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      10.02.2010 23:22
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      Delish Yorkshire Puddings By The People Who Make Delish Gravy!

      These are THE BEST Yorkshire Puddings in the world! They are made by Bisto, weird I know because I thought Bisto only made gravy but these are mega delish and taste even better than Aunt Bessies!

      You get 6 in a pack and they cost £1.29 so that's expensive when you think you can buy 12 Aunt Bessies for £1.00, but these have got such a soft and yummy taste that I don't mind spending the extra money.

      These are chilled Yorkshire Puddings and take about 3 mins to cook in a very hot oven. That's a minute less than Aunt Bessies and is perfect because you can put them in the oven when you start dishing the dinner out and by the time everything else is on the plate your Yorkshire Puddings will be ready.

      They have got a wicked taste. These Yorkshire Puddings don't go majorly crispy like other brands but do have a nice crunch at the top of them. They are mainly soft though but it's a yummy softness that soaks up the gravy good and I could actually imagine having these as a PUDDING and not something to go with my dinner! lol

      They taste like the very best Yorkshire Pudding ever, they've got a wicked doughy taste that also tastes a bit greasy..... greasy in a very good way though!!! I reckon they just taste of batter... jeeeesus, Yorkshire Puddings are THE hardest things to describe the taste of so I'll have to just hope that the one person in the country who hasn't eaten one won't be reading this! Thinking about it this brand has got a bit of a meaty flavour to them, I don't mean they taste of meat but it's like Bisto have sprinkled a few of their gravy granules into the batter to give them a richer taste.

      I reckon these go proper nice with all sorts of meals. The fact that they stay a bit softer in the oven than Aunt Bessies means you can have them with meals that don't have gravy, at last I can have a Yorkshire Pudding with fish! They do go best with loads of thick meaty gravy and vegetables though, but are good with all sorts of things. Last time we had these I cooked some and had stew over the top and that was mega delish.

      Recommended.... go and get some NOW!!!

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        08.02.2010 11:38
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        Bisto have made Yorkshire proud

        Bisto Yorkshire puddings complete a Sunday dinner. Strong statement, I know.

        Picture this scenario. It's three o'clock on a Sunday afternoon and your beef joint/turkey roast is starting to smell amazing. The main problem is that the parsnips and roast potatoes need to go in the oven as well. This in it's self isn't a big issue, because you place them on the shelf above your roast/joint. This is where the panic can hit, where in the oven do you fit the Yorkshire puddings? Everyone knows a great Sunday dinner is incomplete without Yorkshire puddings. Any one who makes there own home made Yorkshire pudding, knows they take a good thirty minutes, at least, in a hot oven. Ok, most chefs on television make it look easy. These television chefs are great to watch, and do create amazing looking dishes, but remember, they probably have the luxury of having more than one oven, and they also have the ability to cook in advance for the camera.

        Bisto have created a solution to my Sunday culinary problem. They have created pre baked Yorkshire puddings. Bisto Yorkshire puddings take only five minutes to bake. I don't know if Bisto created them with people who can't make Yorkshire puddings in mind, or even created them for people who can't be bothered or hate cooking. For me, Bisto have created a great solution to finishing off and making a good Sunday dinner.

        Let's get back to my Sunday cooking scenario. I have put the parsnips and roast potatoes in the oven. I now know that the panic is over. Thanks to Bisto, I know that in those ten minutes before serving up the Sunday meal. I can now take the joint/roast out of the oven (to let it rest for a while). In this ten minutes time gap, I now have a place in the oven for another roasting tray. This is when Bisto Yorkshire puddings go in.

        Bisto Yorkshire puddings take five minutes to cook in a really hot oven. This is handy, because the roast potatoes (which are already in the oven) need a good crisping. After five minutes of being in a really hot oven you will have a tray of tasty, golden and crisp Yorkshire puddings. Through my sin of pride, I feel my own home made Yorkshire puddings taste better than any pre baked Yorkshires you can buy. Pride aside, at the end of the day, Bisto have created a great tasting Yorkshire pudding that is easy to cook. I have tried several brands of Yorkshire puddings when making Sunday dinners. I have tried both supermarkets own brands and also tried popular brands, such as the Aunt Bessie range. Bisto have nailed the recipe for pre baked Yorkshires. They taste amazing, and as I said, culinary pride aside, with Bisto Yorkshire puddings you complete a great Sunday dinner.

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          30.09.2009 18:50
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          An accepable convenience!

          Having a fussy eater as a son means that I've become a little more "experimental" in the food that's available in the house. In desperation I've tried products that I wouldn't have dreamed of buying before having children. Sometimes this is just to offer variety, other times it's for convenience.

