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Mincemeat is a traditional English treat that is usually used as filling for mince pies during Christmas, but it tastes great mixed with vanilla ice cream, as well. This recipe uses butter instead of the...

Author: Ita

Beef Wellington

This is a very easy recipe that I learned when I was living in England. Note that Beef Wellington should always be served with the center slightly pink. Enjoy!

Author: Normala

Proper English Cottage Pie

Proper English Cottage Pie is a delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato. Serve with garden peas.

Author: Caroline


This is a compilation of several Shortbread recipes I have from British cookbooks. I have been to England three times and REAL shortbread is a favorite. It should use real butter and not be TOO sweet.

Author: Norita Solt

Victoria Sponge Cake

A Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated...

Author: Caroline Victoria

Bread and Butter Pudding

This simple bread pudding is an easy way to use up those bits and pieces that seem to lie around the pantry. Save a fortune and make this tasty pudding. I like to serve this with custard sauce but it goes...

Author: Anonymous

Cornish Pasty

Traditional meat and vegetable pastry.

Author: Barrie Malson

Homemade Baked Egg Custard

This is the best egg custard tart I have ever made and tasted. You should check this out. Cheap and easy to make, too.

Author: AMThornton

Traditional British Fish Pie

A rendering of the classic British fish pie. This is a very tasty fish pie without the 'tweaks' of some newer versions; it was traditionally a relatively simple dish.

Author: Al G

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Probably the most iconic British cake, a good Victoria sponge should be well-risen, moist, and as light as air. Serve dusted with sifted confectioners' sugar.

Author: Anonymous

Lancashire Hot Pot

Very simple lamb and potato casserole made with layers of sliced potatoes, browned onion and leg of lamb, fresh thyme, stock and seasoning.


English Flapjack

An English recipe. Very easy to make, and very delicious. Good for lunch-boxes too.


Turkey Shepherd's Pie

A healthy twist on an old favorite.


Traditional Victoria Sponge

This is the traditional recipe for a Victoria sponge cake, a much loved English favorite. Serve with buttercream as in the recipe, or freshly whipped cream. Dust with a layer of confectioners' sugar if...

Author: TheBritishBaker

Coconut Tarts

My Grandma used to send these to the soldiers in the Second World War. I've modified their sugar content as they used to be quite sweet.

Author: Freya


I heard about this pie in England, and be sure it's a wonderful one.

Author: Madeleine

Steamed Cranberry Pudding

Easy to make, and delicious to eat using just a few ingredients. This steamed pudding is traditional at Christmas - served with Hard Sauce.

Author: Jane Walker

Digestive Biscuits

Similar to the traditional British biscuits, these can also be served buttered or with cheese. For a sweeter biscuit, brush one side with melted semisweet chocolate after baking.

Author: Tracy

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a delicious and super sweet sticky pudding. Serve with whipped cream.

Author: Allrecipes Member

Grandma's Wassail

An easy recipe for the traditional holiday drink. If you don't have a tea ball, place spice mixture on a small piece of cheesecloth and tie with a string, forming a small pouch.

Author: Sara P

Old Fashioned Carrot Pudding

I received this recipe about 40 years ago from a friend who said it had been in her family for generations. It comes out wonderfully moist and flavorful. I have given it as Christmas gifts many times and...

Author: Carol Shorter Hicks

Turkish Delight

This dessert is slightly exotic and is known by many people who have read the book 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'. This would do well for a tea party, a holiday party, or even if you just wanted...

Author: JessieD

Treacle Tart

Any Harry Potter fan knows what this is. I finally procured the recipe from an British friend of mine. I know I can now find 'Lyle's Golden Syrup' in the grocery store along with the pancake syrups. Serve...


Eccles Cakes

From the North of England, these cakes are pastries, a sweet and spicy mixture in a puff pastry case with a shiny coating -- best eaten straight from the oven.

Author: Norma

Blueberry Pudding with Hard Sauce

The 'pudding' is really a cake, but this is what my grandmother always called it. It is topped with a butter-sugar sauce when served. I have never had anything as delicious in my life. It is not low- cal,...


Lemon Posset

This is the easiest lemon dessert I have ever made, it uses only three ingredients and will always impress guests.

