To say Yorkshire puddings are pointless

(203 Posts)
McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 15:54:47

There is no flavour to them, and take up space on the plate that could mean an extra roast potato

Tiggles Sun 27-Jan-13 15:56:22

YABU simply for saying they have no flavour!
(As to having an extra roastie, YANBU grin.)

Bananapickle Sun 27-Jan-13 15:56:35

YABU - Yorkshire Puddings are yummy!!

saintmerryweather Sun 27-Jan-13 15:56:36

yabvu! theyre delicious. i make big ones and pile a bit of everything into it.mmmmm

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Sun 27-Jan-13 15:57:05

Oh I want some now.

notapizzaeater Sun 27-Jan-13 15:57:05

Ooh no with lashings of gravy then cold later with jam or golden syrup ....

DeepRedBetty Sun 27-Jan-13 15:57:26

Yorkshire puddings are the food of the gods. And there's a simple answer to space issue - get bigger plates grin.

youfhearted Sun 27-Jan-13 15:57:31

they are a good filler.
i am considering toad in the hole, same batter but definately better than plain sausages


Although for extra roasties... Nah, just pile it up.

grovel Sun 27-Jan-13 15:57:46

YPs look good and add texture.

NoisesOff Sun 27-Jan-13 15:58:33

YABVU. The Yorkshire pud is way superior to the potato.

Can I have yours please?

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 15:59:37

I think I need a new recipe then smile I use a basic one cooked in the juices of the beef

YAB so utterly U there should be a whole new section just for this thread. Yorkshire puddings are delicious.

What a vile thread title.

Yorkies are the best bit if a roadt

Pandemoniaa Sun 27-Jan-13 16:00:11

You are clearly eating the Wrong Sort of Yorkshire Puddings.

Of a roast even

catgirl1976 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:01:50


This may be the worst thing I have ever seen on MN

If someone served me a roast with out YPs I would literally cry with sorrow and confusion

And never speak to them again

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jan-13 16:02:39

More for me then!

DH makes amazing gluten free ones (he's a coeliac)

...smothered in gravy, maybe a bit of cranberry sauce or something... <drool>

A recent favourite meal has been a homemade toad in the hole but with bacon instead of sausage (frog in the hole? Newt in the hole?!)

Hungry now. And I don't think we have enough eggs left to make yorkies tonight sad

So YABU on two counts - one for being totally and utterly WRONG, two for making me hungry! grin

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:02:57

May have to dig out the hard hat, I don't see this thread ending well

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sun 27-Jan-13 16:03:51

YABU They are amazing.

Sometimes I have them as a meal, just yorkshire puddings.

pixi2 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:06:01

YABVVU. They are delicious and the first thing everyone goes for.

pud1 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:07:14

quite possibly the most unreasonable thread I have ever read. they are the best bit. as for the extra roastie you just need to get a bigger plate. ffs some people make me sick

diddl Sun 27-Jan-13 16:07:40

No flavour??

You´re making them wrong!

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jan-13 16:08:40

I couldn't believe all the hooha at Xmas on here about the fact that yorkies are not a traditional part of Xmas dinner. Sod tradition I say!

At a pub last year I had a giant Yorkshire pudding wrap filled with roast pork and stuffing, with apple sauce for dipping. <foodgasm>

Viviennemary Sun 27-Jan-13 16:08:40

Well I really like them too. But I suppose when you think about it they are a bit tasteless.

Adversecamber Sun 27-Jan-13 16:09:27

You need Yorkshires because you fill them with your peas to stop them sliding off the plate at all you can eat carveries.

Callmedoe Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:36

Well, in my honest opinion they are delicious but I did have a recent incident that made me have some doubts about them. Someone from Yorkshire informed me that they should be eaten as a starter not as part of the main course, what on earth! Can someone from Yorkshire clarify whether this is right, I was quite shocked to my very core when I was first told this.

DeepRedBetty Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:36

Remove a couple of the egg yolks, dsis uses one whole egg and four whites, saves the other four yolks for something else, and her yorkies are divine.

50ShadesOfGreggs Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:57


I love them, and I am not even British so I can't be biased, can I?

Startail Sun 27-Jan-13 16:11:32

Of course they are if you leave pointy batter trails they burn.

Giving Yorkshire puddings to DD1 is pointless, she refuses to put gravy in hers.

PenguinBear Sun 27-Jan-13 16:12:37

YABVU! Yorkshire are the best part of any dinner!!

You must be making them wrong!! grin

AnnoyingOrange Sun 27-Jan-13 16:14:01

I agree that they are tasteless and pointless


jamdonut Sun 27-Jan-13 16:15:16

I'm not Yorkshire, but I live there. I have heard that before, about them being a starter. Not something I would want to do really...I love my gravy and mash with them too much!!

youfhearted Sun 27-Jan-13 16:15:32

i very rarely make them and in fact can't make batter after all as I have no eggs sad

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sun 27-Jan-13 16:17:34


Yorkies make a roast dinnershock

My Yorkies are divine! They rise, majestically, really crispy and scrummy. The main reason for loving roast beef is the addition of Yorkshire pud.

