>> Thursday, November 15, 2012
One of the origins of Yorkshire Pudding was as a cheap course to fill up the hungry men before they made it to the expensive meat course. Whilst the price of meat is going through the roof again, we aren't quite at the premeat course arena but we are a split household.
It should of course be eaten as a dessert with, according to COG, honey. Whereas, I am perfectly right in saying that pre bought Yorkshire puddings go best with Golden Syrup.
I normally make my own and home cooked go best with chocolate spread melting into them. But today Aunt Bessie sent me a sample of her best and golden syrup was the order of the day.
I find my home cooked are heavier and need to be eaten immediately as they come out of the oven. These Aunt Bessie's hold up for longer and are considerably better quality than the ones I recall from years ago. The batter market must have moved on.
Did you know the first ever Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Pudding was created for a Butlins holiday camp in 1974. I would like to know more about this history but beyond the mini fact, I can't track down more, do you know anything...if you do please leave me a comment.
But what Aunt Bessie's, for all their history are still getting wrong, is the picture on the front of the pack...it is a Yorkshire pudding full of gravy....the world isn't listening to me.
Are you a sweet Yorkshire syrupy gal or a manly pudding with gravy eater?