"That's not a dessert!"

I went to Fat Jim’s for dinner.

Fat Jim likes to experiment with food.  As I have written about in the past.  He is a bit like a really bad Heston Blumenthal.  But with hair.

To his credit, the actual dinner was quite nice, though I suspect his new wife has to take much of the credit for that.

Then it came to time for the dessert.

“I thought we’d try something a little different.” said fat Jim to the assorted dinner guests in what I sincerely hoped wasn’t his sex voice.

This is never a good sign.  I have barely learned to tolerate the normal Fat Jim without him trying something a little different.

“We’re all going to have a go at making dessert.” he continued, completely ignoring the dinner party convention of preparing all the food for your guests.  But he wasn’t finished.

“..,out of Yorkshire puddings!”

“That’s not a dessert!” I helpfully pointed out.

“Well, not on it’s own. No.  But we have chocolate, and cream and nuts, and fruit and alcohol and all sorts for you to try and sex them up a bit before cooking them.”

I was less than convinced.  Yorkshire puddings are best served slathered in gravy and next to a big slice of topside roast beef.  Not underneath chocolate shavings and crushed nuts and with a hint of Cointreau.

I am not in the habit of admitting that Fat Jim was right, and I don’t want to start now, so I’m going to leave this story right here.


  1. Jaggy · February 27, 2009

    I can only imagine it turned out a bit like profiteroles. Nice.

  2. Oli · February 27, 2009

    God damn more people doing deserts in Yorkshire puddings???


  3. Misty · February 27, 2009

    Oli – I have to disagree, Yorkshire puds with blackurrants, cream & icecream have been on the menu at my local for years and they’re delicious. And Im a good northern girl.

  4. Ade · February 27, 2009

    No, damn it no! As an ex-pat Yorkeshireman in Scotland, I am honour-bound to say NO! Putting sweet stuff in Yorkshire Pudding is like deep-frying chocolate bars (as the mentalist Scots have tendencies for). It may taste good, but it’s WRONG! Have a nice day!

  5. Mr Farty · February 27, 2009

    Did someone mention deep-fried chocolate bars? *slobber*

    Also, my daughter swears by Yorkshire Pudding and ice cream.

  6. Cliff · February 27, 2009

    It’s like a large petit four. A grand four.

    It must be called a pudding for a reason.

  7. Megan · February 27, 2009

    Didn’t even know they came without the gravy – hope you scraped that off before adding the chocolate.

  8. Keef · February 27, 2009

    What’s a sex voice? is this some kind of new kinky game practiced in the Windsor area?
    If you admit to eating Yorkshire pud without roast beef and thick delicious gravy or smooth tasty horseradish sauce, I’m prepared to believe anything of such a bunch of pervs.

  9. Gnarlyswine · February 27, 2009

    hopw about a slice of deep fried pizza from one of the many blue lagoons in Glasgow?

  10. ubermouth · February 27, 2009

    And I bet you ate them all, didn’t you?

  11. Sam · February 27, 2009

    I applaud Fat Jim for his broad thinking and preparedness to think outside the pudding box. I bet a Yorkshire Pudding would taste wonderful with a bit of ice cream and chocolate sauce.

    I’m going to try it next time I have people over for dinner myself…

  12. Jonners · February 27, 2009

    Let’s hope (for your sake, Angry) that comparisons with Heston “Charlton” Blumenthal don’t quite extend this far: