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20th Dec 2021

72% of Brits think Yorkshire Puddings belong on a Christmas Dinner

Kieran Galpin

Absolute psychopaths

Brits love a roast dinner and are evidently even more protective over the contents of their Christmas Dinner. Our recent poll revealed that 72 per cent of you think Yorkshire puddings belong on a roast dinner – and honestly, you all need professional help.

Yorkshire puddings can literally solve anything. Are you sad? Have a Yorkshire Pudding! Did your wife leave you? Get a giant Yorkshire pudding! Are the ruling government not following their own rules and it’s driving you bonkers? Guess what, have a Yorkshire Pudding!

But seriously – while Yorkshire puddings are legendary, they just don’t go on a Christmas dinner.

While 28 per cent of you would agree, the 72 per cent who enjoy the pud on December 25 need to do some serious reflection exercises.

Traditionally, Yorkshire puddings are served with beef dinners but never poultry. The dish itself is hundreds of years old and was popularised as wheat flour became readily available during the 1700s. They were commonly referred to as ‘dripping pudding’ at the time but were rebranded as their current name in 1747.

Here’s what the JOE Fam had to say on this highly divisive matter:

Paul offered some cooking tips, but honestly, we’re not sold: “Yes of course..also this is a game changer. Add some small diced onion into your batter mixture. Keep it in the fridge for an hour, then pour the batter into oil along with diced onion. Once you’ve had these, you’ll never go back to plain Yorkshire’s!”

One patriot loved the idea: “Of course. They should put on the England flag too.”

“Nope, they are peasant food, Christmas Dinner should be the most extravagant meal of the year. And then back to peasantry come Boxing Day so bring out the Yorkies then with cold meats, pickles and bubble & squeak,” said another.

The same sentiments are echoed by Jerry, who said: “Call me old fashioned, but plain old Yorkshire pudding should only be served with roast Beef.”

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