Yorkshire pudding, despite its name is not a pudding in the British (as in dessert) or American (as in creamy sweet goodness) sense, but rather a baked savoury bread-like dish often served with gravy poured inside the concave middle. Not surprisingly, they get their name from their place of origin - Yorkshire. Duh.
|Traditional Yorkshire Pudding|
|"Modern" Individual Yorkshire Pudding|
Due to the fact that the modern version varies greatly from the original, there is some controversy (yes, people actually debate this stuff) regarding what constitues a real Yorkshire pudding. The British Royal Society of Chemistry has declared, from a chemical point of view, that a Yorkshire pudding should have a minimum height of 4 inches. They even issued a press release outlining their findings and disclosing the "perfect recipe".
I am sure you are wondering, "what is LadyLiberty's favourite kind of Yorkshire Pudding?" Yorkshire tradionalists look away now, but I like good 'ol Aunt Bessie (aka frozen ones that require no baking, unless you consider heating up in the oven to be baking).
How to eat: I dont eat meat, so I obviously do not eat the roast beef and gravy that often accompany Yorkshire pudding, but I do put horseradish on my puddings and they are delicious! If you are lucky enough to have some left over (which is rare indeed), spread some jam on them for midnight snack! Yum Yum.
British Stuff Rating: 4/5 Paddington Bears