I'm originally from England, currently living in Southern California. I’m the author, recipe developer, photographer and resident redhead behind Culinary Ginger. I grew up in a household with 4 siblings where my mother cooked a from scratch meal for us every night. I took an interest at an early age in cooking and learned a lot by helping and watching my mother in the kitchen. Today that tradition is carried on my household in that I also like to cook every night. I will be bringing you the best of British recipes from across the pond made with real ingredients that are from scratch.
Bread and butter pudding is one of the most popular and simple, old-fashioned British desserts. Layered of bread slices are bathed in a vanilla custard, sprinkled with raisins, dusted with delicious nutmeg and baked until golden brown.
Mince and dumplings is the perfect winter dish to warm you up, from the inside out. Minced beef is cooked with vegetables and beef stock, and topped with soft, pillowy dumplings for a complete meal in one pot. This is real British comfort food.
Spotted dick is a lovely, spongy lemony pudding ‘spotted’ with currants. Steamed on the stovetop in a water bath, this is classic British dessert is served with warm English custard. A warming and comforting dessert for those cold winter nights.
Fish pie is one of the great British pies. It may be beige, but it’s not lacking in flavor. This comforting pie made with flaky fish, shrimp and peas in a bath of a warm creamy parsley sauce, topped with mashed potato.