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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 …

  1. Aaiieeee
    Angel

    With toffee sauce of course - its even in the picture in the article.

    1. macjules Silver badge

      Does not go far enough

      For the discerning palate there are several suggestions:

      Starter:

      Yorkshire pudding with white truffle oil

      Sanguinaccio con cipole (black pudding with onions to you)

      Brie and mushroom stuffed Yorkshire pudding

      Main:

      Yorkshire pudding Italiano with Winkles Vongole

      Yorkshire pudding Italiano

      Roasted vegetable quiche with a Yorkshire pudding batter crust

      Dessert Menu:

      Yorkshire pudding profiterole with chocolate sauce

      Caramelised plum Yorkshire puddings

      Deep Fried Mars bar Yorkshire pudding with Irn Brew dipping sauce (most popular with Scottish visitors)

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    2. kmac499

      Toffee sauce pah...

      The only ethnically approved condiment for Yorkshire Pud is Hendersons Relish made in Sheffield.

      1. Martin an gof Silver badge
        Unhappy

        Hendersons Relish

        Now living in South Wales, I have to rely on Christmas gift supplies of Henderson's from well-loved rellies. Apparently this year it wasn't available at the usual outlet and my stock is running dangerously low.

        Time for a trip back oop north, methinks.

        M.

        1. BongoJoe

          Thankfully one can now get it online.

          1. onefang Silver badge

            Do they deliver to Australia? Purely for my own education to the delights of Yorkshire pudding.

            1. jake Silver badge

              onefang

              Make your own. It's not rocket science.

              Couple pointers: Ignore the herbage suggestion. Bung all the batter ingredients into a blender and spin until smooth. Use a 10" to 12" cast iron skillet instead of the recommended pan. Thinner batter is better, closer to crepe than pancake. An extra egg and less milk will provide more lift. Adjust salt levels according to dripping seasoning. If you have no dripping, any high smoke-point oil will work (duck fat makes a spectacular variation ... canola or peanut oil, not so much). If it fails, feed the result to the dog and try again (trial and error is inexpensive!).

              The pizza bit for a filling I'll leave to your own warped mind. Personally, I find the concept to horrifying to dwell on for any length of time.

              1. onefang Silver badge

                Re: onefang

                "Make your own. It's not rocket science.

                "Couple pointers: Ignore the herbage suggestion. Bung all the batter ingredients into a blender and spin until smooth. Use a 10" to 12" cast iron skillet instead of the recommended pan. Thinner batter is better, closer to crepe than pancake. An extra egg and less milk will provide more lift. Adjust salt levels according to dripping seasoning. If you have no dripping, any high smoke-point oil will work (duck fat makes a spectacular variation ... canola or peanut oil, not so much). If it fails, feed the result to the dog and try again (trial and error is inexpensive!)."

                And then you make it sound like rocket science.

                1. jake Silver badge

                  Re: onefang

                  That sounds like rocket science to you? To me, it's standard operating procedure!

                  Cooking is one of the most important, and easy, hacks that good old HomoSap has invented. All it is is simple applied chemistry. Why the huge resistance to learning to cook in this forum, anyway? My mind absolutely boggles.

                  1. Mark 85 Silver badge

                    Re: onefang

                    Why the huge resistance to learning to cook in this forum, anyway? My mind absolutely boggles.

                    It must be a bunch of newbies who never read Lester's creations which usually were pretty darn good. Damn I miss the Post Pub Nosh....

      2. John Smith 19 Gold badge
        Coat

        Sounds nasty...And yet....

        Oddly compelling.

    3. Jamesyt

      Mmmmm

      This post about a Yorkshire pudding pizza made me register an account to post. I am going to have to make one of these myself and see how it tastes!

      1. wallaby

        Re: Mmmmm

        Pub near me used to do three course meals in yorkies

        The sticky toffee pudding and custard was a hit mmmm

        Thankfully the soup starter came in a bowl though

    4. Bigmarks

      Oversized tapuds

      So these are oversized tapuds. My local cricket club invented these - essentially Mini Yorkshire Puddings with fillings creating a Yorkshire Pudding tapas fest. Pie and peas was one of the better ones - meatball plus mushy peas mmmm delicious.

      Not sure that combo would work as well with the large M puddings though.

      They should try something different, Ethan's fruit cocktail and custard?

  2. Neil McCauley
    Angel

    Missing a crucial step

    It needs to be deep fried in batter and served with chips.

    1. Ben Tasker Silver badge

      Re: Missing a crucial step

      If it were up to me, you'd get all the prizes.

      Might need to stop by Morrisons and then go to a chippy I know is happy to batter random shit

      1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

        Re: Missing a crucial step

        Might need to stop by Morrisons and then go to a chippy I know is happy to batter random shit

        You missed a step. In order for pizza to deep fry successfully it needs to be deep frozen first.

        Despite the fact that even a bit of this will kill me courtesy of my coeliac methabolism, I put down as "eat it as I am deviant". Out of principle. I wish I could though :) Especially the deep fried version for the sheer perversity of it.

    2. Scroticus Canis
      Childcatcher

      Re: Missing a crucial step

      Your forgetting the slices of Mars Bar!

    3. tonkei

      Re: Missing a crucial step

      Don't you mean served with chips and THEN deep fried?

      1. 080

        Re: Missing a crucial step

        "Don't you mean served with chips and THEN deep fried?"

        or the gourmet version, Poutine

        1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
          Happy

          Re: Missing a crucial step

          They've also got to be proper chips fried in lard - not those revolting 'fries'.

    4. gotes

      Re: Missing a crucial step

      Deep fried battered batter?

  3. Individual #6/42

    Truly international

    Fill remaining space with doner kebab meat and garnish with 1/4 tomato and chilli sauce. Serve with that beer that you keep meaning to try but it sounds horrible so you had a few pints of proper beer first to give yourself a run up.

    Alka-seltzer for dessert.

    1. Daniel von Asmuth
      Headmaster

      Re: Truly international

      In WW II American soldiers in Italy invented the Pizza Americana.

      Seems Iglo stopped making their Pizza Burger, but The Pizzaburger must be real German innovation, with BBQ Chicken on top.

      https://www.oetker.nl/nl-nl/onze-producten/pizza/pizzaburger/bbq-chicken.html

  4. lee harvey osmond
    1. GreggS

      Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

      I had nothing to do with it, honest guv.

    2. Vector

      Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

      More like Chicago.

      Here in the states, we'd call that a Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Been around for ages.

      1. Phil Endecott Silver badge

        Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

        > Here in the states, we'd call that a Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Been around for ages.

        I get the impression you son't know what Yorkshire Pudding is.

        Hint: it's not remotely bread-like.

        1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

          Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

          "Hint: it's not remotely bread-like."

          Is pizza these days?

          Our canteen lady back in Belfast came up with a sort of Irish pizza using a soda farl as the base.

        2. Jan 0

          Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

          Hint, no the Chicago guy is right, I was offered a similar offence in Detroit. The distinction between pizza base and Yorkshire pudding is irrelevant. The Detroit deep pizza was like a felt tub fiiled with a sort of fondue*.

          I applaud Morrisons for their audacity, but just as the USA has proved that you can’t improve a Neapolitan pizza, a Yorkshire pudding is a pinnacle of perfection, best eaten straight.

          For the record, I’ve had a sublime pizza cooked by Italians in a Brooklyn carry out.

          *It’s not what we’d call cheese either, more like silly string without the taste.

          USA cooks need to look beyond Unix and ponder the true meaning of “less is more”.

