A British Christmas Dinner

If you traditionally have a British style Christmas dinner or if you want to change up your Christmas dinner this year, then English Tea Store is your place. We carry many of your holiday favorites to help make Christmas a memorable one for you and your family. Our British food comes straight from the UK …

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Recipe – Toad In The Hole

For all you British people out there and those who like British food, we have here a traditional dish.  Toad in the Hole is Yorkshire pudding batter poured round sausages, baked in the oven and usually served with an onion gravy.  It uses a Yorkshire Pudding batter and you can use any sausages you like …

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Brit Up Your BBQ! (Feat. Piccalilli)

As the summer holidays draw to a close, many are planning a last hurrah. Children are returning to school, and many employers give their employees a day to celebrate known as Labor Day, which is observed on the first Monday in September in the United States. Some go on vacation while others stay at home …

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Crisps!

What makes Great Britain so intriguing is not just the tea, but the food. Not only do they have an excellent taste for chocolate, desserts, and cooking, but they also have a great taste for snacks! One of the most popular snack foods in Britain is the crisp. What’s a crisp? It’s the familiar potato …

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Princess Charlotte

It’s a girl! The second Royal Baby is here and she’s a princess! Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge! Royal fans all across the globe who were waiting for this little bundle of joy to arrive are rejoicing! On the night of her birth, Britain’s most famous landmarks, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, …

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Recipe – Macaroons

I have a dentist appointment coming up and the receptionist always telephones beforehand to remind me about it and put her order in for cake or biscuits! So it was Emma's turn this time and she wanted coconut macaroons which I have not made for years but I have not forgotten the recipe. The only …

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Recipe – Chocolate Eclairs

Eclairs are made from Choux (shoo) pastry and are not the easiest thing in the world to make, do not keep well unless you freeze them but, taste amazing! You will need to start these early because the pastry needs to cool down half way through. Trust me, though - the wait will be worth …

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Recipe – Florentines

If you need something sweet then Florentines are wonderful. They sound Italian but I think they are of French origin. They are fairly easy to make but require constant attention so don't start them if you are doing something else. For approximately 20 Florentines you will need: A quantity of quartered glace cherries, chopped almonds, …

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Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday and we all traditionally make pancakes at home. Shrove Tuesday is 47 days before Easter Sunday and marks the beginning, the next day, of Lent. We mostly make  sweet pancakes. Shrove Tuesday was traditionally the day that you used up all your eggs and fats etc., before Ash Wednesday …

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