National Yorkshire Pudding Day
The 2nd of February marks the mighty Yorkshire Pudding Day and at our office we’re struggling to understand why it’s not as popular as the other well-known batter based food celebration, Pancake Day. That’s why we are making it our mission to get national Yorkshire Pudding Day on the map.
For many meat eaters they will enjoy their Yorkshire pudding on Sunday the 2nd with the lovely accompaniment of a juicy cut of roast beef, which is why, for most people, the Yorkshire pudding was created. For many it’s similar to the strawberries and cream combo, they are made for each other.
But this national Yorkshire Pudding Day we’re going to think outside the box and have sweet, yes sweet Yorkshire pudding. We want this famous Yorkshire classic to shine on its own and not just be a forgotten Sunday dinner side.
So we present the apple and cinnamon Yorkshire pudding. A sweet Yorkshire pudding is not as crazy as it sounds and I’m sure a few of you have in fact eaten this delight. The batter is similar to pancake batter so it makes for a good dessert and the recipe is quick and easy to follow, all you will need is:
• 4 cooking apples peeled, cored and chopped
• 30g butter
• 125g caster sugar
• 4 eggs
• 140g plain flower
• 200ml milk
• 1tsp powdered cinnamon
• Sunflower oil for cooking
1. Heat the oven to 230C/gas 8.
2. Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat, add 90g sugar and the apples and leave to cook until the apples are soft and the sauce is golden in colour.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon and eggs together, add the milk slowly making sure the mixture is smooth and has no lumps. Finally add the apples and mix.
4. Next place a Yorkshire pudding tray in the oven with a little oil in each hole, leave until the oil is smoking hot.
5. Carefully add the mixture to the hot tray and place back in the oven for 15 mins, (do not open the oven door in this time!).
6. Cook for around 30 minutes or until they are a dark golden brown colour.
7. Finally remove from the oven and serve immediately with vanilla custard... Yum.
So here it is our tribute to the great Yorkshire pudding for the best day of the year!