          1. PNGuinn
            Devil

            Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all @Jan 0

            Re unix:

            The Morrisons Yorkizza - The systemd of Pizza (or Yorkshire Pud)

            Reckon It'd boot faster - rather get booted faster - right inter'd bin.

            Now our dad ...

      2. katrinab Silver badge

        Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

        I suppose it does look a bit like a Chicago pizza, but it won't taste anything like one. Yorkshire pudding is a bit like a very thick savoury pancake, and tastes nothing like bread.

  5. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    Use 2 of them as the foundation of a sandwich, with roast beef and mustard in the middle.

    1. Oh Homer
      Windows

      Or just...

      Put the yorkie itself into a sarnie, and make a yorkie pizza butty.

      Don't forget to fry one side of each doorstop in lard first, reet propa like.

      Also, there can be only one topping for a yorkie pizza ... black pudding, of course!

  6. The Jon

    Mum's gone to Iceland

    A side order of the fabled Chicken Tikka Lasagne?

    1. Blofeld's Cat
      Coat

      Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

      May I suggest the Chicken Tarka - it's 'otter.

      1. TechnicalBen Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

        Chicken and Otter in a curry? Sounds delightful!

        1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

          Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

          Chicken and Otter in a curry? Sounds delightful!

          Hmm.. is otter kosher?

          1. jake Silver badge

            Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

            I called Marten, a rabbi friend of mine, and although normally he's a stoat fellow, he tried to weasel out of this question. After badgering him about it, he minkly admitted "Actually, no. Otter isn't kosher. But then it was considered a fish when the list was drawn up, so I'd take that with a grain of salt." ... I knew I could ferret out an answer.

            1. x 7

              Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

              sounds like he's a Glutton for food

    2. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      Re: Mum's gone to Iceland

      Bought a haggis lasagne from a butcher in Dumfries a while back. I like Lasagne, I love Haggis but that was a fusion too far.

  7. TRT Silver badge

    I would give it a go...

    but just the once, probably.

    And I'd eat it as the creator intended, first of all, then I'd probably have to top it off with a mix of Tabasco sauce and HP sauce to disguise the flavour.

  8. msknight Silver badge

    I don't think I'd eat it...

    ...but it would be useful for an experiment in space... to see if it collapses to a thin crust...

  9. CAPS LOCK Silver badge

    A nice Chianti and some Fava beans, natch...

    ...although i can't imagine a real Doctor Lecter using the adjective nice.

  10. Florida1920
    Headmaster

    it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

    Actually, that would be the fourth. I'll take a BOFH mug, please.

    1. The Jon

      Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

      Fourth of February, but fifth Sunday in 2018.

    2. wolfetone Silver badge

      Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

      Oh look at you Mr.La-De-Dah calendar botherer.

    3. Warm Braw Silver badge

      Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

      the fifth this year

      I was trying to work out how there had already been 4 first Sundays of February...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

        "I was trying to work out how there had already been 4 first Sundays of February..."

        Or that this was the fifth year that it had been observed.

        Definitely a Turing test for AI.

        1. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
          Pint

          Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

          So does that make it a blue super blood pizza pudding?

          As for me, I'd serve it with beer, following on from a beer starter and with beer for dessert. Possibly a crate each of Peroni and Black Sheep to be in(n) keeping.

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            1. jake Silver badge

              Re: it’s the first Sunday of February, which would make it the fifth this year.

              I think the fifth is what you'd need to wash this monstrosity down with ... for medicinal reasons, of course. Or a little well deserved memory dehancement.

  11. ukgnome

    Wazzock!

    A true hipster would serve this fusion delicacy on a dutch hoe with a plant pot of gravy as a chaser.

    I am not a hipster, instead I would take this foul affront to northern cuisine and post it to their head office, however before I do I would crap in a piping bag and write a bespoke message that would simply say - Wazzock!

    1. Alister Silver badge

      Re: Wazzock!

      A true hipster would serve this fusion delicacy on a dutch hoe

      Is that the ones who wave to you from the windows in De Walletjes in Amsterdam?

      1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

        Re: True hipster

        You're forgetting the obligatory pulled pork. And the Yorkie would have to be gluten free.

        1. TRT Silver badge

          Re: True hipster

          Deconstructed.

        2. Paul Crawford Silver badge

          Re: Obligatory pulled pork?

          Is that also on offer from ones those who wave to you from the windows in De Walletjes

    2. Chemical Bob
      Thumb Up

      Re: Wazzock!

      Actually, the gravy isn't a bad idea as long as it's my wife's homemade sausage gravy. Chug about a quart before eating and another quart after eating the thing in order to coat the stomach and to provide a pleasant final taste sensation when done.

  12. Alister Silver badge

    Well obviously, I'd wear it in place of me flat cap.

    Or possibly use it as a bowl for feeding me whippet.

    Actually, the idea posted above of filling it with donor meat and chilli sauce has a certain fascination, need more beer.

    1. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
      Joke

      I was wondering if you meant doner meat, but I'm not altogether sure yours isn't more accurate :)

      1. Alister Silver badge
        Facepalm

        I was wondering if you meant doner meat,

        Doh! Yes, thanks.

        But, the odd misplaced heart, lung or liver... Who knows :)

        1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

          As served by Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler.

          1. Alister Silver badge

            As served by Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler.

            Named meat - and NO we don't mean Alice or Bob!

        2. jake Silver badge

          "But, the odd misplaced heart, lung or liver... "

          Never misplaced in sausage ...

        3. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          the odd misplaced heart, lung or liver

          Ah, the Lyonnais version...

    2. jake Silver badge

      I rather suspect ...

      ... that the Whippets about the place would completely ignore this thing. Not that I'd offend 'em with it in the first place. We don't want almost dead ground squirrels in the pantry again ...

      1. Chemical Bob
        Facepalm

        Re: I rather suspect ...

        "We don't want almost dead ground squirrels in the pantry again ..."

        Then don't grind 'em alive!

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "Well obviously, I'd wear it in place of me flat cap."

      That somehow provoked memories of flinging stale chapatties* off the top of Malham Cove to see how good they were as frisbees**

      * not yer poncy tiny things you get in posh restaurants; plate sized ones from a Bradford curry house

      ** they flew surprisingly well. dunno what the sheep thought of them

  13. Steve McGuinness

    It should be used for a culturally sensitive remake of "Last of the Summer Wine" where a group of Italian Pensioners move to Yorkshire and attempt to blend into a small farming community with predictably hilarious results when they wear "Pizza Puddings" instead of Flatcaps.

    1. Little Mouse

      Why am I picturing this "culturally sensitive remake" as starring Hammond, May & Clarkson?

  14. Nevermind

    Reminds me..

    ... of the bolognese sauce filled one I had served me inn South Shields. This one? Chilli sauce and JDaniels on ice.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Reminds me..

      "... of the bolognese sauce filled one I had served me inn South Shields. "

      Which eatery was it? I like trying new things!

      Mam used to make plate sied Yorkie puds when we were kids and fill them with sausage, chips, peas and gravy. Luuurvelly!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reminds me..

      There's a pub round the corner from Olympia that serves Yorkshires like that, filled with some sort of stew. I had the Indian with rice instead, which I think was the better choice.

    3. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      Re: Reminds me..

      Reminds me of a reverse version a friend had in a Pizza joint in Peterborough, in the days when pizza was a new thing - Spag Bol Pizza - standard neapolitan pizza with spag, amd bol sauce on it.

      Unusual...

  15. Philip Stott

    I’d buy one of those USB coffee warmers for my office PC and leave the the foul thing sizzling all day to piss off my coworkers (I am a sociopath).

  16. S4qFBxkFFg

    Of course I'll eat that.

