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Flying saucers, takes me right back to my childhood :) So glad Shakespeares Tavern in San Diego sells them.

Favourite traditional British sweets: in pictures

Flying saucers are a kind of rice paper sandwich with sherbet in the middle. It was voted Britain's all time favourite sweet. These are believed to have been first produced in the

Remember any of these? Old fashioned sweet shop in Rye High Street, East Sussex, UK. There is always a queue! I love sherbert lemons By B Lowe

Remember any of these? Old fashioned sweet shop in Rye High Street, East Sussex, UK. There is always a queue! I love sherbert lemons (photo by me)

Still think of them as Marathons and not Snickers! Who remembers the advert with the song "Marathon "

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

1968 Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr estranged from the family business in the States - but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes

A sweet seaside treat.

A sweet seaside treat; The good old Stick of Rock! Quintessentially British and a firm favourite of mine (pardon the pun)

Classic British sweet oat bar treat. Soft, chewy and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Today I’m sharing one of my favourite childhood treats. Classic flapjacks are gooey, buttery and sweet …

Soft, chewy and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Today I’m sharing one of my favourite childhood treats. Classic flapjacks are gooey, buttery and swee

Mary Berry’s been making her Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about.

Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Mary Berry’s been making her Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about! This would make a lovely Yule cake. I love the traditional royal icing like my nan used to do.

The Ultimate Millionaire's Shortbread by former Great British Bake Off contestant James Morton. Layers of gooey sweet caramel and chocolate rest on top of a easy to make crumbly shortbread. Great for a treat!

The Ultimate Millionaire's Shortbread

The Ultimate Millionaire's Shortbread by former Great British Bake Off contestant James Morton. Layers of gooey sweet caramel and chocolate rest on top of a easy to make crumbly shortbread.

Gorgeous little butterfly cupcakes with cream and jam. Perfect for high tea or a little girl's fairy birthday party.

Charmingly sweet Butterfly Cupcakes that take me back, these are referred to in England rather adorably, to as Fairy Cakes.

Gin cheesecake

Gin cheesecake

Martha Collison from The Great British Bake Off shows you her recipe for a beautiful ombré mini egg cake. Watch the recipe video on the Waitrose website.

Martha's Mini egg cake

Martha Collison from The Great British Bake Off shows you her recipe for a beautiful ombré mini egg Easter cake. Watch the recipe video on the Waitrose website.

Learn how to make Perfect Choux Pastry (Or Pate a Choux!) - A great basic troubleshooting guide to make sure you get perfect Choux Pastry every Single time!

Basic Choux Pastry and Troubleshooting guide

Learn how to make Perfect Choux Pastry (Or Pate a Choux!) - A great basic troubleshooting guide to make sure you get perfect Choux Pastry every Single time! -- let it drop from the spatula and if a "v" forms it is done. Not too thick and not too wet.

Spangles (1948)  The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984.

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Spangles - remember these? In 1974 they had fizzy flavours like Orangeade and Lemonade. Spangles are a good reminder of a time when, as Roald Dahl once said, "the sweetshop was the very centre of our lives"

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