THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Season 6 Episode 7:
The Last Angry Mailman
December 12, 1987
This one is a double whammy.
The first quote is Esther Clavin
explaining the origin of Yorkshire Pudding to Cliff during
In the second quote Cliff passes
this knowledge on to the gang at Cheers.
Pudding was invented in the late 1770's during a beef shortage.
A person could be given a little bit of beef and soak up the
gravy with the pudding thereby fooling his stomach into
thinking he was having a fuller dinner than he actually was.
"And you wonder why nobody asks us out anymore.")
later at Cheers:
Interestingly enough, Yorkshire Pudding was invented in the
late 1700's during a beef shortage.
Originally Yorkshire pudding was used as a first course for poor
people who could not afford much meat.
If there wasn't enough meat the children would get the gravy and
Yorkshire pudding to eat it with.
Eventually It became very popular with tourists in search of
traditional English fare and ranks along with fish and chips as
an internationally known item of English cuisine.
Now get cooking:
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
4 tbsp. oil
salt, eggs, milk together until very smooth, scraping bowl
occasionally. Refrigerate 2 hours or longer. Heat oven to 450
degrees. Measure oil into 8 x 8 x 2 inch square Pyrex pan. Heat
for 2 minutes. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Do not open door. Serve immediately.
When fresh from oven good Yorkshire pudding is a puffy
irregular shaped golden mass, unlike any other baked dish. On
standing a few minutes, the surface settles more or less evenly
and when cut the outer crust is tender, crisp and center soft
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