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I was brought up with home made Yorkshire puddings by a woman who couldn't cook however did (and still does) make the best Yorkie puds ever and that's saying something considering that in recent times I actually did live in Yorkshire and my Mother is a pure Coventrian!
However I am not blessed with making a good Yorkshire pudding myself however hard I try and I hate the mess it creates (you try removing remnants of my Yorkshire pudding mix from a baking tray!) and so unless I have company I don't bother making one just for myself and particularly for in the week and to go with a quick gravy type dinner I will cheat and buy ready made ones in.
I usually buy shops own ones but got fed up with the flat as a pancake look most of them had and lack of flavour and decided to up my game, pay a bit more and try to see if there were any decent ones about. I am not overly familiar with Aunt Bessie products but have seen the adverts and the good reviews the brand always tends to get so invested in a bag of these and a bag of 6 of them cost me £1.00 in a local freezer shop which I thought was a great price to pay for such a well known brand and very often this brand can be found on offer all over the place.
These Yorkshire puddings come in a mainly brown plastic bag with a picture shown of a Yorkshire pudding swamped in gravy and a picture of Aunt Bessie herself and we are clearly told what they are and who they are by. My bag contained 6 'Large' Yorkshire Puddings though you can buy these in different sizes and quantities of course. On the back of the bag other information listed includes the ingredients and allergy advice and a full nutritional chart, cooking advice is given (4 minutes or so in the oven), the weight of my puddings was listed (165g) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The bag isn't resealable however you could easily tear the bag slightly and knot it (aka my mum) or do as I do and use a plastic freezer clip or something!
The Yorkshire Puddings:
All you do with these is pop them in the oven as they are ready made. I was impressed with the size of these, the depth and the well to the middle although they are not huge. I heated them up on a baking tray from frozen and had little hope for them being all pale in colour however they warmed up quickly, rose slightly and although colour wise they didn't change the texture went quite crispy...and that was in a really short time.
I had mine with gravy on several occasions and also with strawberry jam as a make shift dessert and I have to say I really like them. Firm and crispy and yet light even with gravy on them they didn't collapse and looked appertising on my plate with my meat, vegetables and potatoes. I don't think they are going to be as good as what some people make up from scratch however for a quick and unmessy alternative they are great and they are also suitable for Vegetarians so most people can enjoy them unless they have an intolerance to any of the ingredients used of course!
With 85 calories and just 0.3g of saturated fat I think these are really tasty, crispy and light and they do for me!
Available from all good supermarkets etc.
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I love yorkshire puddings although I have not tried to make them from scratch before I guess Aunt Bessie is to blame. I love them on the side with my Sunday dinner they add a nice touch to my Sunday meals. Usually have about 2 or 3 depending on how I feel.
These Aunt Bessie yorkshire puddings are easy cook straight from frozen in the freezer to the oven. I usually us a foil covered baking tray to cook these and it takes not longer than 3-4 minutes at gas mark 6 before they are crispy golden and ready to eat. One thing that is a little hard annoying for me when cooking them is that the cook so quite and on a number of occasion I have burnt them. When all the dinner is ready I put them in the oven then go sit down for a minute till they are done next thing I know they are burnt because more than often I forget they are in the over because of how quick they are. I invested in an alarm so now when I cook them this doesn't happen to me anymore.
It was the taste of Aunt Bessie yorkshire puddings that have made me loyal to the brand. The Aunt Bessie yorkshire puddings have a very light/soft centre and a crispy outside. They go well with bisto gravy or mint sauce in my Sunday dinner and I have a couple of times just put some in the oven and eaten them alone. Wired I know :). I usually like mine straight out the over and well hot because they taste the best that way. The smell of these is appealing and they are good quality. From the freezer the look all scrunched up but when cooked the are a decent size
Although I have never made homemade ones myself I have tried some homemade ones and Aunt Bessie ones where just as good. For those who made homemade ones I'd recommend trying these because they will save you the hassle of making them and cut down you Sunday dinner preparation time.
