Classic British

scotch eggs

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are boiled eggs wrapped in sausagemeat, coated in breadcrumbs and then baked in the oven or deep-fried. Why they are called scotch eggs no one is really sure. Fortnum & Mason, a high-end London department store claims to have invented them in 1738 as a travellers snack included […]

bubble and squeak

Bubble and Squeak

Monday night’s dinner would not be complete without all those leftover roasties from Sunday chopped up and mixed with mashed potato and green vegetables all fried together. Cabbage and Brussels sprouts are particularly good done this way.

colemans shepherds pie

Shepherds Pie

Shepherd’s pie is one of those comfort foods that give you that warm, satisfied, cosy feeling on a cold evening. I have chosen two recipes for great shepherd’s pies. The first is easy to make, takes about an hour, and is great for a weekday meal. The second uses diced […]

eton mess

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert. Made from whipped cream, meringue and summer fruits, it is really easy to make.

spam fritters

SPAM Fritters

SPAM History Let’s go back in time to World War II. Fish was unavailable so we Brits made SPAM fritters instead for our weekly deep fry with chips. SPAM is canned pork luncheon meat made in the USA by Hormel, introduced in 1937. It became popular during WW II because […]

jellied conger eel

Jellied Eels – Conger Style

An East End of London dish traditionally served in Pie and Mash shops like Manzes near Tower Bridge. This recipe substitutes the normally used silver eels for conger eel.

bangers and mash

Bangers and Mash

Our Bangers & Mash consists of Cumberland sausages served with mashed potato and onion gravy. Traditionally served in pubs, a recent survey ranked it as Britain’s most popular comfort food. What are Bangers? Sausage Bangers surfaced during WWI and became even more widespread during WWII. Meat was in short supply […]

toad in the hole

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is a British classic. This version from Lisa Faulkner took my fancy so I thought I would share it. History ⚠️ Let’s make something clear from the start. This dish does not contain any toads, nor any holes for that matter. To explain, a little bit […]


Pimms Jelly Jars

Lets get ready for summer after lockdown with these Pimms jelly jars.