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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.
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 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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to Perfect Roast Pork
Making perfect roast pork 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Bangers and Mash In 8 Simple Steps
Bangers and Mash, a traditional British recipe loved by everyone. Bangers and Mash is the familiar term for sausages and mashed potatoes. Served with a thick, rich onion gravy - delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
24 Welsh Recipes to Help You Celebrate St...
Wales may be the smallest country in the Britain but its food stands firm on a global scale, from the meats, fish dairy and their wonderful wines.
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 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.
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.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 Easy Steps to Delicious Fish and Chips
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.
From Dawn to Dusk St Patrick's Day Recipes
This collection of St Patrick's Day recipes will take you from dawn to dusk with the very best of Irish food and drink.
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.
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.
How to Make Pimms, a Simple and Quick English...
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 at Wimbledon.
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.
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.
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.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
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 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 and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
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?
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.
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.
5 Steps to Quick, Easy Traditional Welsh Cakes
5 simple steps for traditional Welsh cakes. This recipe is so quick, easy and makes the ideal tea time treat.
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.
How to Make Colcannon, the St. Paddy's Day...
Colcannon is so quick and easy to make, no wonder it is a traditional Irish favourite, especially on St Patrick's Day.
The Best Roasties in 5 Easy Steps
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy with these 5 simple steps.
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.
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.
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.
There's an Official Pancake Day in the UK,...
Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday in Britain. Pancake day is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent when everyone cooks their favourite pancake recipe.
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?
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
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.
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....
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
4 Steps to Make the Perfect Twice Cooked Chips
Chip are practically a national institution in Britain and Ireland. Here is the best chip recipe. Twice cooked and perfect.
How to Make 'A Kiss and a Coddle'
Coddle is a traditional Irish dish usually associated with Dublin and known also as Dublin Coddle. This Dublin Coddle recipe is comfort food of the highest degree.
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.
30 Top to Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles
30 classic British and Irish warming winter stew and casserole recipes.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
5 Tips for Making Light and Tasty Scones
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Perfect Partners, Spinach and Eggs in an...
The delicious combination of eggs and spinach in an Egg Florentine Recipe
Scottish Cullen Skink - Smoked Haddock Chowder...
Cullen Skink is 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
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
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.
An Easy (and Traditional) Hot Cross Bun Recipe
A quick, easy traditional hot cross bun recipe which creates a super tasty bun. Irresistibly tasty, especially served warm with lots of butter.
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.
Vegetable and Bean Soup - Vegetable and Bean...
A whole and hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup Recipe perfect for a cold winters day.
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.
7 Easy Steps to Tasty Traditional British...
A traditional British sausage roll is the perfect snack, party or lunch box food. Making them is super easy and quick.
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.
20 Strange Sounding British Cakes and Puddings
Britain and Ireland have many foods with weird and wonderful names but it seems cakes, puddings and biscuits come off the worst.
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.
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.
20 Recipes for a Truly British Sunday Lunch
British Sunday lunch is also known as a Sunday Roast the very heart of British food and cooking for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
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.
Irish Scones Recipe
Irish Scones Recipe, delightful for afternoon tea
How to Make an Easy Green Pea and Ham Soup
Green pea and ham soup is the perfect soup to use up leftover cooked ham in a hearty, warming soup.
5 Steps to Easy, Authentic English Muffins
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
The Best Scotch Egg Recipe
The Scotch Egg was once a favourite traditional British recipe but it disappeared but now, is back in a lighter and tastier version.
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
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.
A Hearty Vegetable and Pasta Soup Made in No...
A hearty vegetable and pasta soup which is so, so quick to make. The soup is rich and flavourful and packed with nutritious vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe, No need to be afraid of this classic dish.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Cumberland Pie?
Cumberland Pie is a British dish that is quite similar to Cottage Pie, although there are some subtle differences.
What are the National Dishes of Britain and...
National Dishes Britain, National Dishes Ireland
Hearty Warm and Filling Ribollita White Bean Soup
Ribollita is eaten throughout the UK as it is a hearty, filling and utterly delicious soup. A meal in a bowl.
5 Easy Steps to Your Own Cider and Pork Casserole
A winning combination of pork and cider makes this a delicious supper dish year-round.
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.
Is a Thermomix Worth the Price? Here's an...
Is the Thermomix TM5 worth the hefty price tag. Read this honest Thermomix review to find out.
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.
How to Make an Easy Burns Night Supper
Haggis, Tatties and Neeps (haggis, potatoes and turnips) is the quintessential dish for a Burn's Night Supper. Here is a super simple recipe
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.
Barm Brack aka Barmbrack Recipe
Barm Brack is also known as barmbrack in Ireland, an Irish tea bread delicious served with butter.
The Easiest Tray Bake - Museli Flapjack
Flapjack is one of the easiest tray bakes, this one is a museli-style based one, packed with nutrition and a little honey and brown sugar.
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.
What is a Barnsley Chop?
What is a Barnsley Chop? British & Irish Food.
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.
Scottish Rumbledethumps, a Cute Name and a...
Each country here in the UK and Ireland have a favourite dish for leftovers, Bubble and Squeak in England, Colcannon in Ireland and in Scotland, Rumbledethumps.
Traditional Bakewell Pudding Recipe
When is a Bakewell Tart a Bakewell Pudding? A confusing and often contentious issue, which is the original, Tart or Pudding?
Super Easy Individual Toad in the Holes
This individual Toad in the Hole recipe turns my easy Yorkshire Pudding recipe into a filling meal with the addition of sausages.
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.
Step by Step to Making Yorkshire Puddings -...
The place to start when making Yorkshire puddings is the recipe.
Are Macarons and Macaroons the same thing?
What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Which is correct?
Making the Perfect Cup of Tea
MAking the perfect cup of tea isn't so difficult, you just need to follow a few tips.
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.
An Irish Twist on a Traditional Bread and...
Bread and Butter Pudding is one of the easiest puddings to make and this Irish Liqueur Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe is a great Irish twist on the original.

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