National Yorkshire Pudding Day
The Yorkshire Pudding is simple and straightforward. It’s a mixture of eggs, milk, and flour that is baked. The results are delicious when paired with gravy, meat drippings and other dishes that go with Sunday Roast.
A day was set aside in honor of the Yorkshire Pudding, to celebrate and learn all that goes with it!
The story began hundreds of years ago. In true fairy-tale fashion, it can only start with Once Upon a Time…
The making of cakes and other desserts became easier with the introduction of delicious and robust wheat flour. The story of the North of England’s cooks would forever change the way we cook. They started using the fat left over from their dripping pans to make a batter pudding and roast the meat in the oven. This brilliant idea was a hit and has not been forgotten.
In 1737, The Whole Duty of a Woman published the first recipe for “dripping pudding”. This guide was for women who want to have sex. It included rules, guidelines, and observations about a lady’s behavior and conduct. This book covered the topic of a lady‚Äôs love life, with tips for single, married and divorced women. Talk about scandalously genius. This might still be a fun book to read. Although it might be difficult to find a copy,
The success of this book’s recipe for “dripping” pudding was a key factor. It will become light and delicious if you shake it often. Once the mutton has been cooked, make the pudding and heat it up.
Hannah Glasse, a 1747 cook, rewrote the recipe in The Art of Cookery Made Plain And Simple. Glasse, the original domestic goddess, was not Nigella! Although the dripping pudding was a traditional English dish, they were less puffy than the modern-day puffy varieties. Glasse, a smart woman, re-invented the dripping pudding and named it the Yorkshire Pudding.
In 2008, the Royal Society of Chemistry intervened and declared that “a Yorkshire pudding isn‚Äôt a Yorkshire dessert if it is smaller than four inches tall.”
This is not a myth. The rise at certain altitudes is different. For those who can cook delicious puddings in the Pennines of England this may seem strange, but remember that their altitudes are less than one-fourth of that of the Rocky Mountains.
Yorkshire Pudding, despite all this, is still a popular British Sunday meal. It is often served as an additional course to the main dish. This is the traditional way of eating the pudding, and it is still popular in Yorkshire. This is also a good idea.
The rich gravy of the roast meat drippings was usually used up before the first course. This meant that the main course and vegetables were often served with a white or parsley sauce. Since the Yorkshire pudding was first, this was a cheap way of filling diners. This is a great way to tighten your purse strings.
These days, most people like to eat all of the trimmings in one meal, Yorkshire included.
Last note: John Emsley, a Yorkshire chemical scientist and author, believes that good puds are “in the blood and instinct” of Yorkshire-born and raised people.
It’s a joy to get involved in National Yorkshire Pudding Day! These are some ideas to celebrate the day with your family and friends:
It’s not difficult to make Yorkshire Pudding, even though it takes some time. It is very simple, you will need eggs, flour, milk, or water. Combine the ingredients and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Mix the ingredients in a muffin pan. If you like, add a little pork or beef fat to make it more flavorful. Bake until the muffins are golden brown.
Yorkshire Pudding can also make ‘Toad in the Hole,’ which is a dish made with sausages and cooked in the batter. You can also bake the batter with pesto, goat cheese, and fill them with chili or stuff them with mushrooms, brie, and other fun options. You can even make it into pizza!
After a Sunday roast, there’s always dessert. You can make a pudding using jam or ice cream, depending on where you live.
You can also make Yorkshire Puddings into a dessert by adding cocoa powder to your batter and baking. Then add a scoop of ice-cream to the top, then drizzle caramel sauce on top. You can also make a fruit pie from the pud by using apples and pears to make a pie filling.