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Great Britain

By: Gracen, Shannon, Dustin, and Endea

History, population, location size of country and

interesting facts on Great Britain
History- The inhabitants of Britain, the island containing England, Wales and
Scotland. Live in a state of some confusion over their group identity.
Population- 64.1 million (2013)
The size of the country- is 88,745 mi
Interesting fact 1: London has the most informed cab drivers in the worldand
theyve got the diplomas to prove it.
Interesting fact 2: In the United Kingdom, nannies can earn higher starting
salaries than teachers, policemen, and nurses.

Map of Great Britain

Types of food served and meal service

British food is traditionally based on beef, lamb, pork chicken, and fish. Its usually
served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common foods eaten in
Britain today are sandwiches, fish and chips, pies such as the cornish pastry, trifle
and roast dinners. Two main dishes are Bubble & squeak and Toad in the Hole.
Toad in the Hole are sausages covered in batter and roasted. Bubble & squeak is
usually made from cold vegetables that were leftover from a previous meal. The
cold vegetables are fried in a pan with mashed potatoes until the mixture is wellcooked and brown on the sides.
Afternoon Tea was introduced in 1840, afternoon tea is a post lunch tea ritual. It is
a time to get a relaxing break in the day. Afternoon tea is typically served around 3
or 4 p.m. The types of foods you will eat during afternoon tea are finger foods
such as scones, cakes, macaroons, and crustless finger sandwiches.

Recipe: Welsh Cakes

Yields: 22-24

2 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

pinch salt

1 cup butter, cold

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup currants

2 egg

2 Tbsp milk

2 - 3 Tbsp sugar, for sprinkling

Recipe Directions
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Using 2 knives or a pastry
blender, cut in the cold butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.
-Stir in the sugar and currants.
-Make a well in the center and add in egg and milk.
-Using a fork, mix in the ingredients until dough comes together.
-Flour a work surface and then roll dough out to approximately the thickness of your baby finger.
-Cut out with a round cookie cutter. (Apparently, traditionally the edges should also be fluted!)
-Reroll the trimmings and cut out more rounds.
-Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease with either cooking spray or a little butter.
-Place as many rounds as will fit on the skillet without touching.
-Cook approx 3-4 minutes on the first side. Carefully flip over.
-Cook for another 3 or so minutes. (If bottoms are going too dark, too fast then turn down your heat!)
-Remove from pan to a wire rack.
-Sprinkle immediately with a little sugar.
-Continue cooking remaining cakes.

5 Strange Delicacies
Haggis- Basically meatloaf made with milk, eggs, and a lot of pepper. Often
served with mashed potatoes/ turnips/ swede and a lot of gravy.
Stargazey Pie- A pie made with pilchards, eggs, and potatoes. The heads of the
pilchards are protruding out of the crust allowing the fish oils to drain back into the
pie with the eggs and potatoes.
Steak and Kidney pie- A type of meat pie that is filled with steak, kidneys,
potatoes, and gravy.
Spotted Dick- Sponge pudding with raisins, served with custard.
Deep Fried Mars Bars- Originally made when basically all of Europe was making
stereotypes out of Scotlands two-color diet. Scotland ran with it and began deep
frying everything, including Mars Bars, ice cream, and the concept of fear.