British desserts (242)

Find recipes for your favourite British desserts, from the classics to school dinner flashbacks. We have tried and true recipes for bread and butter puddings, bakewell tarts, trifles, fools and loads more.

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1 review

What an amazing dish the British summer pudding is – simplicity itself, and as perfect as a midsummer's day. The peaches or nectarines add a slightly different dimension to this version, a marvellous way of eating a nice large portion of ripe fresh fruit, not cooked at all so as to retain all its nutrients.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

22 reviews

Easy to make and utterly delicious, with a thick, crunchy, cinnamon topping over apple slices coated in dark brown sugar.

Recipe by: Olga

162 reviews

A very simple microwave sponge pudding in less than 15 minutes with a texture between a sponge and a steamed pudding. Flavour it by adding raspberry jam, treacle or golden syrup to the bottom of the final bowl. Serve hot with custard.

Recipe by: BUTTERCUP8

79 reviews

A classic sponge cake made into a chocolate sponge cake. This is completely fail-safe. Use a good quality cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate) for best results!

Recipe by: snowflake

78 reviews

Simple, fast and tasty bread and butter pudding - a winner!! The cinnamon is a lovely addition to this classic pudding.

Recipe by: missesdreynolds

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