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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

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

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


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

Cornish Pasty

Traditional meat and vegetable pastry.

Author: Barrie Malson

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

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

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

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

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

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

A healthy twist on an old favorite.


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.


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

English Flapjack

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


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

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

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


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

Author: Madeleine

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

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

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...


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

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...


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.


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

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

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

Date Loaf Cake

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

Author: REILLY

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

Lemon Posset

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

Author: MARLENE28

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,...


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

English Trifle

This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual...

Author: Teri

English Caraway Cake

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


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

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

English Teacakes

This recipe was passed down to me from my aunt.

Author: Barbara

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

Steak n Ale Pie

As a goalkeeper for a top UK soccer team, I revel in my nickname as the 'pie man'. This is my favorite post-match pie. Enjoy it with a pint of scrumpy (hard cider).

Author: Kevin Miller

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

Eggnog with Rum

Eggnog originated in England using brandy, instead of rum, but when the English crown began placing hefty taxes on brandy and wine, colonists began using rum instead. This traditional smooth and creamy...

Author: redeemer_fe

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

English Walnut Date Cake

This has been a favorite of my husband's since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas...though she claims it's always his last.

Author: HoneeBee

London Fog Latte

Earl Grey tea is steeped with lavender and blended with hot milk and honey for this drink known as a London fog latte.

Author: Dylan Simons

Sticky Toffee Pudding

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

Author: Allrecipes Member

Vegetable Cornish Pasties

A meatless version of a traditional favorite.

Author: Viv Bearpark

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