I can not believe how delicious these gluten free Yorkshire Pudding/Popovers tasted. Seriously, I am amazed. Recently, Katie, at Thyme for Cooking did a post on Pop Overs. (please check out Katie's post for the original recipe) I knew I had to try making a Gluten Free version. Then the next day, watching Jamie Oliver's show 30 Minute Meals, he made Yorkshire Pudding...this was so going to be a done deal.
Here is the thing. Many moons ago, way too many to count, but suffice it to say when I was still a young "sprout", I tasted Yorkshire Pudding for the first time. Ladled in copious amounts of Roast Beef Gravy. I can not remember who made them, but I do remember there were some major groans coming from the table. Now, not to be a snob here, but seriously? All I could taste was watered down gravy, dough, and grease. I thought they were disgusting. Plus I was having a major guilt attack. My mom would have turned over in her grave! Not that Danes are not serious bread lovers - they so are. However, typically bread of any kind is served at breakfast or lunch. Never at dinner. And never to sop up gravy. Heaven forbid that...ohh no, not to sop up gravy.
Then when first married to my DH, he would often comment on how he missed his mother's Yorkshire Pudding with Sunday's Roast Beef Dinner. Being the youngin that I was, and after the nasty tasting experience I had, I remember thinking this was a food I did not want to have again. I never did get to taste his mom's Yorkshire Pudding, so I never had the experience of good gravy with good Yorkshire Pudding.
So then, when I first saw Katie's post, I thought, I have to give it a try. I had no idea if a gluten free version would work, but when I pulled them out of the oven, they looked fabulous. And did my DH like them?
HE LOVED THEM! Yeahhhh! He also said they were much more light and fluffy than their gluten filled cousins. His only comment was that they needed more salt. I disagree on that note....they were perfect. Thanks Katie, for this wonderful recipe Inspiration. Many thanks from my DH too, he was a happy boy tonight 🙂 These Yorkshire Puddings will be frequenting our dinner table more often - I am a total convert now. It got me thinking...what about dessert.... with chocolate or whip cream and maple syrup...mercy, Katie, I think you have created a monster in my kitchen!
GLUTEN FREE YORKSHIRE PUDDING/POPOVERS:
to a 1/2 cup measuring cup, spoon in 1/4 cup Cornstarch, then fill to the top with Sweet Rice Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca Starch
1 tsp. Gluten Free Baking Powder
1 cup Milk - I used Soy milk
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
Grape Seed Oil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, with a large six formed muffin pan placed in the center of the oven to heat up.
In a food processor, combine the dry ingredients, and pulse, just to incorporate. Then add the eggs, and milk, blending quickly to be well combined.
With oven mitts, remove the muffin tin, and add in grape seed oil to each muffin. I was pretty generous with the oil, and using a silicone pastry brush, pull some of the oil up the sides of each muffin form. Pour in the batter, and place into the oven, baking for 25 minutes. Do not open the oven door, allowing to bake fully for 25 minutes. (With my crazy oven, to get a deeper golden color next time I will bake for 30 minutes...still so delicious though)
We had these luscious Yorkshire Puddings with my Hearty Beef Stew. Dh decided he would fill one up:
Then he ate three more...yes, three. Thanks again Katie...we love this new recipe!