When I first married I wasn't a bad cook but could never get the hang of Yorkshire Pudding. If we had roast beef on a Sunday, I would valiantly attempt to make some and it would invariably turn out flat and crunchy. I tried all sorts of recipes and tips but nothing seemed to help so I eventually gave in and resorted to Aunt Bessies (the uncooked batter ones, not the ready made) and sometimes even these were unsuccessful! I had no trouble with Toad-in-the-Hole which is weird as it's essentially the same thing.
The last couple of times we had beef, I decided to give it another go and, even though I used a recipe I've used before, I've had much better success for some reason. This week I was very pleased with the outcome.