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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make the Perfect Macaron Every Time
Making the perfect macaron is easy. Using this recipe and the handy tips for better macarons, you will be delighted with the results.
Your Guide to a Stress-Free British Christmas...
Step by Step Christmas Dinner the menu for a perfect and stress free Christmas dinner.
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,
5 Ingredients is all it Takes for Delicious...
An irresistibly, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe. So easy to make.
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.
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.
Brandy Sauce Recipes
No British Christmas would be the same without Christmas pudding. There are various sauces that work well with the pudding, but traditionally it would be a Brandy Sauce.
How Long to Cook a Turkey in 7 Easy Steps
How long to cook a turkey is always a worry; it needn't be. Follow these steps to cook the perfect turkey, every time.
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.
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.
Move Over Christmas Cake for the Traditional...
A Yule Chocolate Log is the perfect alternative to a traditional British Christmas cake, though originally it was associated with the Winter Solstice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandy Butter Recipe
A traditional Brandy Butter recipe to service with mince pies or christams pudding
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Sauces for Christmas Pudding
Christmas pudding is such a big part of a traditional Christmas dinner and here are three sauces to make it even more delicious.
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.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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.
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.
Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
This Pigs in a Blanket Recipe is traditionally served at Christmas but can be served at anytime of the year.
All You Need for Your Boxing Day Food and Drink
Putting a Boxing Day menu together is easy, just think of many classic British Christmas foods and you will not go far wrong. First start with the savoury food.
Ring the Changs with These 5 Different...
A delicious, moist buttery roast chicken makes a lovely Christmas roast.
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.
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.
The Best Roasties in 5 Easy Steps
Crispy, crunchy perfect roast potatoes are so easy with these 5 simple steps.
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.
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.
15 Minutes to Easy Bread Sauce for Your...
So simple and quick, Bread Sauce is a stalwart of the British kitchen and a classic on the British Christmas table.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget Boiling, Shred Your Brussels Instead
It is not always necessary to cook Brussels whole as you can see in this simple, quick shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
Spice Up Your Leftover Turkey with this Zingy...
Forget turkey curry for your leftovers, this zingy Asian Spiced Turkey Salad Recipe is perfect, it tastes delicious, easy to make and is also good for you.
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.
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.
How to Make Classic Scones In Only 30 Minutes
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.
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.
10 Minutes to a Simple Prawn Cocktail
This Prawn Cocktail Recipe is easy to make and is a tasty starter dish.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Traditional Scottish Dundee Cake
A traditional Scottish Dundee Cake Recipe
Easy and Super Quick Strawberry Sherry Trifle
Sherry Trifle Recipe perhaps one of the most favourite British desserts. There are many variations and recipes, but this quick sherry trifle recipe if one of the quickest, and super-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?
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.
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.
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.
What Do You Think Is In a Full English Breakfast?
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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making British...
An essential part of making a Christmas cake - the recipe.
Time to Make a Wish on Stir Up Sunday
The tradition for making the Pudding five weeks before Christmas is also known as Stir Up Sunday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Christmas Recipes: Rum Sauce Recipe
No British Christmas would be the same without Christmas pudding. There are various sauces that work well with the pudding, especially a Rum Sauce.
Alternative to Suet
Alternative to suet. British & Irish Food.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
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?
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....
Christmas Day Cooking Sorted with This Tried...
Make Christmas as stress free as possible with this tried and tested Christmas dinner timeplan.
Have a Different Christmas Pudding this Year
Traditional Christmas pudding can be too heavy, here are some delightful alternatives to the traditional Christmas pud.
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.
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 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.
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.
Slow-cooked Brisket and Rich Gravy Recipe
Brisket is a cheap and versatile cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking.
Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Chestnut, a Classic...
This Brussels Sprouts and Chestnut recipe is almost sure to win over the sprout haters. It is a classic of the Christmas table and sure to please.
Mincemeat and Apple Tart Recipe
Christmas Recipes: Sweet and spicy mincemeat and apple tart recipe
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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Classic Beef Wellington
This Classic Beef Wellington Recipe from Angela Boggiano's delicious book is a classic British recipe. Beef Wellington was named after the Duke of Wellington in 1851 and graced British tables ever since.
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.
Top Off Your Burns' Night Celebration With a...
An authentic Scottish Tipsy Laird Trifle Recipe when using Scottish rspberries.
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.
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.
What Is the Difference Between a Casserole and...
What is the difference between a Casserole and a Stew?
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.
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.
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.
All the Recipes You Need for a Great Sunday Lunch
The Sunday Roast is Britain's favourite meal of the week. Making one is not so difficult with this collection of handy hints and tips for the perfect Sunday roast.
What is Royal Icing?
Royal Icing - What is Royal Icing - Frosting
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.
What is Black Treacle?
Black Treacle. British & Irish Food.
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.
4 Steps to Make the Perfect 'Chips'
What Makes the Perfect Chip in this Best Chip Recipe.
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.
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.
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
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.
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.
Irish Colcannon Recipe
Colcannon Recipe. British & Irish Food. Page 20.
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.
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.
Red Cabbage, Apple and Mustard Recipe
An easy Red Cabbage, Apple and Mustard Recipe
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.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
Roast Goose and Chestnut Stuffing Recipe
Everyone thinks Turkey is the traditional roast for Christmas but goose was the preferred bird long before a roast turkey came on the scene.
5 Tips for Making Light and Tasty Scones
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
Game PIe, a Great British Tradition
A hearty Game Pie perfect for a winter supper or lunch.
It is Possible to Make Your Christmas Cooking...
It is possible to have stress free Christmas cooking by following a few tips to help get you organised.
Step by Step to Making Yorkshire Puddings -...
The place to start when making Yorkshire puddings is the recipe.
How to Make Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe
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.
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.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
5 Essential Kitchen Jobs Before Christmas...
Make your Christmas just that bit easier by being prepared. Here are five kitchen jobs often overlooked in the run up. A great way to avoid Christmas stress.
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.
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
Countdown to Christmas: Get Ready for Christmas
Get ready, Christmas is on its way and there's a lot to do. This countdown to Christmas, will, hopefully keep you on track.
Smoked Salmon and Dill Sauce Recipe
A beautiful Smoked Salmon and Dill Sauce Recipe that can be served as a starter or a main meal ay any occasion
Traditional British Christmas Drinks
With so much emphasis on food over the Christmas period it is easy to forget traditional British Christmas drnks.
Traditional Clootie Dumpling Recipe
Scottish recipes are renowned for their hearty fare and none more so than a delicious Clootie Dumpling. The fruit-spice laden dumpling is an intrinsic part of any Scottish celebration.
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.
5 Suggestions for Your Yorkshire Pudding Tin
Choosing a Yorshire pudding tin isn't as difficult as it sounds, just ask yourself, what size pudding do I want, the rest is easy.
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 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.
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.
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.
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