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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.
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.
What's the Difference Between Raisins,...
What is the difference between the dried fruits of raisins, sultanas and currants used in British cooking? Quite a lot when you read the 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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Trusted Methods for Sterilizing Jars for Jams...
As a clean sterilised jar is essential to the success and longevity preserves here are the trusted methods for perfect, clean jars every time.
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.
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.
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 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.
You Can't Beat a Perfect, Pickled Onion and So...
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.
10 Favourite Rhubarb Recipes Sweet and Savoury
Rhubarb is one of the most versatile foods and can be stewed, roasted, baked or boiled. This collection of rhubarb recipes includes these techniques.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
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.
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.
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
Quick, Easy Recipe for a Classic Apple and...
An easy to make, delicious Apple and Blackberry Pie Recipe is a classic British dish, packed with all late summer fruits. Serve wuth custard or cream.
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.
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.
10 Steps to the Perfect Cornish Pastry
A cornish pasty is so easy to make. This recipe shows you how to make a classic pasty filled with beef and vegetables. Perfect for lunch.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Cauliflower Cheese in just 7 Steps
Cauliflower cheese is an easy to make traditional British food served traditionally with a Sunday lunch, but good as a side or a vegetarian dish.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got Offal? Try This Traditional British Recipe...
Faggots are a traditional British hearty, filling and cheap food made of offal and various meat which fell out of fashion but are now back.
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.
Jewels of Late Summer - Rowan Berries
Make the most of seasonal berries with this easy to make Rowan Berry Jelly. A great preserve for breakfast and with roast lamb, game and cheeses.
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.
5 Easy Steps to Perfect Mashed Potatoes
How to make the perfect mashed potato every time. It is easy and quick with these few simple steps.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
Tomato and Bread Salad aka Panzanella....
A simple, Tomato and Bread Salad comes stacked with tasty ingredients. Perfect not just for summer eating but also delicious year-round.
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.
Easy and So British - Traditional Mushy Peas
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe is the traditional accompaniment for fish and chips and pies and so easy and cheap to make.
The Best Classic Egg Custard Tart Recipe
Baked egg custard tart is an all-time classic tart that brings back fond childhood memories for many. Very easy to make and delicious to eat.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
This classic cheese scone recipe shows you just how easy they are to make. A lovely snack and also make a great addition to an afternoon tea.
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.
Blackberry Jelly Recipe
An easy and simple recipe for Blackberry Jelly
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
Top to Toe Warming with a Delicious Cottage Pie...
Top to toe warming with a delicious and hearty cottage pie recipe. Perfect for those cooler days and a great way to use up leftovers.
5 Ingredients and 5 Steps for Delicious...
An irresistible, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe in 5 easy steps. Good at any time fo year but a must for the New Year and Hogmanay.
Ever Wondered What a Cobnut is? Find Out Here.
Cobnuts are part of the hazelnut family and also known as filberts. When young, they are sweet and coconutty, but equally delicious when older and dried.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Perfect Partners, Spinach and Eggs in an...
The delicious combination of eggs and spinach in an Egg Florentine Recipe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
8 Steps to a Traditional Rich Fruit Cake
The perfect tea 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.
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.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
This traditional treacle tart recipe is a great British favourite and so easy to make. It may be sweet but you only need a small slice.
The Best Roasties in 5 Easy Steps
Make perfect roast potatoes every time with these 5 simple steps and you will have crisp golden potatoes with a soft, fluffy centre every time.
Bake the Great British Classic Spotted Dick...
This easy to make traditional Spotted Dick pudding recipe is a great British puddings. It is hearty, filling with a name guaranteed to raise a smile.
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....
The Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This is my family recipe and for me, it makes the ultimate lemon meringue. It takes a little making but so worth the effort.
A Michelin Star Pudding - White Chocolate and...
Who doesn't love a Creme Brulee but add white chocolate and fresh raspberries to the mix and you have a sure fire winning recipe.
Recipe for Jam with a Kick - Plum and Ginger...
All the wonderful flavours of autumn in a jar with this plum and ginger Jam recipe.
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.
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.
How to Make a Simple Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
Sweet pastry is a wonderful rich pastry and is perfect for pies, tarts and desserts and so easy to make.
Not Just For Sunday: 5 Great Ways to Serve...
Yorkshire pudding is such a versatile dish and not just for serving on a Sunday Roast. Here are 5 favourite ways to serve them.
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.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Are Macarons and Macaroons the same thing?
What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Which is correct?
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.
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.
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
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.
6 Steps to a Quick, Easy Fruit and Nut Flapjack
Fruit and Nut Flapjack Recipe. British & Irish Food.
Do You Know What Makes the Perfect Bacon Buttie?
The traditional bacon sandwich has many names, a butty, a sarnie
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Jam, Jelly, and...
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade every time.
What is Cumberland Pie?
Cumberland Pie is a British dish that is quite similar to Cottage Pie, although there are some subtle differences.
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.
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.
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.
Roast Your Rhubarb for Even More Flavour
Roasting rhubarb is just as easy as the traditional method of stewing, but the results are worlds apart with an intense flavour and bright colour.
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.
What is the Difference Between Pudding and...
Difference Between Pudding and Dessert
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe, No need to be afraid of this classic dish.
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.
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.
10 Steps to Making Easy Christmas Mince Pies
Traditional Mince pies are a classic British Christmas recipe. They so quick and easy to make but you will need to make lots as they are so delicious.
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.
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.
Bilberry Pie Recipe - Bilberry Pie
A simple recipe for tasty Bilberry Pie
Homemade Bara Brith: Welsh Spiced Tea Cake with...
Bara Brith is a lovely Welsh tea time fruit cake loved throughout Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom and so easy to make.
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 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
Answers to the 9 Most Important Christmas...
Knowing when to make the cake, pudding turkey are just a few of the many Christmas cookery questions. Here are the answers to the 9 most important.
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
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.
The Menus of the Titanic's Maiden Voyage
What foods did passengers, both first, second and third class aboard the RMS Titanic eat?
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.
5 Steps to Easy, Authentic English Muffins
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
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.
Don't Get in a pickle with Britain's Favourite...
There's no need to get in a pickle with a piccalilli recipe, it may look a little daunting, but it is actually very easy.
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.
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.
On the Pulse - 9 Cheap Easy Recipes for Pulses
Pulses arw cheap and easy to cook. These 10 recipes show you how. All are stacked with nutrients and so good for you.
Summer on a Plate With These 5 Quick Easy...
Tomatoes fresh from the vine are the true taste of summer and need little fuss when cooking. These quick, easy recipes for fresh tomatoes show you how.
Super Sticky Treacle Toffee for Bonfire Night
Bonfire toffee is the must-have treat for Bonfire night. The toffee is also known as Treacle Toffee and Plot Toffee. Simple, quick and easy to make.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe
Sweet Potato Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
5 Easy Steps To Amazing Tomato Sauce
This tomato sauce recipe is, for me, the best recipe ever. The effort to make it is worth creating such a lovely, and versatile tomato sauce.

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