Thursday, 1 August 2013

It's Yorkshire Day!

The 1st of August is officially Yorkshire Day and as someone born and bred here (Sheffield to be exact) I thought I'd celebrate. It originated in 1975 and continues to this day marking all things to do with the UK's largest county.
Yorkshire rose.svg
The white rose of Yorkshire
Sheffield city centre - taken by my friend Marion using her fancier than mine camera!

My Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Yorkshire pudding is one of the first recipes I remember making.  We ate it quite regularly and it's quite easy to make so I think this is why I was trusted with it when I was little! I've tried different variations over the years and this is a mixture of elements of these that never fails to rise. 

Ingredients - Makes 1 big or 8 small puddings
2 eggs
180ml milk
salt and pepper
20ml oil (sunflower, vegetable or olive)
125g plain flour
30ml really cold water
Baking dish approx 20cm square or a muffin tin

1. Pre-heat the oven to 230C (440F).

2. Break the eggs into a bowl, add the milk and whisk until they start to go frothy.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Leave the mixture to stand while the oven heats up.

3. Add about 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) of oil into 8 of the holes in the muffin tin or into the baking dish. Put this into the oven to heat up while waiting for the egg and milk mixture.

4. Next add the flour to the egg and milk mixture and stir until well mixed.  It should be of a consistency that when you dribble some of the mixture from a spoon into the bowl the pattern you make stays for a few seconds on top of the rest of the mixture.  If it's too thick add a little more milk.

5. Add a bit of really cold water, about 3 tablespoons (30ml). This is a trick my mum swears makes it rise!

6. Carefully remove the baking dish or muffin tin from the oven.  Pour the mixture into the dish or divide the mixture between the 8 holes with oil in them.

7. Put the dish/tin back in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until they have risen and are golden brown.

Etsy Yorkshire Team Favourites

I'm a member of the Etsy Yorkshire team on and these are some of my favourite items made by other members. We're very talented here in Yorkshire!

Ice-cream Cone Earrings
Ice cream earrings by Cute And Quirky Girl - cute and quirky indeed!

Owlways and forever
Owl print by Peanut n Jellybean - just adorable!
Decorative Throw Pillows Cushions Pair, Green Birds Linen Handmade in UK
Throw cushions by While Loki Dreams - I love the colours and the bird pattern.
Rosie the red teddy bear with cute neck scarf
Mohair teddy bear by Strawberry Kitten - a stunning little bear.
Jaffa Cake Brooch
Felt Jaffa Cake brooch by The Ladybird Tree - I can't resist a Jaffa Cake!

Yorkshire photos taken by Marion (with her fancy camera...) 

The very picturesque Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known as the greenest county and Sheffield the greenest city.  This view from High Bradfield shows why.
Inside Kelham Island Museum which shows Sheffield's industrial past. 

Historical buildings on The Shambles in the centre of York. Some of these date back to the 14th century.


  1. Can't believe it but I have never had Yorkshire pudding. Thanks for the tempting recipe and all the background info. :D
    pam @ BeColorful

  2. Thanks Pam! Yorkshire pudding's lovely - I could eat just a plateful with gravy as a meal without any meat or vegetables! You should try it, it's simple and delicious.