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 eggs (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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26th Oct, 2014
Made these for the first time a couple of weeks ago and they are amazing! Found the quantities to be just right. Make sure you definitely don't open the oven door though as I did and they shrank a bit. Have always used frozen in the past but converted to these lovely ones now and making again today with roast chicken - yum!!!
4th Oct, 2014
Perfect Yorkshire puddings first time. Made 9 using half quantities, although I used a jam tart tray rather than a muffin tray so this may be why. I will be using this recipe again!
21st Sep, 2014
Amazing! I have often had some Yorkshire disasters but these came out perfect!
19th Sep, 2014
Try adding an extra egg white for an extra rise.
19th Sep, 2014
If you want them to be really big and fluffy then add an extra egg white to the mix.
31st Aug, 2014
3 medium eggs is more than enough for this recipe.
29th Aug, 2014
Amazing recipe! So easy to make and super tasty!!
5th Aug, 2014
Never fails! They rise beautifully and also freeze well.
10th Jul, 2014
I tried this recipe and it worked well. it rise well and taste good also . to make the batter 1 st whip the eggs then add milk stir .the flour added the last , salt, pepper. its a lot easier. Anyway thank you so much for this recipe.
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22nd Jun, 2014
Just tried these for the first time. As I don't have a muffin pan and I was only cooking for myself today, I made a quarter of the mixture. This made 8 small yorkies in my fairy cake pan. It really makes a difference whether the oil is hot or not - I put oil in just 6 wells before preheating, but then realised I had enough batter for 2 more so added it to the pan without preheating the oil - and those 2 stuck a bit! As they were little they took just 15 mins at 220. I used 1/4 tsp oil in each well and that seemed just right. Have polished off the hot ones with my beef, and looking forward to munching on the others cold later :-)


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