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People Are Claiming To Eat Yorkshire Puddings For Dessert And Our Minds Are Blown

Joanna Freedman

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People Are Claiming To Eat Yorkshire Puddings For Dessert And Our Minds Are Blown

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Ah, the humble Yorkshire Pudding. It's an essential part of the Sunday Roast here in Britain, slathered in gravy and nestled alongside roasted veg and lashings of meat.

But what if we told you that some people are taking the fluffy little bowls of batter and enjoying them for dessert, too?

Fluffy Yorkshire's don't just have to be savoury (Credit: Shutterstock)
Fluffy Yorkshire's don't just have to be savoury (Credit: Shutterstock)

Yep, it turns out sweet Yorkshire Puddings are a thing in some households, and we're very much into it.

We spotted the trend after one individual tweeted their disdain for people who were closed minded about their roast dinner ingredients, and too afraid to step outside the box.

"I tell you what, I can't be doing with roast dinner snobbery. I don't HAVE to eat mint sauce only with lamb.

"Yorkshire puddings don't HAVE to be consumed with beef. Here's an idea, why don't you step outside of your self-imposed box and broaden your tiny little mind?," she wrote.

The Yorkshire Pudding rulebook is changing (Credit: Twitter)
The Yorkshire Pudding rulebook is changing (Credit: Twitter)

And it turns out people agreed, with multiple Twitter users replying that they not only ate their Yorkshire puddings with other types of meat, but even in other courses altogether (most specifically, dessert).

"And that's before you get to the delights of Yorkshire Puddings with Golden Syrup or chocolate sauce," wrote one person in reply to the tweet.

To which another chipped in: "Yorkshire puddings as a dessert #PotentialGameChanger".

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"They should be served with every course of every meal, yet they're arbitrarily reduced to one specific type of roast"," wrote somebody else, to which the original poster replied: "I'll eat them solo as a starter, covered in gravy for my main, then I'll go in a third time with a ladle of custard and call it my pudding. I'll never tire of a Yorkshire."

A Yorkshire with custard? Now this we would like to see.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"Yorkies with Jam," suggested someone else. "Don't call me Hipster, my Nan served this up as a sweet pudding in Leeds in the 1970's #oldskool puds".

And another agreed that the combo was a winner, writing: "I made Yorkshire puddings and filled them with strawberry jam for dessert the other day ... tiny minds were BLOWN, but they were a roast dinner regular in my family (and often left for dessert cos our oven wasn't big enough for all roast components at once)".

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

While they're not quite the same, there is a food similar to Yorkshire Puddings in the States, which are frequently enjoyed with sweet accompaniments.

A Popover has a similar batter to a Yorkshire Pudding (essentially eggs, flour, and milk or water), but the difference comes in how they are prepared.

The American recipe is usually cooked in a 'Popover pan' or a muffin tin, while a Yorkshire Pudding is traditionally baked in a pan, which has been heavily greased with beef fat.

However, it makes sense that sweet Yorkies would work, given the fact dessert Popovers are such a hit over seas.

Typically, they're eaten with cinnamon, jams, berry compotes and fruits. Check out some drool-worthy examples below:

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Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

If these don't float your boat, the Twitter thread didn't stop at sweet suggestions for Yorkshire Puddings, with many others chiming in to suggest their own wild ways of enjoying the Sunday roast fave.

One wrote: "You may rejoice at the following combination of words... "Yorkshire pudding pizzas" You're welcome".

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

While another tweeted: "I've seen Yorkshire Puddings sold in Japanese noodle bars. I love the versatility of food".

"I even used to get cold Yorkshires for break time snack," chipped in a someone else.

As a fellow foodie penned: "Love a Toby Carvery [breakfast] buffet with Yorkshire Puddings and Breakfast gravy".

Another progressive Yorkshire fanatic said: "We have Yorkshire puddings every Sunday, regardless of what else is on the plate. Recently it was Yorkshires with salmon".

An interesting combo, but we respect the flexibility!

We don't know about you but we're kinda hungry now. Yorkshire Pudding trifle, anyone?!

Topics: Tasty Food, Twitter, Tasty

Joanna Freedman
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