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to be awfully proud of the Yorkshire puddings I made yesterday?

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misanthropologist Fri 28-Nov-14 18:59:50

...using the recipe I found right here on Mumsnet? My Thanksgiving guests loved them and snapped them right up!

TattyDevine Fri 28-Nov-14 19:00:51

Well done you! They are not terribly difficult are they yet make such a difference than the frozen ones, which are also good.

misanthropologist Fri 28-Nov-14 19:06:37

Ah, we don't get frozen ones over here in the US! I love them though (they're the perfect vehicle for the gravy from a good joint of beef) and our guests (who were born in Suriname but moved to the US some time ago) were just amazed that a little flour, milk and egg could make something so yum.

Charitybelle Fri 28-Nov-14 19:13:45

Mmmmm, haven't started making my dinner yet, your post has made me seriously consider doin yorkie puds with gravy!

KnackeredMuchly Fri 28-Nov-14 19:16:27

Aren't US popovers similar to UK yorkies?

That's what I heard anyway

NoNoDontEatThatBloodyHellFFS Fri 28-Nov-14 19:18:08

Well they get the seal of approval from this Yorkshire lass at least grin Nice job!

And you're quite right, they're the perfect gravy mops. MMmmmm gravy and Yorkshire puds...

ThursdayLast Fri 28-Nov-14 19:18:17

Well done!
My homemade yorkies are slways di damn hit and miss, so when they're right it is 109% apprpropriate to celebrate!

We're they as good as they look?

ThursdayLast Fri 28-Nov-14 19:18:55

Ffs typos. My apologies.


NoNoDontEatThatBloodyHellFFS Fri 28-Nov-14 19:24:09

According to Wiki, the US popover is indeed very similar to the Yorkshire pudding. Although it also says that a popover can be had as sweet, as well as savory. Travesty! shock grin

ouryve Fri 28-Nov-14 19:27:17

They've even got holes in. Well done!

We were gutted when we moved house, when I was about 11, and between 2 differnt ovens, in the same house, neither managed to put holes in the Yorkies. Couldn't even blame the gas because the second oven was electric. The hole problem wasn't fixed until we moved house again grin

misanthropologist Fri 28-Nov-14 19:37:59

They were deffo as good as they look - I used 1/2 tbsp of the rendered fat in each tin and put just a TINY bit of actual beef dripping in each - not enough to scorch but enough to flavor them. Heated the oven to 500F (not sure what that is in C) with the muffin tin and fat in them and poured in the batter - I was standing outside the oven watching them rise and giggling in glee that I actually managed to make them with "gravy dishes" in. grin

And I have heard people talk about popovers here in the US, yeah, but I never had them growing up, so knew nothing about them. I think sweet ones would be kind of gross unless it was some kind of a breakfast food!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 28-Nov-14 19:39:31

Oh well done!

I make amazing yorkshire puddings and I would be very pleased indeed with those! grin

daisychain01 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:41:55

Am I allowed to say nom-nom-nom (just this once)!

Happy Thanksgiving misanthropologist, I'm salivating - they look deeeeelishhhh.

Catsmamma Fri 28-Nov-14 19:43:11

i have recently been given the gift of Yorkshire Puddings......I can now rely on them to be tall and with a nice gravy space in them!

for years they were very hit and miss, but suddenly i CAN do them grin

Dawndonnaagain Fri 28-Nov-14 19:43:14

Yorkshires are lush with a roast.
They're also lush with hot jam and cold cream!

crumblebumblebee Fri 28-Nov-14 19:47:04

Ooh gosh, they look lovely. I am on a diet and I want to lick my laptop. blush

SevenZarkSeven Fri 28-Nov-14 19:55:54

Nice one! They look lovely smile

To PP my Yorkshire friend tells me you can have yorkshires as a sweet thing and she was also telling me sometimes they eat them first? Although I was a bit drunk so may be confused on that second point grin

Suefla62 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:59:26

They did use to eat them first, with gravy, the idea was that everyone ate a large Yorkshire first which filled you up, so you didn't eat as much of the expensive meat.

misanthropologist Fri 28-Nov-14 20:10:09

Mine are hit/miss if I try to do them in one 9" square pan - sometimes they come out really impressive and puffy and sometimes I have to make a choice between soggy middle (icky icky) or over-browned corners. Individual ones, though, I think I've finally gotten the knack for - now to see if I can teach my DD15, who's going to be doing a lot of cooking at Christmas!

HappydaysArehere Fri 28-Nov-14 20:28:28

Popovers, remember them mentioned in Little Women. They were sitting down to a Christmas breakfast of popovers and "real coffee" when Marmee informs them of the plight of the Hummel family. Off they go to give their lovely breakfast to the family although Amy was very upset. As a child I longed to know what a popover was.
You have made me think of Toad in the Hole. Will get nice sausages and onions, tomorrow cook and cover with a lovely batter.... Yummy, haven't done that in ages.

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