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10 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

I simply fond of discovering the world. If I had lived thousands or hundreds of years ago I might even have been Odyssey, Marco Polo or Kristoforo Columbus.

When one day I was busy with reading on the web, I found an article with the same header here.

The most popular 10 english (one of the commenters wrote) desserts

Trifle, Eton mess, Arctic roll, Jam roly-poly, Parkin, Banoffee pie, Bread and butter pudding with vanilla or bourbon sauce or creme anglaise, Knickerbocker glory, Sticky toffee pudding, Spotted dick

Commenters added a few more desserts to the main list: Treacle pudding,  Bakewell tart, Battenburg cake, Rhubarb crumble, Eccles cakes, Chorley cakes, 99 flakes, Pavlova.

I have heard already about a few of those desserts, but most of them like Knickerbocker glory, Battenburg cake, Chorley cakes and a few more were completely unknown to me.

I decided, that I will reproduce a few of them in my kitchen.

Before I started turning my kitchen into a production pastry kitchen let me memorise every dessert’s description for the future.

Trifle is made from yumminess like custard, whipped cream, sponge cake, jelly, and a selection of fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. Picture gallery

The more daring like to spike their trifle with alcoholic beverages like cognac or brandy, liqueurs and fortified wines like Sherry and Marsala, or even wine and champagne. You can hide the alcoholic beverages in various ingredients such as the custard, the whipped cream or the jelly. It is the most important to assure that the alcohol should match the flavours of the fruits.

Possible alcoholic beverages fruit matches

Eton mess is a dessert which consists of strawberries, cream, and pieces of meringue all mixed together in one big mess. Picture gallery

You can read my White Chocolate Eton Mess here

Artic roll consists a log of vanilla ice cream encased in a tube of sponge cake with a paper-thin layer of strawberry sauce in between.

Jam roly-poly is a flat-rolled suet pudding, which is then spread with jam and rolled up, similar to a Swiss roll, then steamed or baked. In days past, Jam Roly-Poly was also known as shirt-sleeve pudding, because it was often steamed and served in an old shirt-sleeve. Because of this, another nickname for the pudding was dead-man’s arm, or dead man’s leg. Picture gallery

Knickerbocker glory is an ice cream sundae made with fruit, cream and syrup. Picture gallery

Battenburg cake is a light sponge cake with the pieces covered in jam. The cake is covered in marzipan and, when cut in cross section, displays a distinctive two-by-two check pattern alternately coloured pink and yellow.

The cake is made by baking a yellow and a pink sponge cake separately, and then cutting and combining the pieces in a chequered pattern. The cake is held together by apricot jam and covered with marzipan. Picture gallery

Eccles cake, sometimes also called Squashed Fly cake is a small, round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter, sometimes topped with demerara sugar.The Blackburn cake is similarly named for the city of Blackburn, using stewed apples in place of currants. Picture gallery

This is my eccles cake recipe

Parkin or Perkin is a gingerbread cake traditionally made with oatmeal and treacle which originated in northern England. Picture gallery

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