Author: MARLENE28

Figgy Pudding

Dense, moist cake reminiscent of the Victorian dessert, this figgy pudding was the perfect finale to a chestnut-stuffed, Christmas goose dinner. Serve warm with whipped cream flavored with liqueur.

Author: meghanmacrae

English Roast Beef

A pot roast that can't be beat! A blend of flavors you never would expect. This has become a favorite of my historical interpreter friends. Wine can be substituted for water in the roasting pan if you...

Author: SHADOWS1

Blanc Mange (English Style)

This dessert is known as Cramma in southern Italy where it is very popular. I hope you will make this dessert and like it. ENJOY!!!.

Author: Chef Dunask

Syrup Sponge Pudding

This is an old family recipe that originates from Yorkshire England -- you can try substituting maple syrup or jam for the golden syrup.


Traditional Beef Wellington

A pastry-wrapped, melt-in-your-mouth, traditional beef wellington that everyone will love!

Author: tmbarnes77

Quick and Easy British Fruitcake

A quick and easy fruit cake for tea time that tastes best fresh out of the oven. You can use any mixed dried fruit you like, including cherries. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.co.uk]

Author: Tessaann

Queen Elizabeth Cake I

A scrumptious date nut cake that is truly fit for a queen. It is crowned with a broiled coconut topping.

Author: Carol

Date Loaf Cake

Very much like sticky date pudding - nice and moist, and made without eggs.

Author: REILLY

Mark's English Sausage Rolls

I had never heard of these until I met my husband, Mark, who is English. They are simple and delicious! They freeze really well too.

Author: POSHIE25

Christmas Plum Pudding

This is a fairly basic British Christmas plum pudding recipe but unlike other recipes it can actually have plums in it. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long, it isn't easy to make it in less than...


Simple British Flapjack

This is a simple but tasty flapjack recipe from the UK that is very easy and simple to do for anyone of any skill, even kids. Flapjacks are a simple sheet cake with oats, sugar, golden syrup, butter, and...

Author: kuppet

Steak and Kidney Pie with Bacon and Mushrooms

A delicious steak, kidney and potato pie including bacon, mushrooms and red wine. Excellent winter fare.

Author: Nat P

Raspberry Summer Pudding (English Style)

For best results, you will need to make this divine dessert the day before you plan to serve it.


English Caraway Cake

This cake recipe with the distinct flavor of caraway seeds hails from Great Britain.


Hard Ginger Nut Biscuits

This recipe for hard ginger nut biscuits is possibly one of the oldest ones I have in my possession. My English grandma used it many years ago. The cookies are fabulous for dunking. [Recipe originally...

Author: ceejblag

Mini Beef Wellingtons with Red Wine Sauce

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend. It's perfect for a special occasion, and is as good as you'll get from any restaurant. The filets are topped with a mixture of liver pate (pate de foie gras)...

Author: MSVIC04

English Trifle to Die For

A traditional English trifle all children in the UK grow up eating on high days and holidays.

Author: Polly Welby

My Own Mincemeat Pie Filling

I have used lots of different mincemeat recipes, and created my own, using the most delicious and inexpensive combinations (but really, this recipe is very traditional, nevertheless). You may devise whatever...

Author: Rosa Christine Reeve

Yorkshire Pudding II

Flour, salt, milk and eggs, along with roast beef pan drippings, make this classic Yorkshire pudding to serve with roast beef.

Author: jane

Maids of Honor

These dainty cookies melt in your mouth. Legend has it that they are named after the ladies in waiting to an English queen.

Author: Dlynn

Somerset Pork with Cream and Apples

Served to me by a lovely friend in St. Anne's, Lancashire, England. I had to have the recipe and I wanted to share it with you.

Author: jwhalenpa

Cinder Toffee

Cinder, or honeycomb, toffee, is a traditional British treat loved by children and grownups alike that can easily be made at home. Store cinder toffee at room temperature in an airtight container.

Author: mrsnorris

Vegetable Cornish Pasties

A meatless version of a traditional favorite.

Author: Viv Bearpark

Microwave Sponge Pudding

A very simple microwave sponge pudding in less than 15 minutes with a texture between a sponge and a steamed pudding. I often add 2 tablespoons of jam or syrup to the bottom of the final bowl. Serve hot...

Author: ButtercupBento