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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30th Dec, 2016
The way the tips were worded, I thought it might be tricky to get these to fluff up. Not so! They're super easy to get right! Mine seem to work even if I have to open the oven early for something else.
26th Dec, 2016
This was my first time of making Yorkshire puddings as they never usually turn out very well