Not English, Never Visited the UK, But Craving A Sunday Roast Like Mad!
So sorry for the gap in posting! I’ve had a busy last couple of weeks with friends visiting and then getting work started on my half-sleeve tattoo. Been a long time coming, but that means that some days I haven’t been able to cook and do a proper review. During these little breaks, you can keep in touch with me in between posts on my socials 🙂
But for today, I’d love to bring your attention to today’s review, which will feature TWO recipes.
I think it must be Tiktok that had me craving a Sunday Roast like I was channeling a past life. Seriously. I wanted all the fixings–a nice slow-cooked piece of meat, potatoes, veggies, gravy, and Yorkshire puddings!
Now Grey, a good portion of what you mentioned is definitely not gluten-free. Correct. But we’re here to go over how you can make this meal 100% gluten-free and not have anyone at your table feeling left out!
This week’s post will feature reviews for Yorkshire Pudding and English Roast cooked in a Dutch Oven. So, sit tight because you may want to update your meal plans for this weekend!
A Sunday Roast Doesn’t Feel Complete Without Yorkshire Puddings!
Is that accurate? I’m not entirely sure, so let me know how your Sunday Roast varies in your household in the comments! In my view, I’ve seen so many images and videos of people enjoying this delicious-looking dinner, and all of them had a lovely person plop a couple of these puffy-looking pastries onto the plate.
I had no idea what they tasted like or how they were made. What I did know, however, was that they were meant to be covered in gravy. Alright–sold.
Once I got to reading, they sounded VERY similar to German pancakes, also called “Dutch Babies”. Of course, these were like…individual Dutch babies. So, how are these made gluten-free?
To help answer this question, I followed a VERY simple recipe by Gluten-Free Cuppa Tea. You can find the recipe right -> here!
This recipe card includes instructions in both US measurements and metric. It’s super simple to follow and honestly tough to mess up. This recipe very easily makes 24 Yorkshire puddings, but I ended up making 12, so one muffin tin was used. If you were feeding a family of 4-10, then you’d certainly use up all of the mix. Assuming that each person would want 2 Yorkshire puddings with their plate.
There is no seasoning or noticeable flavor with these. They simply puff up and are essentially a vessel for flavor that you’d get from the yummy gravy. Do they taste good on their own? For sure. But again–there isn’t much of a salty or sweet flavor.
These came out looking picture-perfect. They puffed up beautifully and were just so surprisingly yummy for only requiring 3 ingredients. How awesome is that?
Grey’s Grade for the Yorkshire Pudding: 5/5
No doubt about it. These Yorkshire puddings made this Sunday Roast complete. Honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to see the difference if I had a regular Yorkshire pudding next to these. They puffed up nicely and made for a great complement to the rest of the plate.
I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe if you’re trying to make your Sunday Roast (or any meal, really), gluten-free.
Now…It’s Time For The Dutch Oven English Pot Roast
Let’s jump right into this. This recipe is by Fox Valley Foodie and you can view the recipe right -> here!
When I was looking for a recipe, I was between two. One that called for a slow cooker and this one, which begged to use a Dutch Oven and not a slow cooker. A slow cooker is simple–you brown the meat, toss it in the pot, and let it do its thing. This recipe required you to do all that, but roast it in the oven for 4 hours at 300 F. For me, I was just trying to figure out how to time everything, so nothing was going to be cold on the plate once ready to serve.
This recipe isn’t automatically gluten-free but requires only a few adjustments: flour, and Worcestershire sauce. You can very easily find gluten-free options for both at your local grocery stores.
This roast is definitely worth the time. The Sunday Roast simply wouldn’t be complete without the meat, right? Well, I have to say that cooking the meat slow and low definitely worked out well. The roast was very tender and did not need a knife, but was still okay to transfer out of the pot without completely falling apart.
I have no complaints about the meat itself, but the sauce that that the meat cooked in–that you later use to thicken into a gravy? Well, I’m glad that I did not add any additional salt or pepper because the amount that was on the meat when it was browned was certainly enough. Next time I would probably decrease the amount of salt used in this recipe by a little bit.
At least the majority of the other food items on the plate were not overly seasoned, so the sauce worked perfectly. While it didn’t leave you wanting to chug a gallon of water, it still could have been decreased by a little bit.
Grey’s Grade: 4.5/5
The only reason this recipe isn’t getting a 5/5 is for the seasoning. I think the amount of salt could definitely be decreased, but it worked well for what I was serving it with. The flavor of a 4-hour roast was absolutely fantastic. You can definitely taste that it wasn’t quickly thrown together from a package or reheated.
If you have some room in your oven and have a Dutch oven handy, then I recommend you try this recipe for an English Pot Roast for next Sunday’s Roast Dinner.
Grey’s Thoughts Overall…
I can very comfortably say that my craving for a Sunday Roast was satisfied. For two people, this lasted us for two dinners. Both the recipes referenced above worked out well for what I was looking to accomplish. Now, would I possibly try another recipe for a roast? 100%. Not that I didn’t like the recipe at all, but because I’d love to try a variety. While a Sunday Roast appears to have similar components, there is some variety in how these areas are satisfied.
If you’re like me and you have a craving for quite literally a super comforting meal, then I urge you to check out these recipes I have linked above. Just because these aren’t normally gluten-free, doesn’t mean you can’t make them be.
It’s so awesome to see these meals made gluten-friendly because the last thing we want is for people to feel left out at the table because “Oh, I can’t eat that.”. This is exactly why I keep posting these reviews. Mealtime is such a special time in all cultures, so let’s make the needed adjustments to ensure everyone gets to join in on the yums!
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