Roaster Yorkshire Chicken and a Le Creuset Giveaway!

December 7, 2010

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Doesn’t Yorkshire pudding just scream happy holidays to you? Just the name of it, even. I actually never had Yorkshire pudding growing up, but I am quite familiar with its relative, popovers. And the only time my family enjoyed popovers was on Christmas. So, when I was trying to decide how to use my brand new Le Creuset Tri-Ply Roasting Pan (sent to me by the lovely Colleen at Le Creuset’s PR company. Swooon!) and I am across a recipe for Roaster Yorkshire Chicken, I was intrigued. And decided to give it a go. For the holidays. For Le Creuset. And for my tummy. The important things in life.

Whether or not you’re interested in ridiculously delicious chicken (in pudding, for goodness sake!), make sure you check out the end of this post for an incredibly AWESOME Le Creuset giveaway, featuring a brand new french oven in your choice of color. The only thing that screams holiday cheer more loudly than Yorkshire pudding is a Le Creuset french oven gifted to you. Happy holidays!!

Roaster Yorkshire Chicken:

For the chicken:

• 1/2 C flour
• 1 t salt
• 1/4 t pepper
• 2 t fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 whole chicken (about 4-4.5 pounds)
• 1/8 C olive oil

For the pudding:

• 3 eggs
• 1 1/2 C milk
• 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 C flour
• 1 t baking powder
• 1 t salt   

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First things first, here’s the beautiful Tri-Ply Stainless Steel roaster pan Le Creuset sent me. This is absolutely perfect for me and I definitely screamed out loud when I opened the package. Yup, it felt like Christmas morning! For some crazy reason, I don’t already own a roaster (despite my intensive Butterball U training!). Now, not only can I roast my own turkey, but my own chicken, too. And that is precisely what I did.

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Seriously. I love anything Le Cresuet, but this roaster pan is the perfect addition to my kitchen collection. Isn’t it purty?

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And now for a confession: I’ve never roasted a whole chicken before. It’s one of the first things my dad taught me, but for some reason, I just never set out to do it myself. I’ve just always gone the easier chicken breast route. But now that I’ve done this, I realize that it’s SO easy. Almost easier than chicken breasts. Especially when you have a pan like this.

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Even with the Yorkshire pudding part of this dish, it was insanely easy. I couldn’t believe it. And now I might just have to roast a chicken every week (and the leftovers… Oh, the leftovers!).

First, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

And add the flour, salt, pepper, and parsley to a big plastic bag. Put the chicken in the bag (after rinsing it) and toss to coat it with the flour mixture.

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Take the chicken out of the bag (is that like taking the cat out of the bag?!) and put it breast-side up in your roaster pan. Only I put mine breast-side down. because I clearly wasn’t thinking about what I learned at Butterball U. But that’s OK, the world didn’t end. Carry on then. (really, you can do it either way and some people actually say chicken is juicier when cooked breast side down. And some disagree. It’s just easier to carve it if it’s breast-side up. Like I said, carry on).

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Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the chicken (the recipe called for 1/4 C, but that seemed like a lot, so I cut it down to 1/8 and that worked perfectly. You could probably cut the oil all out together, but this chicken was extra juicy…. plus, a little olive oil is a good thing!)

The recipe called for the pan to be covered, but since my Le Creuset roaster didn’t have a cover, I proceeded to participate in a little tenting action. I just folded a piece of aluminum foil and put it over the top of the chicken.

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And then you’ll want to stick the chicken in the oven for about an hour.

In the meantime, you can get going on on the Yorkshire pudding part of the dish (but first sit on the couch and have a glass of wine because you have a bit of time before you need the pudding batter). Whisk together the eggs, milk, and 1 T parsley, in a medium bowl until blended. Than add the 1 C flour, baking powder, and salt, and whisk until smooth batter has formed.

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When the chicken has roasted for an hour, take it out of the oven and place it on a baking sheet. Pour the batter over the top, letting the excess run to the bottom of the pan.

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Put the chicken back in the oven and bake until the pudding is puffed and golden brown; about 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure the thickest part of the thigh registers at 180 degrees.

Boom: Perfect!

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Check out that Yorkshire pudding!

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Side note: Yorkshire pudding is not, in fact, like figgy pudding. But I’ve never had figgy pudding either and now I’m feeling the need to make some (I do love figs!). Mostly so I can have my dinner guests sit around the table and sing “now, bring us a figgy pudding and bring it right now!” Is that so wrong?

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After I managed to carve the chicken (um, it wasn’t a pretty scene. I need a knife skills/carving class ASAP), I served it with some of the Yorkshire pudding and some green beans.

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Perfect meal!! I was actually quite proud of my first roasted chicken. It was seriously tender and delicious. The pudding was indeed super similar to a popover and was a wonderful side dish to the chicken. I will definitely be making this again. It might even be my favorite new winter warmer dish.

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Also, have I mentioned how the aroma of roasting chicken makes your home feel like the most comfortable place on Earth? Especially on a cold Sunday evening. Especially when there is Yorkshire pudding involved.

On second thought, I might roast a little chicken every night of the week. Too much? OK.

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Also, thanks to Le Creuset again, Chels and I had the opportunity to attend Harvard’s Science and Cooking Lecture Series with Chef David Chang of Momofuku fame.

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He gave an awesome presentation about how culinary errors are catalysts for innovation. He showed us how he makes his 45-minute ramen soup, pork bushi, and dried mushrooms.

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I thought David Chang was an amazing speaker; so incredibly modest about all his successes. And while he totally knew what he was talking about, he didn’t come from a science background, which made me feel more confident about becoming more “sciency” in all things culinary some day, too. I know! Just saying “sciency” makes me sound like I belong at Harvard, right?

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I would have also liked the recipe for his crack pie… But I don’t think he wanted to give it out. (Thats OK, I found some impostor recipes. Bu-ha-ha-ha!)

Le Cresuet Giveaway!

