Yorkshire Pudding, also known as batter pudding, is an English dish made from batter and usually served with roast meat and gravy. Despite the name there is no evidence it originated in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire pudding is a staple of the British Sunday lunch and in some cases is eaten as a separate course prior to the main meat dish.
This was the traditional method of eating the pudding and is still common in parts of Yorkshire today. Because the rich gravy from the roast meat drippings was used up with the first course, the main meat and vegetable course was often served with a parsley or white sauce.