We love toad in the hole in this house too, with a nice onion gravy<drools>

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sun 27-Jan-13 16:19:18

Op is surely a yroll? To oust something so deliberately inflammatory, I believe is against The Rules. Goading. Isn't that what they call it?

GilmoursPillow Sun 27-Jan-13 16:20:15


<wants Yorkies>

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 16:20:51

YABU-Yorkshires are the best part of a roast beef dinner.
When I was young my Gran used to say,"Them as eats most pudden gets most meat!"
The idea was to fill us up with the cheap stodge as the joint was often very small.However my own dc [and my lovely steps] felt it should be,"Them as eats most meat gets most pudden!"

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:21:18

smile annoyingorange someone agrees with me.

MerylStrop Sun 27-Jan-13 16:22:05

they are the food of the gods
and whack your roastie into a cocked hat
i now have to make some to go with our roast lamb (laughs in the face of convention)

ah hah!

are you actually working for the yorkshire pudding marketing board?

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 16:22:24

Meant to say that is why they should be served alone with gravy before the rest of the meal.I always make a tray of little ones in a bun tin so there are extras to have with the meat.

Try them with golden syrup icecream or with a spoonful of jam and a drop of milk. You will thank me.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 27-Jan-13 16:22:43

I'd rather have an extra roastie any day of the week -YANBU

TomArchersSausage Sun 27-Jan-13 16:22:47

'Yorkshire puddings are pointless'<gaspshock>

Iam reporting this thread. Rarely h ave i seen such filth posted on mumsnet.

Callmedoe my granny always served a massive Yorkshire pudding as a starter for Sunday dinner. She wasn't from Yorkshire, but had lived in York for many years.

I love Yorkshire pud. My favourite part of the roast. YAB unbelievably U, OP!

PuppyAdvicePlease Sun 27-Jan-13 16:33:01

I love yorkshire puds but only just recently found a recipe that actually works in my crappy oven. My nans puds are THE best!
So come on, tell me all your recipes? I do one cup flour, one cup milk, salt and 1 egg. Is there a better way?

Lafaminute Sun 27-Jan-13 16:36:58

I've never eaten a yorkshire pudding and I'm afraid I agree with OP confused

That's how I do it too, Puppy - always turn out fine for me smile

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 27-Jan-13 16:38:32

YANBU. They simply shouldn't be allowed.

Shutupanddrive Sun 27-Jan-13 16:38:36

YABU! I love them

StuntGirl Sun 27-Jan-13 16:39:07

YABVU. They are the food of gods. We're not having them today because we have no eggs sad

MrsPnut Sun 27-Jan-13 16:44:22

I have never heard such blasphemy. shock

I am from yorkshire and my family used to serve Yorkshire puddings as a starter with gravy and onions sliced and steeped in vinegar.

My recipe is half a pint of milk and three eggs beaten together and then add enough plain flour to make it the consistency of double cream.
There is a photo of my yorkshire puddings on my profile from an old thread about them.

woopsidaisy Sun 27-Jan-13 16:45:01

I am currently making my way through the James Herriot books, and he says that the yorkshire pudding was a starter. It was used to fill the stomachs of the poor farmers. After the pudding you got the actual "dinner". He was very upset because Helen had just put a plate with a gorgeous slab of pudding on his plate, and....he gets called out to a farm miles away!

DreamingOfTheMaldives Sun 27-Jan-13 16:45:24

How dare you insult the food of my home county! You should be ashamed of yourself grin

Yorkshire puddings with lashings of gravy and a little horseradish sauce are delicious!

flatpackhamster Sun 27-Jan-13 16:46:02

Get ye over to the food threads, OP, and find out how a proper Yorkshire is made.

IDrankAllTheGravy Sun 27-Jan-13 16:47:40

You're all bonkers, Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes are vile.
Fill me up with stuffing and veggies any day

Montybojangles Sun 27-Jan-13 16:48:42

YABVVU, best bit of a roast dinner, and yes, you need a new recipe. You don't cook it in the juices from the roast, that's for the gravy, you cook it in clean smoking hot oil/fat.
Please come round to mine to see if I can change your mind, im making them tonight and I promise they will be delicious.

cumbrialass Sun 27-Jan-13 16:49:19

Clearly Yorkshire puddings should be served as a starter, with onion gravy.
They should then be served as part of the main course, with roast and more gravy.
Finally they should be served as dessert, with jam and custard.

Anyone who doesn't have Yorkies three times a meal is missing out and to be pitied!

Bunbaker Sun 27-Jan-13 16:49:19

"Someone from Yorkshire informed me that they should be eaten as a starter not as part of the main course, what on earth! Can someone from Yorkshire clarify whether this is right,"

Traditionally that was the case, yes. In the bad old days people used to fill up on Yorkshire pudding so that they didn't need to eat much meat at the main meal. I live in Yorkshire and used to go to a lot of trade dinner dances. The meal always had Yorkshire pudding with a delicious onion gravy as a starter because it was the Yorkshire branch of the trade organisation and they wanted to show the best of Yorkshire.

