“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Other „
I always have a packet of these shoved somewhere at the back of the freezer, to pull out in emergencies when I dont have the time to home make my yorkshire puddings.
You can never really compare to home made yorkshire puddings, so I would never expect that standard, with this pack I just look for something edible at a reasonable price.
The yorkshirt puddings are tescos own brand, but not the value brand, and you get twelve in a pack. The pack is sealed with a plastic bag and the puddings sit inside on a plastic rack. Both of which I can recycle which is always a plus point. The downside it I never want to cook all twelve at once, but the packaging isnt re sealable, so I have to re package them in order to be able to keep them fresh in the freezer.
The puddings just need to be placed in a baking tray in a hot oven for about four minutes. The puddings smell delicious and are simple and easy to cook. They taste good, the crisp up easily, and are a little bit greasy, whcih you dont get with home made ones. The difference between these and home made ones is that the home made ones are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, but these are just crispy with very little fluff!
They were never going to be as good as home made ones, but they are good value for the price, which is good enough for me!
We usually have Aunt Bessies yorkshire puddings but this week my mum bought these because there was none of the others in the freezer in Tesco. They only cost £1.00 for 15 yorkshire puddings and that works out at quite a bit cheaper than other brands and not much dearer even that the horrible Tesco Value puddings that I tried at my mates the other Sunday.
They're quite nice but not as fluffy as the Aunt Bessies ones and I think the bottoms of them are a bit greasy and they have got a bit of an greasy taste. They don't fluff up like it shows you on the packet and they are all funny sizes and shapes but that doesn't bother me because I always have loads of gravy on them anyway and that makes them go soggy.
They only take 3 or 4 minutes in the oven so I put them in when the rest of the dinner is nearly done. When they come out of the oven they are nice and crispy round the edges but the bottoms look proper pale compared to how golden the sides of the yorkshire puddings are.
They taste nice but like I said they are a bit greasy tasting and they have got a bit of a raw batter taste as well but you can't taste that much over the gravy.
I reckon these are ok for the price of them but there are loads better yorkshire puddings if you don't mind paying a bit more for them. Sunday dinner isn't complete without a yorkshire pudding I don't think but there are only 3 of us who eat them so I was glad to see that the yorkshire puddings aren't all stuck together in the packet so I could get the 3 out and put the rest back in the freezer without having to cook all of them like I have to with Aunt Bessies sometimes when they all get stuck in one lump.
Obviously these are available from tescos, I haven't seen them in the metro stores but have seen them in a number of the larger stores. They currently sell at £1 which is quite a bit cheaper than the Aunt Bessies closest rival which retails at £1.22, the packet also weighs 10g more than the rival. As you can see from the picture there are 12 in each packet and the packaging is red with a good representation of the product on the front.
COOKING AND TASTE
Unlike most Yorkshire puddings on the market at the moment, they take slightly longer than the usual 4 minutes to cook. I found that if removed from the oven after 4 minutes, although crunchy, crispy and brown, the centres were still a little bit gooey and tasted slightly uncooked. However, if you leave them in the oven for around 6 or 7 minutes they taste very good. All of the puddings cooked were crispy, golden brown and crunchy with a good texture and softness on the inside. You can taste the difference between these and Aunt Bessies but they are still a very good product and are a great substitute. They withstand being covered in gravy and do not go mushy.
They contain milk, wheat, gluten and egg. Each yorkshire pudding contains 46 calories, 1.5g of fat (0.1g which saturates). They contain just 1 weight watcher point whereas Aunt Bessies contain 1.5.
I would definitely recommend these Yorkshire Puddings as a substitute for your usual brand. At just £1 for 12 they are great value and they taste good too.
TESCO YORKSHIRE PUDDING
Tesco Yorkshire puddings are OKAY (in my opinion). I have only rated three stars as 'home made are the best'
Yorkshire pudding is so easy to make, but unfortunately I am a lazy cook, and sometimes like to put the meat and potatoes in the oven and forget everything else until 20 minutes before I serve the usual Sunday roast. When the timer goes off I pop the vegetables on, put the timer on for fifteen minutes and again when the bell sounds put the Tesco Yorkshire puddings in the over for about 4 minutes.
