There's a reason this effervescent mingling of stout and Champagne contains the word "velvet. It's sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.
Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You're welcome.
Bangers and Mash3/21
You could call this sausages with mashed potatoes. But we sorta feel obliged to say bangers and mash. Faux British accent optional.
Take this quiz. Can you identify the sticky in sticky toffee pudding? And does the traditional Christmas dessert actually contain a pudding-like substance? Click here for answers.
This proper summer pudding, made from late-season berries, currants, sugar, and sliced bread, is utterly British. Not to mention stunning. And sublime. And summery.
An Irish classic for a darn good reason. Actually, three reasons—it's shamelessly simple, flagrantly frugal, and undeniably delicious. Lovers of colcannon, rösti, latkes, and hash browns will find comfort here.
We've no idea where this name came from, as there's nothing foolish about conjuring a conversation-stopping dessert from just three ingredients. Nothing foolish at all.
Basic Irish soda bread gets blinged up with raisins. It's at its loveliest when served warm from the oven and slathered indecently with Irish butter.
Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. It may even make us think corned beef on March 17th.
A marvie blend of bitter stout and sweet ice cream, this inspired rendition of an old-fashioned float just may take you by surprise.
The size of English muffins, these Welsh cakes are dense, slightly sweet, and packed with golden raisins. They're perfect for breakfast or served with tea.
Tender chicken and sweet leeks sidle up alongside sweet leeks and a tipsy white wine cream sauce and then the whole shebang is topped with indecently rich and flaky puff pastry in this recipe from (90s flashback alert) Jamie Oliver.
Crumpets with butter and jam. How every British. We've never felt more English than the moment we made these.
Hot Cross Buns14/21
Traditionally sold on Good Friday, hot cross buns are little currant-filled rolls that are slightly sweet, mildly spicy, and richly tender with milk and eggs.
Irish Soda Bread15/21
A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?
Victoria Sponge Cake16/21
This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.
A sprightly summer cocktail, this vibrant variant on a Pimm's Cup is a wham bam grand slam of booze, orange, lemon, cucumber, mint, and lemon-lime soda.
This pumpkin soup gets a boost from apples and a bite from a cupful of Irish cider. The soup, with its intense pumpkin flavor, makes for great fall fare.
A favorite holiday dish, beef Wellington is beef fillet is slathered with pate, covered in a dice of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked.
An old-fashioned cocktail that takes its namesake tinge of pink—albeit a manly man's shade of pink—from a splash of bitters. A cure-all of sorts. Elizabeth Stewart explains.