Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this week â€” an impressive 60 years at the throne. With so many concerts and celebrations going on across the pond, we want to make sure you join in on the festivities! So turn on an episode of Doctor Who, grab your bowler hat and settle in for some traditional British food.
From pub grub to family dinners, the best British food can turn into a hearty feast in no time, perfect when served with a pint of beer and good friends. Their food may not be fancy (or particularly light), but it’s sure to leave you full and satisfied.
What post about typical British food would be complete without the traditional English dish: Fish and Chips? With the English channel to the south and various bays and inlets all around, fish is a staple ingredient in the traditional English diet, and this pub favorite is no exception. Serve these with a side of chips (American translation: fries) or put a few of these fish fingers between a couple of slices of bread for a quick and easy fish sandwich.
A menu of great British food wouldn’t be complete without some tips and tricks for making Bangers and Mash. Bangers and Mash, essentially, sausage links and mashed potatoes, makes a wonderful comfort meal on a rainy, gloomy night. Cook up your favorite sausage links and put them on top of this recipe for homemade Ruby Tuesday’s White Cheddar Smashed Potatoes for your own version of “pub grub.”
And, what’s a typical British meal without a pub specialty alongside it? This recipe for Copycat Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur is a great way to relax after a hearty meal. Made with hot cocoa, coffee, and Irish whiskey, this drink is a fantastic way to wind down while catching up with your friends.
While you may not find this last drink in a typical British pub, you may be able to grab a pint or two over at The Leaky Cauldron. While this Harry Potter-inspired recipe may not exist in the Muggle world (except in a Florida theme park), one pint of this homemade Butterbeer recipe will make you feel as though you’ve just apparated over for a quick visit.
We want to know: what’s your favorite British food?