    If it's a normal-ish Yorkshire pudding with stuff added, it's going to be far too dry imo - that means gravy, but to dunk, not poured - so put it in a ramikin.

    As for toppings, add pineapple (for polarising opinions), ham (yorkshire pud needs meat, but beef on pizza is vile), and basil leaves.

    To balance out the stodge, serve with Caesar salad, I'd also be drinking some inexpensive red wine it.

    For afters, a few chocolate digestive biscuits sandwiching some dairylea (or equivalent) cheese.

    1. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      There was a young gourmand from Crediton

      Took some pate de foie gras and spread it on

      A chocolate biscuit

      Then murmured "I'll risk it"

      His tomb bears the date that he said it on

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'd eat it naked with the heating off while watching battlefield earth. If your going to suffer you might as well do it properly. On the other hand it might be quite nice so what have you got to lose.

    1. Chemical Bob

      If you're trying to suffer properly, replace Battlefield Earth with Mormon pornography.

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "[...] coworkers [...]

    I read that as cow-workers. Probably something to do with the shape of that concoction priming my cognitive neural network.

  19. Tigra 07 Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Serve with sausages and mash to create a monstrous Toad in the Pizza Hole

    1. John Sager

      Cow Orkers, though orking a cow might be classed as animal cruelty or something worse.

      As for Yorkshire puds, I have long liked, and regularly eat, a big YP filled with chilli-con-carne. I first encountered that decades ago in a pub in Lancashire.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        As for Yorkshire puds, I have long liked, and regularly eat, a big YP filled with chilli-con-carne.

        I could just go for some of that right now

        in Lancashire.

        Nevermind

      2. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

        Re: Cow Orkers

        Have a surprisingly safe for work Urban Dictionary link:

        Orking

        1. John Sager

          Re: Cow Orkers

          Saw the second defn. Perhaps they meant 'norking'.

          As for Lancashire, I'm very open-minded, even taking on, and liking, the other side's delicacies. But then I'm funny anyway, not liking Hotpot...

    2. PNGuinn
      Headmaster

      @AC

      cow-workers.

      cow orkers. Simply an hyphen missing.

      FIFY.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    How else?

    I would eat it post pub in memory of Lester Haines' tremendous "Post-pub nosh neckfiller" articles on the subject of weird, wonderful and varyingly edible things to demolish in such a manner.

    Bit early for the first pint but I can start planning it.

    1. Alister Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: How else?

      Well said! Have another.

    2. Dr Who
      Pint

      Re: How else?

      CTRL-F "post pub" found Mycho. My thoughts exactly although amazed it wasn't the first comment on the list! RIP the legendary Lester. My first pint will be raised to him this evening.

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: How else?

        "RIP the legendary Lester. My first pint will be raised to him this evening."

        Ditto, in my engraved, hewn from the living glass, LOHAN tankard.

        (which gets daily use, I might add!)

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: How else?

          To do it properly, however, we should hold a massive buffet serving one of each of the less lethal neckfillers alongside half a dozen or so of these morrisonstrosities and enough booze to dissolve a moderate sized elephant. Then see what happens, for science.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: How else?

            There will be a Horrible Stench, nothing else.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: How else?

              I did specify the less lethal neckfillers. I'm aware that some of them are capable of reducing an average human to a horrible stench, but I was hoping to exclude the ones that involved actual isotopes, because where's a splod like me going to get that stuff anyway?

              To do it properly we need to coordinate with The York Roast Company for their specialist expertese in making yorkshire pudding based abominations. I have no doubt that their offerings will beat so many shades of shit out of Morrisons' that horrible stenches will be everywhere.

  21. chivo243 Silver badge

    Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

    I can say with authority, that this is a rip off of a Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza. Having made 1000's during my university days...

    I would eat it, but would throw another pizza skin on the top and make it a Stuffed Pizza ;-}

    1. Patched Out

      Re: Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

      That's called a Priazzo. I'm not kidding.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

        The question is, WHERE is it called a "Priazzo"? Never heard of it.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

          A quick web search suggests a 1980s Pizza Hut.

          1. jake Silver badge

            Re: Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

            That would explain why I never heard of it. Pizza Hut is to Pizza as Donald Trump is to Presidential.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Chicago Style Deep Dish Copy

              Two things only slightly over half of people believe have anything to do with one another?

  22. Oh Matron!

    Improvements

    Beer based batter, then deep fried....

    1. VinceH

      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.

      1. jake Silver badge

        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.

  23. tiggity Silver badge

    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

    1. Flakk

      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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        1. Alistair Silver badge

          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.

  24. hplasm Silver badge
    Coat

    This-

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

    And then you may eat it.

    heeeeeheeeeeheeeeee!!

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

  25. spold Bronze badge

    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!

    1. Scroticus Canis
      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.

  26. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
    Angel

    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...

  27. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    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

    1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Regarding the poll

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

      1. Commswonk Silver badge

        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.

      2. Chemical Bob
        Boffin

        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! :)

  28. Arthur the cat Silver badge
    Devil

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

    1. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
      Trollface

      Cosmopolitan or Klingon?

  29. TrinityX

    De-lish! :D

    All my homemade pizzas look like this :D

  30. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Will it blend?

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

  31. mickaroo

    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...???

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      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...

  32. Caltharian

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

  33. tony2heads

    What would Geoffrey Boycott say?

    1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

      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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        1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

          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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  34. ARGO

    Needs more toppings

    Add black pudding, lard and tripe to the toppings.

    Serve with a pint of Old Peculier

    1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

      Re: Needs more toppings

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

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Needs more toppings

        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.

  35. ArchieTheAlbatross
    Go

    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.

    1. Alister Silver badge

      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.

      1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

        Re: The Universal Food

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

        1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

          Re: The Universal Food

          "My grandmother added raisins to the batter"

          That's a novelty.

          I wonder...

        2. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

          Re: The Universal Food

          "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...

          1. Neil Barnes Silver badge
            Linux

            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.

      2. jake Silver badge

        Re: The Universal Food

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

        1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

          Re: The Universal Food

          "Honey is the only way to go"

          There are many paths to enlightenment.

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      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.

    3. Wensleydale Cheese

      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.

    4. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: The Universal Food

      "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).

      1. ArchieTheAlbatross

        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.

  36. a cynic writes...

    To be served with chips & curry sauce obv.

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

    1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

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

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

      1. Commswonk Silver badge

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

        @ 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.

      2. PNGuinn
        Megaphone

        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.

    2. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
      Pint

      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...

    3. Vincent Ballard

      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.

  37. MCMLXV

    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

  38. AndrueC Silver badge
    Thumb Up

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

  39. Blofeld's Cat
    Go

    Cordon Bennett ...

    I needed another option on the poll:

    "Yes, because I'm the kind of freak who would eat that!"

  40. davidp231

    Serve as a main course to a starter fried egg chilli chutney sandwich. With an equally deviant dessert.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      "With an equally deviant dessert."

      Spicy Indian ice cream?

  41. Santa from Exeter

    What to do with it?

    Use it as a Frisbee of course!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWieovlF6Js

  42. JakeMS

    Awesome!

    So getting one of these as soon as I can :-D. This sounds delicious!

  43. Making Bacon

    Would you like fries with that?

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Yes please. With curry ketchup. And then something dreadful that's packed with sugar for pudding. An ice cream sundae with Maltesers, choc chips, toffee pieces, cream and chocolate sauce please.

  44. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

    A fusion of local and exotic foreign food. What's not to like?

  45. beaker_72

    The new munchy box

    Take out that pizza filling nonsense and replace it with the contents of a typical munchy box. Job done!

