, Great Britain

British Cooking

British Cooking covers the countries of England, Scotland and Wales. For this British cooking page we will just be covering England.

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Food Facts about United Kingdom

  • A full English breakfast includes at least eggs, sausages, toast and potatoes.
  • Tea time is traditionally British and can include biscuits, scones or little sandwiches.
  • The United Kingdom is famous for their fish and chips.
  • Fish and chips are a favorite when going to the United Kingdom. These are simply fried fish and French fries.

UK is also Known for Several Famous Things:

  • Big Ben
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Old traditional castles some still open for tourists
  • Red Double decker buses

Learn a Little Language

British of course speak English but here are a few British phrases
  • Blimey-expresses surprise
  • Grub- means food
  • Easy Peasy- Something is easy or simple to do

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British Cooking

Big Ben in London England Shepherd's Pie
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion grated or finely chopped
Vegetables sliced thin
Shredded cheese
Mashed potatoes, already prepared

Saute ground beef with chopped onions. Add vegetables desired, such as sliced carrots, peppers, or celery. Place in a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese and spread mashed potatoes over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until browned.
See more shepherd pie recipes.
sheperds pie

Cinnamon Scones
This British cooking recipe is great for tea time.
1 Cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Cup butter
1 egg
4 teaspoons cinnamon
In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt together. Add in butter and blend together until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In separate bowl add sour cream, baking soda, egg and cinnamon. Stir together then add to flour mixture. Stir just until mixture is moistened. Knead dough 5-10 times but not more then that as you want to not handle the dough too much. Pat dough into a rectangle shape on a cookie sheet. Cut dough into wedges. Dust each wedge with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve with jam, butter or fresh berries.

British FlagShortbread
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl combine shortening and eggs together. Mix in cream of tartar, flour, vanilla and baking soda. Knead dough several minutes. Roll dough out with a rolling pin. Cut out with a rectangle or other cookie cutter. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Trifle Pudding
This British cooking recipe is kid friendly and one that kids can put together simply.
Sponge cake, angel food cake or other ready made or homemade cake
Can of fruit, whatever desired, save the juice
2 Cups custard or pudding
Whipped cream
Chocolate bar
Cut cake in pieces or slices. In a glass bowl, so you can see the layers of the trifle, lay cake pieces on bottom of dish. Pour the fruit, including the juice in the can, over the top of the cake allowing the cake to soak in the juice. Spread custard or pudding (either homemade or store bought) over the top of the fruit. Spread whipped cream over the custard layer. With a vegetable peeler peel pieces off the chocolate bar. Sprinkle chocolate flakes over top of whip cream.
trifle pudding

Roast dinner
This is often a British Sunday dinner served with roasted vegetables and a homemade gravy. The leftovers can be used for shepherd's pie. You can use the recipe above for Shepherd's pie. Just substitute roast meat for the ground beef.
1 beef roast
Potatoes, cut in cubes
Carrots, sliced
1 onion, quartered
1 cup water
Add all ingredients in a crock pot or roasting pan and bake in the oven. You can add as many carrots and potatoes as desired and different vegetables such as green beans or parsnips can be added. Serve with a homemade gravy if desired.
beef roast

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