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 (clock on the right)
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
Grub- means food
Easy Peasy- Something is easy or simple to do
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1 lb. ground beef
1 onion grated or finely chopped
Vegetables sliced thin
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.
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
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.
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
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.
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
Can of fruit, whatever desired, save the juice
2 Cups custard or pudding
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
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
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.
Recipe for Cornish Pasties
By IRENE M THOMAS
I was born in Cheltenham Glos, England. Married an American at
16, he was 19 US army. Killed in Normandy 1944 had our daughter
born June '45 still in Chelt. I have grand children & great
& great great from her children.
Married an English sailor 1948 had 5 more children. He died at age
33. Met another GI & married him in 57. I was a riveter on our
fighter plane the spitfire & welder at 15 done my 12 years
We now live in Ohio where I came in 1961 we were in Germany for
3yrs, had our 1 son & daughter there then we had a son here in
Elyria, Ohio. I had 9 children 4 USA 5 British but went home every
year till 1988 year after my mother died but on pc to ALL over
there & my mother was GOOD COOK and she taught us. We also
learned in school.
Lucky for me my whole family loves English cooking. Made cottage
pie just last week. I use bisto & get it from English shop
RECIPE FOR 4.
12oz. short crust pastry
12oz. lean steak cut into small pieces
1 finely chopped onion
Salt & pepper
Carrot or turnip optional
Roll pastry into 8 rounds add meat & vegetables to each. Damp
edges of pastry. Fold over to make semicircle crimp edges with
fingers. Cut a small slit in each for steam to escape. Bake in hot
oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat, bake for further 40 minutes.
Delicious served hot or cold!
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Eton Mess Recipe
by Julie (Norfolk, UK)
Eton Mess is a lovely British dessert that is really quick and easy
to make. It is named after Eton Collage - a school for boys near
Windsor, in England. Eton Mess was traditionally served at the
school's annual cricket game against Winchester Collage. It was made
with strawberries, but you can also use mixed berries.
1 cup Strawberries or mixed Berries per person.
1 cup Meringue per person
How to Make Eton Mess
Wash the berries and place in a bowl (it looks great in a glass
salad bowl.) If any of the strawberries are large, then cut into
bite sized pieces. You can also substitute frozen berries in this
recipe - just make sure they have defrosted before you eat them!
Break the Meringue into pieces (not too small). Add to the bowl
Tip:Look out for broken boxes of meringue in your store and
see if they will give you some money off. You are going to break
up the meringue anyway, so it is ok if they are not whole when you
Pour double cream over and stir. The berries and meringue should
be well coated in cream.
Serve and enjoy. Easy-peasy!!
Recipe contributed by Julie of www.homeschooling-ideas.com. If you
are thinking you may like to start homeschooling, then do visit her
website for advice and support.
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