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Turf cakes

Cakes
Endangered
Yorkshire

Simple, buttery, flat cakes, traditionaly baked in a covered pan among the ashes of a peat-fire. Especially known from North Yorkshire, and Whitby in particular.

'Yorkshire Painted And Described' (1908) by Gordon Home has "I stepped into the little parlour, with its sanded floor, and demanded 'fat rascals' and tea. The girl was not surprised at my request, for the hot turf cakes supplied at the inn are known to all the neighbourhood by this unusual name."



Whitby Gazette - Saturday 29 September 1883




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