The packaging for these is a little hard to spot in the supermarket because Aunt Bessie seem to give almost all there products near enough the same packaging either yellow or blue. The packaging is OK though but I do find having a small freezer that these do take up a lot of space. I once had to put them in the fridge because there was no space in the freezer and they taste vile so i would not recommend anyone do that.
Wheat Flour, Whole Egg, Egg White, Water, Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Salt
Suitable for Vegetarians
Free From Artificial Colours
Free From Artificial Preservatives
Overall these yorkshire puddings stand out from the rest for me and are very nice. I would recommend these to anyone even those who home make them. These are perfect for everyone in the family I even got my sister to like these and she doesn't usually like this sort of thing.
Aunt Bessie's frozen Yorkshire Puddings are a very, very poor take on a treasured dish.
Born and bred in Yorkshire, using a recipe handed down from my grandmother, I feel that I'm qualified to say that an authentic Yorkshire pudding has a rich, thick, firm (pancake-y) base, gradually moving up to light, golden, crisp edges. They are a delightfully substantial part of a Sunday roast. (Or, let's face it, with anything.)
Aunt Bessie's puddings are indeed very light and very crisp...all over. (A characteristic that was surely born from the want of extremely cheap mass production, rather than for taste or texture.) They are light and crisp to the point that they resemble a large corn snack or puffed potato crisp: which, of course, promptly disintegrate into a mushy mess when faced with any amount of gravy.
I have no problem with quick or cheap alternatives to meals and dishes, as long as they bear some resemblance to whatever they're replacing. Sadly, Aunt Bessie's puddings have virtually none of the characteristics of the authentic pudding that make it so widely loved, and a dish that has survived for hundreds of years.
It is both embarrassing and heartbreaking that these puddings are allowed to be sold with the Yorkshire name, and what is even worse, that people actually think that they are the real thing.
Please, just Google an authentic recipe, or get a Yorkshire relative to teach you how to make them. You won't regret it!
We love yorkshire puddings and of course, yorkshire puddings are an essential part of Christmas dinner! My Mum made dinner this year and although she makes everything else from scratch she did just buy a packet of these instead of making her own as there was simply not enough time for her to do everything!
We always buy Aunt Bessies as we believe they are the best ones on the market. They can be bought in many different ways, for example you can buy 12 which retail at around £1.50 but they can almost always be found on offer somewhere for £1. You can also buy ones specially for chicken and giant ones.
We had the normal bag of 12. They are really simple to cook you just pop them in the oven for 4 minutes. I find that 4 minutes is the perfect amount of time for these and they are crisp and golden after this time. I usually pop ours in when I start dishing everything else up and then they come out nice and hot.
The puddings are a good size, they are about 3 inches round and a couple of inches tall. They look very appetising, they are a golden brown colour and look crunchy round the top buy soft in the middle.
The puddings taste lovely. They have a subtle flavour but they are really nice. I find that some yorkshire puddings taste very bland and boring but this is not the case with these, the tops of these are crispy and crunchy and the middles are soft and supple, they taste quite creamy in the middle and they are very moreish. We like to soak ours in gravy and they taste absolutely lovely!
Each pudding contains 53 calories, 0.3g sugars, 2.1g fat, 0.2g saturates and 0.1g sodium. I usually have 2 of these with my dinner and this is really not too bad considering they are so tasty!
I love these and will always buy these over other brands. I usually buy them when on offer as they then work out at really good value for money. Recommended.
Last week we tried to make dinner that resembled a roast, but failed miserable. The only thing that didn't fail was the Yorkshire puddings from Aunt Bessie!
Preparing the Yorkshire puddings is extremely easy. After placing the desired amount on a baking tray, just preheat the oven to around 180 degrees (that's what we use for our oven) or as instructed and put the puddings in. around 5-7 minutes later, when the puddings are golden brown, they are ready!!! You really can't go wrong with these, as we'd tried just leaving them in the oven after baking a cake, and just got it out when it was ready- the exact temperature or time really doesn't matter!
