Mushrooms on Toast: Perfect for Any MealRecipes
Mushrooms on toast is a classic British dish, usually served with tea after work or as a light supper. It is perfectly delightful in its simplicity, just sautéed mushrooms with maybe a little onion and parsley, dumped over toast and dug into after a hard day’s work. I did play with it a little in this version, which gussies things up with a splash of wine, some crème fraîche and fresh thyme.
May 16, 2023
The Brilliant No-Bake British Dessert I Make on RepeatRecipes
This lemony dessert only requires five ingredients (and no eggs!)
Apr 12, 2023
Bangers and Mash Is an Ultra-Cozy British Dish Loaded with FlavorRecipes
The onion gravy is essential.
Feb 28, 2023
We Scored the Official Ted Lasso Biscuit Recipe (and We Even Found the Perfect Pink Boxes)Recipes
Ready to pack into little pink boxes — or directly into your mouth.
Feb 27, 2023
Mushy Peas Are the Quintessential British Side DishRecipes
The secret to better mushy peas? Start with frozen green peas.
Feb 21, 2023
How to Make the Best-Ever Pigs in a BlanketRecipes
They're all but guaranteed to be gobbled up in minutes.
Jan 14, 2023
Bourbon-Infused Butterscotch Syrup Is My Favorite DIY Gift During the HolidaysRecipes
It's universally well-received.
Dec 10, 2022
How to Make Super-Delicious Christmas Pudding (aka Figgy Pudding)Recipes
A super-detailed recipe with lots of tips, perfect for first-timers.
Dec 6, 2022
Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding Is the Perfect Celebratory DessertRecipes
We're still dreaming about the toffee sauce.
Dec 3, 2022
Keema Cottage Pie Is the Coziest Comfort Food Mash-UpRecipes
The pillowy turmeric mashed potatoes are irresistible.
Nov 18, 2022
Fruitcake Cookies Are Loaded with Flavor and TextureRecipes
Even fruitcake skeptics will approve.
Oct 28, 2022
How to Make Perfect Millionaire's Shortbread, According to a Pastry ChefRecipes
The shortbread is buttery and tender, the caramel soft but not gooey.
Oct 19, 2022
What’s the Difference Between English, Irish and Scottish Breakfast Teas?Skills
English breakfast, Irish breakfast, Scottish breakfast … why are they served at breakfast, and is there really any difference between them? According to Frank Sanchez of Upton Tea Imports, each breakfast tea blend has it owns flavor profile and different caffeine levels. Breakfast teas are black tea blends intended to accompany a hearty, rich morning meal (think of the full English breakfast or fry-up) and are therefore more robust than afternoon tea blends.
Aug 3, 2022
Coronation Coleslaw Is My Most-Requested Summer Potluck RecipeRecipes
Long live the Queen — and long live happy accidents that turn into delicious recipes!
Jul 6, 2022
Berry Shortcake Trifle Is Two Desserts in OneRecipes
Bring it to your next cookout and watch it disappear.
Jul 2, 2022
The Berry Trifle Is a Summer ShowstopperRecipes
Layers upon layers of cake, sweet fruit, and cheesecake-like cream.
Jun 24, 2022
Cheese on Toast Is the U.K.'s Equivalent to Grilled CheeseRecipes
Simple and comforting.
May 10, 2022
Battenberg Cake Is a Piece of British HistoryRecipes
It's been around since the 1800s.
Apr 23, 2022
Ready Your Toast for This Homemade Orange MarmaladeRecipes
Making it from scratch is easier than you might think.
Apr 18, 2022
Learn How to Make Beef Wellington, a Showstopper EntréeRecipes
Beef Wellington is the fancy-pants dinner we all deserve.
Apr 15, 2022
Cottage PieRecipes
Ground beef, veggies, mashed potatoes, and a rich gravy.
Mar 14, 2022
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Herby Cream CheeseRecipes
Whether you're serving tea or lunch, these cucumber sandwiches are a simple, elegant addition.
