Yorkshire Pudding, Otherwise Affectionately Known as Yorkies.
Yorkshire pudding seems to be so ubiquitously British. No one seems to make them here in the United States and that is such a shame! After all, how can one go wrong with Yorkshire + pudding. So easy to make, so British, so delicious! I think my mom, little French Canadian girl that she was, was the one exception. When I was little, she often made a Yorkshire pudding when we had roast beef. Her sister Carmen married a Brit and lived there for a while, I can only guess that's how she came to make Yorkies. One great thing about Yorkies is that you most likely have everything you need to make them in your fridge right now. No need to run to the grocery store!
Well, as for the pudding component, we Americans think of Jello Instant Pudding, Brits think of any type of dessert, always known as the pudding course. But Yorkies are neither, they are a tasty little basket in which to pop savory, soupy things.
When I think of Yorkshire, I only think of one thing, my Yorkshireman!
But I digress, and now for the recipe to make fabulous Yorkshire puddings. They're so easy and so good. Make them anytime you want a tasty little receptacle to fill with anything yummy, like roast beef and gravy or roast chicken and veggies, or a vegetarian stew.
Fabulous and Perfect Yorkshire Puddings
|Beautiful scene taken in Northern Yorkshire|
|American style pudding|
|Pudding means dessert in England|
|How British can you get? My Yorkshireman at Stonehenge.|
|Perfectly fluffy and crispy Yorkies.|
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for cooking- I prefer duck or goose fat, but vegetable or coconut oil will be fine
And now for the ease of it all, just pop the milk, eggs, flour and salt in a blender, and blend at medium speed for about 3 minutes. Let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450, add one teaspoon of oil to each receptacle of a muffin tin. Pop the muffin tin with oil into the oven at 450. When the oil begins to smoke, about 10 minutes later, pull the pan out of the oven, pour in the batter, about halfway up each receptacle, and put back in the oven. Let bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, when they look like mine above, take out of oven and serve hot and crispy, filled with gravy, veggies, stew or whatever magical concoction you devise!
|Yorkies, so delicious and so easy!|