    For those of you who have no idea what a munchy box is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchy_box

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The new munchy box

      Looked up Munchie Box ........ Yes I would eat that :)

      Possibly only once but there are worse ways to go !!!

      In terms of the Yorkshire / Pizza fusion, I would not find it repulsive BUT possible a little much for one.

      I am tempted now to try a Yorkshire / Rogan Josh Fusion with Pilau Rice, of Course. :)

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't understand the problem. Yorkshire pudding (great) + pizza (great) = WIN FOR ALL.

    Needs gravy though.

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Nah. I just can't see the tomato going with the gravy. Or the cheese.

      Perhaps if they went a bit different. Base the pizza on Fiorentina. Which is spinach and egg, but add sausage.

      So you half bake your yorkie, then quickly open the oven and top with spinach and a couple of raw eggs. Oh, plus some sausage, make it Italian if you want to pretend authenticity. I'd argue that ship sailed long ago... Then back in the oven for them to cook. Then top with lots of lovely onion gravy.

      Admittedly what I've basically done here is add eggs to toad in the hole, and hidden a few sad vitamins in it with the spinach, that nobody is going to notice.

  47. Dippywood

    Move it Further North

    Freeze the thing in a domestic freezer. When time to cook, cover two Mars-bars in liquid nitrogen and, when down to temperature, remove them from the liquid and shatter them with a hammer.

    Place the shattered Mars-bars atop the frozen Yorkshire-pizza thingie, and immerse in a thick beer batter.

    Remove coated delicacy from batter and deep-fry.

    Server together with Tennant's Super or white cider.

  48. kryptonaut

    Inspirational

    The pizza they put on my platter

    Was like a deep-pan only fatter.

    I muttered "Lord save me,

    They've served it with gravy

    And in place of the base they've put batter".

    I started - with some trepidation -

    To tackle this hybrid creation,

    But to my delight

    The thing tasted all right

    So I finished with no hesitation.

    I washed it all down with some bitter,

    Let nobody say I'm a quitter.

    And after, I reckoned

    I fancied a second -

    Then I spent the whole night on the sh**ter.

    1. jake Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: Inspirational

      ::standing O::

      This round's on me :-)

  49. SniperPenguin

    Coming to a Greggs near you soon...

    In the premium section. Served with a warm 2018 vintage Chateau De Bovril served in a Champagne flute...

  50. Paul Woodhouse

    There's a place in Chorlton does a full English breakfast pizza... I'm thinking this would be ideal for it...

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      There's a place in Crystal Palace does a banana and icing pizza.

      You could have that for dessert afterwards.

  51. MJI Silver badge

    Hmmmm, I am inventing garlic gravy.

    I like the look of that.

    Would be a bit dry so what do we use?

    Gravy, good with YP not with cheese.

    Garlic sauce, great with pizza parts.

    So garlic gravy!

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
      Happy

      Re: Hmmmm, I am inventing garlic gravy.

      Eee! Dracula is reet mithered about that suggestion! Says he wishes 'ee'd never come to Whitby now...

  52. Andrew 6

    Why not go the whole hog of food

    This Yorkshire Pizza with a topping of "The hottest ever supermarket curry" that Morrison's also recently did and some nice spring rolls and prawn crackers on the side

    https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/product/Morrisons-Volcanic-Vindaloo/393702011?dnr=y

  53. MasquedFerret

    Pizza Hasselbacks, a pint of black sheep and lemon sorbet. Hmm, possibly I should change my vote to "I'm a deviant".

  54. f-e-a-r

    Butty

    Deep fry in batter and serve in a big buttered bread cake with gravy to dip in

  55. &rew

    A full Yorkshire menu

    This looks like only one course. It should be expanded.

    Starter options:

    Yorkshire pudding filled with slices of salmon and avocado, drizzled with gespatcho and radish trimmings.

    Yorkshire pudding filled with haggis and rice in a white wine sauce.

    Yorkshire pudding inverted over steamed vegetables and lardons.

    Mains:

    Yorkshire Pizza (as pictured), side Yorkshire pudding filled with mini Yorkshire puddings (and gravy)

    Yorkshire pudding filled with sushi selection, side Yorkshire pudding filled with alligator chunks seasoned in vodka.

    Dessert:

    Yorkshire pudding, frozen, filled with apple and mango sorbet. With gravy.

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Re: A full Yorkshire menu

      Mmmm. A Yorkshire pudding full of sushi! Yummy! Tuna, avocado, pickled ginger, wasabi...

      Or the Yorkshire version could be with beef carpaccio, horseradish and some kind of cold onion gravy.

      1. FIA

        Re: A full Yorkshire menu

        ...Or the Yorkshire version could be with beef carpaccio, horseradish and some kind of cold onion gravy.

        Erm... do you deliver?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A full Yorkshire menu

      can you swap the yorkshire pudding for spam?

  56. fluppet

    Blatantly you'd serve it with a Yorkshire pudding parmo

  57. Labrat1984

    Ohhh

    Sandwich two together and toast with cheese

    Or alternatively put two together in mushy peas for the world's oddest pie floater

    Need to get some now. Nearest morrisons about 2-300meters

  58. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

    "it does have a strange mouth-watering effect"

    I get that. Mostly when my body is warning me there's a bout of projectile vomiting on its way.

    I love a 'bucket of Yorkshire' but tend to stick to filled with casserole, roast meat, sausages, vegetables, in some combination. This one doesn't appeal.

  59. Jesper

    What to do with a yorkshire pizza pudding...

    Does it deepfry ?

    1. Greencat

      Re: What to do with a yorkshire pizza pudding...

      Does it blend? Could be a challenger to the hipster favourite, bone broth if so.

  60. acousticm

    Seriously

    this looks so, so, so bad ... and even though,

    i know I want one, with a pint of dark beer

    even if just to see the look on the faces of my dinner guests .....

  61. dsfranken

    Looks like deep dish

    I would eat it with a knife and fork, washing it down with Goose Island Green Line.

    Why are you guys freaking out? That is just Chicago style deep dish. Check out Giordano's or Lou Malnati's, they have been serving that style for decades.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Looks like deep dish

      Yorkshire Pudding is not pizza dough. Period.

    2. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      Re: Looks like deep dish

      Looks like a deep dish, in the same way that that brown pile on the pavement looks like a nice chocolate mousse

      All that glisters...

  62. Wobblydog

    That is probably the most hideous idea of a foodstuff I've ever seen. I suggest that avoiding the digestive system by putting it straight into the household waste bin would be the best option - although I have the feeling that it might be an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

  63. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

    My suggestion is to eat it accompanied with a mixture of Barolo and Best Bitter ( half a pint in a pint glass, natch ).

  64. Ryan Kendall

    Anything goes with Gravy

    Nowt rong wi' Yorksha puddings i've bin eytin 'em sin ah wor eur lahl beeam. owt can nip on i' 'em.

    Nothing wrong with Yorkshire puddings I've been eating them since I was a little kid. Anything can go in them. Just add gravy. :-)

  65. papabear

    keep it traditional

    I would order one with some nice strips of roast beast and a tantalizing dollop of mushroom gravy baked to perfection.

  66. fluffybunnyuk

    According to their slogan Morrisons make it... make it what? An outstanding example of really bad genetic engineering.

    Disturbingly advice from Morrisons has been given : ...there would be minimal, if any, risk of serious toxic reaction should a small amount, in relation to body weight, of pudding be consumed on a one-off basis.”

    I suppose i'd try it but only if i get some dog food to wash away the bad taste afterwards :)

  67. onefang Silver badge

    Being an Aussie that has been no where near a Yorkshire pudding, I had to look it up. Seems to basically be a batter made with eggs. Since I'm highly allergic to eggs, I'd have to make this sort of pizza thingy without eggs. So it just becomes a very very very deep dish pizza. I could eat that, just keep me away from the eggs.