Mar 12, 2022
Scotch EggsRecipes
Perfect for savory breakfast-lovers.
Feb 5, 2022
Homemade Worcestershire SauceRecipes
It's even better than the bottled stuff.
Jan 8, 2022
British Sausage RollsRecipes
They're the U.K. equivalent to pigs in a blanket.
Dec 15, 2021
Sweet Potato and Butternut Shepherd's Pie Is Fall Comfort Food at Its Best
Thanksgiving Food Fest
It's a showstopping plant-based Thanksgiving main.
Nov 5, 2021
I Could Eat an Entire Pan of This Classic Homemade ToffeeRecipes
It's ridiculously good — and surprisingly easy to make.
Oct 31, 2021
Start the Day Off Right with Buttery, Creamy Mason Jar EggsRecipes
Turns out coddled eggs are easier (and more delicious) than poached eggs.
Oct 15, 2021
Stuffed Apple Pie Scones Are the Fall Breakfast We've Been Waiting For
Most Wanted
Move over, apple cider doughnuts — there's a new breakfast favorite this fall.
Sep 29, 2021
These Chocolate Chip Scones Will Satisfy Your Cookie CravingsRecipes
They have major Tollhouse vibes.
Sep 12, 2021
The "Bacon Butty" Is the Ultimate 4-Ingredient Hangover RecipeRecipes
This sandwich is so popular throughout the United Kingdom that Prince Harry even organized a “survivor’s breakfast” complete with bacon butties the morning after Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton.
Aug 29, 2021
Crispy Air Fryer Fish Is a Better, Grown-Up Version of Fish SticksRecipes
Don't skip the air fryer (frozen) french fries.
Aug 15, 2021
These Lemon Pikelets Will Make You Rethink Your Saturday Pancake RoutineRecipes
It's like a cross between a pancake, crumpet, and British scone.
Aug 13, 2021
These Crumpets Will Make You Reevaluate Your Love for English MuffinsRecipes
They're lighter and spongier. (Read: even better.)
Aug 9, 2021
Fried Fish Is Even Better with This Zingy Homemade Tartar SauceRecipes
Our tip? Make a double batch.
Jul 16, 2021
These Best-Ever Blueberry Scones Are Filled with Buttery, Flaky Layers Recipes
You'll never make them any other way.
Jun 12, 2021
The Tropical Fruit Trifle That Instantly Lights Up Any Room
Pride Bakeshop
It's the perfect centerpiece for a dinner table or dessert party.
Jun 1, 2021
I Tried the British Cleaning Paste That’s All Over TikTok — Here’s My Honest Review
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Spoiler: It worked wonders on dirty backsplash grout!
May 31, 2021
7 Super-Popular British Cleaning Products That Aren’t Big in the U.S. — Yet!
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Great news: Some of these ARE available stateside!
Mar 29, 2021
How To Make the Best, Crispiest, Beer-Battered Fish at HomeRecipes
It's all thanks to one smart ingredient.
Mar 17, 2021
Bubble and Squeak Is the Classic British Day-After-Holiday Dish You Need to KnowRecipes
Perfect for a relaxing meal after a hectic Thanksgiving.
Nov 27, 2020
The Secret to Better Baked Potatoes? Cook Them Like the British Do.Skills
The goal: Cracker-like on the outside and super fluffy on the inside.
Sep 4, 2020
Sourdough Crumpets Are the Best, Easiest Thing to Make with Your Sourdough StarterRecipes
You only need three very basic ingredients to make them.
Apr 22, 2020
How to Make Yorkshire Pudding Just Like the British Do Recipes
Whether you call it a pudding or a popover, this eggy cloud-like side dish is as delicious as it is impressive.
Feb 24, 2020
This Classic British Dessert Practically Makes ItselfRecipes
It's like a messier (and way easier) strawberry shortcake.
Feb 14, 2020
So, What Exactly Is Figgy Pudding, Anyhow?Recipes
And why do carolers always want some?
