Yorkshire is a vast county made up of four ceremonial sub counties that each contribute to the differing beauty of Yorkshire, from the Three Peaks in the North to the rugged coastline in the East. The grand scale of county means that it produces some of the highest quality food in the UK, some steeped in years of tradition.
If you haven't ever eaten a Yorkshire Pudding on a Sunday roast, then quite frankly you haven't lived. Traditionally served alongside Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding is a savoury pudding made from a batter of eggs, flour and milk that dates back to the 1700s when it was described as ‘Dripping Pudding’. The latest modern twist sees the Yorkshire Pudding turned into a wrap, stuffed with the contents of a Sunday dinner and eaten with your hands - yum!
The forcing of rhubarb began in Yorkshire in 1877, where cheap coal from local mines heated specially built forcing sheds which helped produce rhubarb early in the year when fresh fruit was scarce. At one time, West Yorkshire produced 90% of the world’s winter forced rhubarb! It tastes sweeter and has a delicate flavour.
Family owned Taylors of Harrogate, which was born in 1886, first brewed Yorkshire Tea in the 1970s and is one of their best selling teas and is loved by people all over the world, especially in the UK where its the most popular tea brand sold. Historically, the tea blend changed depending on the hardness or softness of the water available in Yorkshire in the 1980s, whereas now the tea has evolved into one single blend.
A Fat Rascal is similar to a rock cake in both flavour and ingredients used. They originated in Yorkshire in the 19th century and were made using leftover scraps of pastry and sprinkled with currants before being rolled and baked. Nowadays it is a buttery and crumbly scone enjoyed warm with lashings of butter. They are topped with glacé cherries and almonds to create a cheeky rascal face.
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