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February 2, 2014

Yorkshire Puddings with a Healthy Twist

yorkshire puddingCelebrate Yorkshire Pudding Day with this daring take on a traditional favourite.

Yorkshire Puddings have to be at the top of most British people’s comfort food list.  This recipe adds Turmeric, which has anti-inflamatory properties and antioxidants.  The spice adds an earthy flavour to the batter which can also be enhanced by a pinch of chilli or curry powder for an extra kick!

Yorkshire Puddings with Turmeric

Traditional Yorky Puds with a secret ingredient to boost your health and tantalize your tastebuds!
Ingredients
  1. 110g plain flour
  2. 2 medium eggs, beaten
  3. 100ml water
  4. 200ml milk
  5. 1 tsp ground turmeric
  6. 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  7. a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt
  2. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs with two tablespoons of the water
  3. In the centre of the flour make a little divet and slowly pour the egg and water mixture into this “nest”
  4. Combine the fluid and dry ingredients until they become a smooth, thick batter
  5. Add in the remaining water and milk a little at a time, stirring continuously until the batter is a smooth texture
  6. Sprinkly in the ground tumeric and mix well
  7. Cover the batter with cling film and leave to rest for about ten minutes. (NB Don’t skip this step – a lack of patience here will show in your Yorky puds later!)
  8. Add a little oil to the bottom of each well in a muffin tray and put the tray in an oven that has been pre-heated to 200 degrees.
  9. Once the oil is hot (almost smoking) remove from the oven and pour batter into each of the wells. Any sizzling you hear at this point is a good sign, as it means a nice crispy crust on your Yorkshire Puds
  10. Put the tray back into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the Yorkies have risen up and are a warm, golden colour (Again, patience is a virtue here- opening the oven too early could result in the collapse of your puds)
  11. Remove from the oven and serve while still warm and fresh. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you are adventurous, try greasing your pan with coconut oil for an even more exotic flavour, and serve with beef curry instead of roast beef and gravy!

 

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