British food — coronation chicken salad

Give our beautiful British recipes a go at your next dinner party.

We’ve got a selection of beautiful British recipes that will transform any picnic, street party or get-together. From jam tarts to miniature Yorkshire puds, this feast really celebrates the best of Britain. 

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A roast is the holy grail of all British kitchens. Why not perfect yours with this incredible roasted shoulder of lamb recipe, paired with smashed veg and greens. A gorgeous shoulder of lamb, a big bunch of fresh rosemary, garlic and olive oil are all you need for this delicious roast lamb. Simply chuck them all in the oven for around four hours and get on with all your sides. After a mouth-watering four hours in the oven, the lamb will fall off the bone and blow your guests away. Give it a try for the perfect moment to show off!

Simple and utterly delicious, the roast potato is more delicate than we realise. Perfect this iconic British recipe with our tips here for the right to say you have mastered the art that is British foods.

Perfect for a Friday night feast, this burger is an indulgence you need to try at least once. Cheese, tender Worcestershire oxtail and a dipping bowl of incredible gravy — this burger offers the best of Britain in every bite. 

We’re bringing a classic coronation dish into the 21st century with this epic salad. Think tender chicken in a creamy spiced dressing, tossed with caramelised pineapple, sweet onions and coriander – it’s a thing of beauty. If you don’t fancy a salad, serve up the individual components as an epic spread, or use them to fill sandwiches. 

Every party spread needs a centrepiece, and these two cakes are pretty special. A lemon drizzle cake is a classic crowd-pleaser, but this recipe kicks it up a notch with four layers, and featherlight cream cheese icing.

These Eccles cakes are the perfect little parcels of citrus-and bay-spiked dried fruit wrapped up in flaky puff pastry. You can absolutely make your own pastry from scratch for these, but, if you’re tight for time, shop-bought all-butter puff pastry will be just as nice.

Roast chicken and all the trimmings is really the pinnacle of British food. But, for a party or a picnic, this roast chicken salad with golden crunchy croutons, green beans and sweet cherry tomatoes works so well. Put a big plate of it in the middle of the table (or picnic rug) and let everybody help themselves.

Jam tarts are humble, cheap to make and such a pretty treat. This is a great recipe to do with kids. It’s funny how simple pastry with a blob of jam can turn into something so exciting, with chewy bits, bubbling bits, crunchy bits and jammy jelly bits!

These crispy little Yorkshire puds are served up with creamy smoked trout pâté. You can put the creamy smoked fish in one big serving bowl if you like, but it looks quite sweet to make up a few individual servings in little teacups. However you serve it, your guests will be fighting over it, I promise.

If you want to make some delicious British food, then have a go at these crumbly scones – they’re so simple even a five-year-old could make them. Just remember that the less you touch the dough, the shorter and crumblier your scones will be. Get baking!

This tastes just like buttery Marmite on toast. If you usually spread your Marmite thickly, go for the full two teaspoons – or even more if you’re a real fiend. You’ll only need four ingredients to make a batch of this, so it’s easy on the wallet, too.

Micheal sheen’s traditional Welsh Cawl is a must-try. Inspired by his grandfather’s homely cooking, this dish invites you to pour all your love into it. Take a little extra time to prepare this comforting soup — you won’t regret it. 

Another Welsh classic, this rarebit is ready in 15 minutes, and it’s super easy. Whip it up when you want an extra indulgent lunch. 

The colder seasons are for making all kinds of stew. Switch up your routine with this gorgeous Irish recipe, making the most of the veg you have lying around. Pair them with lamb chops and you’ve got a winner. 

Who could ever turn down a Scottish shortbread? Irresistible and delicious, they also don’t take up too much time. Recreate this recipe and take pride in your tea time. 

This Scottish classic is delicious and perfect for cold autumn nights. And you can always swap out the meat for vegetarian haggis, too!

A few ingredients and roughly an hour of your time are all you need for this gorgeous cake. Use up your frozen berries and enjoy a Cranachan all year long.

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