Best Yorkshire puddings

Best Yorkshire puddings

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 8 large puds or 24 small

The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshires is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per pud (8 large puds)

  • kcal199
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)
  • 4 egg (200ml/7fl oz)



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  • 200ml milk



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  • sunflower oil, for cooking
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  1. Heat oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8. Drizzle a little sunflower oil evenly into 2 x 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tins or a 12-hole non-stick muffin tin and place in the oven to heat through.

  2. To make the batter, tip 140g plain flour into a bowl and beat in four eggs until smooth. Gradually add 200ml milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump-free. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the batter into a jug, then remove the hot tins from the oven. Carefully and evenly pour the batter into the holes. Place the tins back in the oven and leave undisturbed for 20-25 mins until the puddings have puffed up and browned. Serve immediately. You can now cool them and freeze for up to 1 month.

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Comments (348)

salliebeaumont's picture

Never fails, they are fab!

matty5630's picture

For years, I have been making Yorkshire Puddings and as time has gone by, they’ve gone from being fairly average to really rubbish!! Finally, I admitted defeat and decided to try this recipe. I have never made such fantastic Yorkshire Puds. They were enormous. Fluffy on the inside and tasted great. I whisked the eggs for a couple of mins until they were frothy and ‘airy’, before adding the milk. I divided the mixture into two 18cm sandwich tins and they were perfect! Great with your roast, or ideal with sausages and beans inside (sorry….kids favourite!)

jussy1's picture

I was amazed with this wonderful recipe. I've never had such huge, puffed up puddings and my son can't wait to get his hands on them. A big, tasty, mouthwatering treat that my family just can't wait to get stuck into. I'm so proud of my puddings... Thanks so much

caholeene's picture

They rose amazingly, defintely the best looking yorkshire puds i have made.

trinamay69's picture

OMG. Thank you. For years i have struggled making yorkshire puddings and they have come out a disaster. I tried these sunday and after 7 minutes of being in the oven i could see them rising,i could not believe it,i brought everyone into the kitchen to have a look.They came out huge. My grand-children love yorkshires and i normally cheat by buying the shop ones.My 6 year grand-daughter said has i gave her, her roast dinner "WOW nanny how did you get them so big".The family are impressed. I'm looking forward to making a toad in the hole tonight.
Thank you.

traceyhurst8's picture

I have been making yorkshires for yrs but this recipe has best results ever :)

paul77's picture

I've tried loads of yorkshire pud recipes and had no luck with any of them. This is the best recipe for perfect puds. THANK YOU :-)

teresa1977's picture

Use this receipe everytime to make 12 yorkies & perfect everytime

amanda006's picture

These yorkshires never fail to rise! Kids love them!!!

lewis-lass's picture

Fantastic recepie, you cannot go wrong with it ! Well risen, Lovely tasty light yorkshires. Yuuuuuummy !!

glenyst's picture

It's true! These really work.

littlemisscupcake's picture

These were awesome!! Success at last!!

michellea999's picture

Not the best recipe I have used but it does make very good Yorkshire Puds, I halved the recipe as I did not need the full quantity.

vinsbit's picture

I have a reputation for "yorkshire pellets" as I have never been able to cook yorkshires properly. But this recipe made me a very happy cook - they were beautiful and rose perfectly. Yes!!!

barhamsbakery's picture

An update to my comment above... Tried this recipe in a large tray for toad in the hole and it failed miserably :-(

barhamsbakery's picture

Absolutely bloomin' marvellous!! Followed the recipe to the letter and got perfect huge yorkies.

cookpauline's picture

Can anyone help, please? I want to make and freeze these for Sunday lunch. When I take them out of the freezer do I just let them defrost or pop into a hot oven.

clairski90's picture

Just tried this for new years day dinner OMG they were amazing love this recipe. I left the batter to rest for about an hour before I used it and make sure the oil in the pan is hot hot hot !!! So thanks for recipe x

princess_411's picture

This is too eggy - They rose well and browned nicely but because of the amount of egg they were cake like. Would recommend halving the amount of egg if not more.

lululu's picture

forgot to give it the 5 stars. If you cook yorkshire puddings , make sure that this is the recipe you'll be delighted. I still cant believe that I actually made such fantastic yorkshire puds.


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