A Mothers Ramblings: What to do with Leftovers - Yorkshire Pudding

Sunday, 14 August 2011

What to do with Leftovers - Yorkshire Pudding

I make Yorkshire Pudding every Sunday as part of our weekly roast (not just when we have Roast Beef) and sometimes we have a lot leftover, it has to be said that it is rare for there to be leftovers but it does happen. As part of my waste not want not mentality I have a few ways to use up the leftover Yorkshire Pudding that Top Ender and Big Boy love as an after school treat on a Monday night. 

Left over Yorkshire pudding

One of Top Enders favourite ways to eat Leftover Yorkshire Pudding is with Ice-cream. Yorkshire Pudding is after all just another variety of pancake! Having it as a pudding or a sweet treat is a good way to use it up and also means that you won't feel that you are over doing it on the Yorkshire Pudding.

I tend to make a sheet of Yorkshire Pudding, as I find it comes out better when using wheat free flour. However if you make the circle versions (Muffins or buns) then with the leftovers you can make mini toad in the holes. Just cooking a few small sausages or slicing up a few larger ones and adding them to the middle of the reheated Yorkshire Pudding makes a very quick and easy meal. These are great fun for younger family members as they are the right size for them and served with beans or vegetables makes a healthy and balanced meal.

If you do have left over Yorkshire pudding and you are after a sweet snack then heating up some of the leftover Yorkshire Pudding and serving with jam (as you would scones) makes an interesting snack and it will make you think twice about how you eat Yorkshire Pudding leftovers in the future!

Something that I've had at a few different parties has been hors d'œuvre made with Yorkshire Pudding as the base with a slice of cold beef on top and a drizzle of Horseradish over the top. Making these small enough to eat in one mouth is a great way to make a lot of the hors d'œuvre from a small amount of leftovers.

You can use the Yorkshire pudding up For us we only ever have a full English breakfast on a Sunday and so this is something which I have yet to do myself, maybe the next bank holiday will give me a chance!

Of course if it's the batter that you have leftover make pancakes or freeze for next time.