We’ve been globe tripping and here we are at Britain to celebrate its classic culinary delights. This week, FreshMenu Food Trails presents the English cuisine at its best. Hearty, simple, delicious, developed to feed the colonial empire, which in its time influenced the rest of the world. The food and cooking of England are steeped in history and heritage yet the modern face of British food presents a dynamic and thriving cuisine, now followed intensely around the world.
Around the world, people have good food; in England people have good table manners along with good food.That’s how you should be eating these delectable dishes.
Here’s what’s cooking at our kitchens this week:
Bubble and Squeak
What’s Sunday morning in an English family without sausages? Bubble and squeak is a traditional English dish made with the British staple sausages and shallow-fried vegetables. Bite into grilled sausages with caramelised onion on a bed of roasted veggie mash.The main ingredients are potato and cabbage and the dish is so named because the cabbage makes bubbling and squeaking sounds during the cooking process. You will surely love every bite of it.
British Roast Chicken
The British Empire was created as a by-product of generations of Englishmen roaming the world in search of a decent meal and blindly overlooking this brilliant dish from their own land.This dish is a total joy to your taste buds! Enjoy the goodness of chicken that comes with the classic English roast rub. It is then char grilled and placed on a bed of fusilli that's tossed in olive oil. The mushroom butter sauce and parsley toppings adds to the extra flavour this dish has to offer.
Banoffee Pie Jar
One of Britain's favourite! This rich dessert in a jar comes with smooth cheese cream folded in with velvety white chocolate ganache. This is set on a base of sweet caramel sauce and topped with caramel cooked bananas, cookie crumble, grated dark chocolate shavings and white chocolate chips.
Strawberry Charlotte Mousse Cake
A Charlotte or also known as the ‘ice-box cake’ is typically made of bread, sponge cake or biscuits/cookies lined a mould, which is then filled with a fruit puree or custard. Indulge in our innovative twist to this delectable English sweet treat that's sure to melt in your mouth. Soft strawberry mousse is packed in swirls of fluffy strawberry Swiss rolls, this dessert spells Britain with every bite!
Lancashire Mutton Hot Pot
Lancashire hotpot is a wholesome stew originating from Lancashire in the North West of England. It comes with chunks of lamb and onion, topped with sliced potatoes and baked in a hot oven with creamy cheese sauce and Parmesan on top. Served along with garlic bread, this stew is a popular delicacy on the Queen’s dining table they say.
The English Breakfast
To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day. In Scotland, Wales, and even Ireland, you can find English breakfast with the national name - Irish breakfast or Welsh breakfast. But the full English Breakfast is a century-old British tradition that's tasty, nutritious and more than just filling. Feast on grilled succulent chicken sausages and chicken ham, creamy scrambled eggs, baked beans that’s served with fresh toast. Tea is a must to complete this Royal meal!
Come over to FreshMenu and explore these exquisite dishes that’s sure to take you back in time to the Colonial Empire.