English Recipes

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Homemade Baked Egg Custard

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Eccles Cakes

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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

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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

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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]

Quick and Easy Yorkshire Pudding

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

Perfect Lemon Curd

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Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Mushy Peas I

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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.

Beef Wellington

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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!

Inspiration and Ideas

English Trifle

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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 dessert glasses.


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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 traditional suet, which makes this mincemeat suitable for vegetarians. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Easy Devonshire Cream

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A wonderful topping for scones, or use as a dip for fruit.