1. Melt-in-your-mouth homemade scones.
Turn any hour into high tea with these perfectly fluffy, perfectly dense, fresh-out-the-oven scones
2. Filling Lancashire Hotpot.
Get your potatoes to brown just like this and we’ll call you Nigella. This filling, one-pot hot-pot can be ready in under two hours and will serve a hungry table of friends or family
3. Adorable, Christmas-ready mincemeat pies.
Miraculously, mincemeat (or mince) pies contain no meat — just delicious bits of fruit and a lot of holiday spirit. Impress your English friends with these little treats
4. Freakishly good Eton mess.
Eton may be a mess, but Eton mess is anything but. Supremely easy — there are four ingredients, and you’ve probably got them all in your fridge — and always delicious, make this at your next dinner party and thank the British.
5. Bizarre and mouthwatering Eccles cakes.
Ohhh, man. Eccles cakes are unlike anything you’ve had before, and you’ve got to have them. Some Brits will swear by lard, but we think you can get away with butter.
6. Scrumptious toad in the hole
Sausage, breading, and gravy — could there be a more British dish than Toad in the Hole? We don’t really know where the name comes from, but it’s hard to ponder that with a hot bite in your mouth
7. Savoury and fast kedgeree.
Curry, fish, eggs, and rice make for an easy, mouth-watering British take on Indian cuisine. This one’s a personal fave
8. Heart-stopping Scotch eggs.
I was a non-believer too, but man. Deep-fried, sausage-encased, soft-boiled eggs are actually phenomenal
9. Warming Welsh cawl.
This filling lamb soup is almost as warm as a Welshman’s smile. Coming down with a cold? Make up a pot of this and eat up — you’ll be feeling better in no time