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.
Make the perfect, crisp, golden, well-risen Yorkshire puddings every time with this easy recipe.
Traditional British flapjack is not only super quick and easy to make, it is delicious too. The varieties of traditional flapjacks are endless.
A traditional British Apple Crumble is so delicious and so easy to make. There is no more quintessential British pudding than the crumble.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Traditional British Apple Pie Recipe that is quick and easy to make for a perfect tea time treat.
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.
Macarons may not be the easiest to make, be assured though, with these top tips you should have perfect macarons every time.
Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
Pickled onions are a treasure in the British food larder, no self-respecting pie or Ploughman's would be seen without one. They are so easy to make.
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.
How to make the perfect mashed potato every time. It is easy and quick with these few simple steps.
There is much confusion about the difference between dried fruits, particularly raisins, sultanas and currants.
This roast beetroot recipe is simple and easy creating beetroot with an intense, sweet flavour, ready to use in recipes calling for beets. Delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The quintessential delicious tea time treat of traditional British crumpets served warm with lashings of butter.
Cauliflower cheese is a quintessentially traditional British food served traditionally with a Sunday lunch, but equally good as a side or a vegetarian dish.
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.
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.
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.
An easy to make, delicious Apple and Blackberry Pie Recipe is a classic British dish, packed with all the late summer fruits.
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.
Afternoon tea is a quintessential British custom. Taking tea with sandwiches, scones and cake is a delightful and a special treat anytime.
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.
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
Making home made fruit scones is so quick and easy. They are an essential part of a traditional Afternoon Tea but also delicious anytime.
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.
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).
An irresistibly, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe
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.
Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe is a classic British dish, a filling dish, perfect for a cold winters day.
Eton Mess is an all-time classic British dessert and an Eton Mess recipe must be included in any list of strawberry recipes.
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy to achieve as you can see in this super-easy roast potato recipe.
The Bacon Butty (bacon sandwich) came top of Britain's Top 50 Favourites list. What are the rest?
A perfectly, delicious Traditional Sherry Trifle Recipe, so easy to make. No British celebration is complete without one and perfect for Sunday tea.
Bakewell tart comes from the picturesque town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District. It is so quick and easy to make.
There is often great confusion on the difference between dried fruits used in British cooking - the 3 most popular being raisins, sultanas and currants.
A traditional English parsley sauce recipe is a classic of the British kitchen. Perfect with fish, ham or vegetables.
An easy and simple recipe for Blackberry Jelly
This is the ultimate in chocolate cake recipe. It has been handed down through generations and there is no wonder why. It is delicious.
The Victoria Sponge Cake is the British classic cake. Quick and simple to make with this recipe and handy tips.
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.
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.
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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.
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe. the ideal accompaniment for fish and chips and so easy and cheap to make.
Brisket is a cheap and versatile cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking.
What Makes the Perfect Chip in this Best Chip Recipe.
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.
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.
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Faggots are a traditional British food made of offal and various meat. They are a hearty, filling and cheap meal to make.
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.
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.
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?
The History of Afternoon Tea. There is no more quintessential Englishness than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon Tea, or in Scotland, High Tea.
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.
Fish and Chips are one of the British national dishes. They are so easy to make, just follow these 9 simple steps.
British Sunday lunch is also known as a Sunday Roast the very heart of British food and cooking for the whole family.
Beef and Guinness Pie brings together two of Ireland's most famous products, Irish beef and the dark stout, known as Guinness.
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.
A delightfully simple and quick Chicken Tikka Masala recipe with a spicy yet creamy finish. Delicious.
Scottish porridge is delicious, warming and very easy to make as you can see in the porridge recipe.
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
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.
All you need to know about making shortcrust pastry, hints, tips, recipes and even a pastry calculator.
Recipe for traditional Scottish Stovies. A delightful and easy to cook dish usually made with the leftovers from a Sunday roast.
Sweet shortcrust pastry is a wonderful rich pastry and is perfect for pies, tarts and desserts and so easy to make.
Roast pork is perfect for the Sunday Roast. Follow these handy tips and instructions to create the perfect roast pork.
