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Do Yorkshire Puddings Belong On A Christmas Dinner?

Dominic Smithers

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Do Yorkshire Puddings Belong On A Christmas Dinner?

It's that time of year again, which means one thing: does a Yorkshire pudding belong on a Christmas dinner?

Despite being a seemingly inoffensive addition to any roast, it's a question that divides the nation, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons.

Yep, these fluffy chunks of pastry are a big deal and apparently not everyone sees it the same way.

Mary Berry has even pinned her colours to the mast and shared her recipe for the perfect Yorkshire pudding at Christmas.

According to the BBC America's Anglophenia, however, this is not the case and the British Christmas dinner should never come into contact with a Yorkshire.

Do Yorkshire's belong on a Christmas dinner? Credit: PA
Do Yorkshire's belong on a Christmas dinner? Credit: PA

But they also claim it should include braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese. So they clearly don't know their arse from their elbow.

As is the case every year, the question has caused a stir on social media, with people on both sides of the fence having it out.

One staunch anti-puddinger said: "Never trust someone that has Yorkshire puddings on a Christmas dinner!"

With another adding: "Jesus would be turning in his grave if he saw a Yorkshire pudding anywhere near a Christmas dinner."

However, not everyone agreed; there are many out there who think it is a travesty to leave them out of the annual feast.

Hitting back, a festive Yorkshire fan wrote: "If there's no Yorkshire puddings and parsnips in my Christmas dinner I don't want it."

"Yes! Got to have Yorkshire Puddings on a Christmas dinner!" exclaimed another.

So with the country undecided as to whether they deserve a place on our plates, we decided to find out what the world REALLY thinks - and by that, I mean LADbible's Twitter followers. Which is almost the same thing.

After receiving more than 26,000 votes, the answer was a resounding yes, with 77.2 percent of people backing the Yorkshire pudding.

But while this might seem a controversial decision, TV chef Phil Vickery wholeheartedly agrees.

Speaking told the Telegraph, he once said: "It may go against the grain but I enjoy Yorkshire puds with any roast, so do my children.

"To me, it's an integral part of Sunday lunch or roasted meat at any time. Some nights we just have them with vegetables and gravy as a main meal. My main concern is cooking them correctly and I do like a soggy bottom."

Let's face it, you would be a fool to turn down a roast. A fool.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Food, UK News, Christmas Dinner

Dominic Smithers
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