Monday, October 13, 2008

Yorkshire Pudding

I remember in my youth my mother making Yorkshire pudding. I pictured dessert when she first said the name. This however was made with meat drippings and is definitely NOT dessert. It is however VERY delicious and compliments the rib roast perfectly. So, being National Yorkshire Pudding Day I just had to make this for the first time on my own. Ofcourse my family wouldn't touch it and I ate alone, but hey, sometimes you just have to make a meal for yourself.

Make your next beef roast dinner extra special by preparing it with this classic English “pudding.” Only 20 minutes hands-on prep time required! This recipe is courtesy the website.

Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:4 hr
Makes:8 servings

Beef Roast
1 beef rib roast (small end), 4 to 6 lb
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Yorkshire Pudding
Vegetable oil, if necessary
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

1.Heat oven to 350°F. For easy cleanup, line shallow roasting pan with foil. In pan, place beef, fat side up; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of the thickest part of beef and does not rest in fat or touch bone. (Do not add water.)

2.For medium-rare, bake 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F. Remove beef from pan onto carving board. Cover beef loosely with foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes until thermometer reads 145°F. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F, and beef will be easier to carve.) For medium, bake uncovered 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes or until thermometer reads 150°F. Cover beef loosely with foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F.

3.While beef is standing, make Yorkshire Pudding. Measure pan drippings, adding enough oil to drippings, if necessary, to measure 1/4 cup. Place hot drippings in 9-inch square pan; place pan in oven and heat until hot. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. In medium bowl, beat flour, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with wire whisk just until smooth. Pour batter into pan of drippings and oil. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or puffy and golden brown (pudding will puff during baking but will deflate shortly after being removed from oven). Cut pudding into squares; serve immediately with beef.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 160); Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 140mg; Sodium 390mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 32g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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