Food on the Coast

Thai (Yorkshire) Crab Cakes

Thai (Yorkshire) Crab Cakes

This might be a Thai recipe but as we're generally using Yorkshire Crab I'm adding it to the title. I've had this recipe on a scrap of paper for years - its got splats all-over it from the many times I've used it. I think it originally came from Nigel Slater so I suppose I should give him a mention. What I love about this is how simple it is - it's one of those 'bung everything in a blender together and whiz' recipes - you can't go wrong as long as you are using good quality fresh ingredients. You…
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Whitby Lemon Bun’s

Whitby Lemon Bun’s

Behold the jewel in Whitby's culinary crown, the Whitby Lemon Bun. Today the Team at LYC find out the facts behind this delicious confectionary that has been enjoyed in Whitby for over a century. Credit for the creation goes to Botham's of Whitby. An institution in the town who's humble beginnings began over 150 years ago as Elizabeth Botham began by selling her bread and cakes from a basket at the local market and eventually bought the premises on Skinner Street. Fast forward to today and this is a thriving business which has captured the online market, expanded it's retail…
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Redcliffe Farm – from Eggs to Hampers (and a bit more besides)

Redcliffe Farm – from Eggs to Hampers (and a bit more besides)

I'd be really surprised if there is anyone in the general area that hasn't heard of Redcliffe Farm. They have built a really solid reputation since they first established the shop in 2007 as THE go-to farm shop for quality, locally sourced fresh ingredients. The Cafe, is open all year round 7 days a week - open from 9am serves a perfect Eggs Benedict (not surprising given their origins - more later) but they are also renowned for a pretty scrummy Steak Pie too. Most of the favourites found in the cafe can also be found in the shop to…
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Green Owl Restaurant

Green Owl Restaurant

We love to find somewhere unique, different, yet traditional, and the Green Owl in Hornsea has all that as well as fantastic customer service and is truly worth a visit. The design style of furniture and lighting is beautifully set out. In addition, this little gem of a place is warm, friendly and inviting. There is so much choice on the menus, the Green Owl Restaurant prepares delicious food that starts with a breakfast menu, followed by the lunch/dinner menu, serving you till 8 pm. If you are thinking of trying something different then look no further, traditional as well…
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Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Ingredients to make 12 buns 5ml caster sugar, 300ml milk, 15ml dried active yeast, 450g strong flour, 75g butter, 50g brown sugar , 10ml ground mixed spice, 5ml ground cinnamon, 1 medium egg, 150g dried mixed fruit Topping 100g short crust pastry 1 egg to glaze For the sugar glaze 50g caster sugar, 30 ml water Method Place the warm milk in a jug and stir in the caster sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface and leave it to stand for about 10 minutes until frothy. Then place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter and…
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The Cat’s Pyjamas

The Cat’s Pyjamas

Like me, I wonder if you've walked past the Tramway building on the corner of St Nicholas Cliff, thinking of it as the old-style cafe it was many years ago. If so, I encourage you to stop and take another look. The new Cat's Pyjamas has most definitely had a make-over. But be assured, it still has a lovely quirky vintage feel to it but with some fresh additions to decor and lighting. The main change, however, is in the menu and drinks offer. This is not just a place to stop for tea and cake - though this is…
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Bolli’s Tea Rooms

Bolli’s Tea Rooms

Based on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, Bolli's Tea Rooms has a warm and relaxed atmosphere where you can expect a friendly welcome. Phil and Jayne are passionate about supporting local industry and ensuring ingredients are sourced locally to ensure quality and freshness.The premises are well presented and spread over a ground floor and upper Mezzanine floor. With comfy sofas, farmhouse tables and chairs and a log burner for additional warmth and comfort, it's a relaxing meeting place. The Mezzanine floor makes it ideal for private functions and meetings with free Wi-Fi available throughout.The building provides…
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Mums the word on the Yorkshire Coast this Mother’s Day

Mums the word on the Yorkshire Coast this Mother’s Day

Looking for some great local options, to show mum you care, whilst also supporting local Yorkshire businesses? Look no further.  From gardening to jewellery and even a spa treatment or two, the coast offers something for everyone! Jewellery Is your mum a true magpie, looking for something nice and shiny to add to her collection? Then look no further than these two brilliant local jewellers.  Nomination, Brunswick Located in the Brunswick Shopping Centre, Nomination offers stunning Italian designer jewellery for women and men. Add to your Mum’s special collection of charms or create a brand-new bracelet this Mother’s Day, plus…
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On the hunt for the perfect scone

On the hunt for the perfect scone

My mum was a master at making scones. We used to have a small cafe when I was younger, and we had a little stream of regular customers who miraculously timed their visits for just when the day's batch of scones was coming out of the oven. They were perfect! Perfect for me means being able to hold its shape well enough to be cut in half without crumbling but light enough that you can break a chunk off easily with your fingers and not too much like bread. I'm not a bad baker; I can whip up a cracking…
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Brewers Kitchen and Deli

Brewers Kitchen and Deli

Heading inside Brewer's kitchen and Deli in Hornsea Freeport, I was met with a warm, friendly atmosphere and a wonderful aroma.The team were happily working, busy serving customers their drinks and food, and though I had enjoyed a breakfast a little earlier, I couldn't resist a toasted buttery teacake with my cup of tea, which was delicious. 😋Brewers is spacious, beautifully set out with lovely seating and some big comfy sofas. Delicious homemade food using local produce awaits you and you will not be disappointed, there is so much to choose from it's easy to get excited. After finishing my…
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