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Yorkshire Pudding and Commentathon

Since yesterday’s post was about ‘Love’, I thought I would reverse and do the Montage today.  So watch next week for the next True Love Story in the Bullet Proofing Your Marriage series.

Commentathon

Let me provide a little more information on the Commentathon that I mentioned yesterday.  This program is provided by Tanya at Blogelina.  She has registered over 500 people to participate in this.  We will be divided into groups of 50 or so.  Each person writes an ‘epic’ post on their blog.  Then we are informed who else is in our group of 50.  Our Commentathon kicks off tomorrow.  We each go out to the other members of the group, then read and comment on their post.  We have a few days to get our comments completed, thank goodness, because 50 blogs is a lot to read and comment on.

All comments need to be meaningful and add value to the general discussion on that blog.  But the process provides an opportunity for each blogger to increase their circle of influence and hopefully make new blogging friends and followers.  I participated in one last summer and it was really great.  Those of you have been with me from the beginning, will recognize the article that I ran then, which was A Rich Heritage – We Are Crafts.

The article that I posted yesterday is the post that they will be commenting on over the next few days.

Bed and Breakfast

I had a beautiful weekend here at the lake.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we had a full house. Two very sweet young couples checked in and I just had a great time with them.  One of them spent Saturday afternoon on the dock, laying there enjoying the relaxing time and the gorgeous sunset.

We have a fire pit table in our BBQ area.  So, just before sunset, we fired up the table and got out some s’more’s makings.  After sunset, the couple that had been down by the lake joined us at the fire.  It was just a wonderful evening.

We haven’t really had any guests since hubby’s surgery and it was very nice to have a full house and be able to pamper these young folks.

Yorkshire Pudding

Have you ever heard of Yorkshire Pudding?  It is a wonderful English dish that my mother-in-law introduced me to.  You may recall that she came to the states as a war bride from England during WWII.  At the time I met her, her Sunday dinner almost always consisted of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.  I must tell you a couple of funny stories about those Sunday meals.  I recall when Kent and I were dating, I had been invited over to their house and to dinner.  Mom had just gotten dinner on the table when the doorbell rang.  She and Dad entertained the person at the door for several minutes.  Kent, his brother and myself, stayed at the table and went ahead and ate.  The boys must have been very hungry because when Mom and Dad came back to the kitchen they were totally shocked to find most of the roast gone.  They couldn’t believe it.
Another time, Mom put the roast on the table and left the room for a couple of minutes.  When she came back in the cat had jumped on to the table and eaten the roast.  Needless to say, she was not happy.
Memories.   Ah well, on to the Yorkshire Pudding recipe.  My husband really loves Yorkshire, he should, he grew up on it.  But I like it to.  So, I never mind when he requests it.  It is easy to make and you can also make ‘Pigs In a Blanket” out of it.
I have made this in a roasting pan as well as in individual muffin cups.  However, I usually put it in a 9 x 13.  
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Ingredients:
6 eggs
3 cups milk
3 cups flour
3 tsp salt
Oil or meat drippings
Beat the eggs.  Slowly add the milk, flour and salt.  Whip it well, so that there are no lumps, and whip in as much air as you can.  Or you can put it in a mixer and mix it.  You want it to be as light as possible.
If using muffin cups, put a oil (or meat drippings) in the bottom of each muffin cup.  If using a 9 x 13, coat the bottom of it with oil.  Heat the pan in the 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove it just before it begins to smoke.  
If using muffin cups, place approximately 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin cup.  If using a 9 x 13, pour the batter in to the pan.
Bake it for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees for another 15 minutes.
It will rise beautifully in the pan, but will fall after you remove it from the oven.
If you want Pigs in a Blanket, add the hot dogs to the pan right after you pour the batter in.  
One other tip; make sure that you mix the batter well just before you pour it in to the pan.  Again, you want to beat as much air in to the batter as possible.
Here is a picture of the finished product.

Now, although this is called pudding, it is more like a bread and is not a dessert.  It is really delicious with roast beef and it doesn’t last long in our house.  My husband frequently finishes off the leftovers as a snack later on.  
Give it a try and let me know what you think.  
Thanks for spending time with me.  I hope it is wonderful where ever you are.
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Comments

  1. I’m participating in the commentathon too. 🙂
    My husband is British and loves Yorkshire pudding. So do my children. Even a triple batch doesn’t make it through a meal. It is very similar to popovers which my family also loves and wishes I would make more often.

    • Hi Jen. Good to see you here. That’s cool that your husband is British. I can certainly understand how it doesn’t last at your house. We have introduced a lot of folks to it.

  2. Ooh! I can’t wait to test this recipe out, Regina! Looks scrumptious!

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you like it. We love it around here. I don’t make it often, but I never have to throw any of it out. It always gets eaten.

  3. That looks so great not sure how that will work with y diet but I will pin this one for later.

  4. I’ve heard of Yorkshire Pudding, but i wasn’t quite sure what it was. I always thought it was a desert. Adding the hot dogs sounds good. Thanks for sharing this!

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