    Any horrified Yorkshire pudding eaters should enlighten me about what a pudding really is, if Wikipedia lied to me.

    1. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

      Same mix as a pancake I'm lead to believe - just cooked into the shape of a small bowl ( for filling with peas, gravy and small bits of meat from a Sunday dinner ).

  68. Franco Silver badge

    For Lester...

    Purely in the interests of science, I would go out drinking on a Friday night and consume one of these when I got home.

    Then on the Saturday, again in the interests of science, make a pizza covered in roast beef, roast potatoes and (as described by Richard Sharpe to a French officer in one of the books in Bernard Cornwell's series) "a gravy thick enough to choke a rat" for post-pub consumption that night.

    The Sunday is likely to include some up close research in to the plumbing facilities.

  69. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'd give it to my son with tomato ketchup on top as a way of getting him to eat the 3 types of "vegetable" that he will eat all at once. (Ok, we have to stretch the definition of vegetable - tomato ketchup is pretty close, pizza is a bit more dubious but does contain vegetables in the topping, and as he has yorkshire pudding with all roast meats then it must be a vegetable as it is clearly not meat!)

  70. Millwright

    Obviously it needs a snug fitting pizza on top of the cheese and tomato filling and basic toppings. Back of the fag packet suggests 5 3/4" would do nicely.

  71. FIA

    Use a spring form cake tin to make a plate sized Yorkshire pud.

    Fill with roast potato and slices of delicious roast beef. (maybe some carrot + swede mash to get another 2 of your five).

    Cover in onion gravy.

    Behold it's beauty.

    Eat.

    Behold the empty plate.

    Experience sadness.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      "Use a spring form cake tin to make a plate sized Yorkshire pud."

      Springform? You pour the batter into smoking hot oil. It doesn't stick. A high sided pan will ruin the "rustic" appearance. All you need is a 1 to 2" deep metal cake pan.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Cast iron.

        The only way to make proper YP: Heat cast iron pan in HOT oven. Pour in dripping (you WANT it to smoke!). Add batter, bang back into HOT oven. Pull when done. Nick the top of each pud to let the steam out (unless you like 'em soggy inside). Serve hot.

        I've done this with all kinds of cast iron, ranging from a dozen small muffins, to 8 quart dutch oven, to skillets ranging from 4" to 18", to individual cob-shaped cornbread pans. They all work. The key is HOT (I think I already mentioned that ... ).

        You're on your own for the batter. Ask yer gran. I use mine immediately, although some seem to think that letting it sit for awhile works better. For dripping, only proper dripping from actual meat will do.

        1. The Nazz Silver badge

          Re: Cast iron.

          Spot on jake, have a hundred upvotes.

          Something else to improve your YP's, take a standard recipe and DOUBLE the eggs. Try it and see, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

        2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

          Re: Cast iron.

          "Ask yer gran. I use mine immediately"

          Doesn't she complain?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Cast iron.

            "Ask yer gran. I use mine immediately"

            Tends to be the best way ... as they often forget what they are doing or why they came into the room !!! <with affection for all Grans everywhere>

            :)

  72. TimB

    I call it "The Shitbox"

    Take a 16 inch takeaway pizza box. Rest 4 pizza puddings on a bed of chips. Fill any gaps with fried chicken. Top everything with lashings of mixed kebab meats. Add 3 bottles of Frank's hot wing sauce. Top the lot with grated cheese. Serve inebriated.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: I call it "The Shitbox"

      Calling Frank's "hot" is a trifle on the optimistic side. Even their "Xtra hot" version only runs to about 2,000 SHU. My hens lay eggs that are hotter than that ...

      1. JulieM Silver badge

        Re: I call it "The Shitbox"

        This is why we need a logarithmic scale for curries. I propose dBk, where 0 dBk is the strength of a standard supermarket Chicken Korma and an increase of +10dB corresponds to a tenfold increase in capsaicin concentration.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I call it "The Shitbox"

        Jake,

        That is why you need 3 bottles :)

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: I call it "The Shitbox"

          That stuff's so insipid that I think adding another couple bottles would dilute it further.

  73. Commswonk Silver badge

    Point of Order

    The 6½” thing is made by filling an oversized Yorkie Pud...

    By what right do you describe it as "oversized"?

    This creation is a proper response to the entire concept of Nouvelle Cuisine.

    1. Nick Kew Silver badge

      Re: Point of Order

      Quite right, it's shoddy journalism. By a journo who's clearly never been exposed to lunch at a proper Yorkshire pub. There's nothing oversized about that: it's actually a halfway house between a real Yorkshire pud and the miniatures that masquerade as such in the south.

      The parallel to pizza is perhaps telling. The "pizza" as most of us know it bears little resemblance to the Neapolitan original; it's more American than Italian. Now Morrisons are perhaps taking their local dish the same way (bearing in mind Morrisons' Yorkshire heritage).

  74. vir

    As I was savoring some 100% authentic ethnic food at Taco Bell (Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch, natch), I briefly wondered if an actual Mexican person entering the restaurant would have: a) an immediate heart attack from the "creative interpretation" of their cuisine or, b) an immediate heart attack from the 1620 calories in the Cravings Deal box (for $5). In a Mountain Dew Baja Blast-induced haze, my mind pondered the question of whether a similar concept exists in other countries: a Rob Liefeld-esque exaggeration and distortion of American food until the end result bears so little resemblance to its progenitor that any remaining similarity is only a sad reminder of what could have been. Then I remembered that we're pretty good at doing that to ourselves.

    Crispy Flamin' Hot Cheetos Yorkshire Pudding pizza: the comforting warmth and savory taste of a home-made Yorkshire pudding pizza, now with the crunch and zest of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. It's your standard deep dish Yorkshire pudding pizza supreme, but with pieces of your favorite spicy puffed corn meal snack baked right into the batter. As a plus, the crust is dusted with more of the flavoring powder so you can be sure your hands will be just as red as if you had eaten an entire party size bag of Cheetos by yourself. 4 individually-wrapped frozen pizzas, each with its own microwave crisper tray, for $5.99.

    Jack Daniel's x Epic Mealtime Yorkshire Pudding Pizza collaboration: the culinary mad scientists behind the Falafel Waffle, Bibimbap Burrito, and the 136,000-calorie burger lasagna team up with Jack Daniel's to bring you the 80 lb Yorkshire pudding pizza. They start with the biggest Yorkshire pudding they can bake in their oven, almost 3 feet wide, then they add a layer of meaty barbecue sauce made with 8 lbs of beef, 5 lbs of bacon, and a whole bottle of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey. 3 lbs of cheese follow, then a double layer of bacon over the whole thing, more meat sauce, cheese, pulled pork, bacon, sauce, bacon, smoked beef brisket, bacon, cheese, sauce, 12x deep fried chicken, cheese, bacon, cheese, and an hour in the oven to let everything melt together. Only 93,000 calories.

    1. jake Silver badge

      My Mexican friends collective opinion of Taco Bell seems to be ...

      ... "Gringo loco", with the universal index finger circling ear. I agree.

      It's really hard to understand how you can take basic, simple, delicious, healthy food and get it so completely wrong.

  75. The Nazz Silver badge

    Not only would i eat it

    Being bred and born in Yorkshire, I'd demolish it. Anyone left any of theirs, would you mind if i ...

    Mind you , would have to be homemade, i'm not going to M's for one.

    Improvements :

    Lift the pizza bit an inch or so and fill the gap with a thick layer of rich egg custard, with nutmeg, or luscious vanilla custard filling. Main and pudding in one go.

