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18 Weird And Wonderful British Foods You Need To Try

Bedfordshire Clanger, anyone?

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1. Bedfordshire Clanger


Half savoury, half sweet, this suet pastry is like that magic chewing gum from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Such is the reputation of the dish, that people from Bedfordshire are nicknamed Clangers. Get the recipe.

2. Cranachan


This Scottish dessert is genius in its simplicity. Whiskey, cream, raspberries and toasted oatmeal are layered in a tall glass. Traditionally, each ingredient is brought separately to the table, so guests can adjust to their own tastes. Incredible. Get the recipe.

3. Cullen Skink


Despite sounding like a character from Bleak House, Cullen skink is a smoked haddock soup from the town of Cullen, in North-East Scotland. Hearty, creamy and wholesome, it blows chowder out of the water. Get the recipe.

4. Chicken Parmo


Not the most elegant of meals, the Teesside parmo is the ultimate drunk food. A breaded chicken fillet, topped with a Béchamel sauce, and a whack of cheese, served in a pizza box. It's all your carby dreams come true. Get the recipe.

7. Stargazy Pie


Fish staring back at you from a pie might not seem especially appetizing, but Cornish chefs know what they're doing. The elevated heads allow oils to seep back into this pilchard, egg and potato pie. Get the recipe.

9. Ecclefechan Tart


Named for the village of Ecclefechan, near Dumfries, these tarts can be big or small. Pastry, treacly dried fruit, and nuts all combine to create something that makes mince pies look measly. Get the recipe.

11. Berwick Cockles


Originating in Berwick-upon-Tweed - the northernmost town in England - Berwick cockles are crumbly mints with a red stripe. The original Berwick cockles shop closed in 2012, after 200 years. The sweets are still available online.

13. Tablet


Find fudge too soft? Toffee too hard? Step forward, tablet. Made with condensed milk, butter and sugar (literally, that's it), the Scots know what they're talking about when it comes to this stuff. Get the recipe.

18. Yarg


Cornish yarg is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese, wrapped in nettle leaves. A variant - wild garlic yarg - sees the cheese wrapped in wild garlic leaves. Do you really need to read this description? Look at the photo! It's delicious!