One of my Yorkshire friends was surprised that non Yorkshire people didn't know that Yorkshire pudding was a traditional starter and not part of the main meal.

I prefer my Yorkshire with my meal, I am not fussed about roast potatoes and would rather fill up on Yorkshires. Perhaps the OP isn't putting enough seasoning in the mixture. If they are being cooked in the meat juices they should be full of flavour.

I have found the best recipe is a Jamie Oliver one where you use the same quantities by volume of flour, egg and milk (or half milk and half water to make a lighter pudding - it really does make a difference)

DeafLeopard Sun 27-Jan-13 16:49:38

Consider yourself flamed YABVVVVVVVVVVVVU

brighthair Sun 27-Jan-13 16:50:03

When I go to a carvery I shun the potatoes in favour of two (or maybe 4) yorkies and stuffing balls blush

soontobeburns Sun 27-Jan-13 16:50:33

I have never had one blush

Maybe cos im from NI but here it is all about 2 types of potatoes instead lol. I dont know anyone who makes them for Sunday dinner.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 27-Jan-13 16:50:34

I have toad in the hole in the oven right now, and it smells sublime.
Nigel Slater's recipe with half water half milk works really well

nextphase Sun 27-Jan-13 16:51:00

please tell me more about the bacon version??
I've wrapped sausage in bacon and smothered in batter. Is yours a sausage free one?

Sometimes I make yorkshires to have without a roast. Yum yum yum - and also to the syrup and icecream afterwards, assuming you don't cook them in th bits from the bottom of the beef roasting tin!

ALittleScatterOfRain Sun 27-Jan-13 16:56:02

I do mine in clean fat. And to make sure it's really really hot I take it out of the oven with it all hot and put it on the hob as I pour the mixture in. I don't know if it makes a big difference, but it's how my DMum does it grin

I do them in a bun tin too, I like little individual ones. I always feel most aggrieved if I have them out and it's a huge, frozen one and not very nice. I usually avoid them now, it's not worth the disappointment!

woopsidaisy Sun 27-Jan-13 16:57:00

Agree soontobeburns!

Mine have never failed me - 100ml flour, 100 ml milk to every two medium eggs. 1 teaspoon or small cube of lard in a square pan, heat till spitting @ 250 degrees. Chuck batter in whilst still on the oven rack. Turn oven down to 230 and watch it rise like a cloud ascending to heaven. Don't open the oven door. Ever. 15 mins to perfection. I even took a pic of mine today for Facebook.

I never mess with an individual bun tray, too much faff. I just cut into four pieces there are 3 of us so I ram the 4th piece in my mouth whilst no one is looking and share evenly.


Could someone post the Coeliac version please? It could be good for SW also. Yorkies being my weekend downfall....along with gravy....and crumble....and ice cream....

VitoCorleone Sun 27-Jan-13 16:59:41

Yorkshires are the best bit of a meal.

I leave them til last when they've gone cold and soggy with gravy and just shovel them in my big gob.

I buy Tesco Value ones, 12 for 50p. Amazing.

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jan-13 17:00:25

The bacon thing, basically DH just poured the batter mix into a big tray and lay rashers of bacon across it.

No sausages in it that time as I'm not all that keen really. Although I'm tempted to try mini ones with those pigs in blankets you get at Xmas.

DoItToJulia Sun 27-Jan-13 17:00:26

Woah there OP. YABVVVU.

I'd slink off to another thread and name change sharp ish. You will be forever remembered as that loon who doesn't like Yorkshire Puddings!

Some people.

nextphase Sun 27-Jan-13 17:02:14

Thanks fuzzpig I know whats for dinner tomorrow grin

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jan-13 17:03:25

Binfull I'm not sure of the exact recipe as DH does the cooking but basically he just replaces the regular flour with GF flour, same quantities. It's one of the few things where you can do that without fiddling around with amounts to compensate for it being different flour. The other being pancakes since they are basically the same smile

(We use doves farm btw)

VictorAndBarry Sun 27-Jan-13 17:04:43

YABU. Yorkies = yum. Roast tatties = bland.

"He who is tired of yorkshire puts, are tired life"

Oscar Dreams Wilde, 1870

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jan-13 17:05:07

I want it too now, next! envy hope you enjoy it!

Shit, of life. Of life, gah grin

GW297 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:05:54

YABU - they are my favourite and are my best!

JamEyelid Sun 27-Jan-13 17:06:47


quoteunquote Sun 27-Jan-13 17:06:58

There is no flavour to them

you are making them wrong,

and take up space on the plate that could mean an extra roast potato

My son solved this problem, when it is his turn to make them (a much coveted honour in this house, you have to peel the veg to earn the right to make the yorkshires and they still fight about who turn it is) He makes them all slightly bigger than the plates then serves up the meal in the yorkshires.

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:16:38

Will try the recipes next Sunday smile then if they are still plain I will name change to the YorshirePuddingHatingFreak

Thanks fuzzpig handy to know that they work well.

