C'mon Boys, show me your Spotted Dicks...
... and give me an eyeful of your Ginger Nuts!!
Becks & Posh and Jam Faced are joining forces to celebrate the day that no one ever celebrates and we would love for everyone else to join us. St George's Day is the English National Day. Yes, really, the English do have one.
-It's not a day off work.
-Hardly anyone wears a red rose in their lapel.
-And you would be hard pushed to find an Englishman, or woman, who can even recall its date which is April 23rd!
Together we are attempting to change that and put St George's Day firmly on the world's culinary map, with a celebration of English 'afters'.
We are inviting everyone [that's YOU] to join us with in this blogging event and make any English Dessert or Cake or Biscuits or Pud or Sweets and post about it on St George's day, Sunday April 23rd. We are going to do the round up in two parts. The saucy girls will send their buns and stuff to Monkey Gland and the cheeky boys will send their spotted dicks et al to me.
Afters, pud, pudding, biscuits, sweets - all words that the English might use to describe what they refer to as desserts, candies and cookies in other parts of the world.
We may have to take a lot of stick about British food in general, but I have never heard anyone complain about our pud. It sure can be good.
To join in, all you have to do is make something sweet and English and post about it on your blog on Sunday April 23rd. You could include photographs, recipes, history or stories about the dessert, the choice is yours. Read the full entry guidelines here which includes details about where to send your post in order to be included in the roundup. English puddings - oh yes - this is going to be more than yummy!
A few ideas to get you started:
Clotted Cream Fudge | Summer Pudding | Eccles Cakes| Bakewell Tart | Sticky Toffee Pudding | Syllabub | Gooseberry Fool | Jaffa Cakes | Trifle | Jam Roly Poly | Junket | Spotted Dick | Scones | Fairy Cakes | Victoria Sandwich | Banoffi Pie | Mince Pies | Rhubarb Crumble & Custard | Rock Cakes | Butterfly Cakes | Bread & Butter Pudding | Chester Cake | Queen of Puddings | Treacle Tart | Eton Mess | Apple Charlotte | English Toffee | Simnel Cakes | Posset | Chelsea buns | Bath buns | Lardy Cake | Banbury Cake | Cornish Fairings | Poor Knights of Windsor | Parkin | Easter Biscuits | Angel Delight | Manchester Tart | Mars Bar Cake |
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Looking for English Recipes:
Blog Favourite Anna | Baking for Britain
The Green Chronicle | British Recipes
Cooking by Country | England
Search for English Recipes | Waitrose.com
En Francais | Cookies, Muffins & Co de Pascale
Archive Alert! On this day in 2005: Coincidentally, I was on my way to ENGLAND, leaving Fred home alone with the Saucisson Sec