“Just a Chat”… Yorkshire Pudding versus Popovers

Popovers - Julia Child - myyellowfarmhouse.com   Muffin Tin Yorkshire Pudding - courtesy of theguardian.com

Thanks to my friend, Donna, I’ve been wondering… what exactly is the difference between Yorkshire Pudding, which is British, and Popovers, which are American?  I’m certainly no expert but it seems  popovers – at least the older recipes which are cooked in muffin tins – are almost the same as Yorkshire Pudding.   According to Wikipedia, “A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire Pudding, typically baked in muffin tins.

++ For your edification, here are a few photos of Popovers, Yorkshire PuddingToad in the Hole !

‘My Yellow Farmhouse’ Popovers – cooked in a Popover Pan  

Popovers - Fanny Farmer - My Yellow Farmhouse - My Yellow Farmhouse

Popovers – Cooked in a Muffin Tin.

Popovers - from Wikipedia2                                                                              Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Example No. 1 of Yorkshire Pudding Cooked in a Muffin Tin.

Muffin Yorkshire Pudding - courtesy of theguardian.com                                                                     Photo courtesy of  www.theguardian.com

Example No. 2 of Yorkshire Pudding Cooked in a Muffin Tin – this look very much like Popovers, even though it’s Yorkshire PuddingDifferent recipe… different results!

Muffin Yorkshire Pudding - courtesy of All Recipes                                                                        Photo courtesy of   http://www.allrecipes.

 Yorkshire pudding can also be baked in a pan.

yorkshire-pudding - courtesy of simplyrecipes.com                                                                           Photo courtesy of simplyrecipes.com

And, if you add sausages, you have Toad in the Hole(Don’t tell my British friends, but I used to prepare Toad in the Hole with hot dogs when my boys were young.)

Toad in the Hole - My Yellow Farmhouse.com

Of course, as with popovers, recipes for Yorkshire Pudding and Toad in the Hole can vary from region to region – and from family to family. 

 

5 thoughts on ““Just a Chat”… Yorkshire Pudding versus Popovers

  1. Thanks for explaining. I’ve never really tried to understand the difference between the two. And the last time we went to East Side Mario’s my daughter ordered a yorkshire pudding and it was dry and bland. The worst I ever tasted. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Popovers, turnovers, and now Toad in the Hole. So many recipes to learn. When do we get to talk about bangers?
    Thanks, Cecile, for taking the time to run the tests, write the posts, and eat the evidence. 🙂

    • And thank you, John, for your enormous heart and your sense of humor!! (Plus your fabulous blog loaded with ‘yumminess’!)
      My friend, who’s originally from Yorkshire, is now my – “go to person” for All Things British!! I want to get her Toad in the Hole recipe. I’ve made Toad in the Hole, esp. when my sons were young, but it looked NOTHING like what I found during my ‘research”.
      After that, perhaps we’ll get to ‘bangers’ !!! ; o )

    • I’ve got a friend who’s British – I want to get a truly authentic recipe for Toad in the Hole from her. She said she uses lard in her popovers – I wonder if she does for her Toad in the Hole as well !

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