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?
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.
First made in the mid 1700s as an alcoholic drink, ginger beer is similar to ginger ale but infused with a more spicy ginger taste. Most ginger beer beverages are non-alcoholic so that anyone can enjoy them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.