I must admit I was quite excited when I heard there was going to be a newly introduced batter week in the GBBO; even more so when I saw what the challenges were going to be! I did actually consider doing them all, believe it or not. In the end though I just went with the signature as churros were pointless because we don’t own a deep fat fryer, and the pancakes just looked too technical for me to bother with.
I wanted to be a bit different though, so I went for sweet Yorkshire puddings. It’s getting to autumn now and it’s such a great season for crumbles for pudding! So I went with a lovely sweet apple & blackberry filling with a sprinkle of crumble topping for a bit of crunch. They are absolutely delicious served with a drizzle of custard! (Though admittedly, I didn’t make my own, it was Bird’s!).
Ingredients (makes 8)
- 4 eggs
- 140g plain flour
- 200ml milk
- 2 cooking apples, peeled and diced
- 1tbsp water
- 1tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2tsp cinammon
- 1/2tsp mixed spice
- 100g blackberries
- 30g plain flour
- 15g soft butter
- 15g caster sugar
- Preheat oven to gas 7/220c/425f.
- Pour 1tsp or so of oil into 8 holes of a 12 hole deep muffin tin, and place in the oven to heat.
- In a large jug, mix together the eggs and flour. Add the milk and whisk until frothy and there are no lumps.
- When the oil in the tin is sizzling hot, pour the batter equally between the holes.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the Yorkshire puddings are well risen and golden brown.
- While the Yorkshire puddings are baking, add all ingredients for the fruit filling (other than the blackberries) to a pan and mix well.
- Heat gently over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
- After around 10 minutes, add the blackberries and stir. Cook for a further 4 or 5 minutes.
- Set aside to cool a little.
- In a bowl, mix the crumble ingredients with your hands until they resemble a breadcrumb consistency.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the mixture evenly on the tray.
- Bake in the already heated oven for 5 minutes then remove and leave to cool; it will harden more as it cools.
- To assemble, simply dollop some of the fruit into each Yorkshire pudding, sprinkle some crumble on top, and enjoy! We served ours with custard.
I have to admit I was a bit dubious about sweet Yorkshire puddings as I’d never had them before, but they were really really delicious – I think I will definitely make them again!
#GBBOBloggers2016 with Mummy Mishaps