Best of British recipes

When it comes to comfort, British recipes are the culinary equivalent of a ruddy great hug. Try a classic British recipe such as toad in the hole, Cornish pasties, ripe tart and fruit tea loaf.

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Mini pork pies with quick piccalilli

Picnic recipes

Mini pork pies with quick piccalilli

These mini pork and ham pies with hot water crust pastry are perfect for picnics...

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Parmesan and pork sausage rolls

Picnic recipes

Parmesan and pork sausage rolls

Perfect for picnics, these homemade pork, fennel and black pepper sausage rolls are a guaranteed...

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Minced beef and onion pie

Pie recipes

Minced beef and onion pie

This traditional minced beef and onion pie recipe topped with crisp, golden pastry is a...

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Proper homemade custard

Best of British recipes

Proper homemade custard

This easy recipe for homemade vanilla custard is the perfect finishing touch: pour it over...

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Cream of chicken soup

Chicken soup recipes

Cream of chicken soup

Cream of chicken soup is one of those dishes many of us remember coming in...

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Fish and chips for two

Fish and chips recipes

Fish and chips for two

This easy recipe for beer-battered fish and chips serves two people, so it’s ideal for...

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Vegetarian carrot toad in the hole

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Vegetarian carrot toad in the hole

This quick and easy vegetarian toad in the hole uses heritage carrots instead of bangers...

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Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

Fish pie recipes

Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

We challenge you to find a fish pie with a finer crust than this. The...

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Battenberg cake

Classic cake recipes

Battenberg cake

Getting the signature chequerboard effect of the classic Battenberg cake requires a little know-how and...

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Rhubarb and rose breakfast drop scones

Brunch recipes

Rhubarb and rose breakfast drop scones

These light and fluffy drop scones are flavoured with rhubarb and orange juice, then topped...

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The ultimate prawn cocktail

Prawn recipes

The ultimate prawn cocktail

The British version of the prawn cocktail has been in and out of fashion ever...

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Gail’s hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Gail’s hot cross buns

The recipe for these hot cross buns comes from high-end bakery chain Gail’s – each...

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Liver, bacon and onions

Best of British recipes

Liver, bacon and onions

”If you’re a fan of liver and bacon, you’ll love this take on the classic...

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Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Afternoon tea recipes

Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Shortcakes are a mix between a shortbread biscuit and a classic scone, so you get...

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Satisfyingly chewy flapjacks

Teatime traybake recipes

Satisfyingly chewy flapjacks

Our can’t-stop-at-one chewy flapjacks are the best combination of oats, syrup and butter with a...

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Manchester tart

Sweet tart recipes

Manchester tart

Debbie Major has scoured the British recipe archives in search of traditional recipes that are...

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Easy scones

Scone recipes

Easy scones

Make our easy recipe for classic freshly-baked scones next time you want to treat yourself...

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Easy butterfly cakes

Easy cake recipes

Easy butterfly cakes

Light-as-air sponge is topped with vanilla buttercream in these almost-too-good-to-eat fairy cakes. They’re great to...

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Easy toad in the hole

Nourishing winter recipes

Easy toad in the hole

This easy toad in the hole recipe is perfect for feeding all of the family...

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Sussex pond pudding

British puddings

Sussex pond pudding

This Sussex pond pudding is made with a crusty steamed suet pastry which encases a...

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