menus of the Titanic's Maiden Voyage
What foods did passengers, both first, second and third class aboard the RMS Titanic eat?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Best Roasties in 5 Easy Steps
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy with these 5 simple steps.
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.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
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.
What is a Barnsley Chop?
What is a Barnsley Chop? British & Irish Food.
How to Make British Strawberry Jelly
Strawberry jelly is so super easy to make. British jelly is also known as jello in the US.
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Jam, Jelly, and...
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade every time.
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.
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.
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.
9 Cool Soups for Warm Days
When the weather heats up, cool the soup down. These cool summer soup recipes are the perfect dish for your summer cooking.
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.
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....
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
Do Your Hinnies Sing?
Singing Hinnies are sweet griddle cakes from the the north east of England. They 'sing' (sizzle) as they hit the hot pan to be cooked.
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.
Bring on the Berries for a Classic Summer Pudding
The quintessential British dessert for the summer made with luscious, fresh summer berries. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make.
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.
Making the Perfect Cup of Tea
MAking the perfect cup of tea isn't so difficult, you just need to follow a few tips.
There is More than Strawberries and Pimms for...
There is more to the Wimbledon fortnight than just strawberries. Celebrate in style with these delicious Wimbledon recipes.
Blackberry Jelly Recipe
An easy and simple recipe for Blackberry Jelly
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
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.
Making Macarons is Much 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.
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.
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 Scent of Summer in a Sweet Elderflower...
These little elderflower cakes are a delightful and delicate summer's afternoon treat.
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.
What are the National Dishes of Britain and...
National Dishes Britain, National Dishes Ireland
All the Flavours of a Summers Day in This...
Elderflower and honey ice cream brings all the scents of summer together and is a great way of using Elderflower cordial.
The Easiest of Scottish Desserts and Not Just...
This classic Scottish Tipsy Laird Trifle recipe is so easy and though traditionally served on Hogmanay and Burns Night it is good any time of year.
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.
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.
Not be Missed - a Luscious Pannacotta Recipe
In this Pannacotta recipe Elderflower cordial is used to flavour the delicate dessert. The elderflower marries well with all summer fruits.
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.
25 of the Best Traditional British Pies
Here are 25 of the best of British pie recipes. Comforting, tasty, savoury or sweet, we love them all.
A Quick Supper: Pork and Onion Meatballs with...
Simple, easy and very tasty Pork & Onion Meat Balls made with great British onions served with Sundried Tomato Sauce
Luscious Lemon Posset - The Easiest Summer...
Make the perfect Lemon posset, one of the quickest, easiest and tasty traditional British puddings.
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
What is Black Treacle?
Black Treacle. British & Irish Food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fish Recipes: Battered Fish Recipe
Fish and chips are one of Britain's favourite foods, delicious, fairly nutritious and easy to make as you can see in this battered fish recipe.
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.
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.
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.
British Comfort Food: Chicken, Leek, and...
Delicious easy chicken pie recipe is also cheap to make as it uses meat from the legs and thighs of the chicken. Perfect supper dish.
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.
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.
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.
Elderflower Vinaigrette
Elderflower Cordial is a wonderfully, refreshing summer drink but the cordial has other uses and makes a stunning Elderflower vinaigrette recipe.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe, No need to be afraid of this classic dish.
The Ultimate Traditional Seville Orange...
Making your own delicious marmalade really is so easy. Make it in January when bitter Seville oranges are at their best. Perfect.

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