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Brit supermarket chain Morrisons has sacked 1,500 middle managers – but fear not, they’ve also vomited out an unholy creation that is part pizza, part Yorkshire pudding. The 6½” thing is made by filling an oversized Yorkie Pud with tomato sauce, cheese and typical pizza toppings. A photo of this strangely alluring monstrosity …

Improvements

Beer based batter, then deep fried....

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Re: Improvements

All the improvements in the world would just take a calamity and turn it into a disaster.

I don't like pizza much, so I'm inclined to suggest the best thing to do with this monstrosity is add it to the cargo in a sun targeted rocket.

I am quite partial to one of those giant yorkshire puds filled with stew, though.

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Re: Improvements

I was thinking cut it into several slices that would fit into the Insinkerator. I suspect that even the hogs would turn their snouts up at it.

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They have made their faltering steps at fusing different cuisines, but have not gone far enough.

Brits like puds, pizzas but what about an "Indian"*, "Chinese", "Thai" etc.

So it would need a few other elements added:

As extras add some vindaloo curry (or maybe the UK fave chicken tikka masala), Thai green curry and sweet and sour sauce

Though ideally they should incorporate a few other ingredients into the pud stage before cooking it - so they are nicely integrated- adding some carbohydrate / stodge rich features of other cuisines (as sold in UK) such as samosas, pakuras, spring rolls, prawn toasts, bread sticks etc.

By then, you are assembling a true Frankenstein food of carby greasy stodge base and a perfect storm of topping

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To Paraphrase Zaphod Beeblebrox

"Put your gastroenterologist on danger money, baby!"

Drippings pizza? You better believe I'd eat it! I'll put my cardiologist on danger money.

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Childcatcher

Re: To Paraphrase Zaphod Beeblebrox

We went on a trip to Cyprus and found a 'Chindian' restaurant. You can mix'n'match. Sweet and sour chicken tikka balls, etc.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8535765,32.3756954,3a,75y,242.9h,98.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipPM945rd1YaFxjAF4ONbEEBXNMm5eMkedgi7yjU!2e10!3e11!7i5376!8i2688

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Re: To Paraphrase Zaphod Beeblebrox

@Symon:

....ound a 'Chindian' restaurant. Typically referred to hereabouts as Hakka. Although all the fusions I've found have been Sezchwan and Indian, tend to the spicy end of the spectra.

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Coat

This-

Would make an excellent hat, particularly with gravys...

And then you may eat it.

heeeeeheeeeeheeeeee!!

Where's the straps on me coat??!?!

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1. Scoop out all that tomato crap.

2. Deep fry.

3. Add beef gravy.

4. Add beef (for the vegetarian version skip this last step).

5. A bacon topping is optional.

5. Enjoy!

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Headmaster

@splod - your on the right track but ...

... throw out all the crap, fill base with Lincolnshire sausage meat, bake until crispy brown on top and serve with HP Sauce. A fried egg on top is optional.

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Memorial

I would eat it in loving memory of the dearly departed and much missed Lester of course.

In a salute to some of the post-pub nosh he introduced us to over the years...

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Regarding the poll

I would suggest a fifth option "All of the above" to allow for those of us whose feelings are best described as a superposition of curiosity/disgust/attraction/revulsion

We need a Schrödinger's cat icon, methinks

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Re: Regarding the poll

We both do and don't need a Schrödinger's cat icon.

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Re: Regarding the poll

We both do and don't need a Schrödinger's cat icon.

That deserves so many upvotes my head has started to spin at the thought of them all.

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Re: Regarding the poll

"We both do and don't need a Schrodinger's cat icon."

We both do and don't have a Schrodinger's cat icon.

Problem solved! :)

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Devil

Serve it with kæstur hákarl and durian to make a truly cosmopolitan dish.

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Trollface

Cosmopolitan or Klingon?

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De-lish! :D

All my homemade pizzas look like this :D

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Will it blend?

If so, then I'd eat it with a straw.

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Son-Of-Toad-In-The-Hole

OMG... that looks to-die-for!!

That would be supper I weren't in stuck Belgium gagging down moules-frites and Grimbergen beer.

Is the recipe on-line...???

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Re: Son-Of-Toad-In-The-Hole

If you're in Belgium, stuff the boring moules-frites. Have at the lovely lamb, with dauphinoise potatoes (yummy!) and nice red wine. Then some sort of chocolatey monstrosity for pudding. Only once fortified with that lot, do you then approach the serious business of necking some beer.

Ah, nostalgia...

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Save them up and throw them at donald trump when he comes for a visit

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What would Geoffrey Boycott say?

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My grandad, who was about Boycott's age and from Yorkshire would have said "I'm not eating any of that foreign muck".

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The place I used to work at had a pretty good subsidised canteen for lunch. The new chef started offering more exotic dishes. Someone complained that they should stop serving up that foreign muck, and serve proper English dishes. Like lasagne.

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I was joking about pizza being foreign muck, but he did used to say it about other foreign foods.

My family used to get together on bonfire night every year and my mum would always make a bit pot of chilli. He refused to eat it and brought his own food with him - pizza if I remember correctly.

