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Some useful tips and tricks!

Cooking Hints & Tips

It has come to our attention that people’s Yorkshire pudding tastes are wide and varied – some preferring super crispy, others do genuinely prefer a soggy bottom.

Keith regularly asks me how long he should cook things for and the answer is nearly always ‘I have no idea’. Not what you might be expecting from a chef of nearly 25 years.

The simple fact is any recipe or packet cooking instructions are not there to be followed to the letter – they are an approximate guide.

Multiple factors may cause cooking times to vary, including but not limited to: How long has the oven been on for? What else do you have in there? Are you going to be opening the door more than once during the cooking period? What temperature was the item when you put it in? – room temperature in summer can be very different to winter.

The timings on the back of the pack are what we consider to be average cooking times under average conditions.

If you prefer a softer pud knock a couple of minutes off the cooking time. If you prefer a super crispy pud add on additional time to suit your taste. They will be fine for at least 25mins. If you drop the oven temperature down to 165C they can stay in for a lot longer.

For a super crispy bottom turn them upside down for the last 5 mins. Plantside puds & air fryers are a heavenly combo – reduce the conventional oven cooking time by 3 mins.

Our puddings are cooked traditionally, using smoking hot oil in the oven. Some of this oil does remain on them after production. Just like oven chips the excess oil comes off when they are reheated. If the puddings aren’t defrosted for long enough or not cooked for long enough more oil will remain on them – for many customers this is absolute perfection in a doughnut/churros way.

It that’s not your cup of tea keep them in the oven / airfryer for longer so they get super crisp and dry.

If you haven’t tried our puds before and are planning on cooking them as part of special meal we highly recommend a trial run beforehand.

There is nothing we like more than seeing your plates and sharing the pudding love. Tag us in your posts and tell us how soggy you like your bottom!

Peas, love & gravy,

Anna & Keith XX

Serving Suggestions

Our best serving suggestion is…get creative and go wild!

Our Yorkies are great with lashings of gravy….but can also be used as a sweet treat! Try adding Alpro chocolate pudding!

Create a volcano and add Quorn Roarsomes, every meal is better with a prehistoric narrative right?

Toad in the hole – when it’s been a long day with chipshop chips, beans, sriracha & mayo.

You can also do fancy! Toad in the hole with fondant potato & pea puree.