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There’s more to British recipes than afternoon tea. Enjoy our British starters, dessert recipes and healthy food ideas!

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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

How to Make Treacle Tart, aka Harry Potter’s Favorite Dessert

Made with golden syrup and lemon, it's no surprise that treacle tart was a favorite of "The Boy Who Lived."


How to Make Spotted Dick, a Traditional British Pudding

The name raises eyebrows, but this dessert is delicious! Here's how to make spotted dick with custard sauce.


How to Make the Best-Ever Banoffee Pie Recipe

Need a showstopper dessert that doesn't require baking the day away? This banoffee pie recipe is the answer.


How to Make a Battenberg Cake Recipe

This classic British dessert is stunning to look at and full of delicious, almond marzipan sweetness. Our Battenberg Cake recipe...

Welsh Cakes

My grandfather was Welsh and liked to make Welsh cakes on the griddle. Our whole family loves them. Sometimes he...


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...

Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

2 reviews

My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was 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!...


Dried Cranberry Scones

1 review

I go on vacation with my best friend to Michigan every July. Her cousin is allowed to come, too—but only...

Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


16 Traditional British Foods Explained to Americans

You've probably heard of all these traditional British foods, but now you can finally learn what they actually are.


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...


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...


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

36 reviews

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


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...


Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

5 reviews

Chocolate, hazelnuts and the tangy taste of buttermilk —these delicious scones are easy to make. They come together fast. —Trisha...


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...


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...


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...

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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...


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...


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....


Caraway Scones

4 reviews

Brooke Staley of Mary Esther, Florida likes to serve these scrumptious scones alongside corned beef hash. They make a great...


Whole Wheat English Muffins

I got this hearty whole wheat English muffin recipe many years ago from the county Extension service. I love the...


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...