National Yorkshire Pudding Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on October 13th and honors the traditional English dish that’s basically a baked pudding. In the U.K., it’s a common side dish and can be used in a variety of different ways depending on what’s being served.

In the U.S., it’s not very common at all — which is interesting considering that this holiday was first created in the United States. When most Americans think of pudding they think of something that’s sweet, so it can be quite challenging for some to wrap their minds around this savory dish.

Fun Facts About Yorkshire Pudding

In an attempt to educate people about this dish, we decided to list some of the interesting facts about Yorkshire Pudding that we thought would prove very interesting to our readers. So buckle up and let’s go over these facts before we start talking about how National Yorkshire Pudding Day is observed.

  • There used to be a Yorkshire Pudding Race in the waters of North Yorkshire every year.
  • There is also a British Yorkshire Pudding Day that falls on the first Sunday of February.
  • Yorkshire puddings were first mentioned during the 18th century.
  • The first mention of this dish was in the book called The Whole Duty of a Woman in 1737.
  • The original name for this dish was Dripping Puddings.
  • A “true” Yorkshire Pudding must be 4 inches tall.

Observing National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Although there are Yorkshire Pudding mixes such as Aunt Bessie or Yorkshire Pudding Mix that can be used to make this dish, we encourage everyone to try their luck at making it by hand.

Sure, it’s a lot of work, especially if you’re making a Sunday roast with it, but it’s worth it. After you make your own version of Yorkshire Pudding, don’t forget to share it with everyone using the hashtag #NationalYorkshirePuddingDay on social media. Oh, and don’t forget the onion gravy!

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 13 Friday
Next year (2024)
October 13 Sunday
Last year (2022)
October 13 Thursday
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