Can You Pass This Easy British Foods Quiz?

By: Talin Vartanian
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Can You Pass This Easy British Foods Quiz?
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About This Quiz

A wide variety of British foods are popular throughout many regions of Europe. Some have English origins, while others originate from Scotland or Wales. No matter where these foods come from, these sweet and savory offerings contain a mix of nostalgia and modern renditions.

Many types of British foods can be categorized into pies and puddings, but that doesn't mean that they are all sweet! For example, the stargazy pie contains sardine heads that actually stick out from the ends of the pie! Since their eyes look like they're "looking up," the name "stargazy pie" was born. Another example of a savory pie is the steak pie, which is actually made from slowly-cooked steak meat.

Let's talk about savory and sweet puddings for a moment. Did you know that summer pudding is actually made from bread that is soaked in fruit juice? Or how about that rag pudding is made from onions, meat, and suet? Speaking of suet, this type of animal fat (which is found around the kidney areas) is actually used for many types of pastries in British desserts.

In this quiz, you'll get your shot to identify all 40 of these British foods. Think you can name them all? Take this quiz now to find out!

Welsh rarebit This British food involves bread and a hot cheese sauce. Can you name it?
Welsh rarebit
A welsh rarebit is when you take a piece of toasted bread and pour a hot cheese sauce over it. There is no meat involved, even though the name sounds like "rabbit."
Scouse
Toad-in-the-hole
Rag pudding

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Stargazy pie This pie has sardine heads sticking out from the ends! Can you identify it?
Shepherd's pie
Stargazy pie
A stargazy pie has sardine heads that stick out from the ends. Since they seem to be looking "up" towards the sky, this pie sounds like the sardines are "stargazing."
Suet pie
Steak pie

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Steak pie This type of pie contains slowly-cooked steak. What's it called?
Toad-in-the-hole
Rag pudding
Steak pie
A steak pie consists of slowly-cooked steak as the filling for a pie. Other variations include adding in beer to the mixture, like Guinness.
Parkin

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Shepherd's pie A hearty 'cottage pie' is also called a...?
Game pie
Welsh rarebit
Stargazy pie
Shepherd's pie
A shepherd's pie is a hearty, savory pie that is filled with slowly-cooked meat and vegetables. It is then baked with a top layer of creamy mashed potatoes.

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Toad-in-the-hole Which of these British dishes contains sausages?
Toad-in-the-hole
Despite the name, there are no toads in the classic British dish, toad-in-the-hole. Instead, sausages are baked in a Yorkshire pudding mixture.
Suet pudding
Yorkshire pudding
Pease pudding

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Potatoes, vegetables, roasted beef What do you think is in a Sunday roast?
Sausages, Yorkshire pudding, gravy
Roasted beef, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables
A typical Sunday roast will consist of roasted beef, as well as hearty side pairings of vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. This is typically a large meal that is consumed on Sundays.
Fish, chips, malt vinegar
Pie crust, mince meat, gravy

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Pasty Vegetables and minced meat are in this small, baked pastry. Can you name it?
Lancashire hotpot
Jellied eels
Pasty
A pasty is typically small in size, and consists of vegetables and minced meat. It's popular as a snack or light meal, and has Cornish origins.
Toad-in-the-hole

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Faggots These meatballs are made from various organs of an animal. What is it called?
Bedfordshire clanger
Hog's pudding
Faggots
Faggots are meatballs made from various organs of an animal, like a pig. Some of these organs include the heart, liver and stomach.
Cumberland sausage

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Lancashire hotpot Which of these British foods is a stew?
Lancashire hotpot
A Lancashire hotpot contains vegetables, like potatoes and onions, which are stewed with meat. Mutton or lamb is traditionally used, as well as oysters.
Bedfordshire clanger
Bubble and squeak
Beef Wellington

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Bubble and squeak Which of these British foods is typically served for breakfast?
Beef Wellington
Bubble and squeak
Bubble and squeak is a type of breakfast dish that consists of roasted meat, cabbage, tomatoes, and potatoes. When the cabbage is cooked, it often makes various "squeaky" noises, hence the name of this dish.
Lancashire hotpot
Toad-in-the-hole

