When: 17th April 2016, 10am – 6pm
Where: Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire HX7 5AF
What is it?
The World Dock Pudding Championship has taken place annually in Mytholmroyd since 1971. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 17th April 2016.
The dock pudding is a Calder Valley speciality made from dock leaves (Polygonum Bistorta rather than the common dock leaf), nettles, oatmeal, onions, butter and seasoning. It is traditionally eaten as a part of a Yorkshire breakfast.
Competitors in The World Dock Pudding Championship will prepare a whole cooked breakfast including the dock pudding. The winner is decided behind closed doors by the judges, but visitors can watch the actual cooking taking place in the hall. The champion receives a cup for their efforts.
As well as the championship, the day will feature dock pudding tasting, local producers, live music, a bar, children’s entertainment, raffles and competitions. The live music will come from Aron Harper-Robinson, Hebden Bridge Brass Band (who will play during the Dock Pudding cook-off), the Swing Cats Trio, Catfish Skillet and Innominate. There will be food and drink from the likes of Craggs Cakes, Pextenenment Cheese, Luddenden Valley Wines, Little Valley Brewery and Royd Ices.