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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Blackberry Ketchup

Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet Like thickened wine: summer’s blood was in it Leaving stains upon the tongue and…

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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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Deep and Punchy Yorkshire Tomato Chutney

I like having a chutney in Yorkshire Grub’s first round of recipes because it shows that, even though this site is about food that your great grandma would recognise as historically English, we’ve been taking on influences from other cultures for yonks. Chutney has its origins in India and the word is actually an anglicisation…

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