Monday, August 16, 2010

The Cookbook Challenge Weeks 36 & 39 - Comfort Food & TV Chefs - Giant Yorkshire Puddings - 2 - $ - V

It's almost embarrassing posting this Cookbook Challenge! I am so behind but I am partly blaming it on the fact that Melbourne is having back-to-back festivals and just about every friend of mine has a birthday in August, so it's been very busy!

I know Jamie Oliver cops a bit of stick but I quite like his recipes; they have never failed for me and I admire his energy and ambitions when it comes to changing the way people eat for the better.

I saw Jamie make these Giant Yorkshire Puddings on telly when I lived in London but I have never tried them before now. I got introduced to the Yorkie when I moved to the UK and whenever I was feeling homesick over there I would always go for a roast on a Sunday because it reminded me of my mum.

Traditionally served with roast beef these golden pastries could go with any roast or any food where the mopping up of gravy is going to be involved! It is also the same batter you use for making Toad-in-the-Hole.

This recipe appears in Jamie's book The Naked Chef 2 and it is superb. If you search online you will see just how many people swear by this method.


285 ml milk
115gms plain flour
pinch salt
3 eggs
vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 220C degrees.
Mix the batter ingredients together and let it rest for 10 minutes
Preheat a Yorkshire pudding tray or muffin tin and put 1cm of oil in each section. After the 10 minutes divide the batter into the tray (I found using a ladle good for this).
Cook for around 15 to 20 minutes until crisp and puffy, don't open the oven door or they won't rise.

I cooked my Yorkies while my roast beef was resting and took the veg out too so they didn't burn. Because I am still learning how to drive my new oven I put the puddings a shelf too high up and they were a little too brown on top, but nothing serving them upside down in the gravy couldn't fix!



sandi said...

oooohh these look good i'm going to have to try your recipe next time. which will have to be soon i think. i only discovered puds last year & they're now my favourite part of a roast.

sandi said...

i use a measuring jug to pour in my mixture it works really well

Andy said...

I love Yorkies!! Hmm, I may need to give them a crack Saturday night...

What's For Tea? said...

Yay everyone have a crack at the Yorkies! Winter will be over soon and they aren't really summer food so hurry :)

Agnes said...

I feel the same way about Jamie! I really admire what he tries to do - he could've just sat back and enjoyed his millions.

And those Yorkies are AMAZING. Delish!

What's For Tea? said...

No doubt Jamie is flying business class on his quest for goodness but at least he's DOING something!

Thanks for lovely comments as always Agnes :)

April @ My Food Trail said...

You might be behind but you're doing better than me! :)

Those yorkshire puddings look so tempting!! I love how golden they are!

What's For Tea? said...

Thanks April, where there's a will there's a way! Even if I jump around on the themes I WILL catch up ha ha.

The Yorkies were super, a bit too brown on the top but I just flipped them over and stuck the darker bit in the gravy. Mr Tea was none the wiser ;)

Anonymous said...

I love these! I have made Jamie's recipe for them before and they are seriously good. I've never been to England but made them for my very homesick English friend!

What's For Tea? said...

I bet your friend felt MUCH better after you made special puds SJ!

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