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.
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.
A quick and easy recipe for a delicious Rhubarb Chutney
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.
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade every time.
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
What is Boxing Day and Why is it Called Boxing Day
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
This traditional British dish of slow-cooked braised lamb shanks is perfect comfort food. Great as a replacement for a Sunday roast.
English afternoon tea is one of the greatest British customs, so loved is the tea is has spread across the world.
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.
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.
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
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.
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 them all perfect.
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
A delightful and delicious Tattie Scone recipe ideal for serving at breakfast but so delicious can be eaten any time.
Colcannon is so quick and easy to make, no wonder it is a traditional Irish favourite, especially on St Patrick's Day.
A traditional British sausage roll is the perfect snack, party or lunch box food. Making them is super easy and quick. Why wait?
Spotted Dick Pudding recipe, one of many great British puddings. The name always guaranteed to raise a smile.
Thermomix - Thermomix Review. British & Irish Food.
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.
Shortcrust pastry is the most used pastry in British baking, Here are 9 tips to make yours perfect every time.
One of the classics of British puddings is a super easy, creamy rice pudding. Perfect at any time of year.
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.
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.
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
Though the differences between a Cornish and a Devon Cream tea are subtle, can you spot the difference?
This Pea and Mint Soup Recipe is quick and easy to make and delicious served either hot or cold.
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.
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.
This tomato sauce for pasta, fish or chicken can be prepared and cooked in a total of 30 minutes.
A quick and easy Chickpea Curry Recipe that is better if made a day in advance
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe
Some say there is no better use for sloes than in a Sloe Gin Recipe and lets face it, Christmas would never be the same without a bottle or two of this lovely drink.
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.
Knowing when to make a Christmas Cake, or Christmas Pudding is just one of the many Christmas cookery questions that come up at this busy time of year.
A winning combination of pork and cider makes this a delicious supper dish year-round.
Delicious, sweet, buttercream icing, the perfect partner for cakes, buns and cupcakes
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.
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
Pea Purée Recipe. Pea Purée is a delicious side dish to serve with almost all meat and fish dishes.
There's nothing easier than a Lemon Posset recipe for a quick, and deliciously tangy pudding - perfect for summer days.
One of Britain's favourite curries, quick and easy to make.
Make a quick, easy supper dish with this Vegetable frittata Recipe.
Rowan Berry Jelly - a great preserve for breakfast, afternoon tea or to serve with roast lamb.
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.
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
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.
The Scotch Egg was once a favourite traditional British recipe but it disappeared but now, is back in a lighter and tastier version.
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.
This Prawn Cocktail Recipe is easy to make and is a tasty starter dish.
Pimm's is one of the quintessential British drinks - after tea of course. For Wimbledon Fortnight and essential. For the British summer, a must.
Despite Piccalilli being one of Britain's favorite pickles it is surprising its origins, or the original Piccalilli recipe, remain something of a mystery.
September is a really special month in the British food year with many foods in abundance as summer dwindles away.
Irish Scones Recipe, delightful for afternoon tea
Mince pies are an essential part of a classic British Christmas. They are so delicious especially when filled with your own homemade mincemeat.
Wild mushrooms are abundant in Britain and Ireland. They flourish in the warm, wet month of September and can continue right through the autumn.
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....
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
The leek is such a versatile vegetable, add to almost any savoury dish. One of the best vegetables around.
A whole and hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup Recipe perfect for a cold winters day.
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.
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
The Haggis was immortalized by the poet Robert Burns in his Address to the Haggis and celebrated in Scotland on Burns Night, January 25th.
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.
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.
All the wonderful flavours of autumn in a jar with this plum and ginger Jam recipe.
Just where did the wonderful dish fish and chips comes from and how come it is one of Britain's national dishes.
Strawberry jelly is so super easy to make. British jelly is also known as jello in the US.
Custard is so easy to make and makes the perfect partner for all great British puddings.
Suet is an ingredient that pops up all the time in British food, but what is suet?
Scottish Food - Favorite Scottish Recipes