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List of British desserts

This is a list of British desserts, i.e. desserts characteristic of British cuisine, the culinary tradition of the United Kingdom. The British kitchen has a long tradition of noted sweet-making, particularly with puddings, custards, and creams; custard sauce is called crème anglaise (English cream) in French cuisine.

British desserts



The Bakewell tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry with a layer of jam and a sponge using ground almonds.[1]






A Happy Faces biscuit








British cakes

Chorley cakes are flattened, fruit-filled pastry cakes, traditionally associated with the town of Chorley in Lancashire, England.

British puddings

Figgy pudding with flaming brandy
Queen of Puddings served with custard. The dish is a baked, breadcrumb-thickened mixture, spread with jam and topped with meringue. Variants of puddings made with breadcrumbs boiled with milk can be found dating back to the seventeenth century.

Scottish desserts

The black bun is a type of fruit cake completely covered with pastry. It is Scottish in origin, originally eaten on Twelfth Night but now enjoyed at Hogmanay.

See also


  1. ^ Famous Bakewell Tart & Pudding,, 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. Archived here.
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