Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Traditional Baking Recipe and Meal Ideas
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Boiled Cake Recipe

This is a recipe for a favourite teatime pudding, namely boiled cake. Although it doesn't sound particularly appetising, you will be surprised. In addition it is quick and easy.

Boiled cake

Recipe Ingredients:
4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
1/2 pint water
1lb mixed dried fruit
8oz self raising flour
2 beaten eggs
Pinch of bicarbonate of soda

Pre heat oven to 325F. Grease and line a 8inch cake tin in preparation. In a saucepan mix the butter, sugar, bicarbonate, water and the dried fruit. Bring thsi to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes then simmer for 15. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Fold in the flour, then the eggs and transfer to the cake tin. Bake thsi for between 1&1/2 to 2 hours. Once you can insert a skewer into the middle and it comes out clean then it is ready. Allow to cool slightly then turn out onto a wire rack.

As with all recipes which involve cooking and baking a sensible approach must be taken especially when dealing with warm or hot (temperature) ingredients. If you are unable to take due care, please do not attempt to make any of these recipes. All recipes are tried at your own risk.

For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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