Yorkshire Parkin, Fat Rascals, Curd Tart recipes and other favourite combinations
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We love our sweet treats in Yorkshire, here are a few classic recipes and quirky combinations for you to try.
Similiar to a hard scone or rock cake, Fat Rascals are thought to have originated in the 19th century.
One of the most popular products at the iconic Bettys, you can now try to make your own at home.
Non-northerners associate Parkin with bonfire night, but people from Yorkshire used to eat the gingerbread cake throughout the winter months.
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The ginger, black treacle and oats are classic autumn flavours and this recipe comes from the experts at Bettys Cookery School.
Yorkshire Curd Tart
The Yorkshire curd tart has origins dating back to the mid-17th century and was traditionally made around Whitsuntide from leftover curds from cheesemaking.
The big question is: doyou prefer them warm or cold?
The most famous dish of them all. The Yorkshire Pudding isn’t just for a Sunday Roast, many people have adapted this iconic creation to many other uses over the years, if you think this suggestion is sacrilegious, have a look at these weird and wonderful Yorkshire puddings.
If you want to create a puffy pudding that has fully risen, this easy to follow recipe works well for us.
Cheese with Fruitcake
Not so much a recipe but a Yorkshire tradition. Eating cheese with your Christmas fruitcake is said to have originated back to the 19th century.
But, if this is something you enjoy doing then your really shouldn’t have to limit this to the festive period. Fruit cake can be made or bought all year round and of course Yorkshire has some of the finest cheese producers in the world.
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