Devils on Horseback
Don't let the sinister name throw you -- these bacon-wrapped dates couldn't be more delicious. Martha takes them to the next level by stuffing the dried fruit with pungent Stilton.
Mummy's Sweet White Scones
These simple, sweet scones are what the Brits would call "plain scones." They are so rich and delicate, they don't need raisins, chocolate chips, or other additions—but they do lend themselves to slathering with butter (or clotted cream) and jam. The mouthwatering recipe for these scones is courtesy of English restaurant Petersham Nursery.
We used cranberries instead of currants in these traditional, crumbly British scones for an irresistible winter treat. Try them for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
Pork Wellington with Prosciutto and Spinach-Mushroom Stuffing
Juicy pork tenderloin is filled with sauteed mushrooms and spinach, then wrapped in store-bought puff pastry lined with a layer of prosciutto. The resulting dish is a true showstopper, inside and out--it's just the thing for a holiday meal. Serve with mustard-cream sauce, Peppery Greens with Meyer-Lemon Dressing, and Rutabaga-Sweet Potato Mash with Garlic and Sage.
One of the most popular British puddings is spotted dick. The latter half of the phrase was a nineteenth-century British word for plain pudding; the spots are typically raisins, but we used dried currants. (The dessert also goes by spotted dog.) In this recipe, the time-honored suet (beef fat) is swapped for butter. Vanilla-specked creme anglaise is on top.
Standing Rib Roast
Roast beef is classic British fare. It's the centerpiece of a traditional Sunday dinner, and the hearty main course for a holiday celebration. Chef Anne Willan has drawn on her own family's techniques for cooking and serving a standing rib roast for this recipe, which is served with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.