UK

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Calendars

Cheap Flights

Cycling Tours

Golf

History

Maps

Places of Interest
  Alton Towers
  Angel of the North
  Big Ben
  British Museum
  Buckingham Palace
  Camden Market
  Churchill Museum
  Cleopatra's Needle
  Edinburgh Castle
  Giant's Causeway
  Jurassic Coast
  Hampton Court Palace
  Houses of Parliament
  HMS Belfast
  HMS Victory
  King's College Chapel
  Kew Gardens
  Legoland
  London Eye
  Madame Tussauds
  Marble Arch
  The Monument
  Natural History Museum
  Neasden Temple
  Oxford Street
  Roman Baths
  Royal Naval Museum
  Royal Observatory
  St. Paul's Cathedral
  Stonehenge
  Tower Bridge
  Tower of London
  Trafalgar Square
  Westminster Abbey
  Windsor Castle
  More UK Attractions

Recipes

Towns and Cities
  Aberdeen
  Belfast
  Birmingham
  Blackpool
  Brighton
  Bristol
  Cambridge
  Cardiff
  Coventry
  Derby
  Dundee
  Edinburgh
  Exeter
  Glasgow
  Leeds
  Leicester
  Liverpool
  London
  Manchester
  Middlesbrough
  Milton Keynes
  Newcastle upon Tyne
  Norwich
  Nottingham
  Oxford
  Plymouth
  Portsmouth
  Sheffield
  Southampton
  Southend-on-Sea
  Swansea
  Wolverhampton
  York
  More UK Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   British Recipes
   Learn English eBooks
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   UK Country Information
   UK Travel Downloads
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Europe   >   UK   >   Recipes

   
 

British Recipes


Historically, British food had good reputation, especially in the Middle Ages, but in the last century or so, much of that reputation has been lost internationally. This loss in reputation was caused by a combination of factors: unadventurous menus, some poor quality restaurants, and the effects of rationing (introduced during World War II, but not finally abolished until 1954).

In recent years however, there has been a great renaissance in British cuisine, and a greater interest in the culinary arts throughout the British Isles (partly inspired by celebrity chefs on TV). High quality traditional and regional recipes are commonplace, new influences have been introduced from the Mediterranean cuisine and Indian cooking (and the rise of a new Anglo-Indian cuisine).

Some popular British meals and foods include:
  • Sunday roast - The traditional main meal of the week, eaten on Sundays, with left-overs used in various recipes for the next few days. Roasted meat is served onion gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables (such as Brussel sprouts), although the choice of meat may vary between lamb, pork, beef or chicken, and each of type of meat has its traditional accompaniments (mint sauce with lamb, apple sauce with pork, horseradish or mustard with beef, small ("chipolata" sausages and redcurrant jelly or cranberry sauce with chicken).

  • Fish and chips - Fish (usually cod or plaice), battered and fried, and served with French fries. Mushy peas (a soup-like dish made from peas) is a popular side dish with this meal, especially in the North of England.

  • Full English breakfast - Sausage, bacon, eggs (fried eggs, scrambled eggs, or boiled eggs), fried bread, fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, black pudding (a type of blood sausage) and baked beans.

    Full English Breakfast

  • Kedgeree - Flaked fish (usually smoked haddock), with boiled rice, eggs and butter. The dish originated during the British Empire in India, where it was often eaten for breakfast.

  • Cornish pasty - A baked pie with a distinctive shape, traditionally filled with beef, onion, potato and swede (rutabaga).

  • Pie and mash - A pie containing minced (ground) meat, with a side dish of mash potato. This is a traditional dish eaten in the East End of London, where historically it was eaten with "jellied eels", (eels stewed and cooled), the water from cooking the eels being used in making the pies.

  • Steak and kidney pie - A pie filled with a mixture of diced beef, and lamb or pork kidneys in a thick sauce.

  • Shepherd's pie - Ground ("minced") lamb covered with a layer of mashed potato, and optionally cheese. Variations exist with beef ("cottage pie") or fish ("fisherman's pie").

    Shepherd's pie

  • Bangers and mash - Sausage and mashed potato.

  • Toad in the hole - Sausages cooked in batter.

  • Lancashire hotpot - Meat, onion and potatoes baked in a pot or casserole dish for a long time on low heat.

  • Chicken tikka massala - An Anglo-Indian dish made by cooking chunks of marinated chicken in a curry sauce. If eaten as a main meal it is normally served with rice or naan (Indian bread), but variations are popular as a (cold) sandwich filling or even as a pizza topping! Some surveys suggest that it is now the most popular dish in the UK.