Thank you for being so patient. Now, onto even better things (than a roasted chicken with Yorkshire pudding? Well, yes!) Do you love Le Creuset as much as we do?? Well, this could be your lucky day! Just in times for the holidays, we’re teaming up with Le Creuset to give away one of their 4 1/2 Quart Round French Ovens, in the color of your choice! Is there any more perfect holiday gift??

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me: Have you ever had Yorkshire pudding? How about figgy pudding?

For extra entries, you can tweet about this giveaway (we’re @wearenotmartha, if you’re not following us!) or blog about it on your own blog. Just make sure you leave new comments to get each extra entry.

We’ll be picking a winner at random on Sunday night (Dec. 12) at 11:59 p.m., so make sure you enter before then! But I’m telling you, if you do make a mean figgy pudding, I might just make you come over “and bring me a figgy pudding!” That’s all 🙂

Good luck!! And while I think Le Creuset is the best holiday gift ever, you can always check out my gift guide for the perfect gifts for food lovers for more ideas!

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298 Responses to "Roaster Yorkshire Chicken and a Le Creuset Giveaway!"

  1. I’ve never had either! But now I’m obviously dying to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Barbara says:

    I’ve never had yorkshire pudding, but my dad talks about it all the time. I guess his mother used to make it and apparently, my mom made it once or twice when they were first married, but never again. I love popovers, though, so I’d love to try it.

    As for figgy pudding, pudding’s not my thing, unless it’s bread pudding and even then not so much…

  3. Ann says:

    I’ve never tried Yorkshire or Figgy pudding, sometimes English food can be scary. I’ll give the figgy a go, though! I would give this French oven to my sister!

  4. NTE says:

    I haven’t tried either of them yet either, but I’d try the figgy pudding for the same reason as you, and require that my family sing if they wanted it.

  5. Marcie says:

    Never tried either but would love to

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding, but I always thought that Christmas carol was sort of weird… especially the line “We won’t leave until we get some…” I’d be like, get off my porch you rude carolers! 😉 I love le Creuset though, and We are not Martha, too.

  7. BRM says:

    I haven’t tried either.

  8. Emily says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I’ve never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding… but I have made bread pudding tons of times.

  9. sweeter salt says:

    AH! I love Le Creuset and own most of the accessories. The french oven is on my Wedding Registry, so hopefully I’ll have an early surprise 🙂

    I’ve never had either, but I am always intrigued. That chicken looks delish!

    Laura

  10. sweeter salt says:

    Oh, I tweeted too! @sweetersalt

  11. Emily says:

    I follow you on twitter also (@acambridgestory)!

  12. Lynzy says:

    Ah!!! I am in desperate need of this!! It would be such an amazing Christmas gift 🙂 I have never tried either of those pudding dishes but boy do they sound DELICIOUS!

    xo Lynzy

  13. My husband and I were just saying yesterday that we’ve never actually had figgy pudding! I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding either.

  14. Lauren says:

    I have been hoping to add a Le Creuset item to my kitchen for awhile! I’ve never had either puddings but your chicken and pudding looks fantastic! Perfect Sunday meal!

  15. nope, I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding…but I have had bread pudding. Does that count?

  16. Meesh says:

    ive never had either type of pudding, but they look awesome!

  17. Erin says:

    I would love a Le Creuset pot! I have never eaten Yorkshire pudding, but I love figgy pudding.

  18. Carol says:

    Never tried it but looks delish

  19. Rebecca says:

    I lived in the UK for a year and had figgy pudding over the holidays – delicious! 🙂 That chicken looks great.

  20. Rebecca says:

    I blogged about you ladies, too! http://rebesroy.tumblr.com/

  21. Tara says:

    Haha, I feel like a bad New Englander that I’ve never had either Figgy or Yorkshire pudding! Or Indian pudding for that matter… I need to catch up on my old-school puddings.

  22. Brittany says:

    What a great giveaway! I have never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding. I’m not sure Yorkshire pudding would be up my alley, but I’d LOVE to try figgy pudding. I can’t believe I didn’t have it when I was in England!

  23. Meaghan says:

    ive never had figgy or yorkshire pudding seems like i should have some though.

  24. Caroline says:

    I have never made Figgy pudding, but I have done Yorkshire pudding!

  25. Meaghan says:

    i tweeted about this im m_kennedy9

  26. Jessica says:

    I haven’t, but I’d love to try it out, just for the sake of some delicious holiday kitsch! I retweeted!

  27. What a great giveaway! I’ve never had figgy or yorkshire pudding.

  28. Neil Kohler says:

    I have had neither, but perhaps something to add to to “must try to make” lists!

  29. Allyn M. says:

    Never had either type of pudding. Is Figgy pudding actually made from figs? Have always wanted a Le Creuset but haven’t been able to splurge on one! Recipe looks great!

  30. Erica says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is the best giveaway ever. I have DREAMED of owning one of these. The dish looks just incredible- very elegant. Perfect for the upcoming holidays. I have not tried either of these dishes.

  31. Amie says:

    I have never had any pudding that wasn’t out of a box…sad but true…this included bread pudding…never have tried it..crazy, huh?

  32. Lauren B. says:

    I’ve never had either but of course now I want to try. What an awesome giveaway by WANM, as usual!

  33. Beth says:

    I have never had either, unfortunately? I did just buy some Wassail beer, though, that must count for something!

  34. Ali says:

    Yorkshire pudding is one of my all time faves! I’m so excited about this giveaway! I’ve never won a giveaway – this would be a great way to start!!!

  35. Shannon says:

    I adore le creuset. I’d love to win this!

  36. Charity says:

    I’ve eaten figgy pudding, but not made it and I’ve never made or eaten yorkshire pudding. It does sound interesting and look good based on your entry, so I may have to try sometime! 🙂

  37. Alana says:

    The only pudding I’ve had is the normal dessert-y kind, and that’s even after living in London for a few months. Is that bad? Maybe I should move over to the savory pudding dark side…

  38. Shannon says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  39. kimz says:

    If there’s one thing the English should NOT do, it’s cook. Uy! Never tried it, don’t know if I will. I would love to try that Le Creuset pot, french oven, though, oh my word.

  40. Julie Ryan says:

    Hands down, best giveaway ever.

