Yorkshire Pudding


Yorkshire pudding, the accompaniment to the “Sunday Roast”, is a part of the British food tradition.

Yorkshire pudding is an English food made from batter consisting of eggs, flour and milk.

For a lighter pudding, a mixture of milk and water were included.

It came about when the fat dripping onto the batter from the meat being roasted on a spit above a fire were utilized to add flavor and color.

And, because meat was expensive in the North of England during the 18th century, the fats and juices from the meat dripping onto the batter were essential to make the meal more filling.

A recipe in 1737 for "Dripping Pudding" was published in the book "The Whole Duty of a Woman" by Sir Alexander William George Cassey.

"Make a good batter as for pancakes; put in a hot toss-pan over the fire with a bit of butter to fry the bottom a little then put the pan and butter under a shoulder of mutton, instead of a dripping pan, keeping frequently shaking it by the handle and it will be light and savory, and fit to take up when your mutton is enough; then turn it in a dish and serve it hot".

It was Hannah Glasse, an English cookery writer of the 18th century who renamed the original version "Dripping Pudding" in 1747 in "The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Simple".

By the late 18th century, puddings were no longer just meat based.


Sunday Roast



The uniquely British Sunday Roast was a meal traditionally eaten after church.

The much-loved Sunday Roast with either roast beef, lamb, pork or chicken and accompanied with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and gravy as well as seasonal boiled, steamed or roasted vegetables is truly a feast to be enjoyed with family and friends. 
 
History says that in the late 1700's during the Industrial Revolution, families would place meat and vegetables such as potatoes, turnips and parsnips into the oven before going to church on a Sunday morning so that when they returned their food was ready to be eaten by the family. 

The juices from the meat and vegetables were used to make a stock or gravy for the Sunday Roast.

A second historic theory says that the Sunday Roast dates back to medieval times, when the village serfs served their squire for six days and then on Sunday, after church, they were rewarded with a feast of oxen roasted on a spit.


Yorkshire Pudding and Sunday Roast


The Adelphi-Leeds

1-3 Hunslet Road
Leeds LS10 1JQ
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
City Centre, Brewery Wharf
Phone number +44 113 245 6377


Hawksmoor Seven Dials-London

Located in: Covent Garden
Address: Covent Garden, 11 Langley St,
London WC2H 9JG, UK
Phone:+44 20 7420 9390
Menu: thehawksmoor.com
Reservations: opentable.co.uk, bookatable.co.uk


Ezine Articles Author Link
Click on the Link Below

Andrew Papas, EzineArticles Platinum Author

Newsletter Opt-in-Form

The Keen Traveler

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Recent Articles

  1. Expect to Succeed

    Jun 11, 24 10:38 PM

    es2.jpg
    Expect to succeed with a determined mindset that matches your intentions.

    Read More

  2. Pioneers of American Westward Expansion

    Jun 06, 24 10:45 PM

    aw1.webp
    Pioneers of American Westward Expansion had a vision of a "promised land" since the 1770s when they began crossing the Appalachians in the East during the War of Independence.

    Read More

  3. Damon and Pythias

    May 26, 24 01:24 AM

    dp5.jpg
    Damon and Pythias in Greek historic writings illustrate the Pythagorean ideal of friendship which became the most symbolic relationship in history.

    Read More