British & Irish Food: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
Traditional British flapjack is not only super quick and easy to make, it is delicious too. The varieties of traditional flapjacks are endless.
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.
Yorkshire pudding is one of Britain's favourite and most popular dishes. Contrary to what is often said, making Yorkshire puddings is so easy and quick with this traditional recipe.
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.
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.
A traditional British Apple Crumble is so delicious and so easy to make. There is no more quintessential British pudding than the crumble.
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.
A perfect roast pork means a delicious crisp crackling with tender, moist meat. It really is so easy to do as you can see in this perfect roast pork recipe.
There is much confusion about the difference between dried fruits, particularly raisins, sultanas and currants.
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.
This roast beetroot recipe it is simple and easy, and the result, beetroot with an intensified sweet flavour.
The quintessential delicious tea time treat of traditional British crumpets served warm with lashings of butter.
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.
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.
Eton Mess is an all-time classic British dessert and an Eton Mess recipe must be included in any list of strawberry recipes.
A Traditional British Apple Pie Recipe that is quick and easy to make for a perfect tea time treat.
Cauliflower cheese is a quintessentially traditional British food served traditionally with a Sunday lunch, but equally good as a side or a vegetarian dish.
The Cornish pasty is known and loved throughout Great Britain and Ireland and not surprisingly when a Cornish pasty recipe is so simple and easy.
Pickled onions are a treasure in the British food larder, no self-respecting pie or Ploughman's would be seen without one.
Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
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).
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.
Fish Pie is quick and easy to make and which fish to use is up to you. The perfect lunch or dinner dish.
How to make the perfect mashed potato every time. It is easy and quick with these few simple steps.
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.
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.
Pimm's is one of the quintessential British drinks - after tea of course. For Wimbledon Fortnight and essential. For the British summer, a must.
The Victoria Sponge Cake is the British classic cake. Quick and simple to make with this recipe and handy tips.
A perfectly delicious Traditional Sherry Trife Recipe.
Home made fruit scones for afternoon tea are made quickly and easily as in this recipe. They are delicious hot or cold and are a major part in any afternoon tea.
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
Macarons may not be the easiest to make, be assured though, with these top tips you should have perfect macarons every time.
An irresistibly, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe
Once-upon-a time-everything in the UK and Ireland did stop for tea, an Afternoon Tea. Afternoon tea recipes aren't complicated but do need a little planning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A traditional English parsley sauce recipe is a classic of the British kitchen. Perfect with fish, ham or vegetables.
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy to achieve as you can see in this super-easy roast potato recipe.
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe. the ideal accompaniment for fish and chips and so easy and cheap to make.
A quick and easy recipe for a delicious Rhubarb Chutney
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.
This delicious and easy Chocolate Cake Recipe comes from the recipe collection of a friend's mother.
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
There is often great confusion on the difference between dried fruits used in British cooking - the 3 most popular being raisins, sultanas and currants.
Fish and Chips are one of the British national dishes. They are so easy to make, just follow these 9 simple steps.
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What Makes the Perfect Chip in this Best Chip Recipe.
The Bacon Butty (bacon sandwich) came top of Britain's Top 50 Favourites list. What are the rest?
This Pea and Mint Soup Recipe is quick and easy to make and delicious served either hot or cold.
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.
Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe is a classic British dish, a filling dish, perfect for a cold winters day.
When the sun shines and everyone is looking for easy summer food, what could be easier or more delicious than berry recipes which make the most of summer fruit?
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.
Bakewell tart comes from the picturesque town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District. It is so quick and easy to make.
Roast Chicken is perfect for the Sunday Roast, it doesn't always have to be beef. Here are some handy hints and tips to create the perfect chicken.
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.
There's nothing easier than a Lemon Posset recipe for a quick, and deliciously tangy pudding - perfect for summer days.
Though the differences between a Cornish and a Devon Cream tea are subtle, can you spot the difference?
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
Scottish porridge is delicious, warming and very easy to make as you can see in the porridge recipe.
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.
A traditional Faggots Recipe. British & Irish Food.
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.
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.
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
A delightfully simple and quick Chicken Tikka Masala recipe with a spicy yet creamy finish. Delicious.
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
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.
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
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.
Spotted Dick Pudding recipe, one of many great British puddings. The name always guaranteed to raise a smile.
A quick and easy Chickpea Curry Recipe that is better if made a day in advance
An easy and simple Apple and Blackberry Pie Recipe is a classic dessert or tea time treat.
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.
Thermomix - Thermomix Review. British & Irish Food.
Pea Purée Recipe. Pea Purée is a delicious side dish to serve with almost all meat and fish dishes.
Roast pork is perfect for the Sunday Roast. Follow these handy tips and instructions to create the perfect roast pork.
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade.
Christmas Cake and My All-Time Classic Christmas Cake Recipe. No British Christmas is complete without a traditional Christmas cake full of fruits, nuts and brandy.
Basic shortcrust pastry is one of the easiest pastry to make, it is versatile and works for both for sweet or savory dishes. Occasionally, a sweet pastry or rich shortcrust as it is known is needed.
