Strictly British

Yorkshire pudding
A dish of light, risen batter. It is often eaten with roast beef and it can be found around the joint of meat or served separately, in small 'cakes'. It often has a soggy, sliceable middle, with highly crisped edges, and may be served as a savoury or sweet dish. It is eaten throughout Britain.

  • He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, Yorkshire pudding... (PS7)

  • "Oh, c'mon, 'Er-my-knee," said Ron, accidentally spraying Harry with bits of Yorkshire pudding... (GF12)

"Yours" (dialect).

  • "It's not yorn, Missus, it's mine, I reckon I found it." (DH23)

Primary editor: Michele L. Worley.
Original page date 28-October-2005; Last page update 4-August-2007 MLW