          Yorkshire puds have to be one of the easiest things to make. There's nothing fancy in the batter and, when you're cooking a roast it's no hassle to slip a tray in the top oven. However, upon discovering that my son actually liked these and having had little success in freezing home-made pies I decided to try some of the ready-made versions so that, when offering my son a roast mid-week (made from a roast that my husband and I have most likely shared the night before) I can also offer a pud alongside.

          Bisto Yorkshire Puddings caught my eye in the supermarket for the simple fact that they were on offer and so my attention had been cleverly drawn to them by the marketers. At £1 for a frozen pack of 12 I decided that I couldn't go far wrong. A skim of the ingredients list showed me that there was nothing "nasty" in them (by that I mean no odd ingredients that I would not put in my own puds) and that they would cook in 4-5 minutes. Perfect.

          The puds are a reasonable size (about the size you'd achieve if you'd made your own in muffin tins (rather than Yorkshire tins)) and don't actually look "commercial". By that I mean that there is a slight unevenness of colour as would be expected from a home-made version. They also don't look "fried" as some commercial puddings can.

          There's a satisfying crunch to the edge of the pud which then yields to a softer centre. The taste is surprisingly fresh and, to be honest, in a blind test I think I'd have been pushed to say that these tasted anything other than authentic. They were not greasy (an issue that I've had on the one other occasion that I've been tempted into buying frozen puds) nor were they overly stodgy.

          I don't think I'd every try to pass these off as my own (and I still prefer my own) but they were perfectly acceptable for what they were. For the purposes for which I bought them they were perfect. They passed the "son-taste-test" and kept me happy as they required minimal cooking meaning that I could bring the meal together quickly. I liked the fact that, being frozen you have the option of cooking one or 12 puds at once. This is a clear advantage over fresh puddings (which must be cooked and eaten within a short period) and means that these are ideal for those dining alone (or in small numbers).

          The puds would not be suitable for doing much with other than serving plain - toad in the hole and similar dishes are best made fresh. As a convenience though I might just be tempted to purchase again!

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            19.08.2009 11:15
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            Pleasantly surprised by the lovely taste

            I am an avid fan of 'Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Puddings' and was horrified when my husband arrived home with a packet of 'Bisto Yorkshire Puddings'. I simply popped the packet into the freezer and forgot about it until last night.

            A roast, whether it is chicken or beef, is not the same without a couple of Yorkshire puddings on the plate and I decided to have a go at the Bisto variety. I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely taste. They are not as crispy as my usual Yorkshire puddings, but taste deliciously light and fluffy. From frozen you pop them in the oven for 4 - 5 minutes (about 3 minutes when defrosted) and this results in a crispy rim, but quite a soft chewy base. My husband loved the taste.

            My husband had bought a 180g packet of 6 premium puddings in distinctive red packaging. 100g of Yorkshire pudding add up to 284 calories with 4.2g saturated fats. The packet of Yorkshire puddings cost £1,50 at our local supermarket

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            29.07.2009 00:42
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            The best Yorkshire puddings in the land!

            Although I love the various supermarket own brand Yorkshire puddings (well, any type of Yorkshire pudding really!), I often treat myself to a packet of these chilled Bisto Yorkshire Puddings. And, yes, I am rather proficient at making my own Yorkies before anyone says anything but I find it the most tedious job of all in the kitchen so tend to stick to excellent ready made ones.

            These really are the very best of the bunch. Priced at over £1 for just six Yorkshire puddings they are certainly one of the most expensive in the supermarket, but they are absolutely delicious in my opinion and stand head and shoulders above even the nicest frozen Yorkies I've eaten.

            Even by appearance they look like a premium product; they are a rich brown colour and even before cooking look absolutely fantastic! A few minutes in a hot oven and I challenge you to find any difference between these and homemade Yorkshire puddings.

            The texture of them is fluffy, the very edges have a delightful crunch (not too crunchy, mind) and the whole pudding just tastes like the very best Yorkshire pudding ever. They are nice and moist without being greasy in the slightest, again this is an improvement on both homemade and frozen Yorkshire puddings in my opinion!

            There is a good eggy flavour as there should be in all Yorkshire puddings and I have found they compliment absolutely every meat imaginable, my tip is to spread a touch of horseradish or cranberry sauce on the bottom of the pudding before cooking and this will infuse the pudding with a deliciously different flavour.

            I adore the way these soak up the gravy and go so delighfully soft and squidgy; they don't fall apart as soon as the wet (and preferably very thick) gravy touches them but seem to soak up not only the moisture but the meaty flavours which makes them seem very special indeed.

            These really are the very best Yorkshire puddings available in my opinion. It's a shame they only come in packs of six as this makes it a little restrictive, they're fine for when I cook for just myself and my granddaughters' but if my daughter and son in law is also coming for dinner then I find myself at least one Yorkie short and that is no good at all!

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