British cuisine

British cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with the United Kingdom. British cuisine has been described as "unfussy dishes made with quality local ingredients, matched with simple sauces to accentuate flavour, rather than disguise it." However, British cuisine has absorbed the cultural influence of those that have settled in Britain, producing hybrid dishes, such as the Anglo-Indian chicken tikka masala."

Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is inexpensive and is widely used. It can be substituted for fat (e.g. butter or oil) in baking.

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Bacon Sandwich

A bacon sandwich (also known in the United Kingdom, and New Zealand as a bacon butty or bacon sarnie, rasher sandwich in Ireland, and as a bacon sanger or piece ‘n bacon in Scotland) is a sandwich of cooked bacon and butter, often including ketchup or brown sauce, and usually served hot.

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Bakewell Pudding

It is so easy to make a Bakewell pudding. The pudding makes a delicious dessert and though it can be eaten as an afternoon treat, usually that will be a Bakewell Tart. Serve the pudding hot or slightly warm to enjoy the full almond flavour.

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Bangers and Mash (aka Sausage and Mash)

Bangers and Mash is the familiar term for Sausage and Mash, a favourite British and Irish dish. Bangers and Mash is quick and easy to make, and also makes a cheap yet very substantial meal.

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Bath Buns

The Bath bun is a sweet roll made from a milk-based yeast dough with crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking. Variations in ingredients include enclosing a lump of sugar in the bun or adding candied fruit peel, currants, raisins or sultanas.

The change from a light, shaped bun to a heavier, often fruited or …

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Blue Cheese Dressing

Buttermilk and blue cheese combine to make a mayonnaise that is perfectly paired with your next lettuce salad.

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Brandy Butter

Brandy butter and rum butter are particularly associated with the Christmas and New Year season and Christmas pudding and warm mince pies, serving as a seasonal alternative to cream, ice cream or custard.

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Bread Sauce

A warm or cold sauce thickened with bread. It is a savoury sauce served with a main meal.

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Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower cheese consists of pieces of cauliflower lightly boiled and covered with a milk-based cheese sauce.

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Cawl Cennin – Welsh Leek Soup

The leek is widely recognised as the national symbol of Wales and what better way to showcase its flavour than in a hearty soup. Cawl Cennin is easy to make and a great winter warmer.

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Cherries Jubilee

Cherries jubilee is a dessert dish made with cherries and liqueur (typically Kirschwasser), which is subsequently flambéed, and commonly served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream.

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Chip Butty

The chip butty was originally considered a working-class meal and was served in pubs. In the United Kingdom, chips are rarely ever cooked solely for the reason of a chip sandwich. Usually a meal is served with a round of bread so diners can assemble their own chip butty with leftover chips. The chip butty can be vegetarian-friendly if the chips are not fried in lard or dripping, as used to be traditional in a British chip shop.

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Clootie Dumpling

A traditional dessert pudding called clootie dumpling is made with flour, breadcrumbs, dried fruit (sultanas and currants), suet, sugar and spice with some milk to bind it, and sometimes golden syrup.

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Cock-a-leekie Soup

Cock-a-leekie soup is a Scottish soup dish of leeks and chicken stock, often thickened with rice, or sometimes barley. The original recipe added prunes during cooking, and traditionalists still garnish with a julienne of prunes.

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Cumberland Sauce

Cumberland sauce is a fruit-based sauce, usually used on non-white meats such as venison, ham, and lamb.

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