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British & Irish Food: Most Popular Articles

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Do You Know the Difference Between Jam, Jelly...
British food would be lost without jams, jellies and marmalades. They are hugely popular but to do you know what makes each of them different?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Xmas Isn't Xmas Without a Traditional Christmas...
At first glance, a traditional Christmas cake may look daunting, it is not. Follow this recipe for success every time and a special Christmas treat.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 Recipes that Make Beetroot Shine
There are many beetroot recipes from sweet to savoury. Here are 9 favourites making great use of this versatile vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Baking Mad? 50 Best British Baking Recipes for...
Great British Bake Off has created baking mad British kitchens with baking never more popular. Here's 50 of the best British baking recipes.
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.
Fiery Hot Devils Chicken Recipe
This Devil's Chicken Recipe is great for the BBQ or cooked just as easily in the oven. The spatchcocked chicken is also easier and safer to cook.
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.
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.
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.
Apple and Cheese Together in One Pie, Genius
A quick and simple recipe for an Apple and Lancashire Cheese Pie
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
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.
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.
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.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Fat, Juicy Blackberries Make the Best Jelly Ever
Traditional blackberry jelly is one of the great autumn treats. The jelly is quick and easy to make and you will be glad you did.
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.
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.
Ever Wondered What the National Dishes of the...
Discover what the national dishes of Britain and Ireland really are and a few contenders for the title.
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.
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.
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 Menus of the Titanic's Maiden Voyage
What foods did passengers, both first, second and third class aboard the RMS Titanic eat?
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.
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 Cumberland Pie?
Cumberland Pie is a British dish that is quite similar to Cottage Pie, although there are some subtle differences.
Are Macarons and Macaroons the same thing?
What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Which is correct?
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.
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.
10 Top Recipes to Make Bonfire Night Go With a...
10 easy and delicious, traditional Bonfire Night recipes. From Parkin to toffee, stew to bangers and mash, make your bonfire night go with a bang.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
Before You Start - 9 Tips for Making the Best...
9 tips to ensure you make the best shortcrust pastry 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.
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.
Super Easy Ways to Ice a Christmas Cake
You don’t have to be a professional cake decorator to do a good job; icing a Christmas is not that difficult, just a few simlpe steps.
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.
30 Top to Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles
30 classic British and Irish warming winter stew and casserole recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful Recipes Using Smoked Fish
Smoked fish is such a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. See what you can do with it in these top smoked fish recipes
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.
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.
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.
Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon Cream Recipe
This Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon Cream Recipe is perfect for a cold winter's day and so easy to make.
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.
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Jam, Jelly, and...
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade every time.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
Fill Your Christmas Pies with Cracking Homemade...
Make your own Christmas mincemeat, it really is so easy. Then fill your home-made mince pies for a classic Christmas treat.
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.
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.
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.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making British...
An essential part of making a Christmas cake - the 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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
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.
Traditional Scottish Dundee Cake
A traditional Scottish Dundee Cake Recipe
The Perfect Partners, Spinach and Eggs in an...
The delicious combination of eggs and spinach in an Egg Florentine Recipe
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.
History of the Sunday Roast - The Great British...
The History of the great British Sunday Roast, or Sunday lunch as it is also known.
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.
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.
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.
Spiced Up Roasted Pumpkin
Spicy roasted pumpkin is a delicious way to enjoy autumn pumpkins and squashes. The spicing is light and helps to bring out the lovely sweet flavours.
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.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe, No need to be afraid of this classic dish.
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.
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 Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe
Sweet Potato Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
How to Make a Traditional Welsh Cawl
This Welsh Cawl Recipe is a stew made from bacon, Welsh lamb or beef, cabbage and leeks and is the national dish of Wales.
Game Pie, a Great British Tradition
A classic, hearty Game Pie perfect for a winter supper or lunch and the backbone of British winter cooking.
11 Fun Facts About Beetroot: From Hangover Cure...
Beetroot is known as a healthy, versatile ingredient but there is also a fun side to it. 11 Fun Facts About Beetroot from Hangover Cure to Hair Dye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 Steps to a Quick, Easy Fruit and Nut Flapjack
Fruit and Nut Flapjack Recipe. British & Irish Food.
Do You Know What Suet Is?
Suet is an ingredient that pops up all the time in British food, but what is suet?
Not So Spooky Irish Foods for Halloween
What are the Irish foods enjoyed at Halloween. In Ireland it is not just the usual spooky foods, but also the traditional foods of Samhain too.
Luxurious Oaty Apple Crumble Recipe
Apple crumble is one of Britain's most popular puddings. Make your crumble luxurious with the addition of oats and dried fruits which creates a lovely crisp oaty topping.
What Is Mixed Spice in British Food?
Mixed spice occurs frequently in British cooking. It is a carefully blended spice mix which is bought ready made.
Pulse Recipes: Vegetarian Recipes using Pulses
A pulse is the edible seed of leguminous plants, sometimes eaten fresh but usually dried and includes all beans, peas and lentils. They are high in protein, so very, very good for vegetarians.
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
5 Reasons Why a Pudding and Dessert are Different
Difference Between Pudding and Dessert

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