When it comes to British grub, it's all about the comfort-factor. From pies to hot roast dinners, stews and good old fish and chips, whats not to love?
To celebrate St George's Day at home this year, we've rounded up a few of the all-time classics you can whip up in the comfort of your own kitchen. Which one takes your fancy?
Roast beef with a mustard and stilton crust
We Brits just love a tender beef roasting joint – pink in the middle, and beautifully seasoned. This roast beef recipe is flavoured with another English favourite, Stilton, as well as coarse wholegrain mustard.
Beef wellington with roasted tenderstem broccoli
Crispy pastry, flavoursome mushrooms and succulent beef is a match made in heaven. Chuck in some roasted tenderstem broccoli with garlic and chilli on the side and you're onto a winner.
toad in the hole
It's thought that toad in the hole was originally invented as a way of making meat go further in poor households – sausages, rump steak, and even pigeon, could be used in place of sausages. These days, it's a popular supper in households across the country. And why wouldn't it be? Crispy batter is the perfect accompaniment to sausages, veg and gravy. Yum.
fish and chips
Is there anything better than a pile of hot, battered fresh fish and salted, vinegary chunky chips? Fish and chip shops date back to the 1800s, and this irresistible combo has been a staple on many a British menu ever since. Don't forget the mushy peas!
Chicken tikka masala with quick pickles
There's a reason why Britain's take on the curry is one of our country's favourite takeaways of all time. Our creamy tikka masala with marinated chicken breast is truly fit for a saint. These quick pickles add a sweet, salty crunch that takes the humble tikka masala to the next level.
Bubble and squeak
Another classic British dish, bubble and squeak is a brilliant way to use up any leftover veg you happen to have knocking around – particularly cooked potatoes. From sprouts to cabbage, carrots, parsnips or spinach, more or less anything goes! Simply serve with a poached egg for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Perfection.
Fish and mushy pea pie
This creamy homemade fish pie has a twist: a luscious layer of the chip-shop classic mushy peas. The ultimate comfort meal we didn't realise we needed until now!
individual steak and kidney pies with savoy cabbage and caraway
Is there any English food pairing more iconic than steak and kidney? We pair our crispy-topped individual pies with buttery sautéed savoy cabbage and caraway seeds to make a truly indulgent and iconically English supper.
Feeling inspired to rustle up a feast fit for a Saint? Choose your fave recipe and have your fill!