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Happy

My favourite pizza story was when Sophia Loren was on Graham Norton's chat show. They made a call to a bloke in Italy who was flogging 'Sophia Loren pizza'. Turns out it was called that because it had a lot on top.

https://www.theplace2.ru/archive/sophia_loren/img/tumblr_nejmi056wz1s2xmjxo1_1280.jpg

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Needs more toppings

Add black pudding, lard and tripe to the toppings.

Serve with a pint of Old Peculier

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Re: Needs more toppings

Black pudding on pizza? That's a bloody brilliant idea.

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It is bloody brilliant. First crank your wood-fired oven up to 900F (480C, near enough). Toss skin to 1/8 inch (a hair over 3mm) and put on peel. Place very thin slices of proper tomatoes on pie, Add slices of garlic and serrano/jalapeno, to taste. Place slices of black pudding as you see fit. Slide into oven for 45 seconds, then spin it and another 45 seconds. Pull out, crack a couple eggs on top, and back into the oven to "dome" it until the egg whites are just set (about 6 or 7 seconds). Remove, sprinkle with herbs of choice out of the garden. Slice and eat immediately. I like a good IPA to wash it down, Lagunitas Maximus is ideal for this.

You need the heat of the wood oven to put a bit of a crisp on the black pudding. Don't try this with a standard oven, it'll turn into a gloppy mess with uncooked BP.

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The Universal Food

The Yorkshire Pudding can form the basis of any course, for Sunday dinner* my grandmother would usually bake two, one to be consumed with the roast beef, the second with sugar as a dessert.

Baffled by the several correspondents suggesting dipping in batter. Yorkshire puddings are made of batter , carefully baked!

* Sunday dinner, for the benefit of Southern Jessies and other Off-comed'uns, is a meal served in the middle of the day.

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Re: The Universal Food

one to be consumed with the roast beef, the second with sugar as a dessert.

Yorkshire pudding with Golden Syrup is a delicacy I well remember from childhood.

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Re: The Universal Food

My grandmother added raisins to the batter, then served with onion gravy as a starter before the meat course.

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Re: The Universal Food

"The Yorkshire Pudding can form the basis of any course, for Sunday dinner...Yorkshire puddings are made of batter"

Absolutely. If it can be served deep fried in batter, then it can be served in a Yorkshire Pudding[1]. The upside, of course, is that even stuff that can't be deep fried can also be served in Yorkshire Pudding.

[1] NB for Southern Jessies. No, I DO NOT mean Aunt Bessies or any other pre-made frozen cardboard masquerading as Yorkshire Pudding.

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Re: The Universal Food

Golden Syrup? Heathen! Honey is the only way to go ...

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Re: The Universal Food

" Sunday dinner, for the benefit of Southern Jessies and other Off-comed'uns, is a meal served in the middle of the day."

True when you are still living with your parents or subsequently have kids of your own.

But there's a period in between where you never sit down to Sunday Dinner before at least a couple of beers in the pub.

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"one to be consumed with the roast beef"

With the roast beef? With?

She must have been a comer-in. You eat it before the roast beef (other roasts are available).

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Re: The Universal Food

"My grandmother added raisins to the batter"

That's a novelty.

I wonder...

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Re: The Universal Food

"Honey is the only way to go"

There are many paths to enlightenment.

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"My grandmother added raisins to the batter"

She told you they were raisins, and I suggest you keep on believing that.

Mice in the pantry are an occupational hazard of living in rural areas...

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Re: The Universal Food

To be fair, Wakefield was rarely considered rural...

Though during WW2, my mother was exported as a child to the distinctly rural area of Goathland in North Yorkshire. There she learnt the delightful technique of catching pheasants using the raisins that had previously been used to make wine. A trail of them led from the yard into the farmhouse kitchen, and the pheasant would follow them in... to its surprise ending.

---> we don't have a pheasant icon.

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Re: The Universal Food

A. With. Traditions vary and Yorkshire is a big country. Sorry, county.

B. How dare you sir! Dentdale born and bred.

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To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

Based on my limited number of trips north - fill with chips, pour on curry sauce. Sorted.

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Re: To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

Gravy. Good thick gravy you can slice with a knife.

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Re: To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

Half-half of chips and rice to make it sheer perfection - the joy of chips plus the absorbency of the rice to stop the curry sauce going everywhere.

Hmm, dinner plans a-brewing...

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@ disgustedoftunbridgewells: Good thick gravy you can slice with a knife.

Reminds me of a line from Tony Hancock... I thought my mother's cooking was bad, but at least her gravy used to move about.

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Re: To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

Talking of a limited number of trips up north... In honour of Peter Mandelson's infamous visit to a Hartlepool chippy, serve with guacamole and tell anyone who asks that it's the done thing up north.

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Re: To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

IT AINT GRAVY UNLESS YOU CAN SLICE IT WITH A KNIFE,

GOOD GRAVY ONLY HAS ONE LUMP.

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Nothing good will come of this...

In a Morrison's store caff:

1. Buy one

2. Take it to your table

3. Look at it in wonderment

4. Realise what you're looking at

5. Take it back

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That looks gorgeous. Would be better if the lip around the top was deeper though to help prolong the gravy soaking. Yummy.

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