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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.
Make the Perfect Macaron Every Time
Making the perfect macaron is not as difficult to make as some would have you believe. Follow this recipe and you will be delighted with the results.
5 Tips for Juicy, Delectable Roast Beef
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings, it is the national dish and loved by everyone. I am often asked how to cook perfect roast beef and it is easy with these 5 handy tips.
The Easiest Flapjack in Under 30 minutes
Traditional British flapjack is not only super quick and easy to make, it is delicious too. The varieties of traditional flapjacks are endless.
Traditional British Apple Crumble
A traditional British Apple Crumble is so delicious and so easy to make. There is no more quintessential British pudding than the crumble.
Easy, Light Shortcrust Pastry
The easiest and most versatile pastry recipes is a basic shortcrust pastry recipe. The pastry can be made by hand or in a food processor.
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.
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.
Making a Traditional Christmas Cake is so Worth...
Making a traditional Christmas cake takes time and effort, but the effort is so worth it. This recipe gives you all the instructions you will ever need.
7 Steps to Cooking the Perfect Turkey for the...
Turkey Roasting Guide - How to calculate your roast turkey cooking times to create the perfect roast turkey easily and safely.
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.
Home-Made British-Style 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.
Simple Onion Gravy for Your Bangers and Mash
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.
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.
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.
Easy Cottage Pie Recipe
Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
Try Harry Potter's Favorite: Traditional...
The easiest buns in the world to make are traditional British rock cakes, aka Rock Buns. Simply delicious warm from the oven with a little butter.
What's the Difference: Raisins, Sultanas, and...
There is much confusion about the difference between dried fruits, particularly raisins, sultanas and currants.
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.
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.
The Easiest Shepherd's Pie ...ever
One of the quickest and easiest supper dishes is a shepherds pie. As you can see with this easy Shepherds Pie recipe, traditionally the pie is made with ground lamb, but if using ground beef it would be called a Cottage Pie.
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.
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.
3 Simple Steps to Making a Traditional Irish Stew
Synonomous with the food and cooking of Ireland is of course the Irish Stew. The stew is quite simple to make and relies purely on really good lamb and vegetables and some 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.
Afternoon Tea Time? Traditional Crumpets Are a...
The quintessential delicious tea time treat of traditional British crumpets served warm with lashings of butter.
6 Easy Steps to Perfect Yorkshire Parkin
There are many types of classic British Parkin but the best recipe comes from Yorkshire. Yorkshire Parkin is sweet, sticky and so easy to make.
8 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.
How to Make the World's Best British 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 Classic British Scones In Only 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.
5 Steps to Easy Roast Potatoes
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy to achieve as you can see in this super-easy roast potato recipe.
Get Flipping with this Traditional British...
Making this pancake recipe is quick and easy and are always very popular. It is the perfect pancake for Pancake Day (aka Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras).
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.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
Slow-cooked Brisket and Rich Gravy Recipe
Brisket is a cheap and versatile cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking.
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.
Can You Spot the Difference Between Raisins,...
There is often great confusion on the difference between dried fruits used in British cooking - the 3 most popular being raisins, sultanas and currants.
Easy Treacle Toffee is a Must-Have Bonfire...
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.
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?
6 Essential Steps for a Traditional Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a quintessential British custom. Taking tea with sandwiches, scones and cake is a delightful and a special treat anytime.
6 Easy Steps to Quick Sherry Trifle
A perfectly, delicious Traditional Sherry Trifle Recipe, so easy to make. No British celebration is complete without one and perfect for Sunday tea.
5 Ingredients to an Easy Scottish Shortbread
An irresistibly, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to Making Easy Christmas Mince Pies
Traditional Mince pies are a Christmas classic. They so quick and easy to make but you will need to make lots, they are so delicious.
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.
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.
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.
Use up your leftovers in Stovies, a fine,...
Recipe for traditional Scottish Stovies. A delightful and easy to cook dish usually made with the leftovers from a Sunday roast.
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.
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.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
: What is a Full Breakfast? Throughout Britain and Ireland the Full breakfast is popular. It is not now
10 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day...
What is Boxing Day and Why is it Called Boxing Day
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.
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.
All You Need to Know About Shortcrust Pastry in...
All you need to know about making shortcrust pastry, hints, tips, recipes and even a pastry calculator.
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.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
Roast Pork - Tips for Perfect Roast Pork
Roast pork is perfect for the Sunday Roast. Follow these handy tips and instructions to create the perfect roast pork.
4 Steps to Make the Perfect 'Chips'
What Makes the Perfect Chip in this Best Chip Recipe.
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.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
9 Easy Steps to Delicious Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips are one of the British national dishes. They are so easy to make, just follow these 9 simple steps.
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?
7 Tips for Cooking the Perfect Sunday Roast
The Sunday Roast is a British institution. Traditionally it will be a roast beef but other roasts work just as well, here are hints and tips to make your Sunday Roast perfect.
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.
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.
Toffee Apples are Not Just for Bonfire Night
The perfect treat for a chilly autumn evening is a delicious and easy to make toffee apples, also known as candy apples in the States.
Fill Your Christmas Pies with Cracking Homemade...
Mince pies are an essential part of a classic British Christmas. They are so delicious especially when filled with your own homemade mincemeat.
5 Tips for Making Light and Tasty Scones
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
Steak and Kidney Pie: Don't Be Afraid of this...
This classic Steak and Kidney Pie Recipe is a firm favourite at British meal times. Both hearty and filing, it is the perfect winter dish.
Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe
Beef and Guinness Pie brings together two of Ireland's most famous products, Irish beef and the dark stout, known as Guinness.
11 Tips to Make Sure Your Yorkshire Puddings...
Yorkshire puddings are so easy to make but sometimes things can go wrong. If you have ever wondered why your Yorkshire puddings won't rise....
How to Make 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.
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.
Your Guide to a Stress-Free British Christmas...
Step by Step Christmas Dinner the menu for a perfect and stress free Christmas dinner.
Chocolate Macaron Recipe: Perfect Macarons...
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.
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
What Is the Difference Between a Casserole and...
What is the difference between a Casserole and a Stew?
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Oxtail Stew Just Like Mum...
This oxtail stew recipe is the one my mum used to make, it is easy to make but is best made a day or two in advance.
The Origins, History and Serving of Afternoon Tea
The History of Afternoon Tea. There is no more quintessential Englishness than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon Tea, or in Scotland, High Tea.
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.
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.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
Thanksgiving in the UK
Thanksgiving in the UK doesn't really happen - the nearest equivalent is Harvest Festival where we give our thanks for food and the years' harvest. With so many Americans living in the UK and the close alliance this country feels for its American cousins, Thanksgiving in the UK is certainly gaining momentum.
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.
How to Ice a Christmas Cake - Easy Christmas...
Once the traditional Christmas cake is made, then it is time to decorate. Discovering how to ice a Christmas cake is a really fun project and actually, really easy to do.
10 Warm, Hearty, and Simple Winter Soup Recipes
When it's time to wrap up warm, it's also time to dig out the pots and soup recipes. Winter soup recipes are filling and nutritious, here are ten favourites to choose from.
5 Steps to Easy, Authentic English Muffins
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
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.
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. Why wait?
Cooked Low and Slow, Lancashire Hotpot Is a...
Lancashire Hotpot is one the most famous (but not only) dish to come out of the north-western county of England. It is hearty and filling and cheap to make.
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.
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.
A Spicy and Simple Favorite: Chicken Balti Curry
One of Britain's favourite curries, quick and easy to make.
Welsh Cawl Recipe
This Welsh Cawl Recipe is a stew made from bacon, Welsh lamb or beef, cabbage and leeks and is the national dish of wWles.
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.
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Jam, Jelly, and...
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade every time.
Christmas Roast Turkey with Sage and Onion...
Goose may have been the preferred bird to eat at Christmas but Turkey has taken over and a Roast Turkey with Sage and Onion stuffing recipe is now a British Food favourite.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making British...
An essentail part of making a Christmas cake - the recipe.
Thermomix - Thermomix Review
Thermomix - Thermomix Review. British & Irish Food.
Easy and Refreshing Pea and Mint Summer Soup
This Pea and Mint Soup Recipe is quick and easy to make and delicious served either hot or cold.
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?
British-Style Comfort Food: Chicken, Leek, and...
This chicken pie recipe uses meat from the legs and thighs of the chicken. It is easy to make and in a hurry, you can even use ready made shortcrust pastry.
Do You Know What Suet Is?
Suet is an ingredient that pops up all the time in British food, but what is suet?
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe
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.
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
5 Shockingly Easy Traditional Meat Gravy Recipes
A gravy recipe is so easy, there really is no reason to buy ready made. These 5 easy gravy recipes show you how.
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.
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
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.
English Afternoon Tea - A Great British Custom
English afternoon tea is one of the greatest British customs, so loved is the tea is has spread across the world.
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.
Chocolate, Pistachio and Almond Brownies
A Chocolate, Pistachio and Almond Brownie recipe that is easy to make and everyone will love
10 Top Recipes to Make Bonfire Night Go With a...
10 easy and delicious, traditional Bonfire Night recipes. Guaranteed to make your night go with a bang.
Easy Lemon Posset so Perfect for a Summer Day
There's nothing easier than a Lemon Posset recipe for a quick, and deliciously tangy pudding - perfect for summer days.
Easy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe
Sweet Potato Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
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?
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 the late summer fruits.
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.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
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.
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.
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.
10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Leeks
The leek is such a versatile vegetable, add to almost any savoury dish. One of the best vegetables around.
Easy, Delicious, and Portable: Eccles Cakes Are...
An extremely quick and easy Eccles Cake Recipe
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 Home Made Elderflower Cordial Recipe
Elderflower Cordial is so quick and easy to make, is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summers day, and useful in summer recipes.
Plopping Away Chutney - An Easy Rhubarb Chutney...
A quick and easy recipe for a delicious Rhubarb Chutney
Quick and Easy Traditional Rhubarb Crumble
Delicate, slender stems of early Rhubarb appearing in the shops is always cause for celebration and what better way to use them than in this Classic Rhubarb Crumble recipe. Traditional rhubarb crumble, the perfect comfort food.
How to Make a Simple and Delicious Roast Chicken
Roast chicken is a wonderful dish at any meal but particularly for a Sunday roast. This is the best roast chicken recipe as it is cooked with lots of lovely butter which adds flavour and keeps the chicken moist.
Irish Scones Recipe
Irish Scones Recipe, delightful for afternoon tea
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.
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.
Christmas Cake - Why do I need to put brown or...
Christmas Cake Recipe - FAQ, Christmas cake questions
5 Steps to an Easy Vegetable Frittata
Make a quick, easy supper dish with this Vegetable frittata Recipe.
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