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We’ve all been cooking Yorkshire Puddings wrong, according to chef who cooked for the Queen

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Jeff Baker, who previously cooked for the Queen, says most people make mistakes when trying to cook Yorkshire puddings. 

There are two types of people in the world; those who head to the freezer for instant Yorkies while making a Sunday roast, and those who make Yorkshire puddings from scratch.

Quite obviously the best thing about a Sunday dinner is a Yorkshire pudding, so whichever one you are, you’re already better than those who don’t put puds on a roast. 

But now Jeff has revealed the mistakes most people make when trying to make puddings from scratch. 

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The award-winning Michelin-starred chef says the secret lies with the eggs.

He says to perfect the Yorkshire pud, you need the ‘freshest eggs possible’. 

He said: “There is no better accompaniment to an incredible topside or sirloin beef joint than the traditional Yorkshire pudding.

“The trick to creating a perfectly risen pud that is still crispy around the edges and soft in the middle is to ensure the fat is practically smoking before putting the batter in the trays.

“My tried and tested recipe promises to make about 12 Yorkshires”.

Find his recipe below for the best puds this Sunday! 

The Ingredients

  • 3 fresh hen eggs
  • 275ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 200g good quality plain flour
  • Duck or goose fat

The Method

  1. Make the batter just before you’re about to bake the puddings by blending all the ingredients together, except the fat, until smooth.
  2. Next, place the baking tray in a hot oven at 200c with a little goose fat in each mould.
  3. When the fat is nearly smoking, carefully pour the batter into the moulds through a sieve, to about 3/4 full, and bake for 16 to 20 minutes to your preferred level of crispiness.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve.

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You can now get paid £200 to eat Greggs Festive Bakes

DREAM JOB.

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Pretty much everyone loves Greggs Festive Bakes so this will come as amazing news to us all. 

MoneyBeach.co.uk is hiring a Festive Food Tester to discover exactly what the best limited-edition Christmas food is. 

So if you love all things turkey and cranberry – this is the perfect job for you.

Along with Greggs Festive Bake, you’ll also get to taste McDonald’s Celebrations McFlurry and M&S’s latest (and weird) addition to their festive lineup, the Santa’s Yum Nut.

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You’ll get all the festive treats delivered right to your door and review them based on taste, value for money and festiveness.

The successful applicant will be provided with £75 to order a range of Yuletide yumminess from places like Greggs, KFC, Costa Coffee and McDonalds.

And the job is all remote which is great news for the Manchester applicants as we head into tier 3 next week. 

Once all the information has been collated, MoneyBeach.co.uk will officially crown the best festive food in the UK. 

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Mike Rees, CEO of MoneyBeach.co.uk, comments: “As a specialist website for restaurant and takeaway insurance, we keep a keen eye on takeaway trends in the UK.

“This year is the first year that many limited-edition Christmas menus have been available for delivery at home, and it prompted us to wonder if we could find out once and for all which festive food is officially the best.

“We’ll be looking for someone who loves Christmas as much as they love takeaways, as it’s really important for us to know how much festive joy each dish or snack brings.”

Applications are open now and you have to be over 18 to apply.

 

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Asda is now selling ‘Nutella’ flavoured KitKats and they’re the ultimate snack

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Sounds like taking a break just got a hell of a lot more delicious.

Nestle, the brand behind KitKat, have now combined the popular chocolate biscuit with hazelnut spread to create the ultimate choccy biccy.

It’s not actually Nutella, but instead, a chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes just like it.

Kevssnackreviews posted the news over on Instagram, just a month after the recent launch of KitKat honeycomb flavour.

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The bars consist of chocolate covered wafer biscuit fingers with a good layer of chocolate hazelnut spread in the middle too! 

Amy Bennett-Inge, assistant brand manager for KitKat, said: “We’ve experienced huge demand for our two-finger KitKats this year and we know that fans love to try new flavours from the brand.

“We think our honeycomb and chocolate hazelnut spread varieties really hit the spot, and we’re sure they’ll become popular new additions to the range.”

The KitKat bars are now available at Asda in packs of nine and will set you back £1.50.

 

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Lindt is now doing Candy Cane Lindor Truffles and they’re the perfect Christmas treat

These look amazing.

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Lindt is combining its succulent white chocolate Lindor range with Candy Cane truffles for the perfect festive treat. 

The indulgent treats are a brand new flavour for the UK and are absolutely perfect for Christmas.

Combining deliciously smooth white Lindt chocolate with peppermint candy cane pieces and an oozy truffle centre.

Kevssnackreviews shared the new flavour on Instagram with the caption: “There’s crunchy candy cane pieces in the shell atop the classic smooth filling, it’s nicely minty but the white chocolate tempers the flavour so it’s not too overpowering.

“The chocolate melts in the mouth nicely leaving little crunchy candy cane pieces.”

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The treats are available for £5.99 on GBGifts.co.uk but boxes are already selling fast so you’ll have to be quick! 

You can also get the truffles on Amazon but they come with a heftier price tag of £22.99, as the truffles come from America.

In other white chocolate news, you can now buy a white choc flavoured liqueur from Aldi that tastes just like a boozy Milkybar

The boozy treat, described as ‘a light yet luxurious cream liqueur with the classic flavour of cocoa butter and cream’, is part of their festive range and will set you back £6.99. 

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