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Wilfra Tarts
Pies and Pastries

Shortcrust pastry base filled with a confection of various composition, but usually including a tart fruit flavouring such as apple or lemon. Eaten in Ripon during Wilfra week, the first week in August, to commemorate the cathedral's patron, St. Wilfred.

St Wilfrid's Procession
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The Yorkshire Post in March 2011 (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/) reportd that: "The early August celebration, now called St Wilfrid’s Procession, is still very popular, but the tradition of baking Wilfra Cakes - and their cousins, Wilfra Tarts, which are made with lemons, eggs, butter and ground almonds - appears to be dying out"

Wilfra Tarts
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See: Wilfra Cakes

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