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St George's Day recipes

42 Recipes

Classic recipes to celebrate England's big day.

Foolproof slow roast chicken

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(150 ratings)
Slow-roasting is a great way to keep the chicken nice and moist. Adding the potatoes to the roasting tin infuses them with plenty of flavour, too
2 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Spotted Dick

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(3 ratings)
Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

English madeleines

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(0 ratings)
Give these French classics the British tea party treatment by baking the coconut sponges in a cone shape and serving with cherry jam glaze
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

No-fuss shepherd's pie

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(169 ratings)
We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe - here it is!
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Full English salad

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(1 ratings)
Add some greenery to your traditional English breakfast and enjoy two of your five-a-day
45 minutes
Easy

Lancashire hotpot

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(47 ratings)
This famous lamb stew topped with sliced potatoes should be on the menu at every British pub
2 hours
Easy

Eton mess scones

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(1 ratings)
Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible
35 minutes
Easy

A good steak & kidney pie

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(24 ratings)
An old favourite - a traditional steak and kidney pie, comfort food at its best.
2 hours and 25 minutes
Moderately easy

Slow-baked clotted cream rice pudding

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(26 ratings)
Homemade rice pudding with your own quick raspberry jam is the ultimate in comfort food
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich

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(313 ratings)
You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too
30 minutes
Easy

St Clement’s pie

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(11 ratings)
A very British version of Key lime pie - an indulgent, creamy tart with tangy oranges and lemons
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

Edd Kimber’s Bakewell ombre cake

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(5 ratings)
Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting
2 hours and 45 minutes
For the keen cook

Eccles cake

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(8 ratings)
A new take on the traditional pastry, this cake will go down well on any occasion
2 hours and 5 minutes
Easy

Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

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(21 ratings)
The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Best Yorkshire puddings

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(178 ratings)
The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshires is to have the fat sizzling hot – and don't open the oven door!
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Yorkshire curd tart

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Part of Good Food's British treasures series, this traditional tart makes a wonderful teatime treat
1 hour and 25 minutes
Moderately easy

The Ultimate Makeover: Chicken tikka masala

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(18 ratings)
You'll love Angela Nilsen's version of this classic Indian favourite - it tastes authentic but is far lighter and healthier
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Smoky beef stew

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(14 ratings)
Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches
3 hours and 10 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Shepherd's pie pasties

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(11 ratings)
These pocket-sized pasties make an old favourite portable
55 minutes
Easy

Banbury cakes

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The Banbury cake reigns in the Midlands. Try this quick recipe for a teatime treat, lovely with a cup of Earl Grey
1 hour
Easy

Clotted cream splits

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(15 ratings)
A grown up twist on an old classic from your childhood, these splits still taste delicious
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

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(20 ratings)
There's something so honest about a custard tart, simply topped with a grating of nutmeg
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Pheasant, leek & bacon pie

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(4 ratings)
Don't be scared of cooking game - you can cook pheasant breasts as you would chicken
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy

The ultimate makeover: Fish & chips

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(39 ratings)
Angela Nilsen takes the British favourite and gives it a lighter, healthier, and modern twist
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

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