Local Food in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the UK’S largest county and is awash 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?

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.

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.

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.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Yorkshire is so well-known for rhubarb production and is normally produced in a nine-square-mile area of the county is known as Rhubarb Triangle. The rhubarb plant’s stems are boiled in sugar and used for everything from jams to pies to compotes.

Henderson's Relish

Henderson's Relish

Made in Sheffield for over 100 years to a secret recipe. This relish can be use nearly anywhere, use as a sauce for meats, soups and even in marinades. Great in pies, on cheese and can uplift any ordinary meal to new heights.

Pikelets

Pikelets

Pikelets are basally “flat crumpets” or “think pancakes.” These fluffy breads have a similar taste and texture as crumpets, but with many regional variations. These are great toasted with a little butter or syrup. 

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.

Yorkshire Crisps

Yorkshire Crisps

Handmade in the county and committed to using only local produce, among the great flavours you can sample are chardonnay wine, sweet chilli and lime and sweet cured ham and pickle and many others.

Liquorice

Liquorice

Traditionally made in Pontefract as a medicine, now the liquorice is sweetened and recognised as confectionery. Liquorice is now available in many different shapes, with many additional flavours you are bound to find one you like.

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