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1:00 AM 3rd February 2024

Three Creative Ways To Cook With Yorkshire Puddings

photo supplied by HelloFresh
photo supplied by HelloFresh
With Yorkshire Pudding Day coming up this Sunday, a food expert has shared unique ways to enjoy Yorkshire puddings, including a breakfast Yorkshire pudding.

Who doesn’t love a Yorkshire pudding? To commemorate Yorkshire Pudding Day (4th of February), culinary experts have revealed creative ways to enjoy one of the county’s most famous food creations in ways that go beyond having them on your Sunday roast.

The history of yorkshire puddings dates back to the 1700s where they were first coined 'dripping pudding' as flour became a more accessible ingredient in Northern kitchens. It was in 1747 that Hannah Glasse’s book The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy provided the iconic dish with its famous name.

Now HelloFresh’s Senior Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley has shared three creative ways to use this classic English recipe:
“Whether you’re in the mood to whip up a simple yorkshire pudding batter or looking to use up your Sunday roast leftovers, yorkshire puddings are a surprisingly versatile food that can be used in a variety of exciting ways!”

Breakfast Yorkshire Puddings

I love nothing more than starting my weekend off with an indulgent breakfast yorkshire pudding and this is a morning twist on the classic toad in the hole. This dish is also a great one to serve up to friends over brunch!

Roast your favourite full English items like sausages, bacon and mushrooms in an oven proof roasting tin with olive oil. After around 15 minutes increase the oven temperature, pour in your batter and place back in the oven for 30 minutes. Finish off by cracking eggs into the dips in the batter and bake for a final 5-10 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked.

Yorkshire Pudding Croutons

Use up Sunday’s leftover yorkshire puddings for midweek lunch inspiration and to reduce food waste while you’re at it. Chop up the puddings and toss in olive oil with Italian seasoning like basil, oregano and garlic granules. Spread on a baking sheet and bake until crispy or pop them in your air fryer.

You can then use the yorkshire croutons in your weekly lunches for salads and soups. My favourite way to enjoy these is in a panzanella style salad with fresh tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil.

Yorkshire Pudding Pizza

Finally, another way to use up your yorkshire pudding leftovers is this family friendly recipe! Top leftover Yorkshire puddings with tomato puree, cheese and pizza toppings of your choice. Pop them in your air fryer for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and enjoy with the whole family.

I’d recommended getting the kids involved in making their own Yorkshire pudding pizzas to help build their confidence in the kitchen and teach the importance of reducing food waste.

For more classic British meals and a simple yorkshire pudding recipe visit the HelloFresh website