National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
Fri, Oct 13, 2023

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Every year on October 13th, National Yorkshire Pudding Day is celebrated. Don’t be fooled, this is not just any ordinary dessert – Yorkshire pudding is a classic English dish, similar to a popover, consisting of a liquid dough served with fried meat and sauce.


Yorkshire pudding was first created in the north of England in 1737 by cooks who utilized the fat in pans while roasting the meat. A recipe for a dish called ‘Dripping Pudding’ was later published in a book called ‘All the Duties of a Woman’.

These savory popovers can be filled with a variety of ingredients, from eggs and cheese to herbs and even sweeter toppings like caramel, chocolate, or cream.

Interesting facts

  • The original recipe for Yorkshire Pudding was published in a book called ‘The Art of Cooking, Cooking Easy and Simple’ by Hannah Glasse in 1747.
  • The first National Yorkshire Pudding Day was celebrated in 2007 in the UK.
  • In 2019, Chef Tom Casson won the Great Yorkshire Pudding competition with his recipe entitled ‘War of the Roses’.
  • Experts report that to make a proper pudding, two important things must be taken into consideration; the butter must be hot, and the dough cold and allowed to ‘rest’ so that the starch molecules can swell and the pudding can reach its desired size.

How to take part

Treat yourself and your loved ones to Yorkshire pudding on this day! If you have a special recipe, don’t forget to share it on social media with the hashtag #YorkshirePuddingDay.

When is National Yorkshire Pudding Day celebrated in 2023?

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


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