Yorkshire Pudding Origins & Where to travel for the ultimate Yorkshire Pudding
The humble Yorkshire pudding, a British staple to the roast dinner but how did it come to be? For National Yorkshire Pudding Day UK, we’re exploring the origins of the famous Yorkshire pudding and how it has evolved in the modern age!
The History of the Yorkshire Pudding
The first documentation of the Yorkshire pudding was back in 1737! Originally featured in ‘The Whole Duty of a Woman’, the then-named dripping pudding recipe was named after the method of its cooking. The pudding would be placed under the spit where the meat was roasting, allowing it to soak up the delicious drippings.
In 1747, the Yorkshire pudding is popularised and got its classic name we all know. In this recipe by Hannah Glassesin in ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Simple’ (a more widely published cookbook at the time), we see a recipe that involves mixing milk, eggs and salt with flour to make a pancake-like batter; much like in the first recipe this version also incorporates the use of meat drippings to enhance the flavour of the puddings.
The Yorkshire pudding originally began as a starter. In times of hardship when meat was expensive, this dish was often served with gravy to help fill people up. This was because it was made with basic and more affordable ingredients.
Skipping forward to 2007, the first National Yorkshire Pudding Day is celebrated in the UK and, here we are today, inspired by this interesting holiday to share some more venturesome Yorkshire dishes in comparison to the original!
Try a more abstract Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire Burrito – The Yorkshire Pudding Burrito (London)
This viral dish had many travelling miles to try this street food phenomenon. The Yorkshire burrito is a huge Yorkshire pudding that contains the ingredients of a traditional Sunday roast. There are three burritos to try:
· Beef burrito
· Chicken burrito
· Cauli cheese burrito (vegetarian)
Addresses: Camden Market West Yard, Buck Street Camden Market, Boxpark Wembley and 17&Central Walthamstow
Wapentake – Yorkshire Pudding Burger (Leeds)
Home of the famous Yorkshire pudding burger and located in a cozy tavern with a Yorkshire twist is Wapentake in Leeds! Browse their menu of different Yorkshire Pudding burgers including a roast pudding burger, or the classic Yorkshire pudding burger served with a beef patty or chicken fillet, topped with bacon cheese and gravy. There are even vegetarian and vegan options available, so there are mouthwatering options for everyone!
Address: 92 Kirkgate, Leeds
Porky’s Breakfast Yorkshire Pudding, Porky Pig (Manchester)
Porky Pig’s offers your traditional English breakfast: bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushroom, beans and a hash brown…but it is served in a Yorkshire pudding! If a breakfast-themed Yorkshire doesn’t peak your fancy Porky’s also serves a Yorkshire pudding wrap containing “a choice of pork, gammon, beef, chicken and lamb (Fridays only) with veg, stuffing and a choice of gravies in a giant Yorkshire pudding.” (Optional extras of roast spuds can also be added!)
Address: Porky Pig, 7 Cooper Street, Manchester M2 2FW
Want to cook up your own Yorkshires?
If just a regular Yorkshire pudding is more your speed our recipe for a traditional roast and Yorkshires that you can cook in your motorhome or campervan can be found here: https://www.comfort-insurance.co.uk/comfort-camping-cookbook
Or, if you want to try something a bit more daring how about an Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Pudding Pizza! https://www.bidfood.co.uk/inspiration/recipe/aunt-bessies-yorkshire-pudding-pizza/
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