Independence Day Desserts

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As America’s cultural influence continues to flavour European lifestyles, the food served up on plates across the pond inevitably makes its way to British dishes next. With US-style burger joints popping up almost daily, there’s little surprise that our diets are becoming more aligned with the Americans’. Some exceptions to the rule – notably the classically American peanut butter & jelly sandwich – do exist, but the US has maintained its position as a global culinary trend-setter.

Brits love a celebration, and lately we’ve been looking to America for inspiration. Alongside the 200,000 Americans living here in the UK, we’ve been getting into the party spirit for the Super Bowl, Black Friday shopping, and the quintessentially American school prom.

An event that’s recently grabbed Britain’s attention is Independence Day. With the Fourth of July now just around the corner, what will Americans be plating up for pudding?

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A modern American favourite, peanut butter has only in recent years made its way onto British menus. Although we’re not quite ready to fill up on a PB&J sandwich, we have become accustomed to eating the salty nut butter for dessert. We suggest trying your cheesecake with a scoop or two or Cheshire Farm salted caramel ice cream from Destiny Foods.

Red Velvet Cake

Slowly but surely, red velvet cake has been making in-roads to the British food market from its stronghold in the US. Although it has been around since the time of World War II rationing, it is now appealing to more of us by the minute.

Waffles & Toppings

Waffles are a morning favourite in America, but as we’re not quite ready to fill up on syrup for breakfast, we’re adopting the dish for dessert. Serve with ice cream or, combing the sweet with the savoury, go a little left-field with a bacon and maple syrup combo.

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