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?
Brisket is a cheap and versatile cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking.
Beef and Guinness Pie brings together two of Ireland's most famous products, Irish beef and the dark stout, known as Guinness.
Cobnuts - What are Cobnuts? British & Irish Food.
Recipe for traditional Scottish Stovies. A delightful and easy to cook dish usually made with the leftovers from a Sunday roast.
Delicious, sweet, buttercream icing, the perfect partner for cakes, buns and cupcakes
What is Boxing Day and Why is it Called Boxing Day
A traditional British sausage roll is the perfect snack, party or lunch box food. Making them is super easy and quick. Why wait?
This Prawn Cocktail Recipe is easy to make and is a tasty starter dish.
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
This classic Steak and Kidney Pie Recipe will be a firm favourite at meal times. It is a classic British dish still loved everywhere.
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
A traditional summer pudding is one of the best ways to use wonderful summer fruits. Choose those with rich, strong flavours and colours for the best summer pudding ever.
Parkin is the Northern English form of gingerbread and so very easy to make. Yorkshire Parkin is the most famous Parkin and is made using oats.
Make a quick, easy supper dish with this Vegetable frittata Recipe.
Colcannon is so quick and easy to make, no wonder it is a traditional Irish favourite, especially on St Patrick's Day.
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.
This recipe for Gooseberry Fool is so quick and easy, it is no wonder it is a favourite summer dessert.
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.
A versatile Gooseberry Compote Recipe
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
This traditional British dish is perfect comfort food.It is cooked very slowly in a good red wine (never cook with wine you wouldn't drink.)
A delightful and delicious Tattie Scone recipe ideal for serving at breakfast.
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.
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.
One of the simplest and delicious desserts, a super, simple rhubarb fool recipe.
The History of Afternoon Tea. There is no more quintessential Englishness than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon Tea, or in Scotland, High Tea.
The Scotch Egg was once a favourite traditional British recipe but it disappeared but now, is back in a lighter and tastier version.
An easy and simple recipe for Blackberry Jelly
Strawberry jelly is so super easy to make. British jelly is also known as jello in the US.
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.
English afternoon tea is one of the greatest British customs, so loved is the tea is has spread across the world.
Beetroot salad is a wonderful dish whether summer or winter. They are so quick and easy to make and packed with health giving nutrients.
Quick and easy traditional mince pie recipe.
Custard is so easy to make and makes the perfect partner for all great British puddings.
One of Britain's favourite curries, quick and easy to make.
British Sunday lunch is also known as a Sunday Roast the very heart of British food and cooking for the whole family.
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.
Roast chicken is a popular, tasty ways to serve chicken. However, an easy, lemon roast chicken is even more delicious. Try it, I know you will agree.
Shortcrust pastry is the most used pastry in British baking, Here are 9 tips to make yours perfect every time.
This tomato sauce recipe is, for me, the best recipe ever. It takes a little time to chop the vegetables, but the effort is worth it to produce such a lovely, and versatile tomato sauce.
Ripe, fresh tomatoes do not need much fuss but should be served as simply as possible and here are 5 things to make with tomatoes.
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.
Simple, easy and very tasty Pork & Onion Meat Balls made with great British onions served with Sundried Tomato Sauce
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
Pimm's is Britain's number one summer drink but also takes on a great role as a refreshing Pimm's Jelly.
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For perfectly cooked roast leg of lamb, one of the best ways to cook it is with this Lamb in a Blanket Recipe.
The books about Harry POtter are a worldwide phenomena which is great as all the food in the books is wonderful British Food. Read about Harry Potters favourites.
The Sunday Roast is a British institution. Traditionally it will be a roast beef but other roasts (chicken, lamb and pork) work just as well, here are hints and tips to make them all perfect.
An extremely quick and easy Eccles Cake Recipe
Sunday lunch or a roast meat, be it chicken, beef, pork, whatever, usually demands a good, traditional meat gravy. A gravy recipe is so easy, there really is no reason to buy ready made.
Just where did the wonderful dish fish and chips comes from and how come it is one of Britain's national dishes.
The leek is such a versatile vegetable, add to almost any savoury dish. One of the best vegetables around.
So simple, so quick and pretty cheap to make. Pork Meatballs may have been pushed off the British food radar, thanks to Ikea, but to be honest, nothing beats
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.
Scottish Food - Favorite Scottish Recipes
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 the difference between a Casserole and a Stew?
Lemon Meringue Pie is a famous traditional British dish. Sadly the Lemon Meringue Pie fell out of fashion in recent years but I am glad to see it is once again back on the menu.
The Haggis was immortalized by the poet Robert Burns in his Address to the Haggis and celebrated in Scotland on Burns Night, January 25th.
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 Food and Cooking of England is at its best, hearty, simple and delicious. Food developed to feed an empire, steeped in history and heritage.
Easy Orange Marmalade Recipe, No breakfast table is complete without this delicious preserve.