Yorkshire recipes to cook at home

30 April 2020

Yorkshire food to cook at home


From Yorkshire puddings to Wensleydale and rhubarb recipes, there are lots of famous foods that have come out of Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire’s Dales, moors and shores are fertile ground for some of the country’s finest food and produce and this article looks at the best recipes associated to the area that you can cook from the comfort of your own home.



Yorkshire pudding


The Yorkshire Pudding is arguably the most renowned of all the foods the county has to offer and the standard is pretty high with regional Yorkshire pudding championships regularly taking place.

The pudding is a great accompaniment to a roast dinner, which is something we offer to people eating at our Robin Hoods Bay accommodation, but you can eat them as a starter filled with all manner of things as well.

It is a great Yorkshire food that you can make at home during the coronavirus lockdown and Jen, who runs the Jen’s Food Blog has been posting easy-to-make, healthy and comforting recipes during the UK lockdown, recommends you to have a go at making them.

“For me, one of the foods that symbolises Yorkshire is, of course, the Yorkshire Pudding. Such a simple recipe, but very versatile. I love making Yorkshire Puddings to go with my Sunday Roast, or even just to have with gravy as a starter! Plus, the recipe is the same as pancake batter, which I enjoy as both savoury (love them with corned beef hash and stew), or sweet (with Nutella on of course!!).”


Makes 4 Yorkshires for 2 people

•2 eggs

•100ml milk

•70g plain flour



•Jen says: “Pre-heat the oven to 210 degrees and place some oil in the baking tin moulds to heat up in the oven first. Whisk together the eggs and add the milk and plain flour gradually, to make a smooth batter. Before placing the mixture into the baking tin, ensure the oil is very hot. Pour in the mixture evenly between the tin moulds and put in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.



Wensleydale Cheese


Another iconic food to come out of Yorkshire is Wensleydale cheese and the fame of it was heightened when it was featured in the popular films of Wallace and Gromit.

There are lots of different recipes involving Wensleydale Cheese that you can make at home. The Yorkshire Food Guide, a trusted online guide to getting the best out of Yorkshire’s dining destinations, recommend making Wensleydale Cheese Scones.

“One of our favourite recipes celebrates one of the region’s most famous produce, Wensleydale cheese from the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Here’s an easy recipe to try at home, mouth-watering Wensleydale Cheese Scones. The perfect snack, pretty much any time of the day.”


•400g self-raising flour

•80g butter, chilled and cut into cubes

•150g Wensleydale cheese, grated

•1 tsp English mustard powder

•1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper

•200ml milk, warm


•Heat the oven to 220C/fan200C/gas7. Put the flour and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor. Add the butter then pulse until the mix resembles breadcrumbs. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in 100g of the cheese, the mustard and the cayenne. Gradually add the milk and bring to a soft dough, but don’t over knead as this will make the scones tough.

•Then pat out gently on a floured bench and cut into either rounds or diamonds. Brush the top with milk, bake for 10 minutes then sprinkle with the cheese and cook for 6-8 minutes until golden and cooked through.


Rhubarb is also associated with Yorkshire and the triangular patch between Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford has been called the ‘rhubarb triangle’ due to the number of rhubarb fields and forcing sheds located there.

If you’re looking to make a classic Yorkshire recipe at home, then you can look to try making a Rhubarb and custard pavlova. This classic combination is often piled on top of feather-light meringue which makes it even better. This show-stopping pavlova makes for a great dessert.


•150g caster sugar

•6 large egg whites

•150g icing sugar

•1 tsp cornflour

•1 tsp white wine vinegar

•1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For Rhubarb

•75g golden caster sugar

•500g rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 3-4cm lengths

•1 vanilla pod, split

•lemon juice a squeeze

For custard

•4 egg yolks

•2 tsp golden caster sugar

•2 tbsp cornflour

•300ml single cream

•1 vanilla pod, split or 1 tsp vanilla paste

•300ml double cream


•According to the Olive magazine, there are five steps to making Rhubarb and custard pavlova and you can see these steps here.



Baked Haddock


From the humble kipper to smoked salmon, Yorkshire’ seaside resorts like Scarborough and Whitby are famed for serving a selection of great fish dishes.

One fish dish you could try to cook at home is baked haddock and while it is not a recipe unique to Yorkshire, according to Traditional Yorkshire Recipes, it is unique to Barnsley.


•Fresh haddock (complete fish)

•1 small onion

•mixed herbs

•4-5 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs

•Salt & pepper

•Butter or dripping

•Fish stock made from fish trimmings


•You can leave the head on, or cut it off.

•Gut, clean and cut the fins off the fish and rub inside and outside with salt.

•Make a stock from the trimmings by boiling and simmering the trimmings in a pint of water for 30 minutes

•Cook the fish liver with finely chopped onion and chopped mixed herbs

•Once the onion is soft, you can add the breadcrumbs, seasoning and a little melted butter

•Pack the fried mixture into the gutted fish, tie it up and then you can put it into a dish that has been previously greased and strewn with any remaining onion, herb and breadcrumb mixture that you have

•The next step is to cover the fish with dabs of butter

•Finally, you can bake for about 40 minutes. This will, however, depend on the size of the fish


•Yorkshire curd tart – see the method and ingredients here.

•Pea and Yorkshire Fettle croquettes with mint mayo – see the method and ingredients here.

•Turf Buns – see the method and ingredients here.

•Spiced rhubarb crumble – see the method and ingredients here.

Here at Raven Hall we are one Scarborough hotel that uses local produce and these dishes are some that you can try during the lockdown.

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