Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Olympian Baking for Yorkshire Day
Grandma's prizewinning Victoria Sandwich
We’ve got even more to celebrate this year on 1 August for Yorkshire Day – a special day in our Yorkshire calendar. For nearly 300 years this day has been one to commemorate all that best about Yorkshire. In this first week of the London Olympics 2012 we’re so proud of all the Yorkshire links in Danny Boyle’s fabulous opening ceremony and our own home grown Yorkshire sporting heroes.
And at the same time, we’ve plenty to shout about in traditional British homemade baking. From mouth-watering puddings such as Apple Pie, Bakewell Tart, Bread and Butter Pudding, Lemon Meringue Pie, Rhubarb Crumble and Trifle to delicious cakes such as Eccles Cakes, Flapjacks, Victoria Sponge and scrumptious Scones, perfect with a pot of Yorkshire Tea. Grandma has amazing recipes in her book Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking which you can easily reproduce at home. And from Yorkshire, check out Grandma’s foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Yorkshire Pudding recipe.
I hope you are enjoying the Olympics as much as I am and taking time to bake a British recipe to add to the fun! Which recipe do you think best represents British Traditional Baking?