I have a confession to make.
I am nearly always disappointed in my Yorkshire puddings. Disappointed to the extent that I very rarely make them.
I have a sneaking suspicion that it is something to do with having a gas oven, as I have made amazing, towering, magnificent Yorkshire puddings when using someone else’s kitchen and electric oven. So for now I simply do not make them when I am at home.
Despite their name Yorkshire puddings are usually served with a roast – and for me they are an essential addition to a joint of beef, although for some reason I do not tend to make them when roasting other meats.
In a bid to emulate the American tradition of popovers* – which are mini Yorkshire puddings, baked in a straight sided muffin pan and risen to towering magnificence – and usually served sweet I have used the classic combination of frozen berries and white chocolate sauce to fill a piping hot Yorkshire pudding. A perfect light, low effort pudding for Mothering Sunday this weekend.
(*for more popover recipes I recommend a visit to the Popover Project at Doughmesstic)
I used Aunt Bessie’s ready made frozen Yorkshire puddings here and was astonished at how good they are. Thin, crispy and light and ready after just 4 minutes in a hot oven. Really really very good indeed and certainly one to try if you, like me, are disappointed by your home made Yorkshire puddings.
Recipe: Yorkshire Puddings with Frozen Berries & White Chocolate Sauce
- 300 g mixed berries – I used a mixture of raspberries and blueberries
- 100 ml double cream
- 100 g white chocolate
- 4 – 8 Aunt Bessie’s Golden Yorkshire Puddings (Or make your own in a cupcake pan)
- Put the berries in the freezer about an hour before serving – you want them icy cold, but not completely solid
- Preheat the oven as per the packet instructions.
- Gently heat the cream in a small saucepan to a gentle simmer. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir well and let it melt into the cream.
- Whilst the chocolate is melting, pop the Yorkshire puddings into the oven for 4 minutes to cook.
- Once the puddings are ready, serve immediately filled with the berries and drizzled with the white chocolate.
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What a fab, quick and easy idea:-)
It possibly was my breakfast this morning too Camilla!
Mmmm love the idea of sweet yorkshires. I think they serve them up North with golden syrup.
I love Yorkshires with golden or maple syrup.
Tina @ The Spicy Pear
These look delicious. I never thought of yorkshire puddings as a dessert, until I came across a popover recipe recently
Popovers glore on Doughmesstic who has been making them for years.
These look great, perfect for a quick and tasty dessert. Looks like you made loads of effort. GG
Low effort – high glory. My type of pud!
Morgan @ Peaches, Please!
Interesting. I’ve only ever had savory popovers. I had no idea that people made them sweet.
How interesting. I always thought they were a sweet thing – probably that is down to the blogs which I read.
Franglais kitchen, Nazima
lovely idea and great pictures. I will try this one out on the kids.
So so easy.
Yum, the Yorkies leftover from a roast are great the next day for breakfast with something sweet on, and this would certainly work!
Leftover Yorkies? We never have any
I always made magnificent Yorkshires in my Gas oven but fell flat on my face when we swapped it for an electric fan oven – it took me 2 years of experimenting with the temperature to get it right again and my Christmas Cakes have yet to regain their former glory – not something I practice as often of course. Definately some things like a temperature to be spot on.
How odd, I’d put it down to the gas oven. Maybe some ovens just do not make good Yorkies?
Seems that way – but as a Yorkshire lass I had to persevere or risk being stones with the roast tatties!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I am still yet to eat yorkshire puddings with a sweet topping. I am going to have to try it.
Go for it Dannii!
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
I love your combination. I must try this with my Aunt Bessie’s puddings.
Thank you. I was very impressed with Aunt Bessies.
Good yorkies need a VERY high temperature – just wack the oven up to full blast if you are making from scratch. Obviously this is easier!
I’ve tried Fiona, and still not working!
Wow, that’s a different and creative way to serve yorkshire puddings ;) I’ve never tried them but it must taste superb!
They were fantastic! And I was super impressed with them.
Lou, Eat Your Veg
Great idea for a sweet yorkie pud. When I had a gas oven my yorkies were always a disaster, so didn’t bother either!
Seems like it might be down to the gas!
Thank for this. I made it for mothers day lunch minus the yorkshires and it was a lovely end to the meal. Even my son who was ill and had a very sore throat, said it was wonderful and was there any more.
Such a classic! Try it in the Yorkies!
Ooh good use of a Yorkshire! The possibilities are endless, I might try Banoffi Yorkshires…mmmn
Banoffee Yorkshires – what an excellent idea!