DoItToJulia Sun 27-Jan-13 17:20:03

Oh, and by the way, (not that I am speaking to you, of course, Yorkshire pudding haters are not my friends), my MIL does hers all different ways....sometimes with mushrooms in the batter, sometimes with a layer of melted cheese at the bottom once they are cooked etcetera. Amaze balls tbh.

Pandemoniaa Sun 27-Jan-13 17:20:52

My aunt (who was brought up in The North) always served Yorkshire puddings, with gravy, before the main course. Although she didn't do it for this reason - it was a habit she never got out of - the original idea was to fill people up with a much cheaper alternative to the meat.

Andro Sun 27-Jan-13 17:22:09

As part of a roast dinner or as 'toad in the hole' with veg and lashings of onion gravy...or even cold as a nibble. Lovely!


Andro Sun 27-Jan-13 17:23:46

sometimes with a layer of melted cheese at the bottom once they are cooked

<Shudders, pukes and reaches for the epipen>

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sun 27-Jan-13 17:24:58

I can't make yorkshire puddings, I've tried. They taste like cardboard. sad

DoItToJulia Sun 27-Jan-13 17:27:27

I thought it was weird till I tried it too...(but from the inclusion if eppipen I am guessing you won't be trying it!)

diddl Sun 27-Jan-13 17:28:14

I love mushrooms & melted cheese-but the thought of either of them with Yorkshire pud-bleurgh!!

Yorkshires are perfection as they are & cannot be improved upon!

Andro Sun 27-Jan-13 17:31:45

DoItToJulia - nope, I can't even have cheese in the house (even though DH and DC love it...fortunately they love me more!)

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 17:33:19

My family have always had Yorkshire puds served up first with gravy and Yorkshire salad. Then we have more with the roast grin
1 egg is a mistake, it's the eggs that make them rise and taste good. I make mine in deep muffin tins and they are gorgeous, even though I say so myself!

Locketjuice Sun 27-Jan-13 17:36:06

Yabu! I would happily have a plate of yorkies and gravy over a roast!

Dawndonna Sun 27-Jan-13 17:38:14

Just put mine in the over for tonight's tea! Done in a deep muffin tea. Mmmm!

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 27-Jan-13 17:38:15

Clearly your Yorkshire Puds are shit as YABVVVVU, they are fabulous & I refuse to eat a roast beef Sunday lunch without them.

ifancyashandy Sun 27-Jan-13 17:38:54

I'm with you OP. Cannot for the life of me understand the fuss about Yorkshire puddings. Boring and fattening wastes of space. Mind you, I'm not a massive fan of roast potatoes either....

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 17:39:40

My grandparents and mum used beef dripping or lard to cook them in which makes them taste great.

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 17:39:50

But the ANGEL brought us YPs! As said by the Stanley Holloway monologue.

Weston and Lee

Hi waitress, excuse me a minute, now listen,
I'm not finding fault, but here, Miss,
The 'taters look gradely... the beef is a'reet,
But what kind of pudden is this?

It's what?...
Yorkshire pudden!, now coom, coom, coom, coom,
It's what? Yorkshire pudden d'ye say!
It's pudden, I'll grant you... it's some sort of pudden,
But not Yorkshire pudden... nay nay!

The real Yorkshire pudden's a dream in batter,
To make one's an art, not a trade,
Now listen to me, for I'm going to tell thee,
How t' first Yorkshire pudden wor made.

A young angel on furlough from heaven,
Came flying above Ilkley Moor,
And this angel, poor thing, got cramp in her wing,
And coom down at owd woman's door.

The owd woman smiled and said, 'Ee, it's an angel,
Well I am surprised to see thee,
I've not seen an angel before... but thou 'rt welcome,
I'll make thee a nice cup o' tea.'

The angel said, 'Ee, thank you kindly, I will',
Well, she had two or three cups of tea,
Three or four Sally Lunns, and a couple of buns...
Angels eat very lightly you see.

The owd woman looking at clock said, 'By Gum!
He's due home from mill is my Dan,
You get on wi' ye tea, but you must excuse me,
I must make pudden now for t' owd man.

Then the angel jumped up and said, 'Gimme the bowl...
Flour and watter and eggs, salt an' all,
And I'll show thee how we make puddens in Heaven,
For Peter and Thomas and Paul'.

So t' owd woman gave her the things, and the angel,
Just pushed back her wings and said. 'Hush'
Then she tenderly tickled the mixture wi' t' spoon,
Like an artist would paint with his brush.

Aye, she mixed up that pudden with Heavenly magic,
She played with her spoon on that dough,
Just like Paderewski would play the piano.
Or Kreisler now deceased would twiddle his bow.

And then it wor done and she put it in t' oven
She said t' owd woman, 'Goodbye',
Then she flew away leaving the first Yorkshire pudden,
That ever was made... and that's why...

It melts in the mouth, like the snow in the sunshine,
As light as a maiden's first kiss,
As soft as the fluff on the breast of a dove...
Not elephant's leather, like this.

It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire lassies,
So buxum and broad in the hips,
It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire cricketers,
Win County championships.

