The 10 Best British Desserts

French and Italian to Lebanese, Turkish, Spanish and Indian, London is the ideal place to introduce your taste-buds to new flavors. However, what we tend to shout about less are the homegrown recipes we locals grew up with, the tastes that punctuate British cooking. While most visitors to London try to seek out a traditional fish and chips, English breakfast or Sunday Roast during their stay, one thing we think Britain does very well are desserts. And happily for Cheapos, these are almost always quite affordable!

1. Fruity Scones

The classic British scone will always have a place in our heart and in our stomachs! The best thing about them is their versatility, from high tea to picnics they lend themselves so well to all the seasons.

2. Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee Flambe became a British favorite after its creation to celebrate Queen Victoria's 50th year as monarch in 1887.

3. Banoffee Pie

Arguably the best dessert in the world! This is a classic recipe using condensed milk to make a golden caramel and a crushed biscuit base.

4. Apple Crumble

A warm apple crumble dessert layered with rich smooth icecream is the ultimate cold night dessert.

5. Raspberry Ripple

This summer recipe doesn’t need an ice cream machine - pop it in the freezer, then enjoy in the sunshine.

6. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a bit of an institution in the UK – people seem unable to resist the warm sticky sponge smothered in rich toffee/butterscotch sauce.

7. Trifle

Whip up a treat this Christmas and serve a great British trifle with a modern twist. Developed by Will Torrent, award winning patissier & chocolatier and rising celebrity chef, this delicious festive favourite is sure to excite.

8. Carrot Cake

Carrot cakes have been a part of British baking for years, and they remain a favorite dessert in the heartland. This version has a hint of orange from the juice and peel and lots of the rich cream cheese frosting that everyone expects (and loves).

9. Sponge Cake

This is the traditional recipe for a Victoria sponge cake, a much loved English favourite. See footnote about weighing the eggs for best results. Serve with buttercream as in the recipe, or freshly whipped cream.

10. Bakewell Tart

The Derbyshire town of Bakewell claims to be the home of Bakewell pudding, only becoming known as a Bakewell Tart in the last century. A beautiful contrast of flavours and textures with crisp pastry, jam and soft almond filling. Serve with lashings of Bird’s custard.