Dec 24, 2019
5 Brilliant Kitchen Storage Ideas to Steal from This British Design Firm’s Instagram AccountKitchen
As you probably know, Instagram can lead you down quite the rabbit hole. A rabbit hole of fancy, high-end kitchens that can make you feel even worse about your own kitchen. We discovered this first-hand recently, while Insta-stalking DeVol, a UK-based kitchen design firm. We don’t even know how we got to the account, but once we started, we just couldn’t stop. The good news, though?
Jan 11, 2019
How To Make Easy Shepherd’s PieRecipes
A few smart shortcuts make this the easiest shepherd's pie we know.
Sep 21, 2018
Netflix Is the New Home of Great British Bake Off in the United States, Starting Next FridayNews
The Great British Bake Off is coming back to U.S. television — but this time around it will be without Mary Berry (we’ll miss her kindly fibs!) and the original hosts, Mel and Sue. Paul Hollywood (oh he of goateed glory) and new co-judge Prue Leith will be joined by comedian hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig. None of this is new knowledge — after all, this all-new cast already aired last fall when the beloved show moved from the BBC to Channel 4 in England.
Aug 24, 2018
The Airport Breakfast I’m Trying to Recreate at HomePeople
I have been in and out of Manchester, England several times this spring and I can say, with 100 percent certainty, that the staff at the Manchester airport will always ensure that you’re having a pleasant experience — even when a uniformed stranger is searching through your suitcase for a full-sized tube of toothpaste you forgot that you packed. There’s also a better-than-average restaurant called The Lion and Antelope that is always busy (even at 6:45 a.m.
Jun 25, 2018
Recipe: Easy Blender Lemon CurdRecipes
Ridiculously creamy, light-bodied lemon curd that comes from a high-speed blender seems too good to be true, right? Since this custard-like curd is usually cooked slowly and gently on the stove to avoid the risk of curdling, you’d think so. But it’s not too good to be true! And the results are more lush and dreamy than you may have ever thought possible. Here’s how to make your dream a reality. I am the first to tell you I was skeptical.
Jun 5, 2018
Here’s Where All the Great British Bake Off Winners Are NowNews
One of the oddest things for an American watching British television competitions is how small some of the prizes are. U.S. shows tend to feature high-stakes drama and contestants battling over things like a Tesla full of diamonds or, at the very least, a novelty check for $100,000. The winners of The Great British Bake Off get a cake stand. People enter The Great British Bake Off because they love to bake, not to win a huge pile of prize money.
Jun 1, 2018
5 of the Best British Kitchen Brands Americans May Be Missing Out OnKitchen
Continuing the love-fest for all things British, we reached out to our Brit friends to see what kitchen brands we may be missing out on. Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of the world wide web and international shipping, most British and European brands are fairly accessible Stateside. But there are a few that are pretty rare over here. Here are the five brands that came up the most in our informal poll.
May 27, 2018
7 Organizing Tricks We Learned from These British AirbnbsSkills
My favorite way to use Airbnb has nothing to with actually booking trips: I just like to peek into people’s perfectly styled homes and see how people live. You can almost always get a good idea or three just from looking at photos. Here are seven organizing tricks we learned during a recent trip through some British Airbnbs. Open shelves full of food packaging look messy — but put dry goods into containers (either glass or opaque) and, all of a sudden, they become artful.
May 25, 2018
How the Great British Baking Show Inspired Me to Give Baking Another TryPeople
I’ve always loved to cook, but for a long time I felt restrained by the rigidity of baking. To me, cooking allowed for more creativity and improvisation (and I could add extra garlic or hot sauce to almost everything without serious consequence).
May 21, 2018
Bake Like a Brit: 5 Cakes Every English Baker LovesSkills
When a Brit tells you they're baking, you can generally assume that a cake is about to come out of the oven.
