In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (starting today!), we’ve rounded up our favorite British recipes. Perfect for hosting a high tea or a casual meal featuring pub favorites. Whichever you choose, make sure you do your eating in front of the telly!
|Black and Tan
This British pub classic made with stout (such as Guinness) and ale (such as Bass). Tastes best when drunk from a pint glass!
|Fish and Chips
Crispy battered white fish paired with oven-fried chips and a tangy tartar sauce. Don’t forget the malt vinegar for splashing on the chips.
Braised lamb and vegetables topped with creamy mashed potatoes is a fantastic dish for a crowd–and a tasty way to use up leftover potatoes.
|Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Platters piled high with tea sandwiches are an easy way to feed a crowd. Choose your favorites from chicken salad, cucumber and smoked salmon.
These tender scones are studded with currants and lemon zest. Just the thing for a high-tea party…don’t forget the clotted cream and lemon curd.
Who can resist this towering British dessert featuring layers of pound cake stacked with whipped cream and berries? Definitely not us!
A fool is a British dessert of pureed fruit paired with cream. This cooling treat is perfect for a warm summer night.
Just the thing for watching the Games in the morning: a traditional English breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms.