National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
Thu, Oct 13, 2022

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Every year, National Yorkshire Pudding Day is celebrated on October 13th. Do not confuse it with an ordinary dessert, because pudding is completely different! Yorkshire pudding is a classic English dish that looks like popover. It is prepared from liquid dough and served with fried meat and sauce.

History

In 1737, in the north of England, cooks figured out how to use the fat that gets into the pans. While the meat was cooking in the oven, the chefs prepared a batter pudding. Later, one of the cooks published a recipe called Dripping Pudding in the book All the Duties of a Woman.

These savory popovers offer a wide variety of fillings. Feel free to add eggs, cheese, herbal stuffing to them. If you prefer something sweet, don’t be afraid to deviate from the classic recipe and add caramel, chocolate or cream toppings.

Interesting facts

  • in 1747, Hannah Glasse published The Art of Cooking, Cooking Easy and Simple: it was in this book that the recipe for Yorkshire Pudding was found;
  • the first National Yorkshire Pudding Day was celebrated in 2007 in the UK;
  • in 2019, Chef Tom Casson won the Great Yorkshire Pudding competition, the recipe for his pudding is called War of the Roses;
  • Experts say that to make a proper pudding, two important things must be taken into account: the butter must be hot and the dough cold, “resting” the dough will allow the starch molecules to swell, resulting in the desired size.

How to celebrate

Naturally, on this day everyone should treat themselves to Yorkshire pudding. Make your own Yorkshire pudding and treat your family or friends. If you have any special recipe, be sure to share it on social media using the hashtag #YorkshirePuddingDay.

When is National Yorkshire Pudding Day celebrated in 2022?

National Yorkshire Pudding Day is observed on October 13 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 13 2022
Friday October 13 2023
Sunday October 13 2024
Monday October 13 2025
Tuesday October 13 2026