    I’ve never had either pudding but I’m always up to try anything and everything 🙂

  41. I have never had either one! This recipe looks like a great place to start though!

  42. Dana says:

    I think my heart skips a beat when I see that Le Creuset french oven! The recipes look great too…

  43. Jessica says:

    I had a yorkshire pudding from one of coworkers in London when I studied abroad. She was from up North and wanted to share with me!

  44. Katrina says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding, but I think I’m going to have to make this soon!

  45. Rebecca says:

    I blogged about you ladies as well! Keeping my fingers crossed for an early Christmas surprise! http://rebesroy.tumblr.com/

  46. Dustin says:

    OH my goodness, le creuset? I’ve been dying for one for years now. I made fig pudding as a trial for one of my classes. Most of the figs were quite burnt tasting, so I ended up not teaching it for my holiday treats class. Maybe I should have sampled the Yorkshire instead!

  47. Megan says:

    I’ve never made Yorkshire pudding, but it’s been on my list for a long time. It almost seems like a version of popovers. Yum! Love Le Creuset. I have a cabinet full of it and display some of the bigger cast iron pots and pans above my kitchen cabinets.

  48. Ashley H says:

    Never had either but now I’m inspired to try your recipe!!!!

  49. Alyssa says:

    I have not had figgy pudding or yorkshire pudding, but I would definitely try it. I would do anything for a Le Creuset product. I think everything you cook in a Le Creuset pan or dish comes out amazing.

  50. Rachel says:

    I’ve never tried either, but I do have a great deal of experience with popovers. It looks delish and I’ll have to give it a try!

  51. brandi says:

    Okay, I think this is a sign. This is 2 times in the past 2 days that I’ve seen something about yorkshire pudding. I guess I need to make it! I’ve NEVER had it or figgy pudding!

  52. Sarah W. says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding, but I’d probably try it!

  53. Maureen says:

    I’ve never had either but I’m about to go make this recipe tonight! YUM!

  54. Leslie N says:

    I have never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding, but maybe this year is the year.

  55. I love making popovers, but always wanted to try to make yorkshire pudding. As for Figgy Pudding, never tried. This recipe looks amazing and that roasting pan – GORGEOUS! One can NEVER go wrong with Le Creuset 🙂

  56. Mandi says:

    Oh my goodness gracious…Can I please tell you how badly I have been wanting on of these Le Creusets for the last few years?! I think a single tear rolls down my face each time I pass by one in a shop. Ok, so I’ve never had either the yorkshire pudding or the figgy pudding…but the figgy pudding has always intrigued me simply because it’s in one of my favorite Christmas songs! LOL

  57. Erin says:

    I’ve never even heard of Figgy or Yorkshire pudding but I will admit, I’m intrigued!

  58. Love Yorkshire Pudding & LOVE Le Creuset ; )

  59. Megan says:

    ohhh ma gawwww! i’ve never had yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding, but both make me think of british people for some reason. would LOVE the le Creuset…that lavender color is a WINNER! thanks!

  60. semiURBAN says:

    I can’t get over how many people have never had Yorkshire pudding. I LOVE Yorkshire pudding!

    And I look forward to trying out some figgy pudding.

  61. Melissa says:

    Um. I HAVE TO WIN!!! I need one!!!! I HAVE had yorkshire pudding and did, in fact, attempt my first homemade one last year. It was DIVINE! Ahh, the perks of having a British fiance 🙂

  62. maggie says:

    I’ve never had either!

  63. Raquelle says:

    I’ve made Yorkshire pudding a few times. I’ve never had figgy pudding though. I have made plum pudding muffins once! I would love to win this. I love Le Creuset!

  64. I’ve never had either, but I did make David Chang’s Crack Pie for Thanksgiving this year!

  65. Monique says:

    Sadly, I have not yet had the pleasure of yorkshire pudding. But the chicken looks succulent…like whoa.
    I love it.
    And I have been eyeing le cruset forever. I need a 3rd job to afford my lust for kitchen essentials… true story. If I won I would be spending even MORE time in the kitchen (if that was even possible)

  66. Kami says:

    Never had either – but I’d be interested in trying! 🙂

  67. I have never had Yorkshire pudding, but am intrigued! And I have never even heard of figgy pudding. How interesting!

    P.S. Another Le Creuset groupie right here. 🙂

  68. Becky J. says:

    My aunt makes Yorkshire pudding every Christmas, but I’ve never had figgy pudding. I think I might like it better, as Yorkshire pudding is not my favorite thing in the world!

  69. Shannon says:

    I’ve never had yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding, but now I’m dying to make this! I roasted my first chicken a few months ago,and like you, I was surprised at how easy it was. This recipe will give me a good reason to do it again soon!

  70. Elizabeth says:

    Haven’t had either before!

  71. Jessie says:

    I have had neither Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding but would like to try both. I have had pop-overs which are delicious!

  72. Tulika says:

    I’ve never tried Yorkshire or figgy pudding before, but for some reason I’ve always wanted to try figgy pudding. Anyway, this Le Creuset looks awesome!!

  73. I’ve never had Yorkshire Pudding or Figgy Pudding? LOVE Le Creuset!

  74. Melissa says:

    I’ve never had a Yorkshire or a figgy pudding 🙁 I am, however, fascinated by the way the British use the word pudding. It can mean any dessert! Chocolate cake, pie, tarts… all puddings to them! Amazing. Roast chicken is so yummy – I refuse to cook mine any other way!

  75. I tweeted this giveaway! (one_curly_fry)

  76. Never had it but I’d love to try both! I’m always up for trying new things 🙂

  77. Tina says:

    I have never had either but love popovers so the yorkshire pudding looks great and easy definitely worth trying. I love my Le Creuset

  78. Michelle jadaa says:

    As a brit now living in canada ive definatly had yorkshire pudding and even “toad in the hole”…basicly sausages cooked in yorkshire pudding:)

  79. I have never had figgy pudding but I think it is now on my list of things to make! Love it!

  80. I actually have had Yorkshire pudding, luckily enough! I was visiting with a gal pal in London and while we were eating at a gastropub (her words, not mine) she insisted I try it. It’s so friggin flaky – it’s like munching on a bit of baked cloud.
    Haven’t had the figgy pudding…yet…

  81. notyet100 says:

    i never had but now i feel like having ,,,thnks for the recipe,..

