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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prime Rib Roast

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Serve the holiday-worthy roast with its traditional side dish, Yorkshire Pudding.

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.

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.

Traditional Sussex Pond Pudding

This wintry British pudding is also called Kentish Well Pudding. As it steams, the lemon softens and forms a marmalade-like sauce. Be sure each person gets a portion of the lemon in their serving.

Cranberry Scones

Rating: 3.48 stars
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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Savory Pudding with Sausage and Tomatoes
Rating: Unrated
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This skillet of sausage, scallions, and tomatoes surrounded by oven-puffed savory pudding was inspired by English toad-in-the-hole.
Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Rating: Unrated
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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.

Jam Roly-Poly

The cylindrical shape of the roly-poly recalls the days when puddings were cooked in cloths instead of bowls. The pudding is a sheet of dough that has been slathered with jam or marmalade, rolled up, and then baked on a rack in a pan filled with hot water.