Herby Wholemeal Scones

As I mentioned last time, this January is about resetting a few eating habits and trying to rebalance slightly away from ‘belly-enhancing’ and towards ‘nutritious’. To that end, here are some herby wholemeal scones. They’re dead simple, good for your digestive system and an easy fit for any number of healthy meals. They’re still nice…

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Christmas Leftovers: Deep Fried Stuffing Balls

Christmas leftovers – a one-day blessing, seven day curse. Boxing day: you’re quite looking forward to your turkey and stuffing sandwich. New year’s day: you’re wondering why on earth you consigned yourself to this endless leftover sandwich diet and when this food purgatory will end. Don’t worry, Yorkshire Grub has your back with these slightly…

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Keighley Cheese Muffins with Perfect Poached Eggs

Eight recipes in to Yorkshire Grub and I’ve used the word ‘simple’ approximately 1,082 times. But, honestly, these cheese muffins from Keighley are about as simple a bake as you could humanly expect to exist. These little pillows of joy (via Joan Poulson’s Old Yorkshire Recipes, 1974) take about 20 minutes from getting out your mixing bowl to slathering…

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Moggy, an Easy-Peasey Ginger and Syrup Cake

Yorkshire Grub’s first proper sweet dish! Maybe that seems like an oversight to you, but savoury’s always been my big love. Moggy is extremely delicious, though. And there are no cats in it. Recipes for Moggy show up in various older cookbooks. Joan Poulson writes in a couple of her books that the name is most likely…

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Dead Ringer for Yorkshire Meatloaf

“It’s an American dish!” So said one of my girlfriend’s family members when she cooked this meatloaf for them a couple of weeks ago. I get where they’re coming from. I tend to think of it as a North American dish, too. It conjures images of American moms from 1960s sitcoms you never watched serving up…

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Hot Bacon Cake, Serious Savoury Comfort Food

Hot Bacon Cake. The moment I read the name of this one in Mrs Appleby’s Traditional Yorkshire Recipes (1982) I knew it was getting made. The name sang out to me. And it is a cake, too. This isn’t some pressed potato and bacon concoction or any such thing. An actual cake. With bacon in it. It’s…

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Knaresborough Picnic Pie

Knaresborough is, in my experience, about as nice a place to spend a day hung over with your mates as you’ll find. It’s dominated by the River Nidd and the lovely old buildings running along it. It appeared in the Domesday Book as Chenaresburg, meaning ‘Cenheard’s fortress’ and in the 16th century was home to Mother…

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