Great British Cuisine to make even Nana proud

Hearty, simple, and delicious – that’s what we love about English cuisine. This is food that’ll take you back to your Nan’s house in the country. No pretenses, just easy, satisfying food that people of all culinary skill levels can make from scratch.

Shepherd’s pie – perfect for a cold winter evening.


1 large onion

25g dripping

2 tbsp olive oil

500g minced lamb

1 tbsp plain flour

Fresh thyme

2 bay leaves

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

450ml lamb stock

salt and pepper

700g  potatoes

1 egg

75g/3oz butter

55ml  milk



1)      Heat the dripping in a saucepan and add the chopped onion. Heat for 5 minutes.

2)      Heat olive oil and fry the mince in a separate pan. Stir until brown.

3)      Stir the onions and gradually add flower to thicken. Add thyme and bay leaves. Stir.

4)      Add chopped tomatoes, stock and Worcestershire sauce.

5)      Add mince and pour remaining stock mixture into pan containing sauce.

6)      Allow mixture to boil, add salt and pepper and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

7)      Preheat oven to 200C Gas mark 6.

8)      Boil potatoes until tender, Drain. Add Milk, egg yolk and butter. Mash until smooth.

9)      Pour meat into an ovenproof dish and evenly spread mash on top. Place dish into the oven and cook until golden brown.

10)  Serve!

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