Local Food in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the UK’S largest county and is a wash with some great food and drinks, some you may not be familiar with. From great sea food fresh from the sea to condiments that will surprise you and baking treats. But let’s not forget the traditional Yorkshire pudding, which is best made in Yorkshire.
If you are looking for new culinary adventures, why not try some specialty cuisine from Yorkshire?

Fat Rascal

Fat Rascal

Very similar to a rock cake, these fruity delights are best served fresh with plenty of butter, and they’ll instantly cheer up your day. Similar to a scone or rock cake in both taste and ingredients.

Jelly Babies

Jelly Babies

Soft, chewy and super sweet – Jelly Babies are a delicious treat which have their origins in Yorkshire. Few sweet lovers in the UK will be unaware of the famous Sheffield sweet company Bassett’s. Jelly Babies are one of Bassett’s biggest sellers and were born as far back as 1864. But it wasn’t until 1918 when mass production began when the national love affair with the sweet started. Since then, you’d be hard pushed to find a British sweet cupboard where Jelly Babies don’t feature.

Parkin

Parkin

Parkin is a gingerbread cake made with oatmeal and treacle. Parkin is baked to a hard cake but with resting becomes moist and even sometimes sticky. Parkin has been a popular delicacy of Yorkshire since 1728.

Yorkshire Curd Tart

Yorkshire Curd Tart

Dating back to the 1750s traditionally baked for Whitsuntide on the local village fair days. Created using Yorkshire curd cheese and finished with a hint of lemon curd, with a short crust pastry base. A proper curd tart needs to include dried fruits like raisins and sultanas.

Wensleydale Cheese

Wensleydale Cheese

First produced in the village of Wensleydale in the 12th Century by Cistercian monks in the valley. There are five different main types of Wensleydale– mild, matured, extra matured, blue or cold-smoked—although other varieties exist. This cheese makes a great addition to any meal especially salads.

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

Made from simple ingredients of flour, eggs and milk. This is made all over the UK; however nobody does it quite like the people of Yorkshire. This can be served either on its own, with gravy or with a main dish. You can even make a large Yorkshire pudding which is big enough to fit your entire roast dinner inside.

Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire Tea

Established in the town of Harrogate in 1886, Yorkshire folk drink tea on every occasion. Of course, the actual tea doesn’t originate from Yorkshire – it was a specific blend created by expert blenders Taylors of Harrogate.

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