Barbra Streisand reveals her love of scones, shepherd's pie and PASTIES as she ...

She is an iconic American performer who has won 2 Oscars, 10 Grammys and 5 Emmys - to name just a few of her accolades.

But, speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 on Monday morning, Barbra Streisand revealed the extent of her love for British food, including scones, shepherd's pie, Yorkshire pudding and even pasties.

The singing sensation, 76, who began performing at a young also, also admitted she became 'more anxious' as she got older, and revealed her hopes to pass on her skills as an antiques collector to her five-months-old granddaughter.    

Pasties! speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 on Monday morning, Barbra Streisand revealed her love of British food, including scones, shepherd's pie, Yorkshire pudding and even pasties

Pasties! speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 on Monday morning, Barbra Streisand revealed her love of British food, including scones, shepherd's pie, Yorkshire pudding and even pasties

Barbra said: 'I love London... I never understood why many years ago people said the food in London was not great, and I came and I thought my Yorkshire Pudding, my roast beef, everything that they made, my pasties…    

'When I was making Yentl in England, 4 o'clock every day we stopped for tea and scones and pasties. I mean, if I love it, I have to share it with my cast and crew!'

'Every day we'd have tea - I think it's the right thing to do, to stop for tea. And scones of course, with clotted cream!'    

When quizzed by Zoe about her stance on whether jam should be put on first, or clotted cream, Barbra admitted that she doesn't use jam, and revealed that she isn't a fan of raisins in her scones.

What? When quizzed by Zoe about her stance on whether jam should be put on scones first, or clotted cream, Barbra admitted that she doesn't use jam, but uses fresh strawberries instead

What? When quizzed by Zoe about her stance on whether jam should be put on scones first, or clotted cream, Barbra admitted that she doesn't use jam, but uses fresh strawberries instead

Yummy! Barbra also confessed her love for shepherd's pie, revealing that her assistant regularly makes the British dish for them to enjoy

Yummy! Barbra also confessed her love for shepherd's pie, revealing that her assistant regularly makes the British dish for them to enjoy

She said: 'Well I hate to tell you this but I don't use the jam. I use mashed strawberries. Because I love the freshness.

'I think jams are too sweet sometimes so I use fresh strawberries mashed up and then I put that on the scone, and then I put the clotted cream on. 

'Actually sometimes I reverse it so you know I cannot tell a lie - sometimes I do the cream first and then the strawberries. But most of the time the strawberries first and then the clotted cream.' 

Barbra also confessed her love for shepherd's pie, revealing that her assistant regularly makes the British dish for them to enjoy. 

She said: 'I have my assistant who's been with me 45 years and she makes the erm… what do you call the thing we eat all the time? What's it called? With the mashed potatoes on the top… shepherd's pie!' 

Foodie: And in addition to scones and shepherd's pie, Barbara discussed her love of salmon sandwiches and English tea

Foodie: And in addition to scones and shepherd's pie, Barbara discussed her love of salmon sandwiches and English tea

And in addition to scones and shepherd's pie, Barbara discussed her love of salmon sandwiches and English tea.

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