Award-winning confectioner and chef creates the ‘ultimate Yorkshire Pudding’ in honour of Yorkshire Day

The Yorkshire confectioner behind the recently launched ultimate English traditional sweet range has collaborated with local chef and friend of the Yorkshire Pudd blog Mark Parkinson from The Fleece Countryside Inn to create what it has called the ‘Ultimate Yorkshire Pudding’ in celebration of Yorkshire Day.

Mark Parkinson, whose Yorkshires have been celebrated by TV pudding queen Mary Berry, has teamed up with Ultimate English to create a unique and modern twist on the iconic regional favourite. The result is: ‘The Ultimate Yorkshire Pudding’ – a coconut coated Yorkshire Pudding containing poached Yorkshire rhubarb, rhubarb set custard and Ultimate English toffee crumble – crowned by a garnish of the confectioner’s special edition rhubarb coconut ice.

The special edition sweet dessert will be on offer as one of many Yorkshire Day themed dishes at The Fleece on August 1st – while a recipe can be downloaded from for those wanting to test their pudding prowess at home.

Mark Parkinson’s Yorkshire puddings were showcased earlier this year on the popular BBC2 show ‘Mary Berry Cooks’, when the celebrated TV chef joined the team at The Fleece along with our very own reigning UK Yorkshire Pudding champion, Chris Blackburn, for three-course dinner of sweet and savoury puddings.

Launched earlier this year to Yorkshire independent retailers, Ultimate English is a new range of premium confectionery designed to celebrate traditional childhood favourites from rich butter fudge and toffee to brittles, honeycombs and coconut ice. It is the first independently-branded product to be launched by The Serious Sweet Company, which alongside sister company Confection by Design produces own-brand products and ingredients for some of the UK’s leading retailers including Marks & Spencer, Harrods, Tesco and Asda.

Head chef at The Fleece, Mark Parkinson said: “When it comes to Yorkshire puddings, most people will say they are best enjoyed with roast beef and gravy, but we’ve enjoyed challenging Yorkshire’s tastebuds with sweet twists on the Sunday dinner classic. We’re really excited to have worked with Ultimate English on creating a recipe using their range, especially the rhubarb coconut ice which represents a key Yorkshire flavour. The Yorkshire Day dessert contrasts the crispy texture of the Yorkshire pudding with the smoothness of the rhubarb custard and is complemented perfectly with the coconut ice and sweet toffee garnish. It’s a dessert like no other!”

Clearly we have the recipe for the Ultimate Yorkshire Pudding, but it’s almost Yorkshire Day so we’ll let them think they’ve got the accolade on this occasion!

Well done guys!

Read our blog post in honour of Yorkshire Day, where you can read about the best Yorkshire restaurants according to our lovely fellow Yorkshire bloggers!