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British Traditional Recipes



British Traditional Recipes
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The Afternoon Tea
The history of tea
The tea came to England in 1650, for medical use. It was very expensive because the exportation times from China were long. The most famous tea ritual is the one at five o’clock in the afternoon. It was born thanks to the idea of the duchess of Bedford, Anne Stanhope. One day, tired of enduring that feeling of hunger, she asked her servants to serve her a cup of tea. In 1826 the already dosed tea leaves began to be sold in small packages.
- 12g of black tea (leaves)
- 300 ml of milk
- 600 ml of water
- sugar
1.   Put one envelope in a cup
2.   Let the water boil and pour it in a cup with the envelope inside
3.   Let it in infusion for about three - five minutes
4.   Remove the envelope and pour a drop of milk
5.   Mix all with a teaspoon in order to amalgamate 
English tea can be accompanied with sandwiches, scones, pastries and cakes, served in the following order: first the savory ones, then the neutral ones and finally the sweets ones. The tablecloth used must be linen and the napkins must be square. 
Only blue and white porcelain cups and saucers should be used.
Berardo S. , El Karroumy S. , Cappellin L.
The Jacket Potato
The jacket potatoes are a speciality of England and British recipes. They are large-medium size and generally are cooked in the oven or on the barbecue and then filled up with ingredients. Their main characteristic is the maintenance of the peel and the cooking using an aluminum foil.
- 4 potatoes (medium-big) 
- 100 grams of bacon 
- 50 grams of Emmental cheese 
- Salt 
- Pepper 
- Parsley 
Wash the potatoes and rub the peel well with a dishcloth. Wrap up all the potatoes with an aluminum foil. Lay down the potatoes on a baking upholster with parchment paper and put them in the oven (previously heated) at 200° for 60 minutes. Check the cooking inserting a knife before taking them out and if needed let them cook for other 10 minutes. In the meantime brown the bacon into a pan until it reaches the cooking point and cut the cheese in small pieces. When the potatoes are cooked take them out of the oven and cut them directly on the aluminum foil digging the potatoes with a spoon. Pay attention to hole the potatoes in the deep. Fill the potatoes with bacon, some parsley and cheese and let them cook for 1 hour. 
D'Amico N., Pasotto G., Bronzato L.
The Full English Breakfast
The history of the english breakfast is very similar to our granparents’ breakfast who used to work in the country and needed a lot of energy during the working day. The only difference is that in the middle age breakfast wasn’t accompained with tea but with beer. Today British people use to have the full english breakfast at the weekend or during festivities or bank holidays.