The following is a guest post. Mum was visiting recently so, as always, this meant trying something out in the kitchen. She suggested we try Chelsea Buns and as I had never made them before this seemed like great idea – she had me at bun!
In celebration of Pi day (March 14, or 3.14), here is a quick guide to some of Britain’s favourite kinds of pies.
Let’s face it, these days you can get most foods wherever you are in the world. But there are a few foods I’ve tried in America, which taste totally different from their English counterparts.
It’s British Pie Week! Not that I ever really need an excuse to make a pie, but it’s great to have an excuse to make more than one in a week.
In the minds of most British foodies, ‘custard’ is almost inseparable from ‘tart’. Our ancestors thought so too, as the word custard is derived from the French croustade, meaning a kind of pie.
You know I often post recipes for foods I miss from the UK. Well, here’s another one – sausage rolls!
The great urban myth is that Blackheath, London was named after pits of the dead buried there during the great plague of 1664 or the “Black Death” of the 14th century.
The following is a guest post. In England, a flapjack is not a thick pancake like in America, but an oatmeal bar made with basic ingredients. A flapjack is quick and easy to make and so delicious!
The following is a guest post. What’s in a name? After Smitten by Britain’s recent post about national comfort food Toad in the Hole, this seemed a great opportunity to explore some other British foods with strange names.