Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Madeira Cake

This classic British Madeira cake is often served with Madeira wine, which is how it got its name. Similar to a pound cake, it is commonly flavored with lemon and can also be served with tea or other sweet liqueurs. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Cornish Pasties

9 reviews

My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her...


Air-Fryer Toad-in-the-Hole

2 reviews

This is a British comfort food that consists of sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding. I prepare mine in the air...


Easy Scottish Shortbread

1 review

These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


English Pub Split Pea Soup

11 reviews

This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of the slow cooker, I can...

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

5 reviews

My daughter started making these as a "healthy" alternative to cookies since we seem to like cookies of any kind....


Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

9 reviews

Because cheese and sage go so well with apples, I decided to put them all in scones. These mini treats...

Raisin Mini-Scones

1 review

Through the years, I've tried many sugarless dessert recipes. But these scones are by far the best. With lots of...


Orange Cranberry Scones

2 reviews

I bake these simple fruit-filled scones during the holidays or any time our children come home for a visit. We...


Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

15 reviews

This strawberry scones recipe is rich with cream and packed with berry goodness. If you are like me, you won't...


Caramel Apple Scones

6 reviews

A drizzle of caramel complements the apple and whole wheat flavors of these rustic-looking scones. —Arlene Cook, Bainbridge, Georgia

Rustic Oatmeal Scones

2 reviews

My family loves scones, but traditional recipes contain excessive fat and calories. After lots of experimentation, I came up with...


Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones

20 reviews

I enjoy serving these fruity scones for baby and bridal showers. They're a bit lower in fat than most other...


Apricot-Rosemary Scones

1 review

Make these easy sweet-savory scones a family project. It's a delightful way to show your love on Mother's Day. —Charlene...


English Marmalade Pecan Bread

2 reviews

My dad was Canadian, but had a very British upbringing. And, boy, did he love his marmalade! I know it's...


Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter

19 reviews

These delightful scones are perfect on a cold winter day with a steaming hot cup of coffee. They also make...

Cherry-Chip Oat Scones

1 review

My family loves scones and anything with oatmeal. I started with my basic scone recipe and added oat flour to...


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Upper Peninsula Pasties

53 reviews

I grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where many people are of English ancestry. Pasties—traditional meat pies often eaten by...


Old English Trifle

1 review

Loaded with cake cubes and fruit, an old English trifle is always welcome at a holiday dinner. The creamy, homemade...


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Scottish Shortbread

71 reviews

My mother, who is of Scottish heritage, passed this shortbread recipe, along with other favorite recipes, on to me. When...


Cherry Chip Scones

23 reviews

These buttery scones dotted with dried cherries and vanilla chips are so sweet and flaky that I sometimes serve them...


Chocolate Chip Scones

9 reviews

These chocolate chip scones are delicious warm, served with butter, when the chips are melted and gooey. —Diane LaFurno, College...


Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

12 reviews

I bring these to every event--they’re always a huge hit. Kids love them, and moms like making them because they’re...


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Cranberry Scones

35 reviews

“You can use any dried fruit for these tender scones, but my favorite is a mix of dried cranberries and...

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Sourdough English Muffins

3 reviews

This recipe was a winner in a local newspaper contest years ago and has become a family favorite. The muffins...


Lemon Scones

15 reviews

These delicate lemon scones are the perfect lightly sweet treat to serve with coffee or tea at any holiday get-together....


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English Muffin Bread Loaf

37 reviews

Many years ago, a good friend gave me her mother's recipe for this delightful bread, and I've made it ever...