May 19, 2018
10 Ways British and American Weddings DifferPeople
Royal weddings have always fascinated people around the world, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding has been no different. Wedding experts, historians, “sources close to the palace,” and Instagram sleuths alike have been speculating on the details of the nuptials since the engagement was announced last November. This particular royal wedding is extra special, considering the British-American union.
May 18, 2018
5 Scrumptious British Baking Shows That You Might Not Know AboutPeople
The Great British Bake Off can be a portal into a magical world of British food shows. My British television journey kicked off with years of Nigella and Sophie Dahl wandering through spiffy kitchens, making squidgy sweets, and introducing me to a universe of treacle and golden syrup and self-deprecating British humor.
May 17, 2018
10 of England’s Most Scrummiest NibblesSkills
Every country has its own particular foods, and you can get as much of a local sampling by hitting the grocery store as you can from a street food vendor. I haven’t been to London in almost 10 years, but I remember the thrill of discovering that “crisps” were potato chips — and that they came in an array of flavors I’d never heard of before. These days, you obviously don’t even have to take a flight if you want to try out the fun snacks from any given country.
May 17, 2018
5 British Food Mags Every Royal Newlywed Should KnowPeople
Perhaps you’ve not heard, but it seems there’s a royal wedding this weekend. It’s rather a big to-do, as Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Miss Rachel Meghan Markle prepare to walk down the aisle. As the happy couple gets ready to settle into a lifetime of marital bliss, there’s one question we’re all undoubtedly dying to know the answer to: What will Harry and Meghan cook for dinner?
May 17, 2018
Recipe: Victoria Sponge Sandwich CakeRecipes
Before the Victoria sponge, British sponge cakes were leavened only by eggs hand-whisked with sugar until foamy and thick. Sometime in the mid-1800s, an unheralded genius realized that the recent invention of baking powder meant butter could be creamed in with the sugar, resulting in a firmer, longer-lasting, less temperamental sponge. And that’s how we ended up with cake we know today: a toothsome, bouncy sponge that is comparatively easy to whip up and has a rich, buttery flavor.
May 13, 2018
Recipe: Coffee and Walnut CakeRecipes
Between the rich coffee essence and toasty walnut flavor, this sophisticated layer cake is what to turn to when a celebration is in order.
May 12, 2018
Recipe: Lemon Drizzle CakeRecipes
A lemon drizzle cake is more of a concept than an actual recipe. Although there is a time and a place for Madeira-type plain lemon sponge, sometimes just a bit more pizzazz and sugar is required. A drizzle cake is just a lemon sponge cake that’s soaked while still warm with a glaze made of lemon juice and sugar, which adds a crisp crust as it cools.
May 11, 2018
Easy Madeira Cake With a Sugar Crust ToppingRecipes
A Madeira cake is the sort of plain cake that looks like it might be dull and dry, but instead turns out to be exceptionally moreish.
May 10, 2018
Recipe: Chocolate Sponge Cake with Ganache FrostingRecipes
A simple yet festive chocolate cake you can use for birthdays or just serve as a luxurious after-dinner dessert.
May 9, 2018
Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon SconesRecipes
Instead of picking up pastries or a coffee cake at the grocery store or bakery, add these lemony blueberry scones to your Easter brunch menu. Loaded with plump blueberries and lemon zest, these tender, golden-brown scones use buttermilk instead of heavy cream and are drizzled with a lemony glaze at the end for an extra hit of citrus flavor. Best of all, the scone dough can be made, frozen, and baked so they can be served fresh without any fuss or stress.
Mar 30, 2018
Here’s What a Costco Food Court Looks Like in BritainGroceries
You can get "jacket potatoes" for just $2.
Dec 4, 2017
The Bizarre British Sauce I Convince Americans to Put on Their Thanksgiving TurkeysRecipes
With a history going back to the Middle Ages, and traditionally served as an accompaniment to fowl of all kinds — chicken, turkey, and game birds — bread sauce is to a British Christmas dinner what a green bean casserole is to an American Thanksgiving.
Nov 10, 2017