  • Balti - Another Anglo-Indian dish, this was comes from the Asian community of Birmingham who developed the recipe based on a Punjabi traditional recipes. Balti is a meat (chicken or lamb) in a thick curry sauce, cooked and served in a heavy iron or steel pot. The curry is eaten by scooping it up with naan (Indian Bread), the restaurants that serve it being known as "balti houses".

  • Arbroath smokie - A lightly smoked haddock, originally from Arbroath in Scotland.

  • Mince and tatties - Minced (ground) beef and mashed potatoes.

  • Haggis - One of Scotland's most famous traditional dishes, haggis is made using a sheep's heart, liver and lungs (collectively known as the "pluck"), minced (ground), and mixed with oatmeal, onions, suet, spices and stock, and then boiled in the sheep's stomach.

  • Cock-a-leekie soup - A Scottish soup made from potato, leek and chicken stock.

  • Welsh rarebit (sometimes called "Welsh rabbit") - Grated cheese mixed with beer, milk and butter, and then spread on toast and grilled (broiled).

  • Spotted dick - A steamed pudding made from dried fruit (especially raisins) in dough. Served hot, usually with custard.

  • Apple Crumble - This is quick to prepare but tasty pie-like dessert. It is made from apples and sugar (sometimes flavored with spices such as cinnamon) covered with a loose layer of sweet pastry. This is placed in a oven-proof dish and placed in the oven and baked until the pastry turns golden brown. Apple crumble is normally eaten with custard, but it delicious with cream or ice cream as well. Other fruits can be used as well (or instead), to make dishes such as apple and blackberry crumble, blackberry crumble, or rhubarb crumble (made using sticks of rhubarb).

  • Bakewell tart - A pastry shell spread with with jam (fruit preserve), and then filled with a sponge-like filling.

    Bakewell tart

  • Mince pies - A traditional dish eaten at Christmas. Mince pies are a sweet pastry, nowadays filled with a mixture of dried and chopped fruits and nuts in suet, brandy or rum, but historically filled with spiced meat and ground dried fruit. They are traditionally accompanied with brandy butter.

  • Christmas pudding - Another dessert traditionally eaten at Christmas, Christmas pudding is a steam dessert made with dried fruit, nuts and suet, and soaked in brandy or other alcoholic beverages. Like mince pies, Christmas pudding is traditionally eaten accompanied by brandy butter.
Below are some recipe books and cookbooks for British food:


Related Links


Related Links:

Comments about British Cooking and Recipes


Please share your comments about the British recipes:

   


Books about British Cooking and Recipes


Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Great British Cooking: A Well-kept Secret

By Jane Garmey

Jane Garmey
Released: 1992-05-06
Paperback (320 pages)

Great British Cooking: A Well-kept Secret
List Price: $18.99*
Lowest New Price: $10.63*
Lowest Used Price: $1.95*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Great British Cooking A Well kept Secret
Product Description:

This book is a revelation to Americans who have never tasted real Cornish Pasties, Scotch Woodcock (a splendid version of scrambled eggs) or Brown Bread Ice Cream. From the sumptuous breakfasts that made England famous to the steamed puddings, trifles, meringues and syllabubs that are still renowned, no aspect of British cooking is overlooked. Soups, fish, meat and game, vegetables, sauces, high teas, scones, crumpets, hot cross buns, savories, preserves and sweets of all kinds are here in clear, precise recipes with ingredients and utensils translated into American terms.

The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking

By Linda Collister

Ingramcontent
Released: 2014-09-23
Hardcover (320 pages)

The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking
List Price: $46.95*
Lowest New Price: $24.19*
Lowest Used Price: $26.93*
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking
Product Description:
A beautiful, fully photographic cookbook of 120 original recipes from both the judges and the bakers of the much-loved BBC1 series

The ultimate guide to baking whether a complete novice or a well-practiced home cook, this book is for every baker. Using easy-to-follow techniques, there are reliable recipes for biscuits, bread, large and small cakes, sweet pastry and patisserie, savory pastry, puddings, and desserts. Each chapter transports the reader on set and showcases the best recipes from the challenges including Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers' recipes from the show. There are step-by-step photographs to help guide readers through the more complicated techniques and stunning photography throughout, making this the perfect gift for all bakers and Bake Off fans.

