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Yorkshire pudding or no Yorkshire pudding?

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Lizbethann55 Sun 15-Dec-19 20:58:11

Last Christmas my DS's delightful girlfriend (now fiancee) joined us all for Christmas dinner. In the weeks before Christmas Day we chatted about Christmas food and traditions and it transpired that her family always has Yorkshire puddings with Christmas dinner. Much joking and teasing followed . I was "horrified" that something that should only be served alongside roast beef or as a cosy bed for sausages should find it's way to Christmas dinner. Obviously, in the name of family love and harmony, I provided Yorkshire puds. (Strictly Aunt Bessies frozen, 4 minutes , straight out of freezer). But I wondered, do you all do YPs? Is it regional? Girlfriend is southern. We are northern.or are we just behind the times.

merlotgran Sun 15-Dec-19 21:01:03


Not unless you're having roast beef instead of turkey.

Ngaio1 Sun 15-Dec-19 21:01:39

We didn't have Yorkshire puddings with anything other than beef. However, my father adored Mint Sauce so that was on the table with every roast dinner! Not sure if it is a southern thing - Pa was from London.

TrendyNannie6 Sun 15-Dec-19 21:02:54

Well we are southerners born n bred and would never have a Christmas dinner without Yorkie puds

MamaCaz Sun 15-Dec-19 21:05:01

In our house, Yorkshire pudding goes with any roast meat, not just beef. It has to be proper, home made though (with extra batter made and used to thicken the gravy!)
I am from Yorkshire, so I don't think you can put it down to the girlfriend being a southerner.

BlueBelle Sun 15-Dec-19 21:06:13

Yes always have Yorkshire’s why not? why can you only have it with beef the sky won’t fall in
I like anything with anything I only occasionally eat a bit of chicken but would have Yorkshire’s, horseradish or mint sauce and don’t see what the problem is Who writes such distinct rules??? And why ??? Who decides that I can only have Yorkshire’s with beef and why ??i don’t eat beef 😂😂😂

Nannylovesshopping Sun 15-Dec-19 21:07:54

I’d have a riot on my hands if I didn’t deliver the Yorkshire’s, homemade, for Christmas lunch, but I do have lots of help with all the cooking, we are all southerners, apart from my lovely jordie son in law, he’d have chips as well as roasties for his lunch😂if we let him.

Septimia Sun 15-Dec-19 21:08:15

I'm southern (though living in the north) and we never had Yorkshire puddings with Christmas dinner. Wouldn't have dreamt of it.

It's probably just a tradition in her family. It maybe started at some time when funds were short and the meal needed supplementing, or when someone was fussy about what they ate and demanded them.

Incidentally, in our southern household, it was always one pudding made in a large dish and cut into pieces, and it was always referred to as batter pudding....

NanaandGrampy Sun 15-Dec-19 21:09:07

Southerners here and we have Yorkers with every roast meat except gammon !! Wouldn’t be the same without it 😁

Greyduster Sun 15-Dec-19 21:10:56

Never with poultry. We tend not to have roast beef these days (we can’t agree how best it should be served, so I’ve given up on it!), but I always serve them with roast lamb or pork. And I’m ashamed, as a Yorkshire lass, to admit that I do not make my own!😳

MamaCaz Sun 15-Dec-19 21:11:50

If it's a meat that is served with gravy, it's a meat that Yorkshire puddings will go with! grin

Jomarie Sun 15-Dec-19 21:18:27

Oh yes - Yorkshire puddings every time with every roast - even Christmas - there would be a riot here if they were missing. If someone doesn't want one (popovers) then don't have one - little ones at the table will happily eat one of those with gravy even if they turn their little noses up to everything else on offer. I do make my own though - often prior to the day and freeze them then reheat on the day - easy peasy. It''s all down to my father, he was from Lincolnshire and loved his Yorkshire pudding!

MissAdventure Sun 15-Dec-19 21:20:01

Eat what you like, when you like.
Whoever thought up all these pointless rules?

MamaCaz Sun 15-Dec-19 21:52:51

Thinking back, when my Yorkshire grandma used to make Yorkshire puddings to go with chicken or turkey, she always made onion gravy. In fact, unless my memory is playing tricks, I think she used to make onion Yorkshire puddings too when serving poultry.

Doodle Sun 15-Dec-19 21:55:34

Yes yorkies with everything here too 😀

MissAdventure Sun 15-Dec-19 21:58:52

I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like Yorkshire puds.

elastic Sun 15-Dec-19 22:00:33

Yorkshires with everything here. Unless I am on a rare slimming kick.

Callistemon Sun 15-Dec-19 22:08:27

You haven't met my DH then, MissA!
He may suffer half of one.

MissAdventure Sun 15-Dec-19 22:09:46

What?! shock

Callistemon Sun 15-Dec-19 22:12:52

Weird, isn't he! tchgrin

MissAdventure Sun 15-Dec-19 22:13:52

Very strange..

merlotgran Sun 15-Dec-19 22:14:03

I don't serve horseradish with roast chicken or apple sauce with lamb.

I would get bored with yorkies if I had them with every roast.

tanith Sun 15-Dec-19 22:16:00

Definitely have Yorkshire’s with our Christmas dinner I’m in the south.

MissAdventure Sun 15-Dec-19 22:18:37

I do know people who have the 'wrong' sauces with their dinners, (even tomato ketchup on roasts! ) but I do stick to the traditional ones.

lemongrove Sun 15-Dec-19 22:21:13

I’m from the North, and wouldn’t serve Yorkshires with any meat other than beef, but DH and all relatives from the South demand them with every roast meal, including Christmas Dinner.Weird Southerners eh? 😁