This is said to be Prince William's favorite. The "biscuits" are, of course, cookies.
In particular, they are "McVities rich tea biscuits" or "McVities Digestive biscuits".
You may have problems finding these. In Maine, our local Shaw's Supermarket has the
"McVities Digestive Biscuits" in their small British food section. If your city has a British
foods specialty shop, you can likely find them there. You can order them online from here:
Bridgham and Cook - Topsham, Maine or here British Delights - Westford, Massachusetts or
here: Wise Choice UK - Huber Heights, Ohio.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake 4
Chocolate Biscuit Cake 1
Chocolate Biscuit Cake 2
Chocolate Biscuit Cake 3
"Financier", as used here, has nothing to do with banking. It's a French pastry.
Raspberry Financier 1
Raspberry Financier 2
Lemon Raspberry Financier
Raspberry Financier with Cream Cheese
This item was on the suggested list but apparently did not make the final cut. Cream and whiskey are the defining ingredients.
Irish Gaelic Steak
Pan-Fried Gaelic Steak
Scottish Gaelic Steak
Braised Rice with Mushrooms
Braised Rice with Chicken Stock
This is like "Shepherd's Pie". It's another item that was on the suggested list but apparently did not make the final cut.There are some British recipes at these sites & some simpler recipes below.
British-Style Cottage Pie
English Cottage Pie 1
English Cottage Pie 2
English Cottage Pie
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper to taste
3 c. cooked creamed potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. cooking oil
Fry onion in oil until tender. Remove from frying pan and brown ground beef.
Drain excess fat. Add onion, seasonings and Worcestershire sauce to meat.
Let simmer for 30 minutes after adding cornstarch and 1 1/2 cups water.
Place in pie dish and spread creamed potatoes on top.
Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
1/4 c. butter
1 c. diced onion
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
Salt & pepper
1/4 tsp. ground savory
1 c. brown gravy
2 c. mashed potatoes
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 9" skillet. Add onion and cook until lightly browned,
stirring occasionally. Add beef, salt, pepper and savory. Continue cooking
5 minutes longer. Stir in gravy and heat until bubbling. Spoon into a buttered
8-cup casserole dish. Top meat mixture with mashed potatoes. Dot with butter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.