English Recipes

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Homemade Baked Egg Custard

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is the best egg custard tart I have ever made and tasted. You should check this out. Cheap and easy to make, too.

Emma's Humongous Yorkshire Puddings

Rating: 4.5 stars
Being a Yorkshire lass, I take great pride in making these puddings the bigger the better! The only drawback is not having a big enough plate for them!

Classic Bangers and Mash

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a delicious and irresistible recipe that everyone loves. It pairs creamy potatoes, crunchy onions, smooth gravy, and yummy sausages!!

Mark's English Sausage Rolls

Rating: 4.51 stars
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.

Cheddar Pudding

Rating: 3.89 stars
This Cheddar cheese bread pudding is delicious served either hot or cold with a salad.

Eccles Cakes

Rating: 4.79 stars
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.

English Roast Beef

Rating: 4.39 stars
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 like.

Simple British Flapjack

Rating: 5 stars
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 raisins. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.co.uk]

Perfect Lemon Curd

Rating: 4.62 stars
Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Quick and Easy Yorkshire Pudding

Rating: 4.41 stars
A great, quick and easy recipe for Yorkshire pudding. Everybody loves 'em!

Mushy Peas I

Rating: 4.37 stars
Mushy Peas are a great side dish with fried cod or salmon. Note: You can add more liquid (water or cream) depending how mushy you want your peas. Use low fat milk if you're calorie-conscious.

Chef John's Clotted Cream

Rating: 4.83 stars
While the name doesn't exactly make the mouth water, the flavor and texture of clotted cream are the stuff of legends. The long, slow cooking sort of toasts the cream, which imparts a sweet, nuttiness that I don't think I've tasted in any other preparation. This is just delicious spread on warm biscuits or scones and topped with homemade jam.

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Yorkshire Pudding

Rating: Unrated
A yummy and traditional addition to the holiday feast. If you intend to make this, the timing has to be juuuuust right. I would suggest preparing the mixture the evening before, and having it ready while the roast beef is cooking. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Basic British Scones

Rating: 4.48 stars

After much trial and error, I've come up with this basic scone recipe which rivals the scones at Tea & Sympathy in NYC.