  82. Victoria says:

    I have never had Yorkshire pudding, nor have I had figgy pudding. 🙁 That Yorkshire pudding looks really delish though!

  83. Chris says:

    Want want want! I think I’m probably disqualified. But still I would like this!

  84. Amy says:

    I’m probably a bad New Englander, I’ve never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding!

  85. Beth G says:

    I have never had yorkshire or figgy pudding. Both of them seem like foods I’d have a texture issue with..l

  86. Sonya says:

    I have never had either, but I’d like to give em a try!

  87. Shannon says:

    Oh my God, I LOVE figgy puddy and it’s so hard to find restaurants that serve it! Top it with fresh whipped cream and I’m in heaven. What an awesome give away!

  88. I’ve never had either! I’ve had blood pudding, though, and…yeah. I don’t think I’d make that with my new Le Creuset! Ha.

  89. Shelley says:

    I have never had either type of pudding, but in one of my favorite Christmas movies (A Christmas Carol w/ George C. Scott….I know, really old version but I love it!), Mr. Cratchett takes the first bite of their figgy pudding and says to his wife, “A triumph my dear!” Now my dad says that to my mom every time she makes something tasty. 🙂

  90. Brigid says:

    Never figgy pudding, but yes, my family used to have yorkshire pudding with roast beef everytime we spent Christmas at my grandparents house. I love yorkshire pudding… it is soooo yummy!!!

  91. Nicole says:

    This post is packed full of goodness! What a comforting meal for the cold weather, yum. The House of Prime Rib restaurant in San Francisco serves Yorkshire Pudding with the meal and I was surprised to find out what it actually was. JEALOUS of your opportunity to hear David Chang speak! Le Creuset=awesome 🙂
    Shelley – Such a cute story 🙂

  92. Maria says:

    I usually make Yorkshire Pudding with a rib roast on Christmas Day. I have never had figgy pudding, but my Grandmother used to make fig jam from the tree in her yard. Does that count? 🙂

  93. Eileen says:

    I’ve never even seen a recipe for Yorkshire or foggy pudding before! Looks like a great holiday meal and I may have to try it. I <3 those le creuset pots!!

  94. Eileen says:

    Haha my phone auto corrected figgy to foggy! Tells ya something. ..

  95. Shelley says:

    Oh, and I tweeted ya @nellissc

  96. Lauren says:

    My family makes yorkshire pudding for Christmas!

    Ooo I hope I win, because then I can give my BFF the best wedding present ever! She’s DYING for a Le Creuset dish

  97. Never had either pudding, but I’d love to try both! That chicken you made looked beautiful.
    -Gina-

  98. i’ve never had yorkshire pudding, and before this post didn’t really know what it was!

  99. Erin says:

    Just tweeted about the giveaway!

  100. jenna says:

    Love your blog! I have never had Yorkshire pudding… but this recipe looks delish, so I might just have to make it!

  101. UrMomCooks says:

    I have made Yorkshire pudding but only with beef. This looks way better – more suited to today’s tastes! (Happy to tweet it too!)

  102. Renee says:

    I am almost embarassed to say I have never had Yorkshire Pudding, and I don’t even know what figgy pudding is! But I will as soon as I google it!

  103. Christina says:

    Ohh LE LE LE CREUSET! What a lovely give away

    If I have had either Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding neither were memorable. However, I do like to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas, does that count!?

  104. Lara says:

    I’ve never had either – but have been recently looking at yorkshire pudding recipes. Yum!

  105. Lara says:

    I tweeted! @goodcookdoris

  106. Noel says:

    Never tried but would love to

  107. Kim says:

    I’ve never had either, but now I am intrigued! I also have a small obsession w/ Le Creuset and I get jealous whenever I give them to people as wedding gifts! I just want my own!

  108. Kimmy says:

    My first experience with yorkshire pudding was actually just a few years back. A family friend makes mean individual ones every time she makes a beef roast. I finally tried it on my own just last winter. They are truly little pillows of heaven. I love this roast chicken recipe too, it’s on my list for a Sunday dinner!

  109. Kimmy says:

    I tweeted as well 🙂 @kimmybingham

  110. I haven’t had either but your Yorkshire chicken looks delicious!

  111. Wendy says:

    I’ve never had either of those. But I’d love to win 🙂

  112. Tweeted the giveaway (@rachelcurrier)

  113. Courtney says:

    I’ve never had either! This looks delicious though, so I may have to try!

  114. kathy says:

    tweeted it! @kathycancook)

  115. i haven’t tried either but i KNOW i’d love figgy pudding. how could i not?! great giveaway!!!

  116. Stephanie says:

    Great giveaway! I’ve had yorkshire pudding and really like it– now I definitely want to try your recipe!

  117. Becky Z says:

    Never had either, but I might have to try them now!

  118. Erin says:

    I’ve never had figgy pudding but perhaps that needs to be remedied this year 🙂

  119. Sarah says:

    Yorkshire Pudding? Yes, my grandmother made it for years. I may have to pull out that recipe and try it this year.
    Figgy Pudding? absolutely not.

  120. Michelle says:

    I have never had figgy pudding 🙁
    On the flip side, your chicken looks amazing!

  121. I’ve never had yorkshire pudding nor figgy pudding! And I don’t have a Le Creuset yet so I would love love love to win this!

  122. Daisy says:

    I’ve never had figgy, yorkshire or Le Creuset. Would be so thrilled to win!

  123. Melissa says:

    I’ve never tried either pudding. When I was in London, I was excited to order Cottage Pie. But I looooove Le Creuset. 🙂

  124. rita says:

    i am so embarrassed to say that i have not had, neither, of the yorkshire pudding or the figgy pudding. what is wrong with me? 😀

  125. Amy Ruck says:

    I have had both when I was living in Edinburgh. I had a rough time with Scottish cuisine, and let me say, the figgy pudding (and other sweet versions of it) were my savior. Well, along with some Scotch and beer. But, I haven’t tried to make them at home- yet! You’re my inspiration to try though.