It's real Yorkshire pudden that gives me my dreams,
Of a real Paradise up above,
Where at the last trump, I'll queue up for a lump,
Of the real Yorkshire pudden I love.

And there on a cloud... far away from the crowd,
In a real Paradise, not a dud 'un,
I'll do nowt for ever... and ever and ever,
But gollup up real Yorkshire pudden.

HSMM Sun 27-Jan-13 17:41:25

I'd rather throw all the roast potatoes off the plate and have extra Yorkshire puddings.

DoItToJulia Sun 27-Jan-13 17:42:19

That is some love form your family andro!

YABU and downright offensive shock
You can take my life, but you cannot take my yorkiessssss! grin

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 17:45:43

I'm going to have to take a step back from this thread, I'm finding it distressing. I had no idea there were Yorkshire pudding haters out there.

eatssleepsfeeds Sun 27-Jan-13 17:46:43

Yorkies are the stuff of life.

As is bread sauce.

I know that's a completely different thing but I have an irrational obsession with both.

Add some roasties, stuffing and gravy and I'm not sure that there is anything more satisfying.

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 17:46:52

and people who put cheese in them shock

BrandonFlowersHoHoHo Sun 27-Jan-13 17:59:26

Shocking statement to make!

My youngest doesn't like them, I almost disowned her.

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:01:14

Think I may need an armour suit to go with that hard hat

DoItToJulia Sun 27-Jan-13 18:02:32

Lets just get this straight. I don't put cheese in them. My mil does. Not me, her.

And she doesn't serve those ones with gravy. But as I said, not me, her.

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 18:03:47


Cortana Sun 27-Jan-13 18:07:27

Indeed McNewPants

We are having ham and pease pudding today. I will be serving it with a giant yorkshire. You cannot beat the joy of a good yorkshire.

fuzzpig would you mind sharing the yummy coeliac recipe? A friend has recently been diagnosed and he is lamenting the loss of the yorkshire on his Sunday roast.

ipswichwitch Sun 27-Jan-13 18:08:38

DS would disagree. He had 4 for Xmas dinner. He's only 15 months btw! But since he ate all his veg I thought why not

edam Sun 27-Jan-13 18:11:04

Ooh, I'm longing for a Proper Yorkshire Pudding with onion gravy now... <exiled Yorkshirewoman>

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 18:13:02

Lovely midweek dinner;
1 big Yorkshire fill with savoury mince-carrots onions etc
Top with a smaller Yorkshire containing a blob of mash
You have a castle!!!
You can use different sized tins depending on age/appetite
You can also have onion gravy if needed.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 27-Jan-13 18:15:04


Greensleeves Sun 27-Jan-13 18:15:17

What the hell is yorkshire salad? A dollop of cow shit and a pickled onion?

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 18:18:59

Not far off greensleeves, it's onion and lettuce in vinegar, and bloody lovely with puds and gravy.

ihearsounds Sun 27-Jan-13 18:23:36

It's like saying pancakes are useless. Same ingredients, just different method of cooking..

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 18:25:33

andro I love the monologue-never seen it before and nor has dh who is a Bradford lad by brth smile

ifancyashandy Sun 27-Jan-13 18:25:51

Pancakes ARE a waste of time grin. Don't think I've had one since I left home. Clearly I don't like batter - not a fan of fish and chips either.

Trills Sun 27-Jan-13 18:31:23

YABU to say they are pointless.

They make some people happy, so they have a point.

I'd rather have the extra potato.

Nivet Sun 27-Jan-13 18:39:00

YABU unreasonable.

My Gran was as Yorkshire as they come, she made amazing Yorkshires, massive ones in a whole roasting tin and like others we had them to start with gravy, then with the roast, then with jam for pudding.

We had Yorkshire salad too.

I'm ashamed to say I usually do Aunt Bessie's. blush

piprabbit Sun 27-Jan-13 18:41:08

They are the best bit. Especially my Grannie's ones, served with her fantastic beef gravy, on a plate all on their own before the boring meat and veggies bit is served.

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 18:41:48

Nicer, roughly which part of Yorkshire if you don't mind me asking? Hardly anyone has heard of yorkshire salad.

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 18:42:31

Nivet obviously!

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 19:00:21

What the hell is yorkshire salad? A dollop of cow shit and a pickled onion?

IMHOn Rather uncalled for hmm especially in a post where an angel has been mentioned.

exoticfruits Sun 27-Jan-13 19:00:31

YABU-they are lovely-perhaps you are just not very good at making them.

Lara2 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:06:16

YABU - how can you possibly say that??????

RuleBritannia Sun 27-Jan-13 19:10:54

Well, there is a history to them, isn't there? As a poster upthread has said, they used to be a first course (poster still has them as a first course) to fill diners up because there wasn't much expensive meat to go round.

Apart from that example, more men than now used to work in strenuous jobs on the land or in factories so used a lot of energy that had to be replaced with carbohydrate and fat.

HecateWhoopass Sun 27-Jan-13 19:11:01

Are you crazy?!
They're gorgeous!
And as a snack too.
You've not lived till you've tried cold yorkies with jam in!
Or cream. or ice cream and syrup.

