Traditional English Recipes
Dinner and Supper
Every English family has their own traditional recipes for savoury steamed puddings, roasts, casseroles and pies.
Some are warming winter fare, while others make delicate starters for a dinner party or a light mid-week lunch or supper.
Casseroles, puddings and pies have always been the thrifty cook's means of stretching ingredients to feed a few more hungry mouths.
Roast potatoes, crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle, are a typical English side dish, while the famous Yorkshire Pudding can double up as a main course dish at lunchtime.
So if you're stuck for a dinner party starter or mid-week supper, check out this page of traditional English recipes:
|An indispensible part of a traditional Sunday lunch, Yorkshire pudding is also often served as a lunch dish, or even a maincourse dinner. That's mainly in Yorkshire, mind.
Steak and Kidney Pudding
|A pub lunch classic, this. But very good all the same. The filling creates its own gravy while the pudding steams and cutting it open to serve releases the most wonderful aroma...
|Lancashire Hotpot is the original slow cooker food. It's said that the Lancastrian millworkers dropped the pot off at the local bakers on the way to work and collected it hours later on the way home perfectly cooked. Use your oven or a slow cooker if you don't have a baker's oven handy.
|Minced beef in a rich gravy, covered by mashed potatoes and baked until golden and bubbling... wouldn't you love to come home to a cottage pie on a cold and wet night?
Toad in the Hole
|Toad in the hole or sausages baked in Yorkshire Pudding batter is a firm favourite with children. And if you're adventurous with your selection of sausages, you'll score a hit with the adults, too.
|Another classic dinner recipe, this time based on minced lamb. Serve it with peas and maybe some spicy chutney and you'll forget that it's raining cats and dogs outside.
|The ultimate in bread and cheese for chilly autumn evenings, Cheese Pudding may once have been a thrifty nursery food, but these days it can be a tasty heaven for grown-ups, too.
There are plenty traditional English recipes for tasty family dinners or suppers. This is only a small selection, but I'll be adding others all the time, so please check back.
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