  126. Mrs S says:

    I’ve never tried making yorkshire pudding, but I want to try. I am in love with Le Creuset!

  127. Robin W. says:

    I haven’t had either one – but after reading your post I have to try the Yorkshire Pudding – it sounds delish!!! And I would love to win this Le Creuset pan!!! I don’t have any of them and this would help me start yet another vice!!! Love it!!!!

  128. sharon s says:

    I have had yorkshire pudding and I have to say I really did not like it at all, but I would loveeeee to win thank you

  129. lisa says:

    I havent tried either but now I might have to!!

  130. Holly H. says:

    I have never tried either one! I am definitely adding this recipe to my collection – it looks delicious!

  131. Jessie Z says:

    I’ve never had yorkshire or figgy pudding but I would like to! I’ve had other types of pudding – does that count!

  132. Awesome — i LOVE LOVE LOVE yorkshire pudding. My grandmother used to make it all the time around the holidays with a good roast beef. That chicken recipe looks amazing! I’d love to win the oven, but getting this recipe makes me feel like I already won 🙂

  133. Jessie Z says:

    Just tweeted it also!

  134. Molly Parr says:

    Although my dad is a native Londoner, I have never had Yorkshire pudding.

  135. sarah b. says:

    i LOVE yorkshire pudding!

  136. Haley says:

    Wow! I’ve never actually seen figgy pudding or Yorkshire pudding (here in Hawai’i we don’t practice much European tradition)… but holy moly is that BEAUTIFUL! It makes me want to make some and look up figgy pudding too!

  137. Shannon says:

    nope, never had either pudding! but this looks awesome! although your roasting pan looks a wee bit nicer than mine 😉 hehe. saw you guys last night but i was a few rows back!

  138. Kim K says:

    mmmm pudding!!!

  139. kathy says:

    Would love to win this contest! My mother makes yorkshire pudding every christmas, but hers are individual. They are soo good!

  140. This looks so good! I’ve never made Yorkshire pudding before but might have to give it a try!

  141. The roast chicken and the Yorkshire pudding look terrific!

  142. I love roasted chicken! I haven’t made one yet – only roasted turkey…but the same principles should apply right? 🙂 I haven’t had either Yorkshire or figgy! I need to get on that!

  143. Kayla says:

    I’ve never tried either, but this looks soooo good! I teach children’s classes at a culinary studio…I think this might be our next experiment!

  144. JehanP says:

    I’ve had yorkshire pudding but never figgy pudding…

  145. Kimberly says:

    Never had a figgy pudding but yorkshire pudding yum yum YUM

  146. LegallyBrunette says:

    Yes to Yorkshire Pudding..no to figgy. Love le Creuset. Their line is both beautiful to display and functional!

  147. Lisa says:

    i have never had either, but figgy pudding always makes me think of the “we wish you a merry christmas” song 🙂

  148. Kayla says:

    Just tweeted, as well! @KaySaff

  149. Lisa says:

    also, i tweeted about this @littlepod

  150. kara says:

    yes! yorkshire pudding! never made it though…

  151. AnnieCooks says:

    Loved the post and would like to try this recipe. I have had yorkshire pudding 🙂 but not Figgy Pudding.

  152. Kristin says:

    No to both. But, hmmm, I might have to try. This recipe looks awesome! And, maybe I’ll sit on Santa’s knee and ask for a Le Creuset roasting pan.

  153. Kristen says:

    Never tried Yorkshire or Figgy pudding. But I do love the Christmas carol that says “Now bring us some figgy pudding!”. It’s just fun to say. Fabulous post, as always.

  154. I’ve never had either, although I am a vegan, so….I have to say, the yorkshire pudding looks pretty delicious. Vegan version?

  155. Sparrow says:

    I adore yorkshire pudding! It’s a staple around here!

  156. Suzy says:

    I made mini Yorkshire Puddings the first year I made a standing rib roast for Christmas. The beef was wonderful, but I didn’t see what was so exciting about the Yorkshire Pudding. Maybe I did it wrong.

    Please pick me for the giveaway!

  157. Evan @swEEts says:

    This looks ridiculously amazing! I’ve never made Yorkshire Pudding or Figgy Pudding but like you I’m familiar with popovers. I have totally been eyeing recipes though.. this chicken looks so good!

  158. Sarah says:

    I’ve never tried figgy or yorkshire pudding. Your roasted chicken looks delicious!

  159. Simply Life says:

    I have never tried either of those…and am so impressed by your chicken!

  160. Malorie says:

    I haven’t had yorkshire pudding since I was a kid. But am thinking I am going to make this chicken for dinner this weekend, I know my husband will love it!

  161. i adore colleen! she helped me get some stuff for my boss. super sweet lady.
    i’ve had figgy pudding. thinking of harvesting some CA figs from our tree next year to make my own!

  162. Taylor-Lynn says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire- or figgy- pudding. But I’d probably be pretty interested to eat or to make either one!

  163. Lexi says:

    I’ve never had either puddings, but I do now have the figgy pudding song stuck in my head!

    This recipe sounds amazing. I have been wanting to roast a chicken for a while, so maybe I will try this recipe this weekend! Growing up, my grandmother often had us over for a Sunday roast, so it makes me think of her!

    Amazing giveaway!

  164. Lexi says:

    also just tweeted!

  165. Jen says:

    I am not sure what figgy fudding is and I’ve never tried it.

  166. Yes, my mother’s family was from England (her father from Yorkshire), so I’ve had Yorkshire pudding with roast beef AND I’ve had figgy puddings as well. LOVE Le Creuset!

  167. Steve says:

    I haven’t had either, but might have to give them a shot!

  168. Caitlin says:

    Yes to Yorkshire pudding, no to Figgy pudding

  169. ELLEN RENEE says:

    I have never tried either one – not sure that I would prepare them but would always be willing to try it.

  170. Lucy says:

    Definitely want to try them both!

