Crumpets with loads of butter, anyone? Who would say no to that? But here this delicious bread is, on a list of weird British foods. Go figure! The crumpet holds a special place as one of the most beloved bread types in the country. What makes them unique? Crumpets are made from batter rather than dough. Sinful, innit?
The English enjoy their crumpets toasted with a generous slathering of the finest butter. We don’t see any reason to complain. Sure, crumpets might be bad for your health in the long run but that’s when you know how good it is.
What is a butter pie? People have probably asked this question more than once, especially if they don’t live in Lancashire. Also called the Friday Pie, butter pie is synonymous with Lancashire. Its history goes back to the Catholic community in Preston, which abstained from meat on Fridays, substituting beef with butter instead.
Add loads of onions and potatoes into the mix, and voila! These folks were on to something beautiful, as it turns out. Over time, the humble butter pie has transcended Lancashire’s borders and into many pubs, homes, chip shops, corner shops, and football grounds across the country.
Potatoes hold a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of the people in the United Kingdom. Just as rice is an Asian staple, British cuisine uses potatoes in several inventive ways. Have you heard about potato bread, for instance? These are bread variations that include potato cakes, potato farls, tattie scones, and boxty.
Many folks outside the country might not be familiar with potato bread, but it is as British as you can get. Potato bread is “home” for most people. It’s comforting and nostalgic and can make all the pain go away on a particularly dreary day.
The Welsh version of cheese toast is an absolute champion in our books. Allow us to introduce you to the Welsh rarebit— an often-misread name that sounds like "rabbit" to most people. No rabbits died for this dish, thankfully. The Rarebit or Welsh Rabbit goes back to the 18th century.
It has a delectable hot sauce served over bread. The sauce is usually mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and either paprika or Cayenne pepper. How does one eat Welsh Rabbit? Pour the sauce generously over a slice of toast. Have some fried egg and bacon on the side. We could eat this all day, every day.
Sandwiches are timeless meals – delicious, simple, and affordable. Every country has its own versions and favorites, and the Brits have a special fondness for sealed cheese toasties. The name "toastie" comes from a toastie machine. It’s what the Brits use to make these sandwiches with sealed edges.
You have bread buttered on both sides and any filling of your choice. But be warned, sometimes the fillings stay piping hot and can burn your tongue if you're not careful. The best part of toasties? It’s got to be the scent of warm butter and the sound when it touches the hot surface of the toastie machine.