Yorkshire (; abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.
Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are vast stretches of unspoiled countryside. This can be found in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and with the open aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire has also been nicknamed "God's Own County".The emblem of Yorkshire is the White Rose of the English royal House of York, and the most commonly used flag representative of Yorkshire is the White Rose on a blue background, which after nearly fifty years of use, was recognised by the Flag Institute on 29 July 2008. Yorkshire Day, held annually on 1 August, is a celebration of the general culture of Yorkshire, ranging from its history to its own dialect.Yorkshire is covered by different Government Office Regions. Most of the county falls within Yorkshire and the Humber while the extreme northern part of the county, such as Middlesbrough, Redcar, Holwick and Startforth, falls within North East England. Small areas in the west of the county are covered by the North West England region.

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    Recipe Yorkshire Pudding

    The original purpose of serving the pudding was not as part of a main meal, in the way that it’s served with traditional roast dinners now, but instead served before, with gravy, as an appetiser course. This is because, when meat was expensive the Yorkshire pudding could act to fill the...
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    Recipe Yorkshire Pudding

    Or if no Angel willing to help out Ingredients 4 large, fresh eggs, measured into a jug Equal quantity of milk to your measured eggs Equal quantity of all purpose/plain flour to measured eggs Pinch of salt 2 tbsp lard, beef dripping (or vegetable oil!) Method Heat the oven to the highest...
  3. MrsDangermouse

    Recipe Yorkshire Pudding

    The recipe I use is equal quantities (by volume) of eggs, plain flour and liquid (half milk, half water) - 1 egg is usually approx 1/4 an american measuring cup. I use a muffin tin and use 1 egg per 3 yorkies - I find the best results are when each cup in the muffin tin is at around 2/3 full...
  4. kgord

    need a good recipe for Yorkshire Pudding

    I am going to make Prime Rib or some kind of beef roast for Christmas. I was thinking of making a Yorkshire pudding with them...I have never made one..so I need a good never fail recipe. Also, what is the difference between Yorkshire Pudding and Pop overs?
  5. sidevalve

    Fishcakes ?

    No not those strange things made from mashed up bits of fish shaped into roughly round cakes and fried but the real fishcake. This is a slice of fish [each to their own but it's usually cod up here] sandwiched by two slices of potato dipped in batter and deep fried. Is this a northern thing...
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    British - Yorkshire Pudding Problems...

    Yorkshire Pudding, its a regional thing. Possibly limited to the UK? I have no idea really. Anyhow this is the problem. It is a batter that goes into the oven and is expected to rise. It is savoury and served with sausage, chips, gravy, peas or chops, lamb, peas and gravy etc., If you cook...
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