I can get a Giant Yorkshire Pudding to cook well if done as part of a Toad In the Hole. Yet I always seem to struggle if I try to make individual ones.
Simple solution is to just buy the frozen version from the supermarket. They are expensive for what is essentially just a few ingredients. Convenient when it comes to making dinner though.
Now, it has to be said that the big puddings are more difficult to fit in a freezer than the regular size version. That is why I will sometimes buy the small ones to use with meals.
How to cook
Since these yorkshire puddings are already cooked then they only need to be reheated. There are several ways this can be done.
Best to take them out of the freezer shortly before cooking so they can partly defrost. They will cook from frozen if you forget though. Cooking times will vary depending on how much they defrost so, as always, check that they are piping hot before serving.
Simply put under a hot grill until nicely crisped and cooked through. If you pick one up with your fingers and go Ouch then it is most likely heated through.
This is probably the best way but only if the oven is already on and something else is cooking in there.
Just put the yorkshire pudding in a few minutes before the cooking time is up and allow to crisp up nicely.
This will work but it can be easy to overcook the yorkshire. Use short bursts of power, say 30 seconds, then check if the pudding is cooked. This also gives a softer finish as the microwave will not do the crispiness of the oven or grill.
How to use them
They can be used in different ways either as a full meal or as a starter. Here are a few ideas:
- With Gravy
- Sausage, Mash and Peas
- Liver and Bacon
- Mince, Carrots and Onions
Great as a starter.
Cut each yorkshire into eight pieces then serve with bowls of hot gravy that they can be dipped in.
Bangers, Mash and Peas in a giant yorksire. Just fill with gravy.
Lamb or pork liver cooked with onions in gravy then poured into the pudding. Needs some vegetables to top and perhaps some potato too.
Cook up some minced beef, carrots and onions then pour into the pudding
Basically anything with a sauce texture can be use to fill the yorkshire pudding and bring about a very filling meal.