    Efficiency bonus, eat with both hands and save on the washing up. (Mind you, the laundry bill could be substantial.)

    None of this fancy red wine stuff, swill it down with good ole tap watter.

    Then later go for some Theakstons or Timothy Taylors.

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Not only would i eat it

      "Being bred and born in Yorkshire, I'd demolish it."

      Ditto but I have to admit to having been defeated by the Old Bridge in Holmfirth's offering. My excuse is that it wasn't a real Yorkshire pudding, it was a Toad in the Hole. A real Yorkshire pudding is eaten with nothing but gravy as a starter or with sugar or jam as a dessert.

  76. OohAahVicar

    Seriously...ideal topping additions

    It's going to be a struggle to find space for dessert after, so it should be included for psychological purposes. Whatever you choose, it can't be anything too moist (hmmm....moist) as that would spoil the texture of an otherwise master class dish. So I propose lining one side with a simple row of 5 or 6 eccles cakes.

    Seriously though...Yorkshire pudding is just an oven baked pancake. Personally I prefer savoury pancakes to sweet...so where's the problem?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Seriously...ideal topping additions

      "Personally I prefer savoury pancakes to sweet...so where's the problem?"

      Ah, something else I grew up with. Full plate sized thick pancakes with chips, sausages and some veg _ lots of gravy on it. Mmmmmmm...

      My wife still finds it odd that I like savoury pancakes. She's a dyed in the wool traditionalist and only has suger and lemon juice on them. I've almost got her to try honey, golden syrup or even jam, but savoury? No way!.

      1. Nick Kew Silver badge

        Re: Seriously...ideal topping additions

        @John Brown - next time, call them crêpes. Maybe that'll make them more acceptable to your wife?

  77. OohAahVicar

    Google the "Yorkshire drop"

    Seriously. It's a thing. The Morrisons offer seems too normal after that.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Google the "Yorkshire drop"

      That's just a good, old fashioned clafouti.

  78. Martin 44

    Better option...

    Surely you should replace the tomato sauce with a nice thick mustard gravy, the topping should be beef and onion and then cover it with a light and creamy cauliflower cheese sauce? Now that sounds delightful!

  79. Cynic_999 Silver badge

    Unfortunately

    I am unable to sample this product because it is apparently unsuitable for heating in the microwave.

  80. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Take a Yorkie and fill it with biltong (dried beef) and give to Reg hacks as survival rations when attending the release of new and wonderful iThings.

    Stepfather used to make wonderful and proper Yorkies (with sauce) but I never got a chance to try out his recipe as he passed away.

  81. Mateus109

    As a proud Yorkshireman, I'd serve these delights as a starter, then as a main (with heavy gravy & mushy peas), and finally as a pudding with lashings of custard. Nom noms.

  82. Davegoody

    Of course I would eat it, It's Deviant, but somehow right too...

    Yorkshire pudding, if done right, goes with anything, Sweet, Savoury, with Beef (or any other roast dinner) or with Ice Cream....... As a Pizza it sounds great. What the hell this has to do with IT (except for the fact that it's what I do and I am overweight) I don't know, but as wrong as this is, its also bloody right. Morrisons do some cracking food sometimes.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Of course I would eat it, It's Deviant, but somehow right too...

      Davegoody, may I introduce you to Bootnotes?

      Bootnotes covers all sins. Especially if food related.

      All work & no play makes ElReg a dull vulture.

  83. jake Silver badge

    If there was ever any doubt ...

    ... that England was the place that good ingredients go to die, this entire comments section should be proof beyond ...

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: If there was ever any doubt ...

      ".. that England was the place that good ingredients go to die"

      You need to remember that England starts outside the boundaries of Yorkshire. That's the pre-1974 boundaries.

  84. Daedalus Silver badge

    Little England

    Looks like one of those 'orrible foreign concoctions. Like several of them, in fact.

  85. AndrueC Silver badge
    WTF?

    Well, as a child I used to like honey and Marmite sandwiches. I don't think they'd go particularly well with this though. Forty years later I'm not sure they'd go with anything.

  86. andyp-random-number

    ....it's missing marzipan and icing as far as I can tell from the picture.

  87. Alistair Silver badge

    dear gracious. Lester would be HORRIBLY disappointed in you all today.

    Looks like a fantastic start on a meal. What we need here:

    1) on the side, prep a fusion of mustard, horseradish and BBQ sauce. Hotter, better, thicker, stronger.

    2) top the gap in the rim off with spiced sausage, herbs of your choosing (me? Thai Basil and ginger)

    3) Wrap the pie in woven bacon mat. Secure bacon to the pie.

    4) prep "Salad" - fried 'taters, fried yams, onion rings, breaded garlic pickles, if you'd like to go all hoitee toitee, go full on tempura.

    5) toss the bacon bomb in the deep fryer (set to hot as hell) and wait for sizzling golden perfection.

    6) accompany with loud, aggressive porter or stout.

    7) contact local ambulance service for transport to local Emerge/A&E for cardiac resuscitation .

  88. SwizzleStick

    Salivating right now, then wash it down with a cocktail of john Smiths / pinot grigio

  89. Roopee

    It's an Anachronism

    Clearly it's an anachronism - it is ideally suited to the task of supporting a CRT at a height to suit the user, being adjustable simply by stacking multiple units in layers to create a tower.

  90. Anon the mouse

    The best accompaniment.

    Everything is better with chilli...

    Trifle with chilli flakes is particularly tasty. The milk in the trifle helps to offset the burning so you can taste the chilli properly.

  91. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge

    as any good man of science...

    I'd carry on with air of curiosity and try to find some blend of tomato, onion, beef and cheese based sauce. Though, careful time should be taken with a variety of blends to find the best sauce/gravy ratio as well exactly how to serve said runny condiment of fevered madness... such as spooned on top, to the side or in some kind of sauce container henceforth known as a train... because...reasons.

  92. Bill M

    Trade

    I would it trade for BOFH mug. In fact I would trade for just a picture of a BOFH mug

  93. MeRp

    Isn't this just a Chicago-style pizza?

  94. steelpillow Silver badge

    winkles

    Serve wi' a jar o' winkles, fresh off t' beach at Bridlington.

    Ye need tellin'?!!! By 'eck, wha' do these southerners ever think to eat, eh? It's a wonder they doesn't die o' t' colic.

  95. Silent one

    As it comes but with a thinly sliced pickled egg and 2 or 3 tablespoons of cheesy mashed potato on the side and washed down with a bottle or 3 of Theakstons Old Peculiar.

  96. Lord Kipper III

    Cryptocuisine

    Naturally, I would rebrand it as a Yorkshire Artisan Blockchain Pizza then it would fly off the shelves. Quite possibly, given time you would find this in Waitrose and even Bettys.

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  98. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "not as seriously as milk in tea"

    Milk in tea is indeed a serious matter. It's an abomination that must be stamped out.

  99. tigoda

    Such a versitile foodstuff

    Toby carvery for a buffet breakfast so you can enjoy breakfast Yorkshire puddings with breakfast gravy (it's got tomato sauce in it) then this magnificent mash-up abomination for lunch, at dinner a proper pud with sausage, mash and peas with a sweet yorky pud full of ice cream. You follow all this up with a hearty food coma and lie to yourself that it will never happen again.

    Incidentally, my local morrisons is within walking distance so at least I can burn off some of the unhealthiness of eating it if I fetch one, right?

  100. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    I'm getting seriously worried about Morrisons. They're not the same without owd Ken to keep 'em in line.

