British Recipes

If you want to make British recipes at home, try classic fish & chips, Yorkshire pudding, Scotch eggs, Shepherd's pie, delicious trifles, scones, and more!

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Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.32 stars
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You'll like the convenience of this comforting dish. Unlike other shepherd's pie recipes, this one calls for frozen vegetables instead of fresh and can be made the day before. Shepherd's pie has never been so easy—or so tasty!

Mummy's Sweet White Scones

Rating: 3.57 stars
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This mouthwatering recipe for scones is courtesy of Petersham Nursery.

Cottage Pie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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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.

Blueberry Scones

Rating: 3.43 stars
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Sweet-tart fresh blueberries are showcased in every bite of these light, fluffy scones accented with lemon zest.

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Old-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.

Devils on Horseback

Rating: 3.57 stars
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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.

Spotted Dick

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.

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

Rating: 3.6 stars
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Fresh peaches and blueberries are baked beneath a fluffy layer of vanilla-cream biscuits. The tops are brushed with heavy cream and sprinkled with sanding sugar for a crispy-sweet crunch. When Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 301, she omitted the blueberries.

Coddled Eggs

Rating: 3.22 stars
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Coddling is a gentle steaming method that yields a tender egg. The eggs are cooked individually in coddling cups-ceramic cups with screw-on lids available at kitchen-supply stores. Four-ounce baby-food jars can be used as well. Garnish with chopped herbs, onion, or cooked bacon.

Classic Shortbread 101

Long ago, a Scottish baker turned elemental ingredients into shortbread. For the modern cook, the master recipe is open to endless variations.

Rich Cream Scones

Rating: 3.63 stars
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These scones get their light, flaky texture from the butter that is layered into the dough.

Meat Pie with Hot-Water Crust

Inspired by the traditional game pies that were staples on tables across Britain, this savory dinner showstopper calls for a unique hot-water crust that's sturdy enough to holds its own against Martha's chicken-and-pork filling studded with pistachios and fresh herbs.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Prime Rib Roast
Rating: Unrated
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Serve the holiday-worthy roast with its traditional side dish, Yorkshire Pudding.
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.

Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Lean ground turkey has significantly less saturated fat than beef. It tastes rich and earthy when simmered with chipotle chili powder. Carrots and peas brighten the filling, while yogurt, stirred into the mashed potatoes and parsnips, adds calcium.