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From: "b.sharples" <>
Subject: Re: NONGEN[YKS] Steam-raised, baked batter accomniment!
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 13:22:45 -0000
I realise and sympathise with those fellow countrymen/women (Tim) who have
for various reasons had to leave THE shire and forgo our, internationally
famous, regional dishes. However I must draw the line at Yorkshire Pudding,
hence my application for 'Appellation Controlle'
The making of a good Yorkshire Pudding, at the risk of being of being
accused of betrayal, is quite a simple task. Given the correct ingredients:
1. EGGS - Freerange from farmyard stock of Yorkshire leghorns
2. FLOUR - Fresh white medium-fine stone ground, THRICE sifted in pure
3. MILK - Wholesome wholemilk from Yorkshire Dales Friesian herd.
4. WATER - Hand-drawn from a 'recognised pure spring source, either
north-facing gritstone or south-facing limestone.
All that remains is to mix with appropriate combination of experience,
confidence, humour and due reverence. Not forgetting the old Yorkshire adage
during the mixing phase: "Mixing the batter is like a good wife - the better
you beat them the better they be!"
I suppose as a good Yorkshire Pudding does not 'travel' I think the world
would be better off serving a "Steam-raised, baked batter accompaniment" as
a sort of second rate homage.
But always mindful that the pinnacle of such homage should be an annual
pilgrimage to our fair land to enjoy fully the REAL thing in it's proper
Commiseration's and kindest regards
Barrie in North Yorkshire, England
"A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees."
William Blake 1757 - 1827
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SHARPLES,SEDDON,ROMSDALE,KAY,HODGKINSON,BELL - Lancs.
TEMPEST Burnley - plus Arncliffe, Bentham, Kirkby Malham -Yorks.
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