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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12th Jun, 2016
Great recipe: easy to make; and yorkshires came out really well risen.
24th May, 2016
Great recipe - I didn't want that many yorkshires so just split the recipes in half. They rose perfectly.
Bellydance 68
22nd May, 2016
Made these using gluten free plain flour and they were absolutely amazing. Best Yorkshires I have ever made.
25th Apr, 2016
Works every time. Brilliant!
18th Apr, 2016
Quite right that this Yorkshire Pudding recipe should claim to be the best. It is. Finally after years of culinary Yorkshire disasters, I can finally hold my head up high. As mentioned by others, I too chilled the batter. Apparently it makes the Yorkies lighter, but with only one successful batch under my belt, I have nothing to compare it to. Watch this space for updates. I also used my silicone muffin tray despite having read many online discussions calling shenanigan at the idea of silicone. Instead, I crossed my fingers for twenty five minutes and watched the oven door. The result = perfect. Just like the picture!
22nd Mar, 2016
Hi, The recipe states that these can be cooked and then frozen for up to a month but it doesn't state how to cook these once they have been frozen - any ideas anyone ??? Cheers, Lynn.
27th Mar, 2016
The frozen ones you buy in supermarkets take approx 3 mins in a hot oven. That's for the small ones - not sure about the bigger sizes.
5th Mar, 2016
I tried this recipe, but I must have got something badly wrong. My wife had said this was my last chance to get a meal right for my in-laws, so there was a bit more pressure on me. The whole dinner was a disaster, so later in the day my wife locked me out of the house, and I had no alternative but to sleep in the shed. It wasn't that bad, but I have a phobia of spiders (and there are some big ones in that shed) so I kept imagining they were creeping over me in the night. Sleeping in the freezing shed didn't do my cold and cough any good, but I don't blame my wife as she puts up with some terrible meals from me. I'll try again with the Yorkshires, but maybe just for myself! BTW my wife did let me back in the house the next morning, so all's well that end's well.
27th Aug, 2016
Wow, you do have a hard life, being locked out of your house due to your cooking not being good seems very harsh! Hope all is well now in your home.! … Maybe ask your wife to cook, and if it's no good, you can lock her out with the spiders.!!
21st Feb, 2016
I've just made this recipe hope it turns out good my other attempts at Yorkshire pudding turn out like heavy small cakes


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