Mr and I are sad sacks… We love The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad. It’s our Date Night during the week. We settle in for the night with a good meal, wine and high expectations for Bachelor drama, cat fights, tears, back stabbing and reality TV’s version of cage fighting. Good times. No, really, good times. Mr and I love this franchise. Oh the stories I bet Chris Harrison could tell us after a slurp or two of Dewar’s!
So, (we thought) last night’s finale was deserving of a special dinner of roast, veggies, Bisto and Yorkshire Pudding.
Yorkshire Puds and Bisto are great to serve with meat and roasted vegetables. Yorkshire Puds are crunchy, a bit chewy. They are sort of like a cross between a souffle and a popover. The 425 degree oven and “blue hot” oil can be daunting at first. But don’t be scared, they are really easy to make and always impress at the dinner table!
Truth be told, the meal was ten times better than the finale, which was a huge yawn.
I was going to write my thoughts on last night’s Bachelor Finale, but Borderline Fab did a great job (even noting the brown Mekong River and spider lashes). Enjoy the read!
And now for the yummy part of last night…
Yorkshire Pudding Recipe
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup water, mixed
Salt & pepper
Cooking oil or drippings (I use Olive Oil and it works just fine!)
Preheat oven to 425F
Empty the flour, salt & pepper into a large roomy bowl.
Make a dip in the center and add the beaten eggs into the well.
Add the water/milk mixture gradually and whisk until it’s smooth (sort of like pancake batter).
Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
Pour a scant amount of oil or dripping into muffin or cupcake tins.
Put the tin into the pre-heated oven until they get “blue hot” (in other words, super-duper hot!).
Just before cooking the batter, whisk thoroughly again to break down any lumps and add more air.
Carefully take out the tins. Pour the batter into the tins and QUICKLY return to the oven.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes until well risen and golden brown. DO NOT open the oven in the first 10-15 minutes or they will DROP!
If you get any Puds that don’t bake with a center well, just poke down with your finger or a spoon. The well is where you pour hot Bisto.
Serve Yorkshire Puddings and Bisto with roast beef and vegetables.
You can find Bisto at Fresh & Easy, World Market and Amazon.