19 Quintessentially British Recipes Everyone on Earth Should Know How to Make

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Between Kate Middleton, Downton Abbey and The Great British Bake Off, you’re gobsmacked (points for using British slang) by everything U.K. It’s even started to invade your kitchen (hello, easy Mary Berry desserts). But there’s more to English cooking than baking. Here, 19 recipes that are so British, they’ll give you an accent. (Psst, since these are mostly from across the pond, make sure to watch out for measurement conversion.)

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RecipeTin Eats


Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

So easy to make (and eat).

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Foodness Gracious


Beer Battered Tilapia Fish and Chips

Three words: crispy, flaky and crunchy.

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Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin Mcdowell


Shepherd’s Pie

The secret ingredient? Guinness.

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The Daring Gourmet


Traditional Spotted Dick

For the real deal, use beef suet instead of butter.

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Giraffes Can Bake


Lemon Welsh Cakes with Honey Ginger Whipped Butter

A delicious twist on a teatime classic.

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Bake It With Love


Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

British "pudding" is very different from what you grew up eating.

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The Minimalist Baker


1-Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Healthy, speedy and satisfying.

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Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin Mcdowell


Eggs in a Basket

Group brunch is served.

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Erin McDowell


Healthy Baked Fish and Chips

Serve with malt vinegar for dipping.

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Jessica Gavin


Individual Beef Wellington with Mushroom Sauce

Because everyone deserves their own.

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Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin Mcdowell


Vegetable Wellington with Mushrooms and Spinach

Not up for a food coma? Try the lighter, veggie version.

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Little Kitchen Big World


Traditional English Breakfast

No one does breakfast better than the Brits.

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Kitchen Sanctuary


Traditional Lancashire Hotpot

It’s all about the crispy layer of potatoes on top.

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Pinch of Nom


Cumberland Pie

For those of you on Slimming World, this decadent dinner is half a Syn.

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Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


Sticky Toffee Pudding

It’s time to dust off the mini ramekins.

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Edible Mosaic


Herbed Beef Pasties with Carrot and Parsnip

Basically fancy English Hot Pockets.

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What a Girl Eats


English Christmas Trifle

Permission to eat this all year long: granted.

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A Saucy Kitchen


Grain Free Toad in the Hole and Onion Gravy

And get this: It’s gluten free.

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Coop Can Cook


Sunday Roast

Serve it with extra Yorkshire pudding.

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