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Most Popular Menu Items in Cumbria

Cumbria has been a top food destination for a few years now and has been indulging food lovers with their own traditions and speciality dishes.

As some of the dishes may be common dishes, the restaurants in the county always add their own take on the recipes. This article is focused on the most popular dishes and desserts that are seen as specialities in Cumbria.

Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread is very unique to Cumbria county’s cuisine due to it being more consistent with shortbread with an intense flavour of ginger and topped with sticky sugar and crumbs. It was first made in the 1850s in the tiny Lakeland village of Grasmere in Cumbria and is still popular among tourists and locals alike.

Kendal Mint Cake

Kendal Mint Cake has been made since 1918 by the Romneys of Kendal and is a glucose-based confectionery with peppermint flavours. It’s a great source of energy that has been popular with mountain climbers from the UK and hikers from visiting Cumbria.

Manufacturers other than Romneys who also produce Kendal Mint Cake include Quiggin’s and Wilson.

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Salt Marsh Lamb

Salt Marsh Lamb is known for its health benefits as it’s made from sheep that graze on the salt marshes on the Carmel Peninsula’s edge of Morecambe Bay.

The sheep eat the grass and herbs that have never been treated with agricultural chemicals giving the lamb more flavour. The herbs eaten by the sheep include puccinellia, sea lavender, and marsh samphire.

Salt Marsh Lamb can be bought at Higginson’s of Grange over Sands, Holker Hall food, from most supermarkets in Cumbria, and online from various websites.

Cumberland Sausage

Cumberland Sausage is a form of sausage that originated in Cumberland many years ago and is now part of Cumbria’s cuisine. The sausage is made from natural ingredients and selected pure cuts of pork. With the meat being sliced instead of minced it has a different texture to most sausages.

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding is probably Cumbria’s favourite dessert. It’s known as a British steamed dessert which consists of moist sponge cake, dates, prunes, and covered in a toffee sauce. Some people in Cumbria eat it with vanilla custard and ice cream.

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