Best Yorkshire puddings

Best Yorkshire puddings

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level



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

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per pud (8 large puds)

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  • 140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)
  • 4 eggs (200ml/7fl oz)
  • 200ml milk
  • 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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andreiagouveia's picture

I've never made Yorkshire puds before n always buy frozen but as I had my boyfriends family over, I wanted to impress. They were Amazing!! So simple to make and came out really well. I'll be doing these I stead of the frozen ones from now on :)

sionedgoch's picture

I halve the amounts given here as I only ever want to cook four yorkies. They still turn out fantastically. Great recipe!

caroljefferson's picture

Goodness me, just had to comment on these, they are AMAZING! I have never had success with yorkshires before, but as others commented they hit the top of the oven, a keeper for sure, thank you Good Food!

Wendyflett's picture

Made these last week and best I've made. Just have one question though, Can I cook these straight from frozen or do I need to defrost first?

digigirl's picture

Very good and easy to make. Only quibble is that it doesn't say how much oil to put into pan. I did a thin coating, but that wasn't enough as they all stuck on the bottom. Will use more next time. Otherwise - perfect!

Looney76's picture

I looked online for a yorkie recipe and they were well risen but really soggy. Since I'm a newbie at this cooking lark I thought I had done something wrong and tried them again. And again I had big soggy yorkies. Then I found this recipe.......Cor blimey these ones were lovely :). Proper big light yorkies. I will defo be sticking with these ones

Knight70's picture

Best recipe ever, really fluffy and a family favourite !

Kerstin J.'s picture

These Yorkshire Puddings are absolutely amazing. I tried so many recipes but I will definitely stick with this one.

jakelsmith's picture

Perfect every time.

emma_ace's picture

Love this recipe! You just can't go wrong and I get great Yorkshire puds every time. Have passed this on to 3 other friends and they loved it.

Kisrah's picture

This recipe hasn't failed me yet! Makes lovely puffy puddings. Good for making a large batch and keeping some handy in the freezer. They heat up nicely and taste just as good from frozen. Used this batter for toad in the hole last night. Went down well with everyone. :)

felinewolf's picture

This recipe is the best! I have been so set in my yorkshire pudding ways, that until my oven gave up on me last month, I wouldnt entertain someone instructing me how to put together these humble puds! However, the new oven with the same mix just didnt deliver the fluffy large puds I had come to boast about, so thought I had better look for help.... this recipe astounded me no end!! I did not produce fluffy yorkshire puds, I produced elephants feet yorkshire puds and cannot thank this page enough, (however I still like to dress them up with a sprinkle of onion granules for extra ummmf - perfect!) this proves a point, that you can teach an old dog new tricks lol = brilliant thankyou.

galaxy_051's picture

Fantastic!! First ever time in making Yorkshire Puddings and they turned out erfect and tasted great! THANK YOU!!

fizzol's picture

Absolutely AMAZING, never been able to get mine to rise, they were delicious.

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Chubbsy79's picture

I too have had many a disaster with the ole yorkshire pud but with this recipe it never fails.
Its so easy and they come out great every time.

Lulumammy3's picture

Never been able to make these properly before ... Then tried this recipe! Fab!!

ladynellington's picture

Quartered the recipe and made 6 beautiful, fluffy and yummy puds! Top notch recipe.

rozmoo's picture

Its all true, having given up on making my own, blaming my oven etc etc i looked at the comments on this recipe and thought id try just once more. They were huge and tasty and my son gave them a 9 out of ten and he is highly critical ( being 7 and eating at least 5 shop bought ones at one sitting) Try works !!!!

lisatay87's picture

Definitely the best I've ever made. Fab recipe!! Thanks