Chrissy Teigen, queen of Twitter, managed to break the Internet this week after fans begun sharing her recipe for ‘Fluffy Popovers’.
‘What are they?’ You might be wondering….
Well, they look awfully similar to Yorkshire Puddings, and that’s where the confusion all begun.
Posting a picture online from the model’s new book Cravings: Hungry For More, one fan wrote: “I’ve just found out that @chrissyteigen has renamed Yorkshire Puddings to Fluffy Popovers. Why?!”
To which Chrissy replied: “I didn’t, we call them popovers, but you look like you want some drama so go for it – just don’t tag me next time thanks!”
And, just like that, Twitter went wild.
“Chrissy, I love and respect u but they are yorkshire puddings,” wrote one of her followers in retaliation.
While another penned: “Just had to unfollow chrissy teigen for blasphemy over Yorkshire puddings & i’m surprised how intensely I feel about this”.
A third chipped in: “They’re Yorkshire puddings for crying out loud”.
While there was a hell of a lot of uproar about Chrissy’s recipe – and she even had to mute the Twitter thread where it was all kicking off – it soon became apparent that it was all a bit of a fuss over nothing.
As many Twitter users pointed out, Chrissy didn’t rename Yorkshire Puddings, but was instead referring to a US recipe, which is rather similar, but not exactly the same.
A Popover has a similar batter to a Yorkshire Pudding (essentially eggs, flour, and milk or water), but the difference comes in how they are prepared.
The American recipe is usually cooked in a ‘Popover pan’ or a muffin tin – like Chrissy’s was. Meanwhile, a Yorkshire Pudding is traditionally baked in a pan, which has been heavily greased with beef fat.
The other difference is that Yorkshire Puddings are savoury, and consumed almost exclusively alongside a roast dinner to mop up meat and gravy, meanwhile, Popovers can be enjoyed savoury or sweet (Chrissy likes them with melted brie and blackberry jam. Mmmm).
Call them what you want – they both sound pretty dreamy.