From time to time I’ll add in some of my favorite recipes. This one is a favorite of mine from the Olde Country. The “e” in Olde stands for England.
Yorkshire Pudding, despite what the Yanks may think, has absolutely nothing to do with Bill Cosby or Jello. Yorkshire Pudding came about some time ago when food supplies were short and the squalid masses needed something to stretch out a stringy piece of meat. Originally it was referred to as “English Meat Grease Bread,” I believe, or I could be making that part up. The people of Yorkshire have a reputation for bluntness, so maybe not.
Anyway, despite its meager beginnings, it’s a delightful way to use the delicious drippings from a nice roast or steak or even sausage. Always cook it right before you serve it. It doesn’t keep, unless of course you work in a Yorkshire pub, in which case they will serve it to you months after it should be thrown out.
3/4 cup flour (4 oz)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 450.
Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
Make a well in center and add milk and water gradually, beating with a wooden spoon.
Beat eggs separately until fluffy.
Add to flour mix.
Beat until bubbles rise to surface.
Pour batter into a pitcher and refrigerate for 1/2 hr.
When meat is done, remove from pan and place on a warm platter.
Re-beat batter and pour quickly into still hot cooking pan.
Bake in oven for ten min at 450.
Reduce heat to 350 and cook for 15 min more, or until it is well risen and has turned golden brown.
Serve immediately from pan in which it was cooked.