Dessert is nearly always the best course of the meal, so it comes as no surprise that there are thousands of recipes to choose from.
British desserts, in particular, seem to get a lot of attention, and for a good reason. While
British cuisine may not be the most famous, they have plenty to offer.
If you are hunting for the perfect British dessert for your gathering, below, you will find all of the best flavors and recipes.
Banoffee pie is a decadent dessert that will certainly please a crowd. Who doesn't love creamy bananas and toffee?
With the filling piled onto a biscuit or graham crust, this pie is best served with a scoop of ice cream and a cup of coffee.
Try banoffee pie if you need an easy option to take to any event or gathering.
Bread and butter pudding is a classic dessert that brings to mind simpler days.
Dense buttered bread with milk, raisins, and vanilla is baked to create something spectacular.
You can customize it with your favorite fruits, making it easy to customize no matter the occasion.
Cranachan is a popular Scottish dessert that looks similar to a parfait but with a kick.
To make this dessert, you will need classic Scottish flavors like oats, honey, and raspberries. And don't forget the
Most Scottish agree that the best way to enjoy this dessert is with genuine Scottish ingredients.
The Eton mess is a great option if you need a light dessert on short notice.
With this particular recipe, you can put in as little or as much effort as you want.
I highly recommend that you use fresh strawberries for this treat. The tartness of the berries contrasts beautifully with the cream.
We've all heard of the eager carollers that demanded their favorite figgy pudding dessert, but have you ever considered what it is?
It turns out figgy pudding is a warm, baked dish made with figs and dates.
The naturally sweet ingredients make an excellent addition to your holiday menu. It's
a classic Christmas dessert!
Jam is arguably one of the most familiar flavors among sweet British desserts and dishes.
Most of us recall enjoying jam even as children, so the jam roly-poly is a comforting dish that will leave you feeling nostalgic.
The trick to this desert is rolling dough, but you don't have to make it look perfect to enjoy this dish.
With a name like Knickerbocker glory, you must anticipate a decadent dessert.
Fortunately, you will be satisfied with this recipe.
Although it is very simple to prepare, this decadent ice cream dessert with fresh fruit looks and tastes impressive.
If you enjoy sundaes, you'll find a slightly lighter version to be quite as flavorful.
Spotted dick is such a common British dessert that you can even find it prepackaged in cans.
This doesn't hold a candle to freshly baked spotted dick, however.
It is similar to cake, but it is incredibly soft and moist thanks to how it is made.
The spots are currants, and you should drizzle the whole thing with creamy custard.
Toffee is one of my favorite flavors that many other cultures sadly overlook.
It's recognized as an elite flavor among British desserts, however.
This pudding is loaded with sweet dates and topped with toffee sauce. It's a great selection for holiday parties and gatherings.
Syllabub is a dessert that's often similar in texture to American pudding or custard but can also be a drink.
You should end up with a thick, creamy beverage for this recipe.
white wine, I'm not sure if there is a more indulgent dessert on the list.
Pie and cake usually steal the show on the dessert table, but the tart should spend more time in the spotlight.
This Bakewell tart is a fine recipe to start with.
The buttery filling and tart raspberry layer complement each other flawlessly.
I highly recommend serving this dish with tea.
However, if you prefer cake, you can't go wrong with a Victoria sponge cake.
Ideally, this cake should be incredibly fluffy and light with a distinct layer of whipped cream and jam.
Although it may look simple, this cake is as indulgent as any. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar for a beautiful finish.
Queen of Puddings is a dessert that combines some classic flavors and textures.
Cake, jam, and meringue make up this dish, so it's obviously a crowd-pleaser.
No matter what, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Although it takes time to build this desert, it's well worth it.
If you are familiar with pancakes or flapjacks, you might find the welsh cakes to be something similar.
You will find that they are a bit heftier, but they are almost just as easy to make on a hot griddle.
They also won't require syrup; add some butter and enjoy.
Lardy cake might sound like a bad nickname, but it's a pleasant, light dessert.
It also makes an excellent companion to a cup of tea.
You might find similar flavors here if you are familiar with raisin bread. I highly recommend serving it warm.
Cherries jubilee isn't just delicious to eat; it's also fun to prepare.
This is easy to pull together if you have a little extra time before serving dessert.
With a stove, cherries, and
some brandy, this tart sauce served over ice cream is a simple and elegant flavor combination that never gets old.
English trifle is a large, layered dessert that looks stunning when served in a glass container.
What else could you possibly do with custard, cake, jam, and fruit to make this treat perfect?
Plus, if you don't have time to make all of the ingredients from scratch, many of them can be store-bought.
Bara birth is a fluffy cake or loaf that's easy to put together quickly.
If you enjoy fruit cake, this one is worth a try.
When baking this dessert, you should give it time to soak before eating.
This dessert needs time for the flavors to permeate the bread.
This is a very basic dessert that is similar to sponge cake.
A layer of sweet apples sets this dish apart from other desserts.
The best part is that you can
choose your preferred Apple, although the sweetest varieties tend to work best.
Serve with ice cream, tea, or custard.
Mince pie is a classic British dessert that most of us have heard of but aren't sure what it is.
Sweet mincemeat combines sugar, spice, fruit, and brandy.
Once you've created the filling, it's put into small handheld pies and
traditionally enjoyed around the holidays.
Pair these tasty desserts with another British favorite – a cup of tea – or
enjoy a British cocktail with your treat!
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!