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Devilled kidneys Which of these dishes utilizes lamb kidneys?
Beef Wellington
Liver and onions
Devilled kidneys
Devilled kidneys are primarily made with lamb kidneys, as well as various seasonings and sauces, such as Worcestershire sauce. It can also be served during both breakfast and dinner hours.
Bedfordshire clanger

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Beef wellington This steak is baked in a puff pastry. What is it called?
Stottie cake
Steak and kidney pudding
Sunday roast
Beef Wellington
A Beef Wellington is a steak that contains an outer layer of puff pastry. There is usually a filling in between as well, which consists of pâté and/or a minced mushroom mixture.

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Stottie cake Which of these breads is eaten with a savory filling inside?
Stottie cake
A stottie cake is actually a type of bread that is consumed with a savory filling inside. Examples may include bacon, sausage and ham.
Pasty
Scouse
Steak and kidney pie

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Scouse Which of these British foods is a stew?
Steak and kidney pie
Scouse
A scouse is a stew that consists of potatoes, gravy and beef. Lamb may also be used, as well as carrots and peas.
Steak and kidney pudding
Kippers

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Kipper Which of these is a type of fish?
Toad-in-the-hole
Spotted dick
Stottie cake
Kipper
A kipper is a type of herring that is commonly served for breakfast. These types of fish usually have a salty and smokey flavor to them.

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Steak and kidney pudding Which of these dishes contains suet pastry?
Steak and kidney pudding
A steak and kidney pudding is a type of savory pudding that contains suet pastry and minced meat. It's also best served with potatoes, peas and carrots.
Beef Wellington
Shepherd's pie
Lancashire hotpot

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Steak and kidney pie Which of these dishes contains gravy and minced meat?
Stargazy pie
Steak and kidney pie
A steak and kidney pie is a mixture of gravy and minced meat that is baked in a type of pastry. Some of these includes shortcrust and puff pastry.
Sausage toad
Sunday roast

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Bedfordshire clanger A 'Trowley dumpling' is also called a...?
Suet pudding
Stottie cake
Bedfordshire clanger
The Bedfordshire clanger is another name for the Trowley dumpling, and may be prepared in either sweet or savory fashions. Some common fillings include sage, potatoes, jam and liver.
Parmo

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Battenberg cake Which of these cakes has jam in it?
Eton mess
Gypsy tart
Eccles cake
Battenberg cake
A battenberg cake consists of jam and marzipan that is prepared in a chequered design. The outer layer is then covered in a sweet icing.

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Gypsy tart Which of these British foods contains muscovado sugar?
Gypsy tart
A gypsy tart contains muscovado sugar, which bears similarities to molasses. It's also mixed with evaporated milk and "set" in a small pastry crust.
Eton mess
Eccles cake
Fruit fool

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Fruit fool Fruit and custard are mixed together to create a...?
Eton mess
Eve's pudding
Fruit fool
A fruit fool is a mixture of custard and various types of pureed fruit. Examples include gooseberries, raspberries, apples and strawberries.
Christmas pudding

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Eve's pudding Apples + sponge cake = ?
Eve's pudding
Eve's pudding is a type of sponge cake that consists of baked apples inside. The pudding is often small and round in shape.
Christmas pudding
Hevva cake
Lardy cake

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Eton mess Which of these British desserts contains meringue?
Hevva cake
Eton mess
An Eton mess may look messy, but contains simple ingredients that are easy to make for anyone. All you need are strawberries, whipped cream and meringue pieces to create this delicious dessert.
Lardy cake
Eccles cake

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Eccles cake A 'fly cake' is traditionally called an...?
Hevva cake
Parkin
Eccles cake
An eccles cake consists of currants that are typically small and round in shape. These are also called "fly cakes" or "fly pies."
Madeira cake

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Christmas Pudding Which of these British desserts is fermented for several months?
Pound cake
Parkin
Queen of puddings
Christmas pudding
Believe it or not, a traditional Christmas pudding is actually fermented for several months for a strong flavor. It won't turn rotten though, since the alcohol "ferments" within the pudding.