  171. Lisa says:

    I tried making Yorkshire puddings once when I first started cooking in college and they were really bland and not good. However, with another 8 years under my belt and a lot more kitchen experience, I should try them out again. No figgy pudding yet, but the holidays aren’t over!

  172. Victoria says:

    I love Le Creuset!! I have never had Yorkshire pudding, but this recipe really looks like an easy way to make everything in one pan! Love it 🙂 I’ve never had figgy pudding but I did notice that today’s frozen custard flavor at the Shake Shack near Times Square was figgy pudding and I was very intrigued (if it wasn’t 30 degrees out).

  173. Victoria says:

    I just tweeted about the giveaway! Happy holidays, ladies 🙂

  174. Jackie says:

    The first Yorkshire pudding I had, I made with the drippings from a prime rib. Really yummy. It was not difficult to make, but things had to come together, to lift the roast pour the fat, then the batter, etc. I love the thought of the pudding baking with the chicken. Oh yeah, and then there is the chicken drippings, AKA fat, AKA schmaltz. What great flavor. Yeah!

  175. Stephanie says:

    I have never tried Yorkshire or fight pudding! The recipe looks goid, though.

  176. Emily says:

    I have never had Yorkshire or Figgy pudding…but I do love Le Creuset!

  177. Veronica M says:

    No, but I very much enjoy eating it! I plan on using your recipe this weekend for a potluck. Yum!

  178. Maris (In Good Taste) says:

    I tweeted too!

  179. Kelly says:

    I’ve never had either! But you may have just inspired me!

  180. Sarah says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding, but enjoyed reading about it here! Never had figgy pudding either, but have just recently discovered figs, so perhaps there’s hope yet!

  181. Jessicaisbaking says:

    I have had yorkshire pudding – on CHristmas eve with a lovely roast beef. No figgy pudding here though. I prefer my pudding with meat.

  182. Mariel says:

    Unfortunately, I have not tried either, but am very inspired from this post! And I hope I win….I need the 4.5 QT for the holidays! Thanks!

  183. Katrina says:

    I think I had figgy pudding once YEARS ago when I was a tyke at my Gramma’s. I remember it being Christmas Day and her saying, “This is figgy pudding, just like the song!” and being really excited to try it. But for the life of me, I can’t remember what it tasted like!

    Thanks for having this Giveaway! I’ve been drooling over these pots!

  184. kim says:

    I have never tried either one, however seeing as I love all things fig I would love to give it a try! =)

  185. Rose in Ohio says:

    Nope, never had either of those. However, I own a popover pan and have made those. And I made a steamed pudding once, but alas it wasn’t figgy. So I can’t bring you any, sorry. Would a popover do?

    rosemills (at) bex (dot) net

  186. Rebecca P. says:

    I have not tried either but the pic today looked quite tasting. Would definitely be curious to try them both…think its time to do an epicurious search…. 🙂

  187. Lesa says:

    The sparkling pan in the picture looked way too nice to cook in but then I saw the result and I was incredibly jealous…..a beautiful pan and a delicious dinner! As for the figgy pudding and the yorkshire pudding….I have never tried them but always wondered. Food from the UK is not known to be that delicious but you made it look mouth watering! Merry Christmas!

  188. Linda says:

    not yet, but sometime soon hopefully!

  189. Elise says:

    First, I looove Le Creuset! Second, I’m planning on cooking a traditional English Christmas dinner, so I’m making both.

  190. Jamie says:

    I’ve never had either, but figgy pudding is so funny to say hahah

  191. Rhonda says:

    Like you I had popovers all my life and loved them. Then I moved to England and after 4 years there, I got plenty of yorkshire pudding…loved it!

  192. Andrea says:

    I have never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding. I don’t have any Le Creuset either and have heard so many good things about them. I’ve wanted one for a long time now…

  193. Sharon says:

    I’ve never had either but after your tutorial and pics I just may have to try this myself! (So I can find out once and for all if a Cajun can make Yorkshire pudding! Or, for that matter, figgy pudding too!)

    Happy Holidays!

  194. lisa says:

    great tips, recipes and awesome foodie ideas and photos.Yall need a cooking show!!!

  195. Ashley says:

    Mmm, no, I’ve never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding. I honestly know so little about them, but I’d love to try them! Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway! =)

  196. Ally says:

    I haven’t tried either but would love to!

  197. Jackie says:

    Girls, you’re singing to the beat of my drum! I’m sure I’ve mixed up two metaphors there, but as the resident Brit, I am super proud to see you a) roasting your first chicken and b) making your first Yorkshire puds! And this is a great way to cook both together – I’ve never thought of doing that! We usually do ours separately in a muffin pan… sometimes have one giant one filled with a roast dinner and lashings of gravy. Mhm, yum.

    And weird Brit fact of the day, “figgy pudding” is actually kinda like Christmas pudding (which is a cake) but much denser and sweeter, was traditionally made using suet and a whole bunch of other spices and random bits of dried fruit (I feel like it was a way to use up old fruit), then was steamed in a muslin cloth, creating that famous domed shape. I’ve tried it once and wasn’t a huge fan. It’s kind of a random reference in the song because it wasn’t as popular as Christmas pudding at the time when it was written, but perhaps a little more traditional. But eh, whatevs, ye olde British songwriters set the standard 😉

    Jax x

  198. Joanne says:

    I’ve never ever had yorkshire pudding. But have always wanted to. I mean, it has the word PUDDING in it! This sounds delicious!

  199. kay says:

    i’ve never had either, but this post makes me think i’d like it. one thing i HAVE had is mincemeat pie, which my dad insists on making every christmas.. not a fan.

  200. Heather D says:

    I’ve never had either…

  201. Caitlin says:

    I’ve never commented on your blog before, but my friend and I read it ALL the time–love the recipes, love the blog!
    I’ve never heard of Yorkshire pudding, let alone try it–but you have totally motivated me to try making some on my own! It actually looks more like a pastry puff, not pudding–is that what it is?
    Enjoy the holidays–happy cooking!
    ~Caitlin

  202. Stef says:

    I had Yorkshire pudding once- it was served at a friend’s wedding this summer and it was devine. I will definitely try this recipe! (and I hope I win the LeCreuset!)

