A Leicestershire chef was left baffled after creating a Yorkshire pudding that came out looking like the children’s TV character Morph.
Ellie Todd-Thornton from Asfordby is 53 and a chef at Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire.
She has cooked many a Yorkshire pudding in her time, but never one quite as bizarre as this.
In fact, it was so bizarre that she didn’t serve it and instead chose to take it home to show her husband and three children.
Her husband, Pete, immediately said that it looked like the famous stop-motion clay animation TV character Morph.
He said: “She took it out of her bag and said, ‘Look what I cooked today.’ I couldn’t believe it. It’s just like Morph.
“My eldest son, who is 25, vaguely remembers the character from his childhood but the other two don’t.”
Understandably, Pete and Ellie’s youngest son couldn’t resist eating the Yorkshire pudding.
“It’s gone now, which is a shame, but for the best as my wife does make the best Yorkshire puddings,” said Pete.
Morph first appeared on UK TV screens in 1977 alongside the artist and television presenter Tony Hart, who died in 2009.
The character was designed by Aardman Animations, who also went on to create Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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Last year Morph and his white-skinned alter-ego Chas appeared in a Tesco TV ad.