RH Amar – French’s & Frank’s

Let’s praise the best of Brit-dish

To celebrate British Food Fortnight we list 14 national all-stars . . . with a celebrity twist.


Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Sirloin or fore rib served pink and juicy with puffed, crispy puds and traditional gravy.

Celebrity twist – Roast on a bed of vegetables, garlic and herbs as Jamie Oliver does for an extra rich gravy.

Click through for the Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding recipe

Treacle Sponge

Comfort in a bowl. This sweet sticky dessert is a national institution and one of Michel Roux Jnrs childhood favourites.

Top tip – contrast hot with cold and serve with an ice cream. To cut through the sweetness why not try a bitter ice cream such as marmalade or lime.

Click through for the Treacle Sponge recipe

Fish and Chips

Cod or Haddock encased in brittle, crunchy batter then seasoned with salt and strong malt vinegar.

Celebrity twist – Nigel Haworth insists on local lamb for taste and texture and serves with fresh pickled red cabbage.

Click through for the Fish and Chips recipe

Lancashire Hot Pot

Tender Lamb, carrots and onions layered with potato for the ultimate comforting casserole.

Celebrity twist – Nigel Haworth insists on local lamb for taste and texture and serves with fresh pickled red cabbage.

Click through for the Lancashire Hot Pot recipe

Shepherd’s Pie

Fluffy mash forked over minced lamb and vegetables to make an all-time favourite.

Celebrity twist – Galston Blackiston lifts this out of the ordinary by making a lightly curried version.

Click through for the Shepherd’s Pie recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala

Britain’s favourite exotic dish always tops the polls with its mix of cream and spices.

Top tip – why not create a summer dish with mini chicken tikka kebabs and serve with a jug of masala sauce and chapatis?

Click through for the Chicken Tikka Masala recipe

Bread and Butter Pudding

Born out of frugality with simple ingredients this layered pudding is a delicious family favourite.

Celebrity twist – Gary Rhodes says use a blow torch to create a bitter sweet taste of burnt sugar.

Click through for the Bread and Butter Pudding recipe

Cauliflower Cheese

Dazzling white florets beneath a creamy cheese sauce and bubbling gold cheddar topping.

Celebrity twist-Jason Atherton of Londons Maze restaurant makes the cheese sauce using the sous-vide method, leaving it to cook for 6 hours.

Click through for the Cauliflower Cheese recipe

Bangers and Mash

A delicious, simple, but irresistible dish often served with a red onion gravy.

Celebrity twist – Brian Turner uses white wine vinegar to make delicious tangy sauce with a bit of edge.

Click through for the Bangers and Mash recipe

Sherry Trifle

A classic layered treat of sherry-soaked sponge with velvety raspberries and rich custard and cream.

Celebrity twist- Anthony Worrall Thompson includes blackberries for a bit of bite in his version.

Click through for the Sherry Trifle recipe

Ploughman’s Lunch

A platter of Britain’s best cheeses, pickles, salad and crusty bread perfect for a sunny pub garden.

Top tip – Piccalili is an easy-to-make taste bomb ready to eat in a week.

Click through for the Ploughman’s Lunch recipe

Full English Breakfast

The great British fry up is an institution and an all day option.

Top tip- Include our Celtic cousins by featuring fried sliced haggis or bubble and squeak made with leaks and potatoes.

Click through for the Full English Breakfast recipe

Apple Crumble

This all time favourite must be one of the easiest and quickest desserts to prepare.

Celebrity twist- chef James Martin uses plenty of ginger to give his crumble a kick.

Click through for the Apple Crumble recipe

Steak and Kidney Pudding

Delicious domed suet pudding filled with melting chunks of prime beef and smoky kidney.

Celebrity twist– Heston Blumenthal uses slow-cooked oxtail instead of steak.

Why not try our Take Stock Steak and Kidney pudding recipe for a taste of the best of British.

Feed Your Eyes

Sign up to receive an electronic version of Take Stock Magazine