As I said, the Yorkshire puddings will look golden brown when they are done, and are crunchy and hard on the rim, whilst the centre is slightly softer. They look really good and do not look frozen and could pass off as home made!
We served it with vegetables, mash and gravy, the combination of which was extraordinary. Unfortunately, our mash was not very smooth (it has lumps) so that was the only down point, but the negatives were offset by the yumminess of the puddings.
Biting into it, the Yorkshire puddings are REALLY crunchy, even with gravy on, whilst the centre is lovely dense and moist. It doesn't taste frozen and has a genuine taste. Also, they aren't as oily as I'd expected them to be which is good, although they aren't the healthiest of things.
After eating these, I think I am addicted, and have since cooked a few as a snack (naughty me!) and I just can't resist. They taste great on their own by the way, and perhaps a better alternative than crisps and other confectionary?
Bagged in plastic and found in the frozen foods aisle, Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire puddings cost around £1 and contains twelve puddings. These are great value, easy to make, and irresitably yummy. Highly recommended for all households.
We currently have Dave's mom staying with us and so I decided to cook roast beef with all the trimmings for lunch BUT I am hopeless at making Yorkshire puddings! If they rise I can't get them out of the tin and if they do come out of the tin they are more like biscuits! I have tried varying levels of fat, making my own mixture, using a packet - you name it I've tried it but no luck.
When we were in Asda I spotted Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings in the freezer and, since they were only £1.47 for 12 standard sized puddings I decided to give them a try. They also do a packet containing 6 large Yorkshire puddings for £1.32 or 18 ;Midweek Minis' for £1 so they are all pretty good value.
The heat sealed packet is easy to spot in the freezer as it is bright blue with the Aunt Bessie's logo and a picture of the most delicious looking Yorkshire puddings on the front.
The puddings are already baked so to cook them you just pop them in the oven on a baking tray at 200 degrees for four minutes and there you are - perfect Yorkshire puddings!
They taste gorgeous; nice and crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy in the middle and they complimented the beef perfectly. Of course you could use them with any meat if you wanted to or even use them as a desert with jam or golden syrup on them.
The ingredients are wheat flour, whole egg, egg white, vegetable oil, water, skimmed milk powder and salt so you can see there are no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives and they are also suitable for vegetarians too.
The nutritional information per pudding is as follows:
Of which sugars 0.3g
Of which saturates 0.2g
So, provided you don't pile on the gravy or syrup, they are really very healthy too!
I would definitely recommend them and shall be buying them again! By the way I did confess to my mother in law that they weren't homemade! She just laughed and said how much she had enjoyed the meal - so there's another endorsement!
Aunt Bessie Yorkshire Puddings bring up mixed thoughts from me. I love a Yorkshire pudding or 4 - if you are having a roast dinner at my house and you leave the table, there is a chance your Yorkshire will be sticking out the side of my gob by the time you get back.
The thing is they are not so fun to make - they are not complicated if you were to make them by themselves or in a separate oven, but considering you need to keep the door shut for them to rise properly it makes it difficult when you are constantly basting the beef, turning the potatoes, putting in the stuffing you forgot etc etc. So these little pre-cooked Yorkies you can just stick in the oven for a few minutes seem like the perfect solution, yes? No. As much as it pains me, they are not.
You see, the perfect Yorkshire needs to be a bit crispy on the top, firm on the sides, and nice and soft on the bottom. These are very hard on top, hard on the sides and fairly hard on the bottom. Leaving you with some kind of batter crisp, that not even a dose of gravy will cure properly. The flavour of the pudding itself gets lost as you don't chew on these imposters, you just crunch through them
So, a great idea, not so great execution. They still get two stars, as they are not quite devil spawn, but if you have any option, make the real things!!
