World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in World Cuisine Wednesdays | on July 28th, 2010

Back in the olden days, the peasants of Yorkshire, England would cook something called “Dripping Pudding” which could be used as a first course filler when they could not afford much meat.  It was made from batter and meat drippings,  sliced thinly and served with gravy.  This was given to children as their main entrée.

Today, Dripping Pudding has been renamed Yorkshire Pudding and is one of the most popular staples in British cuisine. It is almost always served with roast beef and gravy as part of a traditional dinner.

There are many ways that Yorkshire Pudding can be prepared.  One of the most common ways it is made is as an individual, bun-sized serving with a bit of a depression in the middle to fill with gravy.  Making it this way, each person gets their own edible bowl!

When you travel to the United Kingdom, you must try this delicious bit of history.  No matter if you’re on a vacation in Yorkshire, London, Manchester or Liverpool, this popular dish is served at just about every traditional English restaurant around the country.  Catch a cheap flight to the UK and give it a taste!

Yorkshire Pudding

  • ¬æ c all-purpose flour
  • ¬Ω tsp salt
  • ¬æ c milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ¬Ω c beef drippings*

Preheat oven to 450°.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk until texture is light and foamy.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt.  Add to the milk and egg mixture until just mixed.

Pour beef drippings into each individual cup of your muffin tin and place the pan in the oven until your drippings are smoking hot.

Bring the hot pan out of the oven, pour in batter carefully and cook approximately 15-20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Serve with roast beef and gravy.

*If beef drippings are not available, melted butter may be substituted.  Also can be served with your favorite jam or jelly instead of gravy.

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