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S: Our Wedding

BC: The End

FC: The United Kingdom

1: Geography | Most of UK is made up of gently rolling hills with isolated areas of high ground. There are also mountainous areas, low-lying coastlines, and wetlands

2: Wheat, Barley, SugarBeets, and Potatoes

3: Main Agricultural Products

5: The United Kingdom is approximately 243610 square kilometers. Main Language: English Main Religion: Christianity

6: History of the United Kingdom | 1536 - England and Wales unite. 1707 - Scotland untie with England and Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1801 - The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. TheKingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1922 - Southern counties in Ireland choose independence. Name changed to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

9: Native Customs, Beliefs, and Holiday Traditions

10: Native Dishes | Cucumber Sandwich | Yorkshire Pudding

11: Lancashire Hot Pot | Toad in the Hole | Scones

12: Yorkshire Pudding Recipe Ingredients: 4 large, fresh eggs, measured in a jug Equal quantity of milk to eggs Equal quantity of all purpose/plain flour to eggs Pinch of salt 2 tbsp lard, beef dripping or vegetable oil Preparation: Serves 6 Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible, however, do not exceed 450F/230C or the fat may burn. Pour the eggs and milk into a large mixing bowl and add the pinch of salt. Whisk thoroughly with an electric hand beater or hand whisk. Leave to stand for 10 minutes. Gradually sieve the same volume of flour (as the eggs) into the milk and egg mixture, again using an electric hand beater or hand-whisk to create a lump free batter resembling thick cream, if there are any lumps pass the batter through a fine sieve. Leave the batter to rest in the kitchen for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible - up to several hours. Place a pea-sized piece of lard, dripping or tsp vegetable oil into your chosen Yorkshire pudding tin, or a 4 x 2"/5cm hole tin or 12-hole muffin tin and heat in the oven until the fat is smoking. Give the batter another good whisk adding 2 tbsps of cold water and fill a third of each section of the tin with batter and return quickly to the oven. Leave to cook until golden brown approx 20 minutes. Repeat the last step again until all the batter is used up.

13: Cucumber Sandwich Recipe Ingredients: 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable cream cheese 2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix 12 slices pumpernickel rye bread 2 to 3 medium cucumbers Directions In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and dressing mix. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Peel cucumbers if desired; thinly slice and place on six slices of bread. Top with remaining bread. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

14: Toad in the Hole Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutes , Cook Time: 35 minutes, Total Time: 50 minutes Ingredients 4 large, fresh eggs, measured in a jug Equal quantity of milk to eggs Equal quantity of all purpose/plain flour to eggs Pinch of salt 2 tbsp lard, beef dripping or vegetable oil 6 beef or pork sausages Preparation Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible. Pour the eggs and milk into a large mixing bowl and add the pinch of salt. Whisk thoroughly with an electric hand beater or hand whisk. Leave to stand for 10 minutes. Gradually sieve the same volume of flour (as the eggs) into the milk and egg mixture, again using an electric hand beater or hand-whisk to create a lump free batter resembling thick cream, if there are any lumps pass the batter through a fine sieve. Leave the batter to rest in the kitchen for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible - up to several hours. Place a pea-sized piece of lard, dripping or tsp vegetable oil in a Yorkshire pudding tin (4 x 2"/5cm hole tin) or 12-hole muffin tin and heat in the oven. Cut each sausage into pieces to fit the holes of the pudding tin, place one piece into the hot fat and return the tray to the oven. Cook until the sausage pieces are golden brown (approx 15 mins) golden. Give the batter another good whisk adding 2 tbsps of cold water and fill a third of each section of the tin with batter and return quickly to the oven. Leave to cook until golden brown approx 20 minutes. Repeat the last step again until all the batter is used up.

15: Lancashire Hot Pot Recipe Ingredients 900 g middle neck and best end of lamb, sliced into chops 1 tbsp groundnut oil butter 4 lamb's kidneys, skinned, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces 3 onions, sliced into 1 cm wedges 1 tbsp plain flour 570 ml boiling water 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 fresh bay leaf 2 sprig thyme 900 g potatoes, thinly sliced freshly ground salt and black pepper 1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C/gas 3. 2. Trim the lamb of any excess fat and pat dry with kitchen paper. 3. Heat the oil and a small knob of butter in a large heavy-based frying pan until very hot. Add the lamb two or three pieces at a time, and fry until brown, turning once. Once browned, put into a wide 3.5 litre casserole. Brown the pieces of kidney too, tucking them in amongst the meat. 4. Once the meat and kidney are in the casserole, add the onions to the pan. Fry over medium heat, adding a little more butter if necessary, for about 10 minutes until browned at the edges. 5. Stir in the flour then gradually add the hot water and Worcestershire sauce, stirring until the flour and liquid are smoothly blended. Season with salt and pepper and bring to simmering point. Pour over the meat in the casserole. 6. Tuck in the bay leaf and thyme, then arrange the potato slices on top in an overlapping pattern. Season the potatoes and dot the surface with a few dabs of butter. 7. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and put in the oven. Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. Towards the end of cooking time, remove the lid and brush the potatoes with a little more butter. Put under the grill to crisp up. Alternatively, remove the lid and increase the heat to 200C/gas 6 for the last 15 minutes of cooking.

16: Scones Recipe Ingredients 1 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt cup butter 1 Tablespoons sugar 1 egg (beaten with enough milk to make cup) Handful of currants or raisins (optional) Procedure Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, and rub it into the flour mixture, using very clean fingertips. Add the sugar. Add enough of the egg mixture to form a soft dough (not all the liquid will be needed). Add the currants or raisins (optional). Preheat over to 425F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to -inch thickness. Use a 1-inch round glass or pastry cutter to cut out the dough. Place the scones on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with some of the egg mixture. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with fresh butter and jam at teatime.

17: Exotic Food An unusual food used in the United Kingdom is a sheep's stomach in a dish called Haggis.

18: Herbs and Spices

19: basil, mint, thyme, black pepper, and cinnamon

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