I love cooking things from scratch; however I do take short cuts sometimes, especially when something is a lot of trouble to make and causes a lot of mess and washing up when it can be bought already prepared and taste just as good. Yorkshire puddings fall into this category especially when I am making a roast dinner. By the time I have seasoned the meat, peeled the potatoes, parsnips, and sprouts, made the gravy etc, I can't be bothered to make batter for the Yorkshire puddings.
This is when I call on my friend Aunt Bessie and buy some of her excellent frozen Yorkshire puddings. Aunt Bessie is a leading manufacturer of Frozen foods including ready meals, vegetables, deserts, potato products and Yorkshire puddings.
Aunt Bessie is the world's largest brand of ready to bake Yorkshire puddings and produces more than 20 million puddings a week and makes various types of Yorkshire puddings.
I always use Aunt Bessie's Original Yorkshire pudding they so simple and I would think it is impossible not to get a perfect Yorkshire pudding when using these. Simply remove the frozen puddings from the packet and pop into a hot oven for a mere 4 minutes! When they come out they are really fabulous, little light crispy Yorkshire puddings, perfectly formed and absolutely delicious.
They certainly taste good enough to fool people into thinking you have made them yourself, soft and fluffy in the middle but crispy enough to hold a little gravy in the centre, they go down a treat in my house.
Aunt Bessie's Original Yorkshire puddings do not contain any artificial preservatives or flavours and must be cooked straight from the freezer. They contain 53 calories, 2.1 fats and 0.1 saturates.
I usually buy my Aunty Bessie's Original Yorkshire puddings from Tesco at around 97p for 12.
Whats great about Aunt Bessies....several things.. 1. Convenience - They take a mere 4 minutes to pop in the oven, so when you are making a roast you can just pop them in at the very end and you have got yourself some yummy yorkshire puds! 2. They taste homemade - These taste just like you made them yourself, only with absolutely no effort! They are lovely, crispy and taste great. 3. They have a mere 53 calories per pudding so they are a health consious yorkshire pudding too for us dieters. 4 They go with lots of meal options including the traditional roast. A pack of 12 of these puddings costs around £1.30 at Sainsburys (where I shop) but im sure they can be bought even cheaper. I think they are overall a tasty, good value product which are as good as homemade without all the hassle! Why make your own?!!
Aunt Bessie's has been producing Yorkshire Puddings since 1974 when they were introduced for Butlins Holiday Camps. Their popularity has soared since then and their are currently 20million puds produced every week!
So, here we have Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings which come in frozen form. Aunt Bessie promotes these little beauties as being a perfect addition to a Sunday roast and taste of being home made. She advises that she does not add artificial preservatives or flavourings to create her light yet crispy puds.
AB Original Yorkshire Puds come in a large plastic pack which is an enticing purple colour. The front has the recognisable Aunt Bessie logo, the name of the product and a mouth watering image of a roast dinner with the yorkshires being the prime product. The back of the pack has the storage information, contact details, a bit of information about the product, cooking instructions and nutritional information.
This could not be simplier..4mins in an oven at 200c. Serve immediately!
Aunt Bessie believes in simple ingredients to create her products and these include :
wheat flour, whole egg, egg white, vegetable oil, water, skimmed milk powder and salt.
Each pud contains
0.2g saturated fat
Not bad at all!
*Availability and Price*
You can buy a 12pk for £1.37 in Asda and other supermarkets such as Iceland and Tesco will be around the same cost. These are the original ones though larger puds and smaller puds can be purchased as well as ones that need 20-25mins to cook.
Kingston upon Hull
I love a roast beef dinner and always make sure I have a pack of these in my freezer. I trust the Aunt Bessies name and regularly buy products from her range as I believe they are excellent quality, taste home made and are reasonable priced.
Today, I got some roast beef from the butchers and popped the Aunt Bessie's Mash in the microwave and all 12 of these in the oven. 4 minutes is really quick!
I like the packaging style though if you aren't going to use all these in one go, I find that the torn package doesn't keep together bunged in the freezer which could pose a problem. The unbaked puds are quite small and a pale colour though this soon changes when you have had them in the oven.