Go on. Try it.

Then come back and thank me grin

thornrose Sun 27-Jan-13 19:13:47

Hecate, slightly warm with golden syrup for me. Starter, main and pud!

piprabbit Sun 27-Jan-13 19:15:03

I was going to say golden syrup too. Or nutella is nice as well.

HecateWhoopass Sun 27-Jan-13 19:23:05

Mmm warm puds filled with clotted cream ice cream and drizzled with syrup.

FreudiansSlipper Sun 27-Jan-13 19:30:27

Aunt Bessie ones have no flavour

Make your own and cook them in beef dripping you will think differently then

Tortington Sun 27-Jan-13 19:32:14

Just when i thought Mumsnet couldn't get any worse,

this thread is disgusting

Come Dine With Meon now - Yorkshire pud as a starter in Barnsley!

Chesntoots Sun 27-Jan-13 19:38:30

We used to have them as starters. Win, win situation!
Also great all soggy and cold with jam...

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sun 27-Jan-13 19:42:20


How exactly do you make them? I'm a little confused about your referance to making them with the meat juices confused

pigletmania Sun 27-Jan-13 20:11:59

Yabvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvu that is all

Moiraine Sun 27-Jan-13 20:12:13

YABVU and either you're making them wrong or there's something wrong with you. Have you been to a doctor?

But I guess I should thank you, I was just writing my meal plan for the week & you've helped fill the gap!

ifancyashandy Sun 27-Jan-13 20:13:04

Yorkshires made with beef dripping and then eaten with jam/cream/golden/maple syrup?!?


shock yabVu. <Splutters> In fact you are being so unreasonable it is hard to get the degree of unreasonable right as it is so high.

PS you are making them wrong.

Enfyshedd Sun 27-Jan-13 20:32:43

I make Yorkshire Puddings that my Yorkshire born & bred DP declares are the best he's ever had (smugface).

Half a pint of milk
Pinch of salt & pepper
2 eggs
Half a teaspoon of English mustard
About 4-6 heaped dessert spoons of self raising flour

Add 3 spoons of the flour to the other ingredients in a blender & mix. Add the rest of the flour until the bubbles in the mix don't burst immediately (thick-ish cream consistency?).

Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of tray/dish in oven until bubbling, then add the batter (batter should start to bubble at the edges instantly). Cook for 30-45mins.

As a rule, mine have crisp sides & a soggy middle (I make a big pan). It tastes lush and I'm gutted DP is currently on a very low fat diet due to his cholesterol.

HecateWhoopass Sun 27-Jan-13 20:35:25

don't knock it till you've tried it, ifancy. grin use oil instead of dripping if you're having them as a pud.

Allinonebucket Sun 27-Jan-13 20:39:58

What is WRONG with some people? I despair.

piprabbit Sun 27-Jan-13 20:57:38

Have you never eaten a steamed suet pudding, or a mince pie, ifancy? They are traditionally made with beef suet, flour and sweet stuff.

Tanith Sun 27-Jan-13 21:06:26

Definitely YABU...

...unless we are talking about those revolting Aunt Bessie's ones that my mum serves up. Do they have sugar added to them or something? They are vile!

ravenAK Sun 27-Jan-13 21:19:52

(nicking that monologue for a lesson on dialect!)

I've missed yorkies - had a crap 2nd hand cooker (makeshift whilst getting round to having kitchen done) & it wouldn't get hot enough. It's now blown up, hurrah!

& crap makeshift cooker #2 heats up like a good 'un, so it'll be puddens next week. Yum.

neveronamonday Sun 27-Jan-13 21:32:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

metafarcical Sun 27-Jan-13 21:37:37

I made Yorkshire puddings for the very first time today. They were amazing. I have decided I will serve them with just about everything from now on.

diaimchlo Sun 27-Jan-13 21:47:59

I am scared to let my son see this thread he would be mortified.... he makes the most tremendous Yorkies I have ever tasted before in my 54 years. Try this recipe, make sure your fat is sizzling then bake they grow at least 10 times biggersmile

140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)
4 eggs (200ml/7fl oz)
200ml milk
sunflower oil , for cooking
salt and pepper for seasoning

You can substitute 100ml of the milk for 100mi of soda water which makes them very lightsmile

DamnBamboo Sun 27-Jan-13 21:50:39

I don't really like them either OP.

Can't see what the fuss is.

My kids however, end up making 4-5 small ones each because they love them sooooo much.

Even teen DSD who is more often than not these days off her food, will devour them pretty sharpish.

NoelHeadbands Sun 27-Jan-13 21:52:39

How dare you.

How DARE you.

If you were standing near me now I'd bitchslap you into next week. And I'm not a violent person.

AmberSocks Sun 27-Jan-13 22:05:07

there no bland than the rest of a roast dinner imo.

pixwix Sun 27-Jan-13 22:07:50

Pmsl! am from Yorkshire!

Dad was a miner, and money was a bit tight, so we always had a huge yorkshire pudding served before the main course (with loads of onion gravy grin as the joint would be rather small...)