  101. Sinna

    As a yorkshire pudding born and bred, I demand this is served with a side of Rhubarb Fries and washed down with a pint of Balsamic Gravy.

  102. israel_hands

    What to use it for:

    World domination, obviously.

  103. Richard 12 Silver badge

    Truly a deviant concept

    Everyone knows that the Yorkshire is eaten with gravy and nothing else.

    Then you have your meat, named or otherwise.

    I'd still try it though. See you in Morrisons.

  104. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Gravy Boat

    With the Defence Correspondent of The Register otherwise engaged in researching this story, the MoD take the opportunity to slip Big Lizzie out...

    http://www.shipais.com/shiptrail.php?mmsi=235107775&date=20180202

  105. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
  106. AlgernonFlowers4

    We'll do you proud

    Yorkshire pudding pizza served with live eels stuffed inside a large snake, giant beetles and chilled monkey brains with rhubarb cricket bats for starters

  107. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Mushroom

    Yorkshire Pudding with Cricket?

    Cricket and Pudding - Every Yorkshireman would have an opinion on both -

    ..combine the two by making Pudding with Cricket Flour!

    https://www.eatgrub.co.uk/product/eat-grub-cricket-protein-powder-cricket-flour/

    https://www.eatgrub.co.uk/shop/

  108. Roq D. Kasba

    Yes, without gravy, looks quite nice actually

    I mean just for science's sake.

  109. Richard Crossley
    FAIL

    Fusion Food

    So take two of my favourites and combine them; 2+2 = 5!

  110. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It looks as tasty as roast lamb dinner topped with custard, no thanks.

  111. Swiss Anton

    Fish fingers & custard

    Just watched the first full episode of Matt Smith as Dr Who on Netflix. A fish fingers & custard topping has to be an option for me.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Fish fingers & custard

      Kippers & custard, Shirley?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fish fingers & custard

      Fish fingers and custard are okay, but I still prefer them with baked beans. It's at least as sugary.

      (Why, yes I did, I just didn't put it on youtube)

  112. kewalaka

    pizza a la mash potato.

    Reminds me of a pizza I saw last week, with sour cream, from afar we mistook it for piped mash - which led to a grand discussion on the merits of combining sausage & mash and pizza, we thought sliced Cumberland would work admirably. I was told a few days later that the kids loved it. I donate it, as open sauce, to the community and if it makes you millions, you owe me credit & a beer :)

  113. Just A Quick Comment

    For the sexist voyeurs amongst us - including me...

    I'd lovingly bake the Yorkypizza in the over until lightly golden brown, then I'd get one of those lovely ex-F1 grid girls to lie naked for me on the kitchen table while I place it on her belly (on a heat-retardant mat - I'm not a monster!), and then we (she and I) would slowly and lovingly devourer it - with some Mayo and a bit of tomato ketchup on the side, just for that extra spicy and stylish touch.

  114. ShowEvidenceThenObject

    No chip spice, no sale

    I'll be visiting Morrisons this weekend, but if it's not garnished with the finest chip spice, I will be disappointed.

    Aye, the stuff that is mostly MSG and paprika with a lot of other dubious processed extracts.

    Cheers!

    1. skalamanga

      Re: No chip spice, no sale

      Is that anything like the 'chicken salt' the Aussies put on their fish and chips?

  115. Tullius
    Angel

    The only side dish worthy of this magnificent meal

    I'll take one of those Yorkshire pudding pizza mashups with a side of Svið: a sheep's head, sawed in half...

    Last time I had the half sheep's head, it was on the menu as une demi-tête de mouton in the Hilton, Algiers.

    Big Yum.

  116. Tullius
    Angel

    The only side dish worthy of this magnificent meal.

    I'll take one of those Yorkshire pudding pizza mashups with a side of Svið: a sheep's head, sawed in half...

    Last time I had the half sheep's head, it was on the menu as une demi-tête de mouton in the Hilton, Algiers.

    Big Yum.

  117. spudnut
    Childcatcher

    Proper Preparation is Key

    A proper preparation of a Morrisons pizza thingy would undoubtedly require the addition of a genuine Yorkshire boffin on fine Yorkshire estate served from the bum of a large fondleslab while discussing the latest El Reg commentary.

  118. Gandaft

    Car Modding

    I would get 4 and use them as replacement wheel hubs, thell luk reeet smart

  119. Stupur

    England 6 nations chances

    I’d seriously consider feeding this shit to the welsh rugby team in the vain hope that they could make some serious handling errors at twickenham caused by early onset diabetes/ malnutrition. Unfortunately it looks like all the welsh fans will have eaten them in some pitiful excuse for a celebration.

  120. ridlesthwate

    How I would eat it

    All the classic pizza toppings could work. That said, maybe cauliflower cheese and pepperoni served with gravy would be worth a shot

    I'd also suggest a sweet version where it becomes more like a cheesecake. Keep the Yorkie base then fill it with the cream cheese filling and as a topping of your choice. This would ideally be chocolate based.

  121. Terry 6 Silver badge

    Proper Yorkshire

    I'm a Manchester Man, but graduated out of Bradford. So I got to study Morrisons, Sam Smith beer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Smith_Brewery ), curry and Yorkshire pudding in great detail.

    The Yorkshire pudding, a large, deep, plate sized object can have any filling. But it can't be, as previously noted, one of these tiddly puffed-up excrescences served up in chain carveries alongside the dried -up roast beef.

    Morrisons, even before Ken, started as a cheese stall in Bradford Market. There's almost nothing more authentic Yorkshire except (possibly) the cricket club and (certainly) the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band ( of Wogan fame).

    That being said, when I want to wind-up the Mrs. I do remind her that when we were in Venice I was able to find a restaurant that had pizza with chips topping, so that clearly makes that an authentic Italian dish.

  122. skalamanga

    Personally, I couldn't live with the shame of eating a pizza under 12 inches in diameter.

  123. x 7

    HMS Yorkshire Pudding express

    We should park the new aircraft carriers off Italy, one in the Bay of Naples, the other off Venice and use them as floating home delivery pudding houses.

    The F-35 is no use as a military aircraft, so instead rig them with an autopilot and use them as delivery drones. Should be able to guarantee a precision air drop anywhere in Italy within 40 minutes of ordering.

    Saturate Italy with Yorkshire Puddings: our revenge for the rash of third rate pizza houses that have appeared in the UK in the last forty years.

  124. x 7

    Best filling for a Yorkshire Pudding:

    Lancashire Black Pudding (cooked and sliced)

    Cumberland Sausage (cooked and sliced)

    Lancashire Blue Cheese (ideally Blacksticks Blue)

    Chopped shallots

    Chopped garlic

    Brussels sprouts (boiled and chopped)

    Pepper and chilli seasoning

    Make the pudding, add the filling and place in oven until cheese begins browning

  125. 404 Silver badge

    Pineapple chunks

    and that would about do it - no gravy required or wanted...

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  127. nautica
    Thumb Up

    What a golden opportunity...

    I personally think the thing (Hey! That's what Morrisons can call it..."The Thing") looks absolutely scrumptious. I think they'd make a bazillion bucks by packaging it up and mounting a sales effort aimed directly at the U.S! After all, a people who will eat at McDonald's will eat anything, so "The Thing" is a shoe-in to be a phenomenal success. And...what better way to get retribution on the U.S for exporting McDonald's to the U.K.?

  128. Martin-73 Silver badge

    I am so disappointed i may quit drinking

    But... in a world (el reg is a world) of pedants with firm opinions... Nobody else has pointed out that the moon doesn't have a dark side? I am.. gonna seek consolation at the nearest morrisons. which is... god knows where

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: I am so disappointed i may quit drinking

      "There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun." --Gerry O'Driscoll

  129. Sampler

    As a Yorkshireman...

