Learning to Make Yorkshire Puddings

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My family are a huge fan of chicken and last week I travelled to London to attend the launch of chicken sausages by Richmond. I had a fantastic adventure, learnt how to make Yorkshire puddings and had lots of fun. I am super excited to share my experience with you.

When I arrived in Soho at the cooking school, I was greeted by Angelica Bell the winner of last year’s Celebrity Master Chef. I knew I was in for a treat and looked forward to learning some new recipes.

There were a group of bloggers in attendance and we were all given an apron and chef hat in preparation for our cookery class. I was really excited. I learnt we were going to make Yorkshire puddings and got excited because I was born in Yorkshire and my family are huge fans of Yorkshires, sausages and gravy. We’ve eaten toad in the hole on a number of occasions but I’d never made it myself.

Chicken sausages are really versatile and suitable for lots of different dishes. Richmond chicken sausages are not only tasty but their chicken Sausages contain 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than pork sausages and that’s something which certainly interested me. I am always looking for healthier options and learning new recipes to try out at home was super exciting.

During our cookery class we were shown 3 different meals which we could cook. These meals were recipes I am familiar with but they all had a new spin on them making them healthier and tastier for my whole family.

We began by making Toad in the hole. This was the best part! After 36 years I finally discovered how to make Yorkshire pudding. Angelica Bell showed us how to make it into a healthy meal by adding green veg, broccoli and peas and the food turned out so tasty.

I made my own Yorkshire Pudding batter and cooked Yorkshires in the oven. I then tried the Yorkshires with Richmond’s new chicken sausages, mash potato and a delicious onion gravy. It was so so good!

We also learnt to make healthy chips with Sausages and home made baked beans which was really fun to learn.

richmond sausages

I can’t wait to give those a try at home. Making your own beans to go alongside Richmond Chicken sausages is a great way to keep the processed salt and sugar low.

angelica Bella

I really found the Richmond sausage launch fun and interesting. I now have some new knowledge and skills to help me make healthier meals for the family and I got to meet some great bloggers, chefs and of course Angelica Bell. I was excited to be given a recipe book to take home and we have already tested out the Toad in the hole recipe. My family loved it!


Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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    1. Yes I learnt a few things I didn’t know like you don’t need to poke the sausages with a fork when you cook them!

  1. It looks like you had a great time. What a fun idea for a class! I would love to take a cooking class some time so I can mix up our meal routine a little. You got to make some cool recipes!

  2. Ultimate toad-in-the-hole with caramelised onion gravy. Wrap fat sausages in streaky bacon for a posh version of a British classic – perfect comfort food for the whole family.

  3. Sounds like a good day with other like minded people. I’ve also never made toad in the hole but really enjoy it so I’d maybe try that recipe. I do like making my own sausage and bean casserole (homemade bean sauce too 🙂 ) and I think the chicken sausages would be nice in this. Thanks for running the giveaway!

    1. Yes the chicken sausages are nice. We had toad in the hole last week with the Richmond sausages and my family loved them!

  4. It’s nice to read about your lovely learning experience. The sausages sound fabulous.

  5. I’m jealous – sounds like a fantastic day and something I’d love to do! Toad In The Hole is a firm favourite here too, but I always do a very basic one – love the idea of adding veg into it, I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness, i never thought of using sausage in this way, especially with the rice recipe. Just made the yorkshire puds and they tasted fabulous, a thumbs up from all the family.

  7. I always use chicken sausages in a pasta bake and (because I am supremely lazy) I use Batchelors Pasta’n’Sauce and just whack it in the oven with some cheese on top!

    1. They taste great and I think I like them better than pork sausages. I love that they are less fattening too!

  8. Looks like you all had a great time – always sausage and mash here – toad in the hole too

  9. My favourite sausage fish isn’t probably the most healthy way to cook or eat them but it’s the most delicious to my boys, they can’t get enough of sausage casserole these days. Even in this heat!!!

  10. These look amazing Angela. Never considered making homemade beans before, although I will definitely give a go because I often worry about the high salt content. Great work!

  11. At last I have found sausages (which are a great favourite of mine) that my grandson will eat and enjoy. We had the #Richmond Chicken sausages in the week and he loved them. This next week I’ll get him to make the batter with me and we’ll have Toad in the Hole which I am sure he will love too.

  12. I am inspired to make a casserole with red onion, butter beans and tomatoes especially as the sunshine has fled

  13. Looked like a fun day. Chicken sausages sound interesting. Toad in the hole sounds delicious. I must look up the ingredients in the sausages.

  14. It sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I’d use these sausages in a wholewheat pasta bake with tomato, chilli and garlic sauce and lots of fresh veggies!

  15. I have be never tried chicken sausages, but they sound delicious, I would probably put them together with pasta.x

  16. looks like you had a wonderful fun filled day. I did not know that they did chicken sausages, will have to look out for them, I think that the ids would love them. I am waiting for them to make gluten-free ones, so I can have them too

  17. I love the sound of the yorkies with chicken sausages, mash & gravy, I’m definitely going to try this!

  18. I love the sound of the yorkies with chicken sausages, mash & gravy! I’m definitely going to try that

  19. I love toad in the hole! I think these sausages would also be great in a casserole with honey and mustard.

  20. I’m always looking for a great way for cooking more healthier food with four kids this can be tricky as one don’t like this one don’t like that lol. But made the chicken road in the hole and wow they all had eaten it I will be making this again and kids love it so will be making different one

  21. I would try to perfect a toad in the hole which I never seem to manage or use them in a homemade cassoulet

  22. The day looks like a lot of fun. I wish my Yorkshire puddings turned out like yours! I’d like to try chicken sausages with some baked mushrooms and a small amount of creme fraiche/mushroom sauce, served on a bed of wilted spinach. It would be healthy, and just as importantly, very tasty I hope.

  23. This looks like a great experience! I didn’t even know Richmond did chicken sausages, they sound delicious!

  24. Looks like a great experience, I would use the sausages to make a toad in the hole as that’s a favourite sausage dish in our house!

  25. I think the chicken sausages would be great in a sausage and pasta dish we enjoy. Cook the sausage and cut into pieces. Cook pasta of choice. Add onion and any desired vegetable to tin tomatoes and best up to make your sauce, add chopped sausage and serve over pasta!

  26. Richmond chicken sausages would be tasty in a sausage and baked bean pie with a shortcrust pastry!

  27. I noticed a lot of companies are now making chicken sausages as they are lower fat, must be good to make toad in the hole with.

  28. id love to try those chicken sausages,my family already love richmond sausages ,i think id make a yummy casserole or maybe good ol sausages mash and gravy,im getting peckish now haha

  29. Our favourites are Richmond sausages and will look out for these chicken sausages. We like in a sausage casserole 🙂

  30. Sausage Plait – a delicious, elegantly detailed dish, usually served with plain sausage meat filling. The chicken in these sausages would introduce a novel twist, and add a whole new zing!

  31. Theres a sauce I buy called Spanish Chicken, and it actually tastes nicer with sausages than chunks of chicken! I would try these new sausages with that sauce!

  32. These look great and I am sure my children would love them! I will be making the Yorkshire puddings! x

  33. Wow looks great. I have to say I have never tried chicken sausages, but I will have to try now.

  34. I have not tried these but I have to change my lifestyle and that means eating healthy and this would certainly help. I would also use them in a pasta dish.

  35. Well done with your Yorkshire puds! They would often turn out to be Yorkshire pancakes for me, but my partner does gorgeous ones. We quite often have toad in the hole with roasties and veg for Sunday dinner. Cheap and tasty, we’ll definitely try these sausages in it.

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