My mum isn't a great cook - for Christmas she would start to boil the sprouts in November - but by God she could make fantastic Yorkshire puddings! I always enjoyed those more than the main meal itself!

Even now, I sometimes make them for the kids, who love em - even though we live in the south east grin sometimes, I make giant ones, and serve them with sausages, and left over beef casserole gravy and loads of veg, with cheesy mashed potatoes....

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sun 27-Jan-13 22:10:27

So very unreasonable, i fecking love em.

yorkshirepuddings Sun 27-Jan-13 22:16:30

I couldn't resist a post considering my username!

We have them as a starter, with the roast and any left over with syrup.

Also sprinkle on a bit of paprika before pouring on gravy - absolutely lovely.

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 22:17:07

pixwix YOU were lucky.

We used to come home from a 30 hour day int' mines, take off the one shoe we shared between the six of us, gerint tin bath int front garden and then sit down to a meal of one yorkshire puddin filled wi dust fromt coal fire...but we were 'appy wink grin

gimmecakeandcandy Sun 27-Jan-13 22:18:13

You obviously haven't tasted well made Yorkshires... Mine taste amazing! YABVVVVU!

trixymalixy Sun 27-Jan-13 22:18:18

YABU, they are the best bit!

ifancyashandy Sun 27-Jan-13 22:23:14

Piprabbit, nope, haven't eaten a steamed suet type pudding in donkeys. Probably not since school (& that was many moons ago!). Didn't have them as kids and wouldn't enter my head to cook / eat / order one now. And don't much like pastry, so don't eat mince pies.

I'm a massive fan of roast meat but would rather have a ton of green veg than batter / spud type side. You batter fans are weird! grin

dimdommilpot Sun 27-Jan-13 22:23:24


pixwix Sun 27-Jan-13 22:24:03

Eeeh! mynewmoniker a' tha competing like? We dint ev a coal fire - used to set on one of kids to spontaneously combust like - and warm us 'ands through - so no coal dust for t'yorkshires - floor sweepings were our fillings - although we didn't actually ave a floor - erm....though... grin

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 22:32:35

Eeeh! pixwix tha wer lukky! We dint av floor sweepins - we just went straight down tut sewer where we'd play wit family int winter evenins and pretend we wer at Witby. We'd use yorkshire puddins as pretend buckets and us coal shovel as a spade - but we were 'appy! grin

tethersend Sun 27-Jan-13 22:35:00

If you'd asked me this before Christmas, I would have said YABU.

One bout of norovirus later, YANBU. Ban the puffy little fuckers.

MamyPoko Sun 27-Jan-13 22:40:57

YANBU. Boring, pointless. I'll take the extra spud, thanks.

jjuice Sun 27-Jan-13 22:43:22

Had them with lamb tonight yum yum. You are beyond the realms of unreasonable.

cricketballs Sun 27-Jan-13 22:50:30

I can't believe this thread ....I would cry for you op if I wasn't so full from my giant yorkshire's filled with mash, beef, carrots and cabbage!

I use the same volume method; put 3 eggs in jug (6 for giant), make a note of the amount then have the same milk and flour. Beef dripping until smoking then heaven awaits!

pixwix Sun 27-Jan-13 22:51:01

mynewmoniker actually whitby has lots of steps - although a bit like t'cellar steps, although sewers might also have lots of steps. grin

As an aside, when I was 15 my mum was walking up the steps to Whitby abbey, and had a heart attack - we didn't realise it was a heart attack at the time, though the chest pain and shortness of breathe should have alerted us - pmsl!

Anyways - we get to the bottom, mum clutching her chest, and dad said anxiously "Shall I get t' ambulance lass?"

Mum drew herself up to her full 5ft height and said emphatically "Nay lad - I'll have a '99 cornet- wi a flake in it!" And she did - wasn't till we got back to Barnsley and she went for an ECG, that we realised that a 99 wi a flake was a useful treatment for a coronary artery blockage..

And yer ad a sewer - A SEWER! we used to just pass it on ter 'neighbours like...

YABVVU, they are delicious! Cooked properly they are divine!

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 22:55:47

Neighbours! - You wer lucky - we used to bring't pit ponies up from't mines an tie em tut outside toilet door - then go for a kal wi em while cleanin't front step and blackin't grate wi leadin' that wer made outat burn yorkshire puddinsgrin

McNewPants2013 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:59:21

going to try a few of the recipes and i will get back to you all.

pixwix Sun 27-Jan-13 23:05:20

aye well - we ad ter eyt blackened yorkshires -not scrub grate wi em (if we ad a grate that is.... which we dint)

my new moniker - where are you from? I haven't heard having a kal with someone for aaaages! grin

Willdoitinaminute Sun 27-Jan-13 23:05:44

YABU they're only tasteless if you use vegetable oil rather than beef dripping. Google James Martins recipe for them.

Mynewmoniker Mon 28-Jan-13 20:05:47

Ayyup pix. I've PMd yer wi mi reply tut latest question.