    Stuck at the far end of the world, away from the beautiful god's own county, and having discussed this glorious invention with fellow ex-pats (ejected from the Great Yorkshire and sent to sweat in Sydney for not drinking the minimum amount of cups of tea per day, a ruling we all have deemed harsh, but fair, and one day wish to return home once we've made recompense by catching up our tea dept) the only solution we have is to make our own.

    Similar to our recent hunt to find a decent scotch egg in the uv blasted land and resorting to home cookery, we have procured the ingredients and next weekend we will be set to recreating what could considerably be a stroke of fusion cuisine genius or crossing that fine line into madness, we are yet to know.

    That said, we will be accompanying it with standard pizza accompaniments fries, but, also stalwart Yorkshire companion, onion gravy.

    Yes, chips'n'gravy...we're from the North, what else did you expect?

  130. Milton Silver badge

    Prezza!

    Since an unpleasant gingerish facade reveals a repulsive confusion of messy half baked ingredients strongly resembling its traditional predecessor, the pavement pizza, may I suggest it is named in honour of Donald Trump, and called a Prezza?

    If so it should be served with a suggestive spiral of thick chocolate sauce, nicely crimped off at the top.

  131. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Satans sauceboat.

    I'd happily eat this shit if I've made it at home myself - a nicely and most importantly freshly cooked yorkshire filled with a variety of savoury or sweet fillings is food of the gods. Reheated after a trip from morrisons NEVER!

  132. PaulR79

    Served with dips like a lot of pizzas. The twist is that each dip is inside a normal sized Yorkshire Pudding with a free garlic soaked one in place of garlic bread.

  133. Whatisthisidonteven

    11 course tasting menu

    The dish in question should be served as the 11th course when the first 10 courses were beer.

    Give me a shout if you need a demonstration.

  134. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You missed an option

    No, because I’m currently sober...

    To be fair it’s not as much of an abomination as some fusions. And do a chicken tikka one... that would hit the spot!

  135. John-Doe

    How to prepare the perfect Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

    1. Remove all outer packaging, including foil tray.

    2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius or the highest temperature your oven can achieve.

    3. Place Frankenstein’s monsteresque blasphemous concoction on a baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for approximately three hours, or until evenly blackened throughout.

    4. Crush the remains into a fine powder and seal within a clear urn.

    5. Once a year, on Yorkshire Pudding day, bring out the urn as a reminder of the fragility of tradition while you tuck-in to a homemade Yorkshire Pud with thick gravy and appreciate the moment of ingesting the very soul of God’s own country.

    6. Never forget.

  136. Colin Ritchie
    Windows

    Cutural exchange.

    Take them to Glasgow and swap them for pizza crunch.

    https://youtu.be/uyRYxvZWsJg

  137. ideapete
    Facepalm

    Export across pond

    Call it authentic Willy Shakes dish , instant poetry sell for $50 a pop

  138. CentralCoasty
    Pint

    A new national dish?

    Topped with Mushy Peas on a sea of gravy - brings a new meaning to a "pie floater"

    Followed by a Deep Fried Mars Bar.

    And washed down with several pints of Guinness.

  139. DHBI

    Proper fusion

    The Student Union at Manchester Uni used to do a great fusion meal comprising a yorkshire pudding filled with chicken jalfrezi. Top nosh!

  140. emess

    I wouldn't, but I did reach for Pink Floyd (... which in central London terms may as well be on the dark side of the Moon.)

  141. Steve Jackson

    Obvious

    Unlimited salad bar and Ice Cream factory, of course. 'Appen.

  142. Lostintranslation

    I would eat it, because, as you put it, it's a "strangely alluring monstrosity".

  143. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Anybody got a foolproof Yorkie Pud recipe?

    I now want to try making my own (the traditional way).

  144. GeeS11XaaR

    Cheese rolling

  145. ScottishYorkshireMan

    What will the Scottish Branches do with it?

    Being a Yorkshireman who lives in Scotland, my concern lies with the actions of the local chippy, who may take this Yorkitalian delicacy and deep-fry the bugger....

  146. peterm3
    Pint

    Erbspüree

    I would eat the giant Yorkshire. They would go well with the essential Yorkshire Mushy Peas. Amusingly they are called Erbspüree here in Germany, which sounds rather posh.

  147. Spasticus Autisticus
    Mushroom

    War!

    I couldn't eat it.

    I'd take it to the Italian Embassy and suggest that Italy declare WAR on Morrisons for besmirching the virtue of the venerable pizza.

  148. ravenviz
  149. Andrew 6

    Made my own version over the weekend

    after seeing this.

    Have to admit I just bought frozen giant yorkshire puddings, and let the kids (4 and 2) make there own pizza in a "orkshire pud" as they call them. So they had fun.

    Turned out pretty well, passata and tomato puree mix for the base, loads of pepperoni, cheese and salami, the missus had mushrooms on her's too.

    I added a bit of cayenne to the cheese mix for mine.

    Served with a dessert of jaffa cakes :-D

    1. jake Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: Made my own version over the weekend

      "and let the kids (4 and 2) make there own pizza in a "orkshire pud""

      THIS makes the entire 'orrible concept worthwhile. Thanks for restoring my faith in humanity, Andrew.

      Beer ...because with two littles that age, you probably don't get out much.

  150. petefoth

    As part of a proper Sunday dinner: one (or two) of these, with roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots, savoy cabbage, horseradish sauce and gravy

  151. ofnuts

    The most disturbing bit of that piece of news...

    is the meaning of "NYPD" it implies.

    Is Sarkozy aware of this?

    https://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/2009/07/26/20090726PHOWWW00050.jpg

  152. zombiedisco

    "The Yorkie Pudzza Corn Soaker"

    Directions: a) place 2 shoe-sized Yorkie Pudzza Corn Soakers in a 350-deg. oven for 15 mins; b) take from oven and place on floor in TV room in front of favorite chair; c) place one corned dog (foot) inside each soaker and soak for 20-mins; d) wipe each dog with a paper towel when done, then place each soaker on a plate and share with a friend. Bon Appefeet.

  153. Art O. Ficial

    I can't wait to experience the Gastronomic Hull On Earth that is the Yorkie Pizzalicious Pudding. I hope that it isn't just an Il Rospo In Un Buco (i.e. the Italic Toad in a Hole). I'll settle for the currently asssailable Britannia Inferior Style, but I hope that soon the fabled Samoan Style with coconut and prosciutto will be accessible to tickle my taste buds.

  154. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's not a Cornish Pasty

    It's got no bleddy turnip in it! I

    I thought Yorkshire Pudding was the Tinder username of a young lass waiting at the Bariatric Clinic at Scarborough General Hospital!

  155. Pedigree-Pete
    Pint

    Take 2 for a round of..............

    Frizbie Golf.

    http://bdga.org.uk/

    Then you can eat one whilst you're playing. PP

    Oh! and one of these to wash it all down.

  156. fluffybunnyuk

    I think El Reg got food poisoning and died, since we never found out who won what...

  157. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yorkshire - Pah !

    Ask some Frenchies and they'll tell you what the Brits call 'Yorkshire pudding' originated - in France.

    Not sure why Yorkshire has to make outrageous claims about everything 'Yorkshire' - i've been and it's an utter shithole.. whereas most departments in France are way less shit-holey, but sadly further away than the Pennines are. So my friends, as it's French, filling it with garlic and cheeze isn't quite as revolting an idea as er, it seems.

    Guess i'll try me some then.. pass me the maple syrup dammit (try it)

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