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 Pudding & Toad in the Hole !
‘My Yellow Farmhouse’ Popovers – cooked in a Popover Pan
Popovers – Cooked in a Muffin Tin.
Example No. 1 of Yorkshire Pudding Cooked in a Muffin Tin.
Example No. 2 of Yorkshire Pudding Cooked in a Muffin Tin – this look very much like Popovers, even though it’s Yorkshire Pudding. Different recipe… different results!
Photo courtesy of http://www.allrecipes.
Yorkshire pudding can also be baked in a pan.
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.)
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.