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 28-Jan-13 20:15:21

Well I will say that individual Yorkshires are the work of the devil.
Yorkshire pudding must be made in a bg pan. You HAVE to use beef dripping-none of this sunflower oil nonsense.
And the fat MUST be very, very hot.
My Nana used to make the biggest yorkshire pudding in the known world. It would rise to pracically fill the oven.
And it IS a starter. With gravy.
And Aunt Bessie is a travesty.

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 28-Jan-13 20:16:12

YY willdoitinaminute. James Martin. He knows.

in order to alleviate the space issue we do indeed have our half a dozen each before our meat and veg .

TraineeBabyCatcher Mon 28-Jan-13 22:32:27

Yum yum, yum yum, yum yum.

Yabvvvvvvu. Yorkshires filled with gravy, wiped around the plate to clean up the remnants of mash and meat.

McNewPants2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:31:05

Sorry to bump this thread but after trying loads of different recipes I now think Yorkshire puddings are the food of gods.

ipswichwitch Sun 16-Jun-13 13:36:28

Yaay! A convert! Trouble is I want Yorkshires now, and I've got no eggs god damn it!!!

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Sun 16-Jun-13 14:34:41

Yay! Glad to hear that OP!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 16-Jun-13 15:28:02

grin of course. You HAD to have been doing it wrong.

I would happily give up both the meat AND the veg and just have a plateful of my delicious yorkies.

SilverOldie Sun 16-Jun-13 15:38:18

Sacrilege! Yorkshire Puds are fantastic - home made that is. I wouldn't call the ones you can buy ready made YPs, more like bits of rubber.

I will sometimes do a toad, either with sausages or a lamb chop in one half of the dish and put fruit in the other half for pudding. Plums, nectarines, cherries, etc. All the juices run into the pudding. Yum Yum Yum.

plinkyplonks Sun 16-Jun-13 15:39:47

They are delicious :D I regret nothing.

plinkyplonks Sun 16-Jun-13 15:40:28

McNewPants2013 Happy to hear!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 16-Jun-13 15:45:26

YY to home made.

Have you tasted those aunt bessie monstrosities?


as tasty as a gobful of cardboard.

I love leftover yorkshires cold with jam. Gorgeous.

Loulybelle Sun 16-Jun-13 15:48:56

Yay, i love yorkshire pudding, especially massive ones with everything crammed in and loads of gravy.

KikeriFreedomCastle Sun 16-Jun-13 15:52:27

I don't like them, they're just stodge in my opinion, but I'm probably in minority thinking this. The children love them, however. I always give them mine if we have them.

thistlelicker Sun 16-Jun-13 15:56:59

Yes you are! End of!grin

NotSoNervous Sun 16-Jun-13 16:05:32


Geordieminx Sun 16-Jun-13 16:11:27

8oz plain flour
3 eggs
1 egg shite
1/2 pint of milk
Pinch of salt

Best yorkshires ever!

Damnautocorrect Sun 16-Jun-13 16:15:05

Love it when you've amazing beef gravy and Yorkies yum yum yum.
Make massive ones and use them as plates. Problem solved

Longdistance Sun 16-Jun-13 16:17:48


Put a roast potato in the middle of the Yorkshire pudding, and add lashings of gravy.

BellaVita Sun 16-Jun-13 16:26:25

YABVU shock
Mine taste divine <smug>

PuppyMonkey Sun 16-Jun-13 16:27:19


ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 16-Jun-13 16:34:12


PirateJelly Sun 16-Jun-13 16:36:23

Yabu. I add chopped onion to mine (thanks Mil) So tasty, could easily have them as a meal by themselves with a bit of gravy yummy

BellaVita Sun 16-Jun-13 16:38:12

So I see grin

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 16-Jun-13 16:40:40

Bella, me darlin' how's tricks?

McNewPants2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 16:44:35

The only problem I have now is the DC, they are waiting in the kitchen as soon as I put them in the oven the oldest is the worst since he has learned to count.

vintagecakeisstillnice Sun 16-Jun-13 17:14:52

I once went to a pub where they served Yorkshire puddings flattened and used as a wrap for roast beef, came with a little pot of onion gravy for dipping.


Apparently they used to do it to use up the leftovers from Sunday……………. (whats that then?)

And then realised they were on a winner with people coming in just from the Yorkie Wrap.

DrCoconut Sun 16-Jun-13 17:15:54

Yorkshire puddings are amazing. DS1 likes a whole big one to himself these days. My grandma used to make them every Sunday.

BellaVita Sun 16-Jun-13 18:47:30

Hec, am good thanks. 100's of one or two issues with DS2 atm which is making me a little greyer, but nothing that Army Cadets won't sort out grin. He was adamant that he wasn't joining, but he saw sense in the end. Am hoping that the colour sergeant will kick him into touch make him see sense grin.

How are you my lovely?

OrangeFireandGoldashes Sun 16-Jun-13 19:09:36

YABVVVU. Yorkshire puddings are little gravy-absorbing vessels of deliciousness.

Get bigger plates.

MrsLyman Sun 16-Jun-13 19:44:28

YAB totally and utterly U.

Sorry haven't read whole thread but just had to post immediately.

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