English recipes for St George's Day

lavender shortbread

St George's Day, the National day for England, falls on 23rd April, and if you're thinking about celebrating England's daring dragon-slaying hero with a slap-up feast, we've rounded up a collection of ever-so-English recipes for you to enjoy.

Snacks and starters

Stilton and walnut soup

stilton and walnut soup

A warming soup you can knock up in the microwave in minutes

Roast beef sandwiches with mustard and horseradish

roast beef sandwich with mustard and horseradish

Zingy and full of flavour, a great way to make the most out of leftovers from a roast

Tomato and apple chutney

tomato and apple chutney

A lovely chutney to put with your English cheeseboard

Mains

Bubble and squeak

bubble and squeak

A handy way to use up leftovers although it's just as good made from scratch

Scouse

scouse stew

This stew goes way back in history – apparently the pilgrims enjoyed it on the Mayflower

Beef wellington

beef wellington

A classic recipe using pastry, mustard, beef fillet and thyme for an impressive main course

Desserts

Jam and gooseberry crumble

jam and gooseberry crumble

A great dish to serve up when gooseberries are in season

Lavender shortbread

lavender shortbread

The perfect gift to make ahead and give as a present on St George's Day

Winter Eton mess

winter eton mess

It might not quite be winter anymore, but this variation of the classic dessert uses rhubarb and pomegranate instead of strawberries

Drinks

Ginger beer

ginger beer

Lashings and lashings, obvs

Elderflower cordial

elderflower cordial

If you can't get your hands on any elderflowers, you might have to wait until the summer to make this tasty drink