33 Surprising Dishes Brits Find Hard to Cook

Sometimes the simplest recipes can be the most difficult to cook. Whether you’re looking to perfect the ultimate Toad in the Hole, Chilli con Carne, Scrambled Eggs or Pasta Carbonara, we feel your pain when it comes to getting it just right. Simple techniques for Poached Eggs and Omelettes can often be harder to pull off than more complicated combinations.

Save cash on takeaways by learning to master your favourite Chicken Curry, stop buying Dauphinoise Potatoes from the ready meal aisle at the supermarket and become an expert at baking your own homemade Chocolate Cake. Not only will birthdays be a breeze, but you'll also realise how easy it is to whip up in a hurry.

To make life a little easier, we took a look at the most popular recipe search terms from the past year to create a collection of meals you’re constantly looking to master, so no more digging around online to find the best Beef Stew or Yorkshire Puddings. There are even videos to guide you through making family dinners like Shepherd’s Pie, Macaroni Cheese and Bread and Butter Pudding, step-by-step, just like mum used to make. Hooray!

Classic Italian Lasagne

The recipes you've always wanted to master but never quite got around to.
Easy Roast Chicken in a Frying Pan
Easy Roast Chicken in a Frying Pan
Time
20
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Yorkshire Puddings with Sausages, Tenderstem and Roasted Shallot Gravy
Yorkshire Puddings with Sausages, Tenderstem and Roasted Shallot Gravy
Time
40
Serves
4-6
Difficulty
Med
Best-Ever Roast Beef with a Mustard Crust
Best-Ever Roast Beef with a Mustard Crust
Time
120
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Slow Roast Lamb
Slow Roast Lamb
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