Yorkshire Puddings an absolute British favorite Made of flour, eggs, and milk which are whisked with each other to produce a batter. This batter is then cooked in hot oil before the pudding rises and glow. Add a couple of sausages and serve with mashed potatoes and gravy and you have Toad in the Hole Add to a roast dinner on a Sunday and loaf! Yum!
English roast dinner
An English roast dinner is traditionally served every Sunday and consists of meat, potatoes (mash/roast), vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and lots of gravy! If you do not understand any English folks to visit on a Sunday pop in an English pub serving a carvery meal and sample a British roast which way.
Cumberland sausages whilst yummy might not the best to incorporate to some Toad in the Hole. Traditionally they are very long (around 21 inches) and wrapped in a circular coil. Originating in the ancient county of Cumberland (currently in Cumbria) these spicy sausages are one English tradition you need to try!
Pork Belly Pie
Brits consider it the greatest pork dish and British is the golden standard of this wonderful English snack! Consisting of sliced pork blended with pork fat and surrounded by jellied pork inventory these yummy pies are served cold on their own or with a salad.
Cornish pasties originated in the counties of Devon and Cornwall. They were made as a hand-held lunch for its tin miners who worked in the county's plantations. Traditionally they contained minced beef, diced potato, and turnip however they might also have a small portion with a sweet filling also. The thick crust allowed the miners to consume without contaminating the meal together with arsenic that was found in the tin mines.
Bakewell tarts and Eccles
The very best Bakewell tarts are found in the town from which they are rumored to have originated -- Bakewell in Derbyshire. Consisting of shortcrust pastry filled with jam, frangipane and topped with almonds these tarts are yummy warm and served with cream or custard. If you visit Bakewell make sure that you pop in the Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffee House to sample their signature dish! You may even pay to post a tart anywhere in the UK (and have it personalized!)
Named after the city of Eccles those cakes were sold in a store in the town. Eccles cakes are small round cakes created out of flaky pastry and filled with currants.
Stilton cheese (and Cheddar/Red Leicester and much more)
There are several wonderful kinds of cheese to pick from in England it would be impolite not to try as many as possible. I've contained Stilton on this list (but substitute for Cheddar/ / Red Leicester/ Wensleydale or any other from a wide range of tasty cheese if you are not keen on blue cheese.)
Stilton is the only British cheese to have a Certification Trade Mark along with also an EU Protected Name. It can only be produced from the three counties of Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and is traditionally made from pasteurized milk out of cows in those areas
Marine flavored foods
It originates in the Midland's brewery city of Burton-on-Trent and is made from yeast extract -- a by-product of beer brewing! You'll come across many marine flavored foods in England including cashews, crackers, crisps, and even chocolate! Finest spread on hot buttered toast try it and find out which camp you are in! Love it or hate it
Branston Pickle also originates from Burton-on-Trent! Branston pickle is jarred pickled chutney that's delicious with cheese in a sandwich and is essential with any plowman's lunch!
Spotted Dick -- Bread and Butter Pudding
Spotted Dick and Bread and Butter Pudding are just two favourite English puddings.
Bread and Butter Pudding is made by layering slices of buttered bread sprinkled with raisins in an oven dish. A mixture of egg custard made with cream or milk and seasoned with nutmeg is then poured over before it's baked from the oven.
Spotted Dick was traditionally made with suet and dried fruit and is often served with custard.
Pease pudding as anybody from the north-east of England will inform you is ideal to spread to a stottie (a flat round loaf) with butter and ham. Produced from yellow split peas it is an extremely popular dish in northern England and is mentioned in a traditional English nursery rhyme!
A lamb or mutton stew originating from Lancashire that is a tasty dish for the cold winter season. Slow baked in a thick pot or dish and topped with sliced potatoes this is a childhood favorite of mine. This is a dish you will find on many pub menus throughout the country!
Fish and chips (with mushy peas!)
No list of traditional English foods would be complete without a mention of fish and fries! Traditionally wrapped in paper and drowning in vinegar and salt this dish is a favorite throughout the nation. I would strongly suggest ordering fish and chips when at the seaside. Whether it is a gorgeous sunny day or a cold, gray, damp, rainy, gloomy day you absolutely have to have a fish and chip take away!!
More an institution high tea is just one English tradition that has made its way around the world. English pride themselves on their evening cuppa.