Best British Desserts. Our favourites from over 14 years on Rock Recipes. From Sticky Toffee Pudding to Eton Mess, Banoffee Pie, Jammie Dodgers and so much more.
Long term followers of this blog will know that I have a very great affection for British Baking. This comes from watching too many PBS cooking show in my childhood, I guess.
It also must come from the connection Newfoundland has with the UK in terms of its historical ties. From Raisin Buns to Figgy Duff, we have plenty of common ground to discover.
A recent DNA test also discovers that my family on both sides hails from Dorset, Cornwall and Lancashire. Perhaps it’s in the blood, who knows?
Regardless, here is a collection of over 20 of our favourites since the inception of Rock Recipes in 2007. I know you’ll find several new faves for yourself among these best British desserts.
Best British Desserts
A Proper English Scones recipe using North American measurements instead of weight measures. Perfect with thick cream and your favourite homemade jam.
How to make Clotted Cream for the Perfect Cream Tea - it takes very little effort and really just time to make thick, rich, velvety cream perfect for slathering on fresh scones with your favourite jam.
Perfect Sticky Toffee Pudding - The best version of the classic British dessert that I've ever tried.
Gypsy Tart. It's pie magic! A recipe that's surprising in its simplicity. The easy filling uses just a few common ingredients to produce a tempting Dulce de Leche flavoured custard.
Homemade Jammie Dodgers - A homemade version of the United Kingdom's favorite cookie. Your favorite flavor of any good quality or homemade jam can be used in this recipe. Raspberry, apricot and plum are some delicious choices
Strawberries and Cream Sherry Trifle. A real old fashioned style sherry trifle with homemade sponge cake, custard, strawberries and vanilla whipped cream.
Blueberry Eton Mess. A simple but luxurious dessert made from a quick cooking blueberry compote, crispy baked meringue and vanilla whipped cream.
Prince William's Chocolate Biscuit Cake - In honor of the royal wedding here's a favorite of the entire British royal family and was chosen by the Prince as his grooms cake for the wedding.
Christmas Chelsea Buns. Warm sweet British breakfast rolls, deliciously dressed up for Christmas with familiar flavours of the season.
Sticky Toffee Apple Cake - this recipe is a warm apple spice cake version of a sticky toffee pudding. Rich, moist and densely textured, this would make an ideal brunch cake or decadent dessert any time. Can an Autumn dessert get better than this?
Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake - a teatime favourite! This classic British cake is a bake sale icon and much loved nationwide as the perfect teatime treat.
With only 4 ingredients, these easy, buttery, shortbread cookies are one of the best examples ever of simple perfection.
Banoffee Pie. A dessert favourite in the UK, this luscious banana, caramel toffee, cream, graham cracker crust delight will have everyone at the table asking for seconds. Better make two!
Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins - the ultimate breakfast treat for lovers of the famous British treat, with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange baked right inside.
Old English Fruitcake - A dark, rich, well spiced old fashioned English style fruitcake that can be made weeks in advance of Christmas.
Plum Pudding. Bringing back a Christmas favourite. A real old fashioned British favourite, with no suet and modern day tweaks to make it perfectly.
Simnel Cake - a British Easter tradition. A light fruitcake with a layer of marzipan baked into the centre, then topped with a traditional marzipan decoration.
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Monday 16th of January 2023