Great Ways to Serve Yorkshire Puddings

  • 01 of 05

    Five Great Ways to Serve Yorkshire Puddings

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    A Tray of Golden Yorkshire Puddings. Credit:Diana Mille - Getty

    If you think Yorkshire Puddings are just for serving with a Sunday Roast, you may want to think again. A traditional 'Yorkshire' (as they are fondly known) can be used as a bowl to hold tasty fillings, and once you get that concept you will instantly  see how versatile they are.

    First, start with the  Yorkshire Pudding recipe to create the batter and away we go.

    If you are nervous about making Yorkshire puddings, or you have tried and failed, then you can simply watch the video on how to...MORE make them, otherwise, follow the recipes for new ways of serving these classics of the British kitchen.

    The Classic Way to Serve Yorkshire Puddings - With Roast Beef

     

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  • 02 of 05

    Toad in the Hole Recipe

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    Family Toad in the Hole. Photo © Elaine Lemm

    Toad in the hole is by far the favourite way to serve Yorkshire Puddings after a roast lunch.  Transform Yorkshire Pudding into a filling meal with the simple addition of sausages.

    Just where the name Toad in the Hole comes from no-one knows but originally the dish used sausage meat, so the finished dish probably resembled toads in the batter?

    No matter its origins it makes a delicious supper dish served with onion gravy and fresh vegetables, and children love it. 

    Toad in the Hole Recipe

    Onion...MORE Gravy Recipe

     

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  • 03 of 05

    Chili Filled Yorkshire Pudding Reciep

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    Chili Filled Yorkshire Pudding. Elaine Lemm

    Yorkshire Pudding makes a great midweek supper used as a bowl and filled with a spicy chilli either meat or vegetarian The two work together so well; you will be surprised. Kids love this dish.

    Chili Filled Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

    Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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  • 04 of 05

    Fill Up the Pudding with Irish Stew

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    Venison Stew from Valentine Warner. GettyImages-495792877

    "Filled" Yorkshire Puddings are very popular in British food, especially in the British pub. The pudding becomes a vessel to hold any number of great fillings, creating a complete meal in one. Any stew or casserole can be tipped into the pudding as well as vegetables and gravy. For filled Yorkshire puds it is best to make dinner-plate sized puddings, as the small ones made in a muffin tin won't hold enough filling.

    Irish Stew Recipe

     

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  • 05 of 05

    And For Those with a Sweet Tooth

    Yorkshire puddings are not just vessels for savoury food. As a Yorkshire pudding batter is not unlike a crepe batter - though cooked differently - they do have a similar flavour which makes the puds perfect for sweet fillings. Practically any spread, jam or syrup poured onto a pancake will taste just as good on a Yorkshire pudding.

    A traditional way to serve the puddings in Yorkshire is a drizzle of Raspberry Vinegar, and as a child, I always hoped there would be leftover puddings at Sunday lunch...MORE because spread with a little Golden SSyrup was always a special treat. Ice cream is also a great filling, in which case make small puddings.