  203. Raine says:

    I made a classic dinner of roast beef and yorkshire pudding for New Years dinner a few years back. It was very very good. I liked the idea of pouring it over the chicken…that is cool.

  204. mk says:

    Hi –
    Love your blog. I’ve never had either – and was surprised at what your pictures looked like – looked delicious and not what I expected.

  205. Kat says:

    I haven’t had either, but now I’m inspired.

  206. Amy says:

    I’ve never had either, but would definitely attempt making it should I win!

  207. Amanda says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding but that looks delicious and makes me not excited for the turkey sandwhich I’m about to eat. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

  208. Sandra says:

    I’ve never had either!

  209. Kelley says:

    I have never had either before… however, the pictures look incredibly tempting and delicious!

    Quite frankly, EVERY thing looks good and tasty lately! Tis the season!

  210. kathy says:

    I have not had either but I’m fig crazy, especially fresh figs (roasted or grilled with anything!). I had an absolutely awesome fig martini at L’Andana in Burlington-I’m trying to get the recipe out of them. BTW-the chicken looks great!

  211. DJ says:

    I’ve never had them… but I’m intrigued!

  212. Malorie says:

    also tweeted it @cheshiresmile

  213. Katie says:

    never had either kind of pudding, but the roaster yorkshire chicken looks marvelous, perfect for the holiday season!

  214. Amanda L says:

    I’ve never had either, but I’ve had sticky toffee pudding. Now THAT is amazing!

  215. BethTN says:

    I’ve had both Yorkshire pudding and figgy pudding. I lived in England for a bit after college and spent some time in the Yorkshire dales. The best Yorkshire pudding I ever had was in a tiny town at a random pub that we stopped at one night after a day of sight-seeing. It is the best! I am excited to try this chicken version!

  216. Rachel says:

    I lived in England for four months and definitely tried Yorkshire pudding. Yum! As far as puddings go, sticky toffee is still my favorite British dessert. 🙂

  217. Andrea Jo says:

    I’ve never had either, but the Yorkshire pudding looks delicious! And it looks like I could possibly have the skills to make it myself in my tiny apartment kitchen..

  218. Sarah663 says:

    I’ve never had either….but I would love a French Oven. You make me want to roast a chicken soon!

  219. Lauren says:

    I haven’t had either, but would love to try making and eating them!

  220. Johanna says:

    Yorkshire pudding YUMO orginally from Boston…sooo tummy

    sultansmom at gmail dot com

  221. SarahLynt says:

    I’ve never had either, but I’d be willing to try both. 🙂

  222. Jeb says:

    I *have* had figgy pudding, and as a big fig fan, I enjoyed it.

  223. Andrea Watts says:

    I haven’t tried either one.

  224. deva says:

    http://sabjimata.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/figgy-pudding-christmas/

    Oh I am so excited! I have had figgy pudding! Last Christmas, my BFF (who is English) invited us over for dinner. Her mum brought…figgy pudding! Very raisiny. Distinctively Brit. A dish best trotted out but once a year 😉

  225. Kristin says:

    I’ve never had either….. Perhaps I’ll try the recipe. Love the blog!!!

  226. Savi says:

    I’ve never had either one

  227. Kristin says:

    I’ve never tried either kind of pudding and, in fact, learned what Yorkshire Pudding was thanks to your post. 🙂
    Please make some Figgy Pudding – is that even real? – if it is real I’d like to see a recipe. Figs are dee-lish!

  228. Lauren says:

    I’ve never had either, but I could make them if I won this giveaway!

  229. emily says:

    Looks like your roasted chicken turned out perfectly! Harvard’s cooking series sounds awesome, mostly because I am a science nerd.

    I have tried yorkshire pudding, but I can’t say I’ve ever had figgy pudding…

  230. Kelly says:

    Love Le Creuset! I recently got my first piece and have decided I need to have more! I have had Yorkshire Pudding, and made by an Englishman at that.! I have NEVER had figgy pudding and now need to go see exactly what it’s made of.

  231. Valerie says:

    I never had yorkshire pudding growing up either! I first tried it when I was studying abroad in England, though and FELL IN LOVE. As for figgy pudding…I still don’t even know what it is!

  232. SAB says:

    I have made yorkshire pudding and it was AMAZING! So much so that the dinner party I made them for asked for me to bake more! It was wonderful comfort carbo bliss!

  233. beth says:

    I have never had yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding either but I’ve always wanted to try them. If I win the Le Creuset french oven I will make you some figgy pudding AND bring it to you immediately! Seriously…. Christmas dinner…. it’s a done deal! Um, by the way…. 229 comments?!?!?!

  234. Sharon says:

    Yorkshire pudding is delicious but Popovers are a great substitute and just as yummy. I’ve never had the opportunity to try Figgy Pudding but here are the ingredients…It sounds wonderful!!
    FIGGY PUDDING:
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
    2 eggs
    1 cup molasses
    2 cups dried figs (about 1 pound), stems removed, chopped fine
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  235. Sherri says:

    LOVE Le Crueset, my first was handed down and is my greatest treasure. Is already spoken for by the next generation. What a marvelous recipe will try immediately. Love yorkshire pudding and a must have every Xmas. This will give us an excuse to now have every week as we usually have with the Xmas roast. Figgy pudding will have to try from all the suggestions.

  236. Mia says:

    i have never had either…and they sound scary.

  237. Raquel says:

    i have never had either, but i would try both

  238. Jean says:

    WOW! That chickens looks sooo good. I usually make my chicken in the crockpot during the day while at work. I have wanting to try to roast one on my own. I may have to try this recipe.

    I have never even seen either pudding….but after your pictures I think I may have to try it. It just looks so soft and fluffy.

  239. Maggie says:

    I have had yorkshire pudding before. My grandmother used to make it on Sunday as part of the big Sunday supper. It is so delicious but I have not had it in years. I have not had figgy pudding.

