The British diet was formed under the influence of the diet of the Celts, Romans, Vikings and Normans, i.e. the peoples who inhabited the area of today's England. We should not forget that Britain is a country with a lot of colonies, and certain countries in Africa and India have influenced their diet. Turkey, beans, potatoes arrived from America, spices, rice from India, while tea and cabbage came from China. In England, fruit is quite expensive, as are eggs and certain dairy products, because they are not produced themselves but imported.
What to eat in London. Those who visit London mostly want to try traditional English cuisine, so we will mention some of the typical dishes here. However, bear in mind that England is a country with a lot of colonies, so London offers traditional Indian dishes, as well as dishes from some parts of Africa. Large communities of Indians and Pakistanis are located in London, so their dishes are on offer in the London streets as well.
Yorkshire pudding - this is actually not pudding, but pastry shaped like a flower, made out of eggs, flour, milk and water. It is often served with dinner. You can prepare it at home as it is easy to made and quite tasty.
Roast beef recipe or Sunday roast: This is the classic roasted dinner perfect for feeding many people with little trouble. It is also famous as “Sunday lunch“, and consists of roasted meat (usually beef, chicken or veil) with roasted potatoes and vegetables, primarily carrots. It is often eaten by families on Sundays.
Apple pie - This is a recipe for the famous traditional English apple pie. It is definitely Britain’s favorite dessert. Preheat oven to 180ᴼC. Place the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl and mix. Taking a couple cubes of butter, incorporate into the mixture. Rub butter into the mixture until resembling crumbs. Place the fruit into a large bowl and pour in sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix until combined, paying attention to keeping the fruit intact. Butter your baking tray. Add in the fruit to the bottom of the tray, adding the crumbs on top. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumbs turn golden btown. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. There’s your perfect apple pie!
Homemade custard recipe - Creme Anglaise – a really thick, golden cream, the best friend of all who make homemade cakes. It is added to almost any dessery, and its creamy texture is a hit among those with a sweet tooth.