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23 Classic British Dishes To Keep You Warm Through The Long, Dark Winter

The nation of comfort foods. Whoever said Britain doesn't have good cuisine has obviously never read this list.

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6. Scrumptious toad in the hole.

Sausage, breading, and gravy -- could there be a more British dish than Toad in the Hole? We don't really know where the name comes from, but it's hard to ponder that with a hot bite in your mouth. Recipe here.


9. Flavorful steak and ale pie.

This steak and ale pie has a crispy, flaky exterior and a swoon-worthy filling of Guinness, meat, and cheese. It's basically the food equivalent of a cozy blanket and a roaring fireplace. Recipe here.

10. Freakishly good Eton mess.

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Eton may be a mess, but Eton mess is anything but. Supremely easy -- there are four ingredients, and you've probably got them all in your fridge -- and always delicious, make this at your next dinner party and thank the British. Recipe here.


12. Hearty shepherd's pie.

That old stereotype that all British food is just meat and potatoes? Whatever, meat and potatoes are freaking delicious. This one-pot dish is surprisingly easy to whip together and it'll keep you warm on a chilly autumn night. Recipe here.

13. Dreamboat Yorkshire puddings.

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If you're hosting some Brits Stateside, whip out this recipe to ensure they don't get too homesick. Yorkshire pudding is the best carbohydrate to serve with your steak. Recipe here.


18. Side dish of champions rumbledethumps.

This adorably-named Scottish dish is one of the few instances on this list where we see vegetables as the primary ingredient. Don't worry, there's cheese and cream involved, too. Recipe here.