Recipes Snacks

Snacks

two slices of beans on toast on a plate

British Style Beans on Toast

Beans on toast have been a British staple for years. Eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s simple, delicious and very comforting.

eccles cakes

Eccles Cakes

Eccles cakes sometimes known as squashed-fly cakes are traditional puff pastry wrapped pies similar to turnovers, filled with currants and topped with coarse brown sugar.

beef dripping on toast

Toast and Dripping

e snacks I remember from my childhood days in the 1960s. Basically, it is toast or bread with a liberal spread of soft fat and meat jelly, the dripping.

chip butty

Chip Butty

The humble chip butty is basically a buttered white bread sandwich of chunky chips usually with tomato or brown sauce.

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 […]

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.

chesnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted chestnuts are a long-standing festive tradition. So is burning your fingertips and blowing on them madly to cool them down enough to eat. Immortalised in ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” they are part of Christmas tradition. Visiting Trafalgar Square in […]

dad cookies

Fathers Day Cookies

Making these cute letter Fathers Day cookies is a great way for kids to show much they love their dad (or Grandad!)

nut brittle

Golden Nutty Brittle

This golden nutty brittle from Sainsbury’s magazine is so easy to make and goes down really well with a nice cup of coffee.