Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yorkshire Pudding...by Jessica

My husband's favorite meal is Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding. Actually it has nothing to do with the roast...it's all about the Yorkshire.

What's yorkshire pudding? Wikipedia says:

Yorkshire Pudding
is a dish that originated in Yorkshire, England. It is made from batter and usually served with roast beef and gravy. Yorkshire pudding is cooked by pouring a thin batter made from milk (or water), flour and eggs into oiled then preheated baking pans or muffin tins. A popular batter is one-third cup milk, one-third cup flour per egg.

{a few images of what Yorkshire Pudding should look like. Mine are always too embarrassingly flat to be photographed.}

My mom makes the world's best yorkshire. Always puffs up - nice and crispy on the outside and moist and steamy on the inside. Mine is mediocre and it just makes me crazy that I can't quite ever get it exactly right. I've actually had her show me step by step at my house with my ingredients, bowls and oven how she does it and I'm still failing. Okay, maybe not FAILING...but not like mom's.

This past week we went on a vacation to Sea Ranch and the house had the most spectacular, enviably perfect 6-burner Viking range stove. You'd think my yorkshire would have come out perfect but even though I sat in front of the oven and watched it rise and brown and get {almost} perfect - I once again took it out of the oven too soon and it wasn't crispy in the middle. At least it didn't stick in the pan this time. I'm getting there. One day.


Becky said...

You mean those Viking ranges don't "magically" make things turn out right?!For how expensive they are, I'm surprised! They are wonderful though and I'm sure it was delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Yorkshire Pudding ill have to come over and try some mmmmm sound good