After around 4-5mins, there is a delicious, home baked aroma wafting around my kitchen and the puds are ready to be dished up! They are a lovely golden colour and have risen perfectly. The exterior is a little crispy with the middle and base offering a soft bite.
My roast beef dinner consisted of the puds, mashed potato, 2 slices of roast beef, carrots and some gravy and it was delcious. The puds on their own are quite plain though topping with gravy makes them so tasty and though softens them, they don't go completely soggy like other brands may do! I like to fill up a pud with a bit of everything and couldn't care less if I get in a mess with it!
These are perfect for all the family and my toddler loves them as does my partner. As you have probably gathered by down, I don't really cook from scratch mainly because I don't have the confidence too but serving up a nice roast always looks so much better than a ready meal and I always feel proud when I do it!
Price wise, I buy from Asda and I feel £1.37 is a great price for such a tasty, quality product and certainly one I will buy time and time again! Yorkshire puds are also perfect additions to other roasts including chicken and turkey and will simply mash potatoes and carrots with a topping of gravy!
Thanks for reading
I have heard that yorkshire puddings are so easy to make, but i have never bothered trying it myself! I dont think i ever will when you can get these aunt bessie yorkshire puddings all ready made for you!! I have never had a home made one so i cant compare these to homemade but these certainly are delicious for something you just throw in the oven for 5 minutes!
These yorkshire puddings come in the usual royal blue aunt bessie colour pack, with a picture of them on the front, these are exactly what they look like! They say extra large, but they are quite medium in size really. One of them is enough for a meal.
This pack contains 4 medium sized yorkshire puddings. We have them with sausage and mash, or a roast dinner. They are gorgeous covered in gravy, i dont really like to eat them dry.
The batter on the bottom is so soft, but the outside is really crispy. These are really easy to eat, and it breaks away so easily. They are not chewy and never go rock hard! They are just perfect!
All you do with these yorkshire puddings is place however many you want on a baking tray and place them in the oven on about 180 degrees for only 5 minutes. They come out a crisp golden brown, and are ready to eat!
Aunt bessie does these in packs of 2 large ones, or 12 mini ones aswell as this pack of 4 medium size ones.
Per 100g there are 291 calories, so these arent too bad as long as you dont eat too many! Aunt bessie states there is nothing artifical in these yorkshire puddings, and she uses all store cupboard ingredients.
These cost around £1.40 in most supermarkets, and sometimes they are on offer, 2 bags for £2 in asda.
I highly recommened these yorkshire puddings, they are so quick and easy to cook and they taste gorgeous! I cant see why anyone would mess about making batter for these as they are so cheap to buy and so easy to just stick in the oven with no mess or fussing at all!
I am 25 and living in my first house with my partner and until that point had never cooked before. I have managed to cook a few family meals successfully but have never attempted my own Yorkshire Puddings, and the only real reason is that I;m hooked on Aunt Bessies.
I usually buy a 12 pack on offer for £1 from either Tesco or Asda which I find really good value. Each pud is a decent standard size and I usually put 3 on each plate when I cook Sunday dinner.
They cook from frozen to perfection in 4 minutes flat just by throwing onto an oven tray. You can even buy some in little foil trays, but I tend to buy the normal ones, for no other reason than thats the type my shop sells! Both are good though.
In 4 minutes the puddings crispen up and turn a lovely golden colour. Then they are ready to be served. Add a sprinkle of salt or lashings of gravy and your sorted!
Now to the taste, they are do light and fluffy inside but so delicious and crispy on the outside. basically, they are the perfect tasting pudding. I have never had one that I didn't like and all of my family, who insist on making their own puddings agree that nothing beats Aunt Bessies.
I am so addicted I will eat them with every meal and sometimes on their own with a pinch of salt! Sad but very very true.
They are perfect if you are in a hurry as they only take 4 minutes. They are perfect for Sunday dinners as you can concentrate on every other aspect and leave the puddings to Aunt bessie and you can guarantee everyone will love them, and if you run out, 4 minutes later you have more!
