My husband is half English. His mum lives in England and he grew up eating English foods. I’ve never really eaten English food other than fish-and-chips but the hubster grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie and Yorkshire Pudding ever Sunday so I got the recipe from his mum and gave it a go.
Here’s the potatoes cooking for the mashed potatoes and the insides of the pie. I must admit, at this point, I was scared of how it would turn out but loving how delicious it smelled.
And here are the Yorkies before cooking. This was the hardest part for me. They’re supposed to puff up when cooked and be light and airy and fluffy and yummy. I was so nervous about them not puffing up. This was, of course, the hubster’s favorite dinner as a child and who was I to mess it up?
Well, after 30 minutes in the over. It turned out PERFECT. So good. So rich. Yorkies, fluffy. Pie, hearty. The only thing it needed was a little more gravy but how easy is it to make a quick thing of gravy? 1 oxo cube, 1 cup of water, 1 Tbs of flour and there you go, gravy!
We had company over that night and everyone loved it. Even our friend’s 2-year-old, who has yet to eat anything I’ve cooked because, well, he’s a 2-year-old.
The finished product. Of course, the Yorkies could be a little more puffy but for a first-time go, I think it went very well.