My large sized Yorkshire Pudding Appreciation Society T-shirt arrived yesterday - a day too late for the Yorkshire Day celebrations. You can see it (above) hanging from the rotary clothes dryer in our garden. When I discovered that my blog had inspired visitors and fans to form an appreciation society I was moved to tears. My guess is that the society's development has been driven by lifelong fan Mr R.Brague of Rutting Moose Avenue, Canton GA, USA. Thanks Bob - you're a brick sir! I further expect that the avant-garde pudding design in the middle was by New Zealand artist Ms K de Chevalle of Flat Kiwi Road, Tauranga NZ. No doubt visitors to this post will want to order their own T-shirts, so don't be bashful - Click here.
I chose the "Heather" version but the shirt is also available in Kelly Green, Sky Blue or White and please don't fret Earl J.Gray of The Minstrel Boy to The War Is Gone Lane, Trelawnyd, Wales because the shirt is available in the accommodating XXXL size you prefer...
I was all set to order me one o' them shirts, Mr. Pudding, Sir, really I was, in that purty heather color, until I seen the price! £14.99! £14.99! Iffin it were dollars, I'd go ahead and do it, but £14.99! And that ain't even countin' the transatlantic postage and shippin' an' handlin' an' I don't know whut all they might be a-addin'.ReplyDelete
Iffin you'd like to git me one fer Chrissmas, tho', I'd be honoured. With a u.
Would make a lovely Xmas present ~ pity they don't come in Pink tho'ReplyDelete
RHYMES WITH PLAGUE Quality costs my friend - it's as simple as that. But you could always copy the design on one of your two buck T-shirts from Wallmart.ReplyDelete
EARL GRAY I thought you'd appreciate that mischief. Truth hurts so lay off the scotch eggs and then you might be just XL! One day...
CAROL I was going to say something rude in response to your comment but I am a gentleman and so I'll just say that the white would suit you.ReplyDelete
Yorky, I am sure I don't know what you mean. I have deliberated for days about what to choose for my next blogging challenge ~ aware that to stay in the party as you put it I needed to blog, not lurk ~ maybe a countdown to my 50th, maybe like after the chalkface ~ and so have just gone for my trademark moniker http://carolincairns.blogspot.com.au/ReplyDelete
I thought about carolinchains but didn't want to attract the wrong audience :). Hope I can still find enough to blog about once or twice a week. Thanks for all your support YP :)
My curiosity was finally sufficiently aroused to google Yorkshire pudding to see what it is. I was expecting to see some sort of meat pie. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it is bread! I love bread! Since I now have every reason possible to support Yorkshire Pudding day - you, Yorkshire and the pudding, I, like Mr. Brague, am concerned with the shipping cost from Britain. We should probably be on the lookout for any of us colonials traveling to your fair shire, maybe they can bring a load of shirts and bread back to the states for distribution.ReplyDelete
David they are really easy to make. I even make them here in Oz. There are plenty of recipes out there. If YP doesn't post a recipe for you, I will. I am astonished that they are sold in frozen form in the UK.ReplyDelete
It would have to be pink for me too, I'm afraid!ReplyDelete
CAROL Frozen puds are for southerners. Omly in the north - specifically Yorkshire - do we know how to make genuine top quality Yorkshire puddings.ReplyDelete
JENNY Pink yes but what size?
Carol, looks like Mr. Pudding is declining to post a recipe. Perhaps he thinks Yorkshire pudding cannot be properly made outside of Yorkshire. But really I don't want to speculate on what Mr. Pudding thinks. That's kinda scary. :)ReplyDelete
At any rate, I appreciate your offer and even though I cannot make any kind of bread, well, except corn bread, I'll give it a go.
DAVID OLIVER & CAROL IN CHAINS Long ago in this world of blogging I advised visitors how to replicate Yorkshire puddings in their own ovens. The process is instinctive but it involves a cup of flour an egg, some milk, a pinch of salt - all mixed into a smooth, creamy batter. Your Yorkshire pudding tray should be in the oven with hot fat - preferably beef dripping or lard. When it is slightly smoky you quickly pour in your mixture - about a tablespoon full in every circle compartment. Then quickly back into the hot oven. Don't open it. In around fifteen minutes, the puddings will have risen and should be golden and slightly crispy. However, it's all about practice. Usually served with a roast dinner and best enjoyed with beef gravy.ReplyDelete
I just bought one.ReplyDelete
JAN Whoa! You crazy lady! I hope you'll post a picture of yourself in said garment! Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Wasn't it Stanley Holloway who sang that the secret of YPs was to "mix 'em with luv"?ReplyDelete