  240. Megan says:

    I’ve never had either but judging by your pictures, I think I need to try it ASAP!

  241. Natalie says:

    I had a Yorkshire pudding once, several years ago. It was great for sopping up gravy! Never had a figgy pudding, though.

  242. Val says:

    I’ve never had either, but I’d try it.

  243. I have never had yorkshire or figgy pudding! I must be missing something…

  244. Diane says:

    no, have never had Yorkshire Pudding. On one of my must do lists!

  245. What an awesome giveaway! I’ve never had figgy pudding, but as a Brit, I’d lose my red passport if I went a holiday season without eating Yorkshire pudding!

  246. Bridget says:

    BEST giveaway ever!! I also really need to make yorkshire pudding!
    I would love to win this, I’ve been obsessed with their new Ocean color since it came out!!

  247. Lindsay says:

    Every year at christmas we have figgy pudding, yorkshire pudding, and basically every pudding known to man kind. There are times that I would love to make figgy pudding during the non holiday times of the year!! 🙂

  248. i *love* yorkshire pudding, and grew up eating it. i’ve never had figgy pudding, though!

  249. Sharlene says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire pudding OR figgy pudding. I feel so left out!

    PS. LOVE David Chang!

  250. Emily says:

    never had either, but would love to try them!!

  251. susitravl says:

    I had Yorkshire Pudding in England years ago. Never had figgy pudding but I would make some if I won this, and I’d invite you over! 🙂

  252. Kayla says:

    Just blogged about it, too! Check it out at http://gourmetthegingerway.blogspot.com/ ! I know I’m long-winded, but I promise I talk about it! =)

  253. Barb in BA says:

    I’ve never had either.

  254. Janell says:

    I’ve never had either! But this recipe looks pretty good and I’ve been looking for something different to fix for Christmas this year, I may have to try it.

  255. Anne says:

    As far as I know, I’ve never had either. I’ll stick to my apple pie 😉

  256. Staci A says:

    I’ve never had either, but the recipe definitely sounds interesting!

  257. Laura says:

    My family has Yorkshire Pudding every year for Christmas dinner – with roast beef!

  258. Jess says:

    I’ve never had either, but this yorkshire pudding looks delish! Right now football (and beer and wings and nachos) consume my Sundays but I think the first Sunday after football is over, this will be my Sunday dinner!

  259. Beccy says:

    I’ve never had either, but I would love to try either or both. Thanks!

  260. lauren says:

    i’ve never had either!

  261. I’m officially putting my hat in the ring. I don’t have one and I’d love one in whatever color they’d like to give me. Typically I’d say flame but the cobalt and cherry and the Caribbean…all so pretty!

  262. Katie says:

    I’ve never had either but they both sound yumtastic!!! I love your blog!! I wish you were my best friends!

    XO.

  263. Sarah says:

    I’ve never had either, but I would certainly be for trying them! This looks amazing!!!

  264. EmilyJ says:

    I’ve never had either but maybe someday!

  265. Jenn says:

    I’ve never had Yorkshire or figgy pudding – they make me nervous! I’m weird about textures (can’t eat cottage cheese) so I never know what to expect…

  266. Anthony says:

    I have not had either but I’ll make both if I win something to cook them in!

  267. I’ve never had either…

  268. LeeYong says:

    Never had either… Awesome giveaway!!!

  269. Margie says:

    I’ve never had either, but I’d totally make them.

  270. I have never had yorkshire or figgy pudding. That recipe is very cool looking though!

  271. I tweeted it! OH i want to win so badly!

  272. Kerstin says:

    Awesome giveaway, I’ve never had either! I saw the crack pie recipe direct from his pastry chef in a magazine recently – maybe Bon Appetit? Gorgeous roasted chicken too – looks perfect!

  273. Megan says:

    I have had Yorkshire pudding and while I don’t indulge often, occasionally make it. Figgy pudding is yet to be adventured.

  274. Brandi says:

    I’ve never had either Yorkshire or figgy pudding! How funny 🙂

  275. Kelly says:

    Nope. I’ve never had yorkshire or figgie pudding. That looks like a gorgeous roaster. I’m getting a le creuset one for xmas, but mine is the cast iron enamel. It’s so pretty, I cannot wait to unwrap it.

  276. Bailey says:

    I’ve never had either, just chocolate pudding for me…

  277. MoodyFoody says:

    Never had it but would love to try it.

  278. I’ve never had Yorkshire Chicken or Figgy Pudding but I sure will try it if I win the Le Creuset. 🙂

  279. I have never had Yorkshire pudding or figgy pudding. That needs to change though 😉
    Awesome giveaway!!

  280. Carolyn says:

    I’ve never had either though I’m sure I would like them. I’m a fan of most things pudding!

  281. Ann says:

    My mom’s family is originally English, and Yorkshire pudding is something her mom used to make all the time! It totally reminds me of visiting my grandmother. She usually made it with roast beef. Yum!!

    (And that Le Creuset dutch oven is also pretty yummy… glad I saw this before midnight!!)

  282. Malorie says:

    I made this tonight and it was so yummy! My husband and I loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!

  283. Kerry says:

    I’ve never had either, but Yorkshire pudding looks pretty tasty after seeing this post.

  284. thepricklypinecone says:

    I have had yorkshire puddings before but never figgy pudding!

  285. Stuart Emmons says:

    Wow looks great! might try it!

  286. Wow looks great! might try it!

  287. Michelle says:

    I’ve never had figgy pudding, but I have fond memories of my mom’s yorkshire pudding. I’d love to try to whip some up in a le creuset — I’ve been longing for one!

  288. Pamela Jakoplic says:

    I’ve never had figgy pudding but think I might have had Yorkshire pudding one time at a college event. I don’t know how traditional the dish was since it had to be make in such large quantities for the event but I am planning on trying to make it myself either during Thanksgiving break or Christmas break. I love the Le Creuset cookware but only have a couple of pieces that I’ve picked up on sale (teacher’s budget doesn’t allow for a lot of extras).

  289. Khanh says:

    I’ve never had either, but I would love to try them one day!!! You’re not offering, are you?! =p

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