Traditionally, food in the UK hasn’t been great, but don’t believe the hype from movies about the UK. No, it’s not like Oliver Twist or My Fair Lady! Let’s check out the UK’s top 6 well known staples to try:
- A Full English Breakfast
Possibly the most well-known breakfast around, a ‘full English’ has been keeping cold Brits happy for hundreds of years. This classic comes loaded with Sausages, beans, eggs, bacon, black pudding (pork blood sausage), fried toast, mushrooms and a grilled tomato. If you’re in need of a meal to keep you going for the day look no further than a ‘full English’.
You can find this at pretty much every cafe, pub and roadside stall across England. Be sure to ask your British friend for their recommendation.
- Banoffee pie
Have you heard of this one? Well, this dessert is made from bananas, cream and toffee, combined on a buttery biscuit base. The Brits are a very resourceful bunch and this very simple dessert takes little time to make and can be the lifesaver at any dinner party.
This can be found at most local bakeries but can definitely vary in quality.
- Toad in the Hole
Now this is a classic winter warmer. Great name right? Toad in the hole is sausages put into a Yorkshire pudding batter, served with onion gravy and vegetables. Yep, it tastes as good as it sounds and has as many calories as you might think. If you find yourself living with some Brits you’ll most certainly be treated to this every second Sunday as it forms a staple winter food for most Brits.
- Sunday Roast
You’ll become very accustomed to this one visiting your local pub or if you are working in a pub. The classic Sunday Roast is a go-to for nearly everyone who wants to escape the fresh British weather and enjoy some roast pork. The Sunday Roast is made up of roasted meat, roast potatoes, or mashed potatoes, topped with a Yorkshire Pudding, stuffing, gravy and mint sauce.
This is one that can’t be beaten for any meat lover. You’ll find it at pretty much any pub on a Sunday. Get some friends together!
- Bubble and Squeak
As with the Banoffee Pie, Brits are a resourceful bunch and when they were looking for something to do with their leftovers. Not sure what to do with leftover, they decided to turn it into a breakfast classic called Bubble and Squeak. It is mostly made up of fried leftover vegetables, potato and meat, topped with an egg for good measure, it is breakfast after all. It may also be known as bubble or fry in other parts of the UK.
This delicious hearty breakfast is not as easy to find, most classic British cafes will have it but you might need to shop around.
- Spotted Dick
This delicious pudding can trace its origins all the way back to 1849 where the name meant pudding. It is made with suet and dried fruit (usually currants or raisins) and often served with custard. It is a classic staple dessert in the UK and its absolutely delicious!