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Lardy cake Which of these breads has lard in it?
Saffron cake
Lardy cake
A lardy cake contains lard, as well as raisins and currants. Despite its name, it's actually not a cake, but a type of bread!
Spotted dick
Scone

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Spotted dick Which of these dishes contains suet?
Spotted dick
Suet is a type of fat that is derived from the kidney areas of an animal, which is mixed with sugar and dried fruit to make a spotted dick. It's "spotted" because of the spots of dried fruit in the pudding.
Saffron bun
Treacle tart
Summer pudding

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Syllabub Wine and cream makes which of these desserts?
Treacle tart
Syllabub
A syllabub is a mixture of cream (or milk) and wine that is sweetened with sugar. A citrus element may also be added, such as lemon juice, for a small acidic bite.
Summer pudding
Saffron bun

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Treacle tart Golden syrup is the primary filling in a...?
Eton mess
Gypsy tart
Treacle tart
A treacle tart contains golden syrup as the primary filling, as well as a hint of lemon juice. This is also served with a side of cream, such as ice cream.
Trifle

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Sussex pond pudding 'Well pudding' is also called...?
Summer pudding
Sticky toffee pudding
Sussex pond pudding
A Sussex pond pudding contains sugar and butter that is cooked in a pastry made of suet. Suet is a type of fat that is derived from the kidney areas of an animal.
Madeira cake

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Bakewell tart Frangipane can be found in which of these British desserts?
Fruit fool
Summer pudding
Gypsy tart
Bakewell tart
Frangipane is an almond mixture that is found in the Bakewell tart dessert. Other variations include adding in jam, cherries and ground rice.

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Potted shrimp Nutmeg and brown shrimp are the primary ingredients in the ________ ________ dish.
Potted shrimp
Potted shrimp mainly consists of two primary ingredients: nutmeg and brown shrimp. Butter may also be added for a richer flavor.
Rag pudding
Steak and kidney pudding
Pease pudding

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Rag pudding A cheesecloth is used to make which of these puddings?
Hog's pudding
Sussex pond pudding
Rag pudding
A rag pudding consists of a suet pastry that is filled with onions and meat. A cheesecloth is then used to cook the suet pastry.
Sticky toffee pudding

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Sticky toffee pudding Toffee and dates are the primary ingredients in which of these desserts?
Sticky toffee pudding
A sticky toffee pudding contains layers of dates and moist cake that are smothered in a thick toffee sauce. It's considered to have Scottish origins.
Summer pudding
Spotted dick
Trifle

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Summer pudding Fruit and bread is all you need to make...?
Saffron cake
Scones
Summer pudding
A summer pudding is bread that is soaked in fruit juice. The bread is typically sliced so it absorbs more fruit juice, and topped with extra fruit (like berries) for consumption.
Treacle tart

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Bangers and mash Sausages and mashed potatoes are also called...?
Black pudding
Bubble and squeak
Toad-in-the-hole
Bangers and mash
Bangers and mash is a hearty dish that is simply comprised of mashed potatoes and sausages. It's also usually smothered in a rich brown gravy.

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Cobbler Fruit that is baked beneath a layer of pie crust is called a...?
Cobbler
A cobbler is a baked dish that is comprised of fruit and a pastry crust on top. Many different types of fruit may be used, such as apples, blueberries and pears.
Syllabub
Saffron cake
Stottie cake

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Saffron Saffron and currants are the main ingredients in the ________ cake.
Lardy
Stottie
Suet
Saffron
Otherwise known as a saffron bun, a saffron cake mainly consists of currants and saffrons. These look like small buns with "spots" of currants sticking out.

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Parkin You can taste quite a bit of ginger in a...?
Mince pie
Parkin
A parkin has distinct ginger and/or gingerbread flavors to it. They are usually cut up in small squares and look similar to brownies.
Jam roly-poly
Madeira cake

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Madeira cake
Pound cake
Trifle
Queen of puddings
The "queen of puddings" dessert consists of jam and meringue, as well as lots of breadcrumbs. These are also best served with custard and some citrus zest on top.

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