In this recipe, two British gastronomic classics are rolled into one: the traditional duo of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and the Christmas dish of spiced beef, a joint of cured meat that is eaten in slivers.
Makes about 48.
mini yorkshire puddings
Mix pepper, coriander and allspice in bowl. Rub 1 teaspoon oil, then spice mixture all over beef; sprinkle with salt. Place beef on baking sheet. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Roast beef until thermometer inserted into center registers 130°F for medium-rare, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Let beef stand at least 30 minutes.
Mix sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons reserved oil and mustard in small bowl. (Beef and dressing can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool beef, cover and refrigerate. Cover and refrigerate dressing. Whisk dressing before using.)
Thinly slice beef. Cut slices into 2 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch strips. Roll strips into cylinders. Using finger, push down center of each pudding, creating hole. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon dressing into each. Push beef cylinder into hole. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon dressing into center of beef. Arrange puddings on platter and serve.