Traditional English Food for #tastylife16 | Planet Bloor
The Bloor kids say:
“We enjoy a variety of foods here in the UK, from main meals to snacks to desserts. And let’s not tea time, we are known for our love of our afternoon tea! We are very excited to join a project called Global Cooking, Global Fun.”
“Sometime next week, we are going to be cooking scones live via Google Hangouts on Air while her students and another class cook along with us! How exciting is that?”
“This is a brief idea of the types of food we eat:
Although lots of English people eat the Full English Breakfast consisting of: bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and baked beans, the most common breakfast, in England, is actually just cereal. The most popular types of cereal are made out of wheat, oats or corn, such as: porridge, corn flakes, muesli and Weetabix. Tea is also very popular in England to drink with breakfast.
A very popular English tradition is the Sunday Roast, which is a big meal eaten by the entire family, on Sunday for lunch. This consists of a roast meat with gravy, and a few different types of vegetables (usually including potatoes).
The traditional English dinner is mostly the same as the Sunday roast, with meat and vegetables, but just less of it. Although now, most people in England actually eat curry for dinner! People still eat loads of different vegetables with their dinner including: peas, carrots, broccoli, cucumber, cress and fresh salad leaves.
Other Traditional Meals
- Fish and chips
- Victoria sponge cake
- Bangers and mash – sausages and mashed potato
- Pies – Shepherd’s pie, pork pie, steak pie, apple pie
- Yorkshire pudding – a dish made out of batter and eaten with beef and gravy, and although it has pudding in its name it can also be eaten as a starter or main meal
Amazingly, many people now consider curry as the national dish of England, that’s how popular it is. We have it once or twice a week, as we love it too!”
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Scones resemble the texture of cake, but taste like bread, they are made with wheat, and are sometimes glazed with egg. They usually have a sweet taste, and are traditionally eaten at tea time, a small meal between lunch and dinner, and are served with a pot of tea, clotted cream and jam.
The first scones were round and flat, they were made out of oats, and cooked on a griddle, then cut into triangles to serve. Now, most scones are served round, made out of wheat, and cooked in the oven. There are lots of variations of scones that can be served with different things, but they are most commonly served with jam and cream.
There are two different ways to pronounce the word scone. The first rhymes with gone, and the second rhymes with cone. In the UK, the most common pronunciation is the first way, rhyming with gone.
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Scones became popular and an essential part of the fashionable ritual of taking tea in England when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788 – 1861), one late afternoon, ordered the servants to bring tea and some sweet breads, which included scones.
She was so delighted by this, that she ordered it every afternoon and what now has become an English tradition is the “Afternoon Tea Time”.
They are still served daily with the traditional clotted cream topping in Britain