There are 46 calories per pudding so not too fattening! Just over one gram in fat and a pinch of salt.
All Yorkshire puddings are basically flour eggs and milk with a little salt. Therefore, Yorkshire pudding is easy to make, even for the novice chef (cook). My own, are by far the best and if you pop in an extra egg or two they taste smashing.
These Yorkshires come in a pack of 12 for about £1. The bottom on the puddings is a little greasy, but I believe the secret to a lovely Yorkshire is the gravy! I have tried aunt Bessie's and lots of other supermarket own brands, but I will stick to the fact these are the best value for money.
My advice would have to be 'MAKE YOUR OWN', but if you don't have the time or inclination to be bothered, go for the cheapest and make a smashing beef gravy.
Another negative for all bought Yorkshire puddings is they are always soggy compared to homemade. You don't seem to get the crispy edges.
Try these Yorkshire puddings with warm cocktails sausages and some nice vegetables and roast potatoes, but don't forget the gravy.
I always add Tesco Yorkshire puddings to any roast dinner, chicken lamb or pork, as it no only fills you up, but tastes great too.
In Yorkshire they used to serve this as a starter, so I have been told. This was to fill people up before the main course, so in theory saving money on smaller portions.
I hope you try them at some stage, as I am sure you won't be disappointed. What I do find slightly annoying is all these pre cooked Yorkshire pudding have been coated in fat, so you cannot use them as a sweet. Yuk! I hear you say. Make your own and add a little sugar to the mix, then fill with fresh fruit and top with cream (delicious)!
I hope you have found some of these points useful and once again thank you for reading.
P.s. To obtain the perfect gravy to compliment these puddings don't forget to add a little beef fat to the gravy.
I can make Yorkshire Puddings quite successfully from scratch. However my family like them with any roast meal (they very rarely get Beef!) and with my small oven I struggle to fit everything in. For this reason I often resort to using the quick-bake frozen variety of Yorkshire puddings. I normally buy Aunt Bessies but when a recent Tesco delivery came they were out of stock and they had substituted them with the Tesco Own variety. I have found many own brand goods to be fine so I accepted them and promptly put them in the freezer without a secong thought.
A week or so later whilst cooking on a Sunday I went to get my trusted Aunt Bessies and remembered that I had the Tesco ones instead. The plastic packaging was a nice bright red colour and had a tasty looking picture on the front of one of the puddings, golden brown and covered in gravy. I checked the cooking instructions, 4 minutes at Gas Mark 6. I swiftly put them on a tray and popped them in my oven.
I carried on laying the table etc and then started serving up the dinner. When I went to get the Yorkshires out of the oven (after a very generous 6 minutes or so) they were still looking very flat in the middle and a very pasty beige colour! I checked the oven temperature (and even checked that the flame hadn't gone out!) and increased it to 7 and put them back in. By now the rest of the meal was ready so I decided to let everyone start without the Yorkshires (cries of complaint from my Yorkie loving family!). After about another 6 minutes I checked on them again. This time I decided to serve them as the rest of the dinner was disappearing.
On serving the top rims were welldone but the bases were flat and doughy-really still not cooked. There was very little flavour and there was a distinct taste of uncooked flour about them. The family were not at all impressed and my daughter left some of hers which has never happened before!
I decided to look at the nutritional content of the puddings and compare them to the Aunt Bessies(AB). Here Tesco scored quite well, each pudding contains 46cal (AB 53cal) but only 1.5g Fat (AB 2.1g) of which 0.1g (AB 0.2g)was saturated. Tescos also only contained 0.1g salt as opposed to 0.3g in Aunt Bessies. Unfortunately it is probably the lack of fat and salt that makes them taste so boring!
The pack of 12 cost £1 which is about 30p cheaper than its rival. However I will not be buying these again. I found that they just did not want to cook and bore no resemblance to a light and airy pudding at all!