10 Ways to Have Yourself a Very British Christmas

Take a culinary vacation this holiday season with the best of Britain's classic Christmas dishes.

Yorkshire Puddings

This pudding is not a dessert, but a savory accompaniment to a roasted dinner. They're similar to popovers and perfect for mopping up gravy!

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Blinis

A simple, delicious appetizer. The yeasty pancakes gets topped with tangy cream cheese, smoked salmon and fresh dill.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This classic English dessert features a moist date sponge cake, served warm with a simple toffee sauce. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream and whipped cream to top it all off!

Mince Pies (With Homemade Mincemeat)

Unlike what you might be thinking, these little tarts are not actually filled with meat. Instead, they get their flavor from spiced and boozy dried fruit, which is encased in a tender pastry shell.

Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding is packed with dried fruit and keeps incredibly well, so you can freeze the leftovers if you need to.

Pigs in Blankets

This easy party snack (or appetizer) is perfect for the holiday season. Serve it with a simple mustard dip, or go with ketchup or barbecue sauce if you prefer.

English Trifle

This dessert is easy to make in advance for Christmas day. It's filled with vanilla custard, whipped cream and homemade raspberry jelly. Either make it in a giant bowl or in smaller cups or jars for an elegant touch.

Moist Gingerbread Cake

A slightly sticky loaf cake flavored with ginger and topped with crystallized ginger for a bit of a spicy bite.

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced cabbage is a perfect side for your Christmas dinner. It's sticky, tart and slightly sweet.

Dried Fruit Shortbread Biscuits

These simple, buttery biscuits pair nicely with a cup of tea. Add in some dried fruit for a Christmas spin, or just leave them plain and buttery.