Day 5: The Yorkshire Puddings That Didn't Quite

by katerina on August 28, 2008

So, either:

  1. My oven hates me and is deliberately moving the knob malevolently
  2. I am sabotaging my cooking sub-consciously.
  3. The oven is haunted
  4. I am an ass

Why? Because when I went to check on my yorkshire puddings yesterday the oven was up at max again! I finally had made the yorkshire puddings and they poofed up properly and everything. So sad. Thankfully this time they didn’t taste like oven and they were actually pretty good. Not that pretty though. No recipe since I still haven’t technically perfected them yet. Stupid, evil oven.

I can’t figure out what I am doing to screw with the knob. I thought maybe it was cause I clean as I cooked so I tried to wipe the front of the oven but I couldn’t make the knob move. I figure it has to be something I do when I am cleaning up but I am at a total loss. So I guess that makes me an ass.

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Bridgett August 28, 2008 at 8:09 pm

I pick #3 – your oven is haunted. How dare your oven ruin such a lovely thing as yorkshire pudding! I love those little things. My other oven did the same thing quite often and each time I had it fixed it was due to a bad sensor. Thankfully it finally died so I could get a new one. Hopefully there isn’t anything wrong with yours.


L August 29, 2008 at 3:12 am

Mmmm there’s nothing better than a toasty yorkshire :) I’ve found that the recipe itself isn’t the trick…it’s all about the temperatures – of the ingredients (must be room temp), of the oil in the tins (hot hot), and of the oven (doesn’t help if it’s haunted).


Sylvie August 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

I’ve never been able to get proper results in a muffin pan, they are just too deep. If you can’t get a Yorkshire Pudding pan where you are, maybe try making a giant one and cut it up into portions afterwards or you could try mini flan dishes.
This recipe has never yet let me down:
Or maybe it’s just the fact that I made them while living in Yorkshire?! ;)


Deborah August 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

That makes me grateful my oven is digital! I’ve only tried to make Yorkshire puddings once, and it was a miserable failure. Can’t wait until your recipe is perfected so you can share!


TeaLady September 1, 2008 at 1:52 am

I am sure it is not #4. Must be the oven. I have yet to try yorkshire pudding but want to. What a terrible thing for your oven to do. Bad Oven!! Bad!!


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