Yorkshire Puddings are a British icon – something enjoyed with the Sunday roast by families across the nation.
The origin of this delicacy can be traced back at least as far as 1737 (then known as a “dripping pudding”) when cooks would serve the pudding with a thick sauce or gravy ahead of the main roast dinner, in an effort to stem the appetite; meat was a very expensive commodity.
As the years have gone by, love for the Yorkshire Pudding has grown, and one of its most famous fans was Alf Wight, author of James Herriot. He regularly recounted being served Yorkshire Pudding and gravy by farmers’ wives after tending to the animals.
Herriot Country spans from Thirsk to Easingwold, Bedale to Northallerton, to the North Yorks Moors and Yorkshire Dales. A breathtakingly beautiful area of the country, it’s also the place where you’ll find Wensleydale, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre.
This Yorkshire Pudding Day, in addition to the Yorkshire Puddings being served with the home-made and locally sourced carvery in Calvert’s Restaurant at our Visitor Centre, you’ll find a special dessert on offer – Banoffee Yorkshire Pudding! A Yorkshire Pudding filled with Brymor’s vanilla ice cream, banana and toffee sauce – it’s a delicious twist on a timeless classic.
Happy Yorkshire Pudding Day one and all!