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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

Braised Corned Beef Brisket

You have never had corned beef like this and if you try it, I truly believe you will never go back to the traditionally 'boiled' beef. This recipe was given to my mother-in-law during WWII by her Jewish...

Author: mauigirl


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

Irish Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef)

Mouth watering tender corned beef with corned beef flavored potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. This is my great grandmothers recipe from Ireland. This was served with both Irish soda bread and corn bread...

Author: Ann Hester

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

Irish Shepherd's Pie

This makes a lovely alternative to the much more common corned beef and cabbage that you may have been planning for St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Author: Chef John

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

A healthy twist on an old favorite.


Scottish Shortbread IV

This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.

Author: Linda

Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage

This recipe takes time but you won't be disappointed. Give yourself a little luck o' the Irish with this Americanized version of an Irish feast. Serve with butter and Irish soda bread.

Author: Cindy

Classic Irish Boiled Dinner

I grew up eating this boiled dinner on Sundays When I visited my Irish Granny. One of the things that makes this recipe special is that instead of corned beef, it calls for Smoked Shoulder. Oh What A yummy...


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

Clootie Dumpling

My Grandmother's recipe and she would have been 100!

Author: Jill Barrett

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

Irish Coffee

Fresh hot coffee gets a little added pep with the addition of Irish whiskey and Irish cream.

Author: Jason Ring

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

Glazed Corned Beef

This apricot sweet sauce really brings out the flavor in corned beef. It is great to serve the sauce over cooked carrots also!

Author: CANMAD7

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

Beef, Mushroom and GuinnessĀ® Pie

A delicious traditional beef and mushroom pie. The Irish stout gives the dish a very rich flavor.

Author: Melanie Booth

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

True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

Bangers and mash gets its name because sausages used to burst (or bang) while cooking, due to rusk (dried bread) being added to the meat. Mash, meanwhile, refers to the mashed potatoes. This recipe was...

Author: wsf

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...


Traditional Dublin Coddle

A true Irish dish which has been enjoyed for many a year by all Dubliners, soon to be enjoyed by your family over and over again! This is the bare bones traditional recipe but feel free to add garlic,...

Author: J. Boyle

Scottish Mince Pie

My mother-in-law made this pie in Scotland. It is not a sweet mince pie, but it's easy to make, and a hearty dinner. I serve boiled parsley potatoes and a nice salad with this pie. My children always ask...

Author: Karen Barbour

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

Boiled Fruit Cake

This is an Northern Ireland recipe given to me by my Mum many years ago!! This cake is always much tastier the following day! Enjoy!

Author: WIGAN

Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Rolled leg of lamb stuffed with spinach, goat's cheese and pine nuts. Suggested: Serve with Brussels sprouts cooked in butter and fresh garlic. A scrumptious Irish cuisine that is sure to please!

Author: Patrick

Irish Barmbrack

Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake eaten on holidays. After pouring into the prepared pan, it is tradition to add objects to the barmbrack which symbolize certain things for the person who receives...

Author: Brooke Elizabeth

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

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste...

Author: Larry Short

Irish Potato Candy

A cute little confection that looks just like little potatoes. This kind does not contain potatoes; they are made using cream cheese and coconut.


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