Yorkshie Puddings are nice. They go well with the whole sunday Roast, which can obviously be enjoyed anytime. I've had the odd ready meal which has been a large Yorkshire Pudding filled with Chicken and Veg, but these ones are the original and best.
I've only seen these in the 12 packs and not the extra large ones that Dooyoo has. Must keep an eye out for them. These are in the freezer section and cost around £1 per pack. Not that expensive, but there isn't much to these.
You just put them in the oven from frozen and they cook in about 5 minutes. This gives the outside part a golden sheen with a bit of crispiness on it, and the thin inside part is a bit soggy, but in a good way. I always cover my puddings with Meat and gravy anyway.
I wouldn't say these are greasy as there isn't much to them and they are just some batter in a sort of bowl shape. I like that the batter is crisp, as I think if they were thick then they would taste pretty greasy. As I mentioned I tend to fill them so perhaps they are oilier than what I can taste.
Don't have a pack to hand but know these aren't too good for you. I normally have 3 along with some roast potatoes, meat, a bit veg and some gravy.
Nice simple Puddings that are the best out there.
You can't go wrong with Aunt Bessies yorkshire puddings with a sunday roast. I love them and they go down really nice. But me being greedy I can't just have one of them! No I have to have at least 3 yorkshire puds with my roast.
They ony take a few minutes in the oven and then they are done simple.
They are best served up with the traditional sunday roast with beef. But I have them with any meat really and I think they compliment the meal well.
The packaging is dark blue with a picture of yorkshire puds on the front with the red and white Aunt Bessies sign top centre and you can find them in most supermarket in the frozen aisle. They usually cost around £1.20 + depending on where you buy them from and which packet you buy. They come in 4 pack like the ones above or a 12 pack and a 6 pack. Yummy!
Aunt Bessies is most famous for there Yorkshire puds but they also do great meals, veg, chips and even frozen desserts great.
Cooking instructions are as follows -
Oven cook - pre-heat the oven and remove all packaging. Place your puds on a baking tray and stick it on the top shelf in the oven and cook for around 4/5 minutes.
Ingredients are as follows -
Wheat flour, whole egg, egg white, vegitable oil, water, skimmed milk powder and salt.
If your allergic to wheat I don't reccomend you eating these.
Like I say these really do compliment your Sunday roast so next time you have one give them a bash.
I LOVE Yorkshire Puddings and have them with most roast dinners, I even cook a couple up as a snack sometimes and have them dry straight out of the oven! The VERY best ones are made by Bisto but they're quite new and my fave for years has been these Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Puddings.
You can get them in packs of 12 normal sized Yorkshire Puddings and also packs that have got 4 big ones like the photo Dooyoo have got up. I prefer the small ones for some reason and anyway a pack of 4 wouldn't be any good for us because there are 5 people having dinner in my house!
They cook in a hot oven in about 4 mins and that's perfect because it means you can put them in while you're putting the dinner out and by the time they're done everything is ready on the plates and waiting for the Yorkies and gravy.
They've got a bit of a greasy taste but you should expect that because Yorkshire Puddings are just batter and even though they're quite low in calories they've always got a higher fat content than you think they're going to have.
These are dead crispy and don't collapse on themselves as they're cooking. They cook even and the sides go mega crispy but the bottom of each Yorkie stays nice and soft, they're best when you pour the gravy right into them because then they'll soak it up and go lovely and squidgy.
The taste is wicked and soooooo hard to describe! lol You can taste the batter of them and they just taste yummy, they've got a lovely fresh taste when they're cooked and go proper nice with a thick meaty gravy.
You can usually buy the 12 packs for £1.00 if you look round, I know Cool Trader was selling them for 79p a few weeks ago and that's a proper bargain. I love how they don't stick together in the freezer because you can just take 1 or 2 out and put the rest back but if you buy the Yorkshires that actually need baking then they do stick together and you end up having to cook the lot.
Recommended.... yummy, these MAKE your dinner!!!