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Find the best British recipes including fish and chips, shepherd's pie, Yorkshire puddings, Scotch eggs and many more as well as plenty of classic recipes with an interesting twist

Best British Recipes

Our best British recipes include fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, Scotch eggs and plenty more recipes that bring out the best of British cooking.

Traditional British recipes are the classic, foolproof recipes that we know and rely on. They pick us up when we’ve had a bad day and warm us up on those cold winter evenings. There’s something very comforting about a traditional steak, kidney, ale and mushroom pie, or a cottage pie and they are also big family favourites so you know you cant go wrong with them.

Kick off a party or barbecue with our Scotch eggs – they’re so easy to make and guests will find them delightfully moreish, as well as our herby sausage rolls – your guests won’t be able to hold back and they’ll be devoured in a matter of minutes.

These stunning cherry and almond scones (pictured) are a take on the classic recipe and the cherry and almond go perfectly together. Scones couldn’t be more quintessentially British – enjoying them at afternoon tea is a tradition that dates back to the 17th Century, so why not kick back and indulge a little with these lovely little treats.

In the way of British desserts, we have raspberry elderflower fool, which evokes summer with its light, floral, seasonal flavours, strawberries in Pimm’s (what could be more British than that combination!), and sherry trifle.

Everyone loves Victoria sponge cake, and we’ve made a slight change to it, baking it into a loaf, rather than a classic cake shape, without changing everything you love about this cake in terms of flavour. This truly is a summertime favourite.

If you’re looking for your favourite British recipes or fancy trying one of the classics but with a little twist, click through our best British recipes gallery for more inspiration…

Oven Baked Fish and Chips

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Oven Baked Fish and Chips

No-one does fish and chips like the Brits, and our one pot supper beats the takeaway! Try this oven baked fish and chips recipe - the fact that it's baked means that it's a healthier version but just as tasty.

Sherry Trifle

Sherry Trifle

A magnificient sherry trifle recipe for your buffet table, because what's more British than a trifle!

Steak, Kidney, Ale and Mushroom Pie

Steak, Kidney, Ale and Mushroom Pie

This traditional British steak, kidney, ale and mushroom pie recipe has delicious thick gravy and can even be made without kidney if you prefer.

Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd's Pie

This classic winter warmer makes a great value family meal - try our classic Shepherd's pie recipe.

Victoria Sandwich Loaf

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Victoria Sandwich Loaf

This Victoria sandwich loaf is a slight variation on the classic Victoria sponge - it may be rectangular but it's got all the classic flavours.

Proper Roast Chicken with Wild Boar Stuffing and Garlic Gravy

Proper Roast Chicken with Wild Boar Stuffing and Garlic Gravy

Where would we be without roast dinners? Try our proper roast chicken with wild boar stuffing and garlic gravy recipe for a traditional roast with a twist.

Herby Sausage Rolls

Herby Sausage Rolls

Herby sausage rolls are the perfect food for guests to nibble on when you invite them over for a party or while the meat is cooking at a barbecue.

Strawberries in Pimm's

Strawberries in Pimm's

Fruit, Pimm's - our strawberries in Pimm's recipe is simply the taste of the great British summer in a bowl!

Roast Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

Roast Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding

Of course, if you prefer beef you'll love this roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding recipe.

Best Ever Roast Potatoes

Best Ever Roast Potatoes

No roast dinner would be complete without roasties, and here's our best ever roast potatoes recipe.

Mini Buttermilk Scones

Mini Buttermilk Scones

Tea for two? Try our mini buttermilk scones recipe for a delicate afternoon tea worthy of the smartest London hotel.

Eccles Cakes

Eccles Cakes

A northern classic, there's no fancy decoration with our Eccles cakes recipe but we love them all the same.

Raspberry Elderflower Fool

Raspberry Elderflower Fool

Mingle the quintessentially British flavours of raspberry and elderflower in this delicate, soothing raspberry elderflower fool recipe.

Horseradish Yorkshire Puddings

Horseradish Yorkshire Puddings

When you're cooking roast beef, you can't forget the horseradish Yorkshire puddings. They're an absolute must!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Invented in Cartmel in the Lake District, where would we be without sticky toffee pudding, our favourite sticky and moreish pud?

Mini Scotch Eggs

Mini Scotch Eggs

We love mini Scotch eggswhen we're hosting a garden party. They are really simple to make but delightfully tasty.

Welsh Rarebit with Ham

Welsh Rarebit with Ham

This is cheese on toast with attitude! It goes without saying that organic ham will make all the difference in our smartened-up Welsh rarebit with ham recipe.

21st-Century Cottage Pie

21st-Century Cottage Pie

This 21st-Century cottage pie is our modern take on this classic British recipe. Using parsnip mash and porcini mushrooms, it's a real delight to eat.

Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties are a real treat. It wouldn't be a trip down to the Cornish seaside without one!