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Christmas Cake – Traditional British Fruit Cake with Royal Icing

Christmas Cake – Traditional British Fruit Cake with Royal Icing

Christmas cake is a traditional British fruit cake covered with marzipan and decorated in royal icing. This recipe can be made in advance.

Individual English Trifles...easy, impressive and delicious!

Individual English Trifles...easy, impressive and delicious!

Individual English Trifles, a show stopping end to any meal, traditionally served in Britain, often at Christmas.

Sticky Toffee Pudding–Heaven on a Plate!

Sticky Toffee Pudding–Heaven on a Plate!

Sticky Toffee Pudding, a traditional British dessert, is one of those desserts you’ll dream about after the first time you taste it. This sticky toffee pudding recipe is easy to make, and freezes especially well.

How to Make a “Proper" Cup of Tea (British Tea, that is)

How to Make a “Proper" Cup of Tea (British Tea, that is)

These are my step by step instructions on how to make a proper cup of tea (using British teabags). No fancy teacups here, just mugs. 

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and potato soup is one of my all time favorites and a standard in many British restaurants and cafes. Give it a try; I bet you'll love it.

Scottish Potato Scones and British Breakfasts: a Tutorial

Scottish Potato Scones and British Breakfasts: a Tutorial

Scottish potato scones are made from three simple ingredients and are an integral part of a full Scottish breakfast. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Individual Shepherd's Pies in Baked Potatoes

Individual Shepherd's Pies in Baked Potatoes

These individual shepherd's pies in baked potatoes are a unique way to serve up and old British classic. Impress your company or simply serve to the family.

Fried Bread: a Very Naughty Breakfast--but oh, so Worth it!

Fried Bread: a Very Naughty Breakfast--but oh, so Worth it!

Fried bread is sometimes a part of a full British or Scottish breakfast. The bread is fried after the bacon, in the leftover grease. Don't judge.

My Favorite (British) Apple Pie

My Favorite (British) Apple Pie

British Apple Pie is much different than an American Apple Pie. It is much less sweet, contains no cinnamon and the apple filling is less thick.

Sheila's Chocolate Trifle

Sheila's Chocolate Trifle

Sheila's chocolate trifle is a twist on a British classic, and the chocolate flavor is fantastic. Add chocolate buttons for a very British dish!

Eve's Pudding (a Traditional British Apple Dessert)

Eve's Pudding (a Traditional British Apple Dessert)

Eve's Pudding is a super simple, easy to make traditional British apple dessert that is just heavenly when served with hot custard.

Steak Pie with Peas, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Steak Pie with Peas, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Steak pie served with peas, mashed potatoes and gravy is a quintessential British meal. Just one of the UK's best pub fare!

Scotch Eggs ~ Deep-Fried, Sausage-Covered Hard Boiled Eggs

Scotch Eggs ~ Deep-Fried, Sausage-Covered Hard Boiled Eggs

Scotch eggs may be a British dish, but they certainly are not Scottish. Apparently they were invented in England by Fortnum and Mason!

Mincemeat Filling for Pies ~ Make it Now for Christmas Gifts in December

Mincemeat Filling for Pies ~ Make it Now for Christmas Gifts in December

This mincemeat filling for pies is a fabulous make ahead traditional British concoction. Use it for so many desserts which are great as gifts, too.

Pimm's Cup and Strawberries and Cream: Wimbledon's Quintessential English Indulgences

Pimm's Cup and Strawberries and Cream: Wimbledon's Quintessential English Indulgences

Pimm's Cup is a quintessential English beverage traditionally served during Wimbledon's summer tennis tournament in England.

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart Recipe with a twist!

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart Recipe with a twist!

Tags: Tart, British

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart recipe is solid and such a British classic, but I’ve made a few changes for those of us in the US.

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

These cinnamon raisin English muffins will have to pushing your cart right past the English muffin section of your grocery store!

Mince Pie Recipe - Traditional British Mincemeat Christmas Treat - Christina's Cucina

Mince Pie Recipe - Traditional British Mincemeat Christmas Treat - Christina's Cucina

Mince pies made with mincemeat do not contain any meat. Confused? This will explain what you need to know about this traditional British Christmas treat.

Paul Hollywood's Treacle Sponge Pudding and The Great British Bake Off Comes to the US!

Paul Hollywood's Treacle Sponge Pudding and The Great British Bake Off Comes to the US!

Paul Hollywood's Treacle Sponge Pudding is just one example of a British steamed pudding which is a sweet, moist, steamed dessert.

How to Woo a Brit: Bake them Homemade Custard Creams (Custard Cookies)

How to Woo a Brit: Bake them Homemade Custard Creams (Custard Cookies)

Homemade Custard Creams are so much better than the store-bought variety. These classic British biscuits literally melt in your mouth.

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