Cooking with Mary Berry

By Mary Berry

DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
Released: 2016-10-25
Hardcover (224 pages)

Cooking with Mary Berry
List Price: $25.00*
Lowest New Price: $16.44*
Lowest Used Price: $9.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
Product Description:

150 everyday recipe favorites from the star judge of the ABC series The Great Holiday Baking Show and the PBS series The Great British Baking Show.

Cooking with Mary Berry covers a broad selection of recipes—brunch ideas, soups, salads, appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts—drawing on Mary's more than 60 years in the kitchen. Many, like her French Onion Soup, Steak Diane, and Cinnamon Rolls, are familiar classics, but all have been adapted to follow Mary's prescription for dishes that are no-fuss, practical, and foolproof. Step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks make following in the footsteps of Britain's favorite chef easy, and full-color photographs of finished dishes provide inspiration along the way.

Perfect for cooks who are just starting out—and anyone who loves Mary Berry—the straightforward yet special recipes in Cooking with Mary Berry will prove, as one reviewer has said of her recipes, "if you can read, you can cook."

The Really Quite Good British Cookbook: The Food We Love from 100 of Our Best Chefs, Cooks, Bakers and Local Heroes

Sitwell William
Released: 2017-03-21
Hardcover (426 pages)

The Really Quite Good British Cookbook: The Food We Love from 100 of Our Best Chefs, Cooks, Bakers and Local Heroes
List Price: $34.95*
Lowest New Price: $23.24*
Lowest Used Price: $17.79*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • The Really Quite Good British Cookbook The Food We Love from 100 of Our Best Chefs Cooks Bakers and Local Heroes
Product Description:
What do you cook for the people you love? Asked this question, 100 of Britain’s food heroes have shared their most beloved recipes to make this extraordinary cookbook. Nigella Lawson divulges how to bake her Chocolate Guinness Cake and Rick Stein fries up Shrimp & Dill Fritters with Ouzo. Yotam Ottolenghi would serve Pea & Mint Croquettes and for Jamie Oliver, an unrivalled Fantastic Fish Pie. These are just a few of the incredible recipes provided by the best and brightest on the British food scene, including chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, James Martin, Nigel Slater, Thomasina Miers, Mark Hix, Jason Atherton, Marco Pierre White, Claudia Roden and more.

Compiled by award-winning food editor and author William Sitwell, The Really Quite Good British Cookbook is keenly anticipated and a stunning object in its own right. Ultimately it is a celebration of the breadth, creativity and richness of Britain’s unique food culture.

Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home: Official tie-in to the 2016 series

By Linda Collister

Linda Collister
Released: 2016-12-13
Hardcover (320 pages)

Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home: Official tie-in to the 2016 series
List Price: $30.00*
Lowest New Price: $24.47*
Lowest Used Price: $20.47*
Usually ships in 1-2 business days*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Great British Bake Off Perfect Cakes Bakes to Make at Home Official Tie In to the 2016 Series
Product Description:

Over 100 recipes from simple to showstopping bakes and cakes

Bake like you're in the tent - from the comfort of your own home.

Make brilliant bakes at home with the latest companion cookbook to The Great British Bake Off. This essential baking book of recipes from the Great British Bake Off team is appropriate for any level of expertise. Each chapter includes favourite classics with a twist, recipes with simple ingredients to create something adventurous, and showstoppers that will guarantee you're crowned Star Baker in your own home.

This cookbook is the perfect excuse to start baking like The Great British Bake Off - at home.

Includes:
* Recipes from the Bakers of 2016, including the finalists
* Technical challenges from the show
* Easy to follow, step by step baking instructions
* Written to help you develop skills and bring out your creativity
* Beautiful photography to help you visualize your bake
* Clear advice on equipment, ingredients and quantities
* Recipes highlighted for 'free-from' diets and special ingredients

Recipes: The Cooking of the British Isles (Foods of the World)

By By the Editors of Time-life Books

Time-life Books
Spiral-bound (104 pages)

Recipes: The Cooking of the British Isles (Foods of the World)
Lowest New Price: $9.95*
Lowest Used Price: $4.94*
*(As of 23:24 Pacific 17 Dec 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Part of Foods of the World. The contents include: How to Prepare and Seal Canning Jars; Preserves; Vegetables and Pickles; Cheese; Breads, Buns and Cakes; Fish; Meat, Poultry and Game; Savory Puddings and Pies; Sweet Puddings and Pies; Sauces.


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures