After being in the car for almost an hour, my folks were gasping for tea and some toast or cake. So finding a teashop took first priority. We found a cafeteria in a large, old fashioned department store that sold tweedy suits and jackets with leather patches, checkered shirts, cloth caps, and similarly sensible clothing for women. There was also a large gardening supplies center and a department dedicated to cooking paraphernalia, where we bought Yorkshire pudding pans. A Yorkshire pudding is our version of a popover, and is usually served as an accompaniment to roast beef for the traditional Sunday lunch. Sometimes made in a large tin, it is best made in a pan with small indentations that proffer individual servings. This way everyone gets a pudding that resembles a golden, crusty well just waiting for a spoonful of beef gravy, preferably ungranulated.
(Thanks, Kate, for the photo work!)
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