Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce and Yorkshire Pudding



8 servings



10 lbs. standing beef rib roast
2 tsp. cracked pepper
2 tsp. crumbled dried marjoram
2 tsp. crumbled dried thyme
2 onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced


2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup beef drippings or
melted butter


1/2 cup beef drippings or
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 cups beef broth
2 cups half and half cream (half milk, half cream)
1/2 cup prepared white horseradish
Salt and pepper
Red onion flowers (see below) for garnish


Sprinkle roast with pepper, herbs, onions and garlic. Place fat side up on a rack set into a roasting pan. Roast in a preheated 350 F. oven for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 150 F. for medium, rare. Pour off fatty part of the drippings from roasting pan and use for pudding and sauce. Keep roast warm.

For the pudding; turn oven to 425 F. In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add eggs and milk, beat with electric mixer until well blended. Pour 1/2 cup beef drippings or melted butter into a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan; tilt pan to cover bottom evenly. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 325 F. for 30 minutes. Bake until puffed and brown. Cut into squares to serve. For individual servings, divide batter between 8 greased custard cups or popover pan. Bake the same length of time.

While pudding is baking, prepare sauce. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, heat drippings and stir in flour. Stir over low heat for 10 minutes. Gradually add beef broth and half and half. Stir over medium heat until sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in horseradish and salt and pepper to taste.

Place roast on platter and garnish with sautéed onions and cherry tomatoes. Can also be garnished with long needled pin boughs and red onion flowers. To prepare onion flowers, peel small red onions. Starting at the pointed end, cut onions into quarters, cutting to within 1/2 inch of the bottom. Cut each quarter into 1/8 inch wide strips to within 1/2 inch of the bottom. Place in cold water and onions will open to resemble chrysanthemums. Serve pudding separately and pass sauce. Makes 8 servings.

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