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8 ways to flavour Yorkshire pudding batter

8 ways to flavour Yorkshire pudding batter

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Let this classic side dish take centre stage with our fantastic flavourings. From savoury to sweet, we’ve got all the ideas you need to take your Yorkies to the next level

Add some allure to this classic Sunday roast staple. Stay on the safe side with our savoury selection, or be seduced by the sweet side and serve your puddings as just that - pudding! For more on getting perfect Yorkies, see our top tips for making Yorkshire puddings and best Yorkshire pudding tins to buy.

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Savoury suggestions

Mustard & herbs

Mustard and rosemary Yorkshire puddings on a plate, topped with rosemary

English mustard is guaranteed to give a fiery kick to your batter. Stir in any herbs that you have to hand – we’ve used rosemary and thyme.

Herby mustard Yorkies

Chopped bacon

Four Yorkshire puddings in a baking tray

Doesn't everything taste better with bacon? Chop a few rashers into small pieces, then grill or fry until crispy, making sure to drain off any excess fat. Leave to cool, then stir into your uncooked batter before pouring into your pre-heated tin as usual, reserving a few pieces to sprinkle on the top if desired. Try our five-star rated recipe to make your basic batter.

Tiny toad-in-the-holes

Sausage and apple toad in the holes in a baking tray

Making miniature versions of this comfort food classic means extra surface area touching the tin to puff up and go golden. We’ve added apple for sweetness and used half-fat sausages to make these a healthier choice that kids will love.

Sausage & apple toad-in-the-hole

Sage & onion

Pile of sage and onion Yorkshire puddings on a tray

Jazz up your Christmas dinner sides >by adding sage and onion to Yorkshire pudding batter. This classic flavour combination would also work a treat with roast pork.

Sage & onion Yorkshire puddings

Sweet treats

A bit of booze

Giant Dutch baby pancake topped with boozy cherries and ice cream scoops

Don’t be fooled by the title, this dish is a pancake in name only. Transform your usual mix from humble to heavenly by adding aromatic vanilla extract and topping with brandy-soaked cherries.

Dutch baby pancake with drunken cherries

Smother in salted caramel

Poached pear wrapped in batter, in a bowl of caramel sauce

We’re suckers for salted caramel: with vanilla poached pears and lashings of sticky toffee sauce, this is one sweet and sophisticated way to serve your Yorkshire puds for dessert.

Salted caramel pear puffs

Fresh fruit

Blackberry and apple Yorkshire puddings in a baking tray

These individually-portioned puddings pair fresh apple and blackberries for a little taste of autumn.

Blackberry & apple Yorkshire puddings

Canned fruit

Fruit Yorkshire pudding bake in an oval dish

A well-stocked storecupboard is all you need to whip up this family-friendly pudding. Simply sweeten the batter with a sprinkling of sugar, then add whatever tinned fruit you have to hand – we used prunes and apricots.

Sweet & fruity Yorkshire

Get more flavour inspiration with our delicious Yorkshire pudding recipes.

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Do you favour a flavoured Yorkie, or prefer a purist pudding approach? Share your better batter banter in the comments below…

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