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22 British Puddings That Will Make All Americans Jealous

No one does puddings quite as well as Brits.

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1. Proper chocolate

There's a reason Americans always beg Brits to bring chocolate when they visit: Cadburys chocolate is a million times nicer than Hershey's. Sorry.
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There's a reason Americans always beg Brits to bring chocolate when they visit: Cadburys chocolate is a million times nicer than Hershey's. Sorry.

2. Scones with clotted cream and jam

Clotted cream is one of the best things in the world, and eating big dollops of it on top of scones is an act of genius — especially if the scones are still warm from the oven.
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Clotted cream is one of the best things in the world, and eating big dollops of it on top of scones is an act of genius — especially if the scones are still warm from the oven.

3. Mince pies

While you guys are eating pumpkin pie throughout the holiday season, we're stuffing ourselves with mince pies. They're like little bites of heaven, and it's time you started eating them too.
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While you guys are eating pumpkin pie throughout the holiday season, we're stuffing ourselves with mince pies. They're like little bites of heaven, and it's time you started eating them too.

4. Carrot cake

A cake made out of carrots doesn't sound delicious, but it is delicious. Especially when it's covered in a thick layer of cream cheese icing and served with a hot cup of tea. A proper cup of tea, that is.
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A cake made out of carrots doesn't sound delicious, but it is delicious. Especially when it's covered in a thick layer of cream cheese icing and served with a hot cup of tea. A proper cup of tea, that is.

5. Real pancakes

We're talking about pancakes that you make in a pan, not on a griddle. They take virtually no time to cook, and can be served with lemon and sugar, Nutella, or frankly whatever you fancy. The main point is: They should be paper thin.
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We're talking about pancakes that you make in a pan, not on a griddle. They take virtually no time to cook, and can be served with lemon and sugar, Nutella, or frankly whatever you fancy. The main point is: They should be paper thin.

6. Egg custard tarts

You have eggnog, we have egg custard tarts. And whilst eggnog is gross, nutmeg-covered egg custard tarts are delicious.
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You have eggnog, we have egg custard tarts. And whilst eggnog is gross, nutmeg-covered egg custard tarts are delicious.

7. Chelsea buns

We mean the ones that are covered in so much sugar glaze that biting into them feels as though it's going to pull your teeth out. That's a proper Chelsea bun.
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We mean the ones that are covered in so much sugar glaze that biting into them feels as though it's going to pull your teeth out. That's a proper Chelsea bun.

8. Fondant fancies

Sure, they're often served by grandmas. But they're also bloody delicious, and the Mr Kipling ones from the pack are just as good as the real thing if you're feeling lazy.
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Sure, they're often served by grandmas. But they're also bloody delicious, and the Mr Kipling ones from the pack are just as good as the real thing if you're feeling lazy.

9. Sticky toffee pudding

Best served with a thick toffee sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's the ultimate indulgent pub dessert.
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Best served with a thick toffee sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's the ultimate indulgent pub dessert.

10. Viennetta

What could be nicer than slices of soft ice cream broken up with razor-thin chocolate layers? It's the perfect pudding for when you can't be bothered to cook.
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What could be nicer than slices of soft ice cream broken up with razor-thin chocolate layers? It's the perfect pudding for when you can't be bothered to cook.

11. Bakewell tart

There aren't many things nicer than a generous slice of Bakewell tart. And there's not a marshmallow in sight.
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There aren't many things nicer than a generous slice of Bakewell tart. And there's not a marshmallow in sight.

12. Trifle

There's no doubt about it: Trifle is the king of British puddings. Consisting of fruit, sherry-soaked sponge, custard, and whipped cream, a homemade trifle is the perfect pudding to eat on a summer's day.
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There's no doubt about it: Trifle is the king of British puddings. Consisting of fruit, sherry-soaked sponge, custard, and whipped cream, a homemade trifle is the perfect pudding to eat on a summer's day.

13. Proper biscuits

No, we don't mean cookies. We're talking about bourbons, and chocolate Hobnobs, and custard creams: biscuits you can dunk into your tea. No one does biscuits as well as us.
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No, we don't mean cookies. We're talking about bourbons, and chocolate Hobnobs, and custard creams: biscuits you can dunk into your tea. No one does biscuits as well as us.

14. Iced buns

It's a simple concept, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. And our iced buns beat your doughnuts hands down.
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It's a simple concept, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. And our iced buns beat your doughnuts hands down.

15. Bread and butter pudding

Every adult knows that using up your leftovers is a responsible thing to do. And luckily for us Brits, day-old bread works best in a bread and butter pudding. Best served with proper custard.
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Every adult knows that using up your leftovers is a responsible thing to do. And luckily for us Brits, day-old bread works best in a bread and butter pudding. Best served with proper custard.

16. Hot crumble and custard

Now pay attention: The above picture shows a perfectly reasonable ratio of crumble: custard.
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Now pay attention: The above picture shows a perfectly reasonable ratio of crumble: custard.

17. Ice cream and jelly

Every single Brit has eaten ice cream and jelly at a kid's birthday party at some point in their life. And frankly, more adults should eat this dessert.
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Every single Brit has eaten ice cream and jelly at a kid's birthday party at some point in their life. And frankly, more adults should eat this dessert.

18. Battenburg cake

Americans should try coating more of their cakes with marzipan. It tastes gorgeous and it looks gorgeous.
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Americans should try coating more of their cakes with marzipan. It tastes gorgeous and it looks gorgeous.

19. Eton mess

Not all cream has to be squirty cream, you know? And mixing proper whipped cream with meringue and fresh strawberries is genuinely brilliant.
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Not all cream has to be squirty cream, you know? And mixing proper whipped cream with meringue and fresh strawberries is genuinely brilliant.

20. Knickerbocker glory

Banana splits are all well and good, but there's something incredibly satisfying about getting right to the bottom of a knickerbocker glory. And the combination of ice cream, cream, berries, meringue, syrup, nuts, and cherries is just 10/10.
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Banana splits are all well and good, but there's something incredibly satisfying about getting right to the bottom of a knickerbocker glory. And the combination of ice cream, cream, berries, meringue, syrup, nuts, and cherries is just 10/10.

21. Treacle tart

Our treacle is a million times better than your syrup, and there's nothing nicer than a rich slice of treacle tart with a big scoop of clotted cream.
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Our treacle is a million times better than your syrup, and there's nothing nicer than a rich slice of treacle tart with a big scoop of clotted cream.

22. Banoffee pie

From the crumbled biscuit base to the toffee centre, banoffee pies are as good as British desserts come.
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From the crumbled biscuit base to the toffee centre, banoffee pies are as good as British desserts come.