This weekend, keen foodies will gather in Yorkshire for a breakfast cooking battle with a difference as The World Dock Pudding Championship takes place. It’s likely you’ve never heard of dock pudding as it’s a hyper-local delicacy. But it’s well-known to those in the Calder Valley. And they take the cooking of it so seriously that they’ve created this quirky championship event.
But what exactly is dock pudding? This local speciality is made from a mix of dock leaves (Polygonum Bistorta rather than the common dock leaf), nettles, oatmeal, onions, butter and seasoning, cooked together in a pan. And it’s traditionally eaten as a part of a Yorkshire breakfast.
The World Dock Pudding Championship takes place annually at the Community Centre in Mytholmroyd (Covid-19 permitting). And it has done since 1971. For the contest, competitors prepare a whole cooked breakfast including the dock pudding. These are judged and winner is decided behind closed doors. But visitors can watch the actual cooking taking place in the hall. And the champion receives a cup for their efforts. As well as the quirky championship there’s a bar and stalls from local producers to enjoy, including Luddenden Valley Wines.
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When: 30th April 2022, from 12pm
Where: Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Calder Valley, West Yorkshire
More info: www.facebook.com/wdpc