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Top 10 English recipesPosted at 12:02PM, 23 April 2012 by Roxanne Fisher - Writer/Sub-editor, bbcgoodfood.com
We don't take advantage of our national day in England. St George's Day isn't marked by a public holiday and celebrations are often so low-key that a shocking number of us don't even know that our day of patriotism falls on 23rd April.
This year, buck the trend and celebrate in your kitchen with some excellent English cooking - our highest-rated English recipes should provide all the inspiration you need...
Lemon drizzle cake
It's no secret that this zesty sponge is a firm favourite across the land. Our five-star version has the seal of approval from almost 1000 Good Food fans.
Lemon drizzle cake recipe
No-fuss shepherd's pie
Comforting and casual, every night could be shepherd's pie night. Our definitive version of the family favourite has racked up some mighty reviews. As St George's Day falls on a Monday this year we can't think of a better supper to celebrate with.
No-fuss shepherd's pie
Raspberry Bakewell cake
Always a winner, this almondy cake is smart enough for a dinner party while its rustic charm makes it ideal for keeping in the cake-tin.
Raspberry Bakewell cake recipe
If you've never tackled this tea-time treat start now with our fool-proof, four-step guide, you can even make-ahead and freeze for ultimate convenience.
Fish pie in four steps recipe
Classic scones with jam & clotted cream
Think of England, think of tea? The only true accompaniment to a pot of chai are homemade scones smothered with jam and cream - Jane Hornby's recipe will have a batch on the table in no time.
Classic scones with jam & clotted cream reicpe
Chicken & mushroom pie
Nothing says England quite like a puff-pastry pie. Break the crispy topping to reveal one of our favourite fillings - piping hot chicken and mushroom.
Chicken & mushroom puff pie recipe
The queen of cakes is a must for St George's Day. Conjure up memories of Mum's classic sponge, great for any occasion and just 30 minutes from tin to table...
Classic Victoria sandwich recipe
Fish & chips
For a hit of nostalgia try our highest-rated fish & chips recipe. Guaranteed to sweep you back to childhood this version from Angela Nilsen includes a few simple ingredient swaps to make it healthier.
Ultimate makeover: fish & chips recipe
Light and luscious, carrot cake will never go out of fashion. Add a touch of orange juice to your frosting for a zesty kick and watch it disappear in moments.
Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe
Toad in the hole
Use up bangers in this super simple recipe from junior Good Food reader Sam - great for getting kids in the kitchen
Sam's toad in the hole recipe
What is your all-time favourite English recipe?