Yorkshire puddings are such a guilty indulgence!
It’s not my only guilty indulgence though. Don’t laugh… I am binge watching this season of Dancing with the Stars… and I LOVE it! I have no idea why it’s so amazing in my mind, but I swear I can’t turn it off. Maybe it’s the only time I ever am secretly waiting for the contestants to totally just eat it in the middle of the dance. Yeah that’s bad of me… Honestly I love some of them like Nyle… wow, super hot.
It must be a major guilty indulgence type of day. I am watching DWTS and just popped a tray of peanut butter cookies in the oven. They sounded amazing and then I couldn’t get the thought out of my head so I just HAD to make them. Besides I found a really easy recipe with just four ingredients. I’ll let you know in a few minutes if they are worth posting a link to.
So in the meantime… as I smell that peanut buttery smell cooking… let’s talk pudding. Yorkshire pudding that is. Normally they are small and look more like muffins, but I was researching and saw someone do it in a big casserole dish. I thought “wow! That’s cool, I want to do it in a big pan too!” I have bee trying so hard to use my cast iron items more often, as you saw in my Mexican Onion Queso earlier this week. So I figured I could use it again for this dish.
This is how it went. I suddenly had a million green onions from my mom, and I had put a lovely pork roast in the crock pot because I needed a simple but fast dinner that night. I wanted to use the onions as quickly as I could because they get wilty pretty quickly. I decided I needed to make something with dinner but I didn’t want to wait forever for something to cook.
Originally I wanted to try a fun onion quick bread but I knew it would take over an hour. A quicker option was a yorkshire pudding which cooks in about 20 minutes. The batter itself is pretty thin and liquidy, but the end result is a light and very moist bread like side dish that soaks up the gravy and juices from the meat you are serving and becomes this amazing addition to your plate.
I have made yorkshire puddings over the years, usually small ones and it’s one of those “I’ll just have one more…” types of foods. After like sixteen of them I realize I ate way too many, but I am way happily stuffed as well.
Ok, so if you desperately need a peanut butter fix like I apparently did tonight, I really liked this recipe from Popsugar that only has 4 ingredients. It doesn’t have that chewy aspect I love in peanut butter cookies but it has that peanut buttery flavor that I was craving.
By the way… today is Friday the 13th AND it’s a full moon!!! How awesome is that??????!!!!!
- 3 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- ¼ cup beef or pork roast drippings
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Place an 8 by 12-inch enameled cast iron baking dish in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until foamy and light. Whisk in the milk until combined. Add the flour, onions, a big pinch of salt, and some pepper, beat just until the batter is smooth. Pour the meat drippings into the bottom of the hot pan. Immediately pour in the batter and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes until the pudding is puffy and brown. Serve immediately, it deflates rapidly.