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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.
Quick, and Easy, Traditional Yorkshire Puddings
Make the perfect, crisp, golden, well-risen Yorkshire puddings every time with this easy recipe.
Try This 3-Ingredient Traditional Flapjack Recipe
Traditional British flapjack is not only super quick and easy to make, it is delicious too. The varieties of traditional flapjacks are endless.
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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to the Perfect Roast Pork
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional British-Style Apple Pie
A Traditional British Apple Pie Recipe that is quick and easy to make for a perfect tea time treat.
How to Make Easy Roasted Beetroot
This roast beetroot recipe it is simple and easy, and the result, beetroot with an intensified sweet flavour. Delicious.
Easy Cottage Pie Recipe
Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
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's the Difference: Raisins, Sultanas, and...
There is much confusion about the difference between dried fruits, particularly raisins, sultanas and currants.
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.
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.
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.
The Perfect Pickled Onion 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.
Afternoon Tea Time? Traditional Crumpets Are a...
The quintessential delicious tea time treat of traditional British crumpets served warm with lashings of butter.
Traditional British Fish Pie
Fish Pie is quick and easy to make and which fish to use is up to you. The perfect lunch or dinner dish.
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.
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.
10 Steps to a Perfect Cornish Pastry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Ingredients to an Easy Scottish Shortbread
An irresistibly, delicious, traditional Scottish shortbread recipe
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.
Try These Traditional British Pancakes
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).
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.
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.
What is the Difference Between Afternoon Tea...
Afternoon Tea and High Tea are often confused but their differences are clear and concise.
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.
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.
What are Cobnuts?
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.
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 Egg Custard Tart Perfect for Afternoon Tea
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.
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.
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.
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 and Very Traditional: Mushy Peas
A Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe. the ideal accompaniment for fish and chips and so easy and cheap to make.
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.
Slow-cooked Brisket and Rich Gravy Recipe
Brisket is a cheap and versatile cut of beef making it perfect for long slow cooking.
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.
Blackberry Jelly Recipe
An easy and simple recipe for Blackberry Jelly
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.
6 Easy Steps to Making Quick Scottish Tablet...
Recipe for Scottish tablet, the fudge-like, very sweet candy from Scotland
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.
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.
4 Steps to Make the Perfect 'Chips'
What Makes the Perfect Chip in this Best Chip Recipe.
Roast Chicken - Tips for Perfect Roast Chicken
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.
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.
Plopping Away Chutney - An Easy Rhubarb Chutney...
A quick and easy recipe for a delicious Rhubarb Chutney
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy and Impressive: Classic Cheese Scones
Use this traditional British cheese scone recipe to make perfect scones every time.
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?
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Sticky Toffee...
Rich, tasty, and most certainly sticky .... sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate in great British puddings.
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
Why Is This British Christmas Cake Recipe Worth...
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.
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.
5 Simple and Quick Recipes for Fresh Summer...
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.
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.
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?
How to Make a Simple Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
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.
Faggots Recipe
A traditional Faggots Recipe. British & Irish Food.
8 Simple Steps to Make Traditional Spotted Dick...
Spotted Dick Pudding recipe, one of many great British puddings. The name always guaranteed to raise a smile.
Easy, Healthy, and Simple to Make In Advance:...
A quick and easy Chickpea Curry Recipe that is better if made a day in advance
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
5 Easy Steps to Amazing Tomato Sauce
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.
5 Steps to Easy, Authentic English Muffins
English Muffins are a delicious tea-time treat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Tips for Making Light and Tasty Scones
Make the lightest scones ever with these 5 tops tips for a classic British scone.
10 Tips for Making the Perfect Jam, Jelly, and...
10 tips for making perfect jam, jelly and marmalade.
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.
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.
Braised Lamb Shanks in Good Red Wine for a...
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bring on the Sweet Stuff - Traditional Treacle...
The perfect, traditional Treacle Tart recipe.
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.
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 English Summer Drink - Pimms
Pimm's is one of the quintessential British drinks - after tea of course. For Wimbledon Fortnight and essential. For the British summer, a must.
What Is in a Ploughman's Lunch?
Ploughman's Lunch - What is a Ploughman's Lunch
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?
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.
Use This Easy Kedgeree Recipe for a Simple...
A quick and easy recipe for delicious Kedgeree. A perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or supper.
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.
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.
5 Minutes to Easy Chocolate Buttercream Icing
Delicious, sweet, buttercream icing, the perfect partner for cakes, buns and cupcakes
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.
Thermomix - Thermomix Review
Thermomix - Thermomix Review. British & Irish Food.
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 Sparkling Chicken Consomme
Easy Chicken Consomme Recipe or Clear Chicken Soup Recipe
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.
10 Super Easy Summer Berry Recipes
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?
10 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day...
What is Boxing Day and Why is it Called Boxing Day
Don't Waste Those Veggies Leftovers...Instead...
Leftover Vegetable Soup Recipe. British & Irish Food.
7 Ways to Cook the Perfect Sunday Roast
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.
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.
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.
10 Minutes to a Simple Prawn Cocktail
This Prawn Cocktail Recipe is easy to make and is a tasty starter dish.
A Spicy and Simple Favorite: Chicken Balti Curry
One of Britain's favourite curries, 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
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.
How to Make an Easy (but Still Proper) Custard...
Custard is so easy to make and makes the perfect partner for all great British puddings.
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.
5 Steps to an Easy Vegetable Frittata
Make a quick, easy supper dish with this Vegetable frittata Recipe.
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.
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....
5 Easy Recipes for Traditional Meat Gravy
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.
Rowan Berry Jelly Recipe
Rowan Berry Jelly - a great preserve for breakfast, afternoon tea or to serve with roast lamb.
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.
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.
Quick and Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce with...
This tomato sauce for pasta, fish or chicken can be prepared and cooked in a total of 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This is my family recipe and for me, it makes the ultimate lemon meringue. It takes a little making but so worth the effort.
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.
Plum and Ginger Jam Recipe
All the wonderful flavours of autumn in a jar with this plum and ginger Jam recipe.
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.
Tasty Pork and Onion Meatballs With Sundried...
Simple, easy and very tasty Pork & Onion Meat Balls made with great British onions served with Sundried Tomato Sauce
Sloe Gin 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.
Irish Scones Recipe
Irish Scones Recipe, delightful for afternoon tea
Vegetable and Bean Soup - Vegetable and Bean...
A whole and hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup Recipe perfect for a cold winters day.
Easy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe
Sweet Potato Cottage pie makes a delicious and quick supper dish with this easy Cottage pie recipe.
Easy and Delicious Lemon Roast Chicken Recipe
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.
Pease Pudding Recipe
The recipe for a traditional North-East Pease Pudding.
Haggis, Scotland's National Dish
The Haggis was immortalized by the poet Robert Burns in his Address to the Haggis and celebrated in Scotland on Burns Night, January 25th.
8 Steps to the Perfect Roast Leg of Lamb
For perfectly cooked roast leg of lamb, one of the best ways to cook it is with this Lamb in a Blanket Recipe.
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.
Recipe of the Week - Pork Meatballs and a Tasty...
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
How to Make Your Own Traditional Orange Marmalade
Easy Orange Marmalade Recipe, No breakfast table is complete without this delicious preserve.
Simple Oatcakes, the Scottish Staple akin to...
A traditional Scottish Oatcakes Recipe that makes a delicious snack or accompaniment to cheese.
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.
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.
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.
In a pickle with Britain's Favourite Pickle
Despite Piccalilli being one of Britain's favorite pickles it is surprising its origins, or the original Piccalilli recipe, remain something of a mystery.
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