Dock pudding

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Dock pudding
Place of originEngland
Region or stateCalder Valley, West Yorkshire
Main ingredientsBistort leaves, oatmeal, nettles, onions

Dock pudding is a distinctive West Yorkshire dish[1] produced chiefly in the Calder Valley area. Its main ingredients are the leaves of bistort (sometimes called "gentle dock" or "Passion dock", though it is not a member of the genus Rumex), together with oatmeal, nettles, onion, and seasoning to taste.[2] Other ingredients are added but each personal family recipe does differ. Traditionally the pudding is fried in a frying pan along with bacon. Starting in 1971, an annual World Dock Pudding Championship is held at the local community centre in the village of Mytholmroyd.[3]


  1. ^ Calderdale online [1] Lifes like that (Retrieved 28 February 2015)
  2. ^ "Cracker of an event as top actor tries his hand at dock pudding". The Yorkshire Post. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "What's up, dock? Pudding competition's a huge hit". The Halifax Courier. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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