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British Recipes

Updated on June 10, 2015
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Top British food

Here's a growing collection of recipes gathered from this site - all in one place for your convenience.

We take our food very seriously in Britain and yes, we still cook some traditional recipes but the British Isles have been multicultural for hundreds of years and our cooks have been greatly influenced by that too.

If you're not from the UK, or if you've never lived there, there are a couple of things about this collection that might surprise you.The first is the number of meat-free recipes. I have no handy statistics but adopting a vegetarian diet is very popular in Britain. The second is the number of curries and the use of Indian-sourced spices and flavourings. With our large, long-established Asian population, the British love curries and spicy food.

Do you have a great recipe for this page? Let me know. Enjoy!

Meat & fish

Let's start with main meals. If you're looking for meat-free, scroll down the page.

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peterb6001 recently wrote a review about his crockpot and on that same page, he added a lovely recipe for game pie. Now there's a very traditional British dish for you to try. It looks absolutely gorgeous.

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Although many British people are serving less meat these days, there are many who still love the traditional ways of preparing joints. This lovely recipe from adventuretravelshop features a leg of lamb cooked with herbs.

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When did you last have a wonderful homemade steak and kidney pie? If you're looking for the perfect recipe, here it is from susannaduffy. Warning: this page can make you hungry!

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How much do you know about recipes from Wales? Wale has a cuisine that is quite distinct and different to that of neighbouring England. Find out more from theraggededge - click the link below.

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Desserts and treats

Simply yummy goodies!

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Do you know the difference between high tea and low tea? Would you like to treat your friends are family to a perfect British afternoon tea? Margaret does. Just follow the link below to find out more.

British afternoon tea

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Do you say 'scone' or 'scon'? I always think that 'scon' is the posh way to pronounce it (which is why I say 'scone) but whichever way you do, you'll love this tasty recipe that comes from mutter.

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This is a totally delicious recipe for a traditional loaf cake, often served at teatime. What's great is that this recipe from peterb6001 is modern, low-fat version. So tasty and guilt-free too. Perfect.

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Oh, how we love our traditional pancakes. Click the link below to learn the difference between the British and American versions. Learn the all-important tossing technique and see how even the royal family have it to a fine art.

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This super-simple dessert (it truly takes two minute to make) is perennially popular and uses delicious Irish Cream liqueur, ice cream and the best British chocolate. It's perfect for St Patrick' Day or at anytime of year.

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Mince pies are a tradition at Christmas. The festive season just wouldn't be the same without them. Although we can buy them in stores and bakeries, as mutter explains, homemade are hugely superior. Delicious.

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You know, it's rather bonkers that most of us only eat mince pies at Christmas time. Here's another recipe - this time from CasaCicak - which includes how to make your own mincemeat.

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Oh yum - look at this recipe from CasaCicak. These are traditional British oatcakes from Staffordshire;a county which is roughly in the middle of the mainland British Isles. Deeeee-lish.

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Pancake Day in the UK is Shrove Tuesday (or, if you're from New Orleans, Mardi Gras). Whilst others all over the world have various ceremonies and celebrations and day, as mutter explains, Brits eat pancakes.

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Look at these delicious scones from peterb6001. As he explains, these are light and fluffy and not at all dry as some store-bought versions can be. Look at them with their cream and strawberries. Pretty and tasty too.

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When we were kids, our mums used to send us our to gather blackberries from the hedgerows and the result would be delicious and cost-almost-nothing desserts. Here's one example that uses a variety of berries.

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Almost everyone's mum used to make this dessert in the 1960s because it was so easy. It uses convenience foods so our mums appreciated how quick it was to make and we loved just how tasty it was - and still is.

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It's funny - CasaCicak and I share a British childhood memory, that of eating wonderful trifle on Sunday teatimes. See her lovely recipe using the link below. This is the one her grandmother used to make.

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Here's a fascinating recipe. I'd never heard of this cake until I saw this page from mutter . When she was growing up, this is what they used to buy as an addition to the holiday fare. Unable to locate it to buy, she found the recipe that she shares here.

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This great recipe from peterb6001 is a good example of old British traditional food that has been influenced by Indian cuisine - a trend that started in Victorian times. Traditional British buffet food is spiced up for today's tastes.

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How to you make a really great cup of tea? adventuretravelshop knows and she'll tell you all about it this page. Make tea the way we do - you might be surprised.

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Have you ever bought commercially produced Scotch eggs and found that they were just about OK or worse? Making them at home produces a completely different and tasty dish as peterb6001 shows us in this fine recipe.

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Meat free meals & side dishes

Many of these are great as meat-free meals, sides or appetisers.

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This is a recipe that was devised in a health food store in Yorkshire as a way of using up left-over takeout sandwiches and other bits and pieces. It was a huge hit with customers and I still make it to this day.

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Cheddar cheese is known throughout the world and some people might not realise that it originates from Britain. This recipe uses this cheese and one of the symbols of Wales - the leek, a beautifully tasty vegetable.

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This is a quick and easy Anglo adaptation of an Indian dish. Over the years in the UK, Indian and Pakistani food has been adapted and in some cases, what we consider 'Indian' food was actually developed in Britain.

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Another meat-free dish with a strong Asian influence. It's perfect as a meal in itself, especially served with chapatis and a salad, but it's also lovely as an accompaniment or a side dish to serve alongside roasts or grilled food.

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This recipe unashamedly uses ready-to-cook sauce that is manufactured in London. I've been making this dish for many years and although it contains no meat or fish, everyone seems to love it.

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Ah, Guinness! This beverage features a lot in traditional British food, especially to make the gravy for meat pies. But if you don't eat meat, you can still enjoy the yummy Guinness flavour using this pie recipe.

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Using a ready made sauce (manufactured by an Indian company in London) you can make an authentic meat-free meal in minutes. If you have non meat eaters coming for dinner, you can whip up this easy meal in less than ten minutes.

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Beef Wellington is a traditional dish from the United Kingdom and very good it is too. But what to do if you don't eat meat or need to cook for non-meat eating friends? Here's a meat free version that is quick, easy and delicious.

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What a lovely recipe this is from adventuretravelshop. This is a delightful way to cook potatoes and is a wonderful accompaniment to so many meals. Visit the recipe to find out more.

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Many British people were virtually force-fed cabbage as children and for many, me included, that put us off cabbage for a long time. Yet the vegetable is cheap and nutritious. Even cabbage haters will love this.

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Lots of us,especially those from the north of England, grew up eating meat and potato pie. That's obviously out of bounds for those of us who no longer eat meat but this is a totally delicious alternative.

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Shepherd's pie is known as a traditional British dish and is served in British themed pubs throughout the world.It is traditionally made with ground lamb topped with creamy mashed potato.Here's Nathanville's vegetarian version.

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Arguably, according to my mum, you can't make Yorkshire puddings properly in America. If you don't eat meat, then you can't use the dripping and meaty onion gravy that's required either. This recipe is the answer.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Thanks so much @Merrci!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Beautiful! A lovely collection that I'm pinning right now for future reference.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Expat Mamasita: Thankyou! Your recipes are great! (There are three on this page now).

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      Expat Mamasita 3 years ago from Slovakia

      Thank you for adding two of my lenses. I have pinned, tweeded and Fb'd.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Nancy Hardin: Thank you Nancy.I'd love to include you recipe.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I make a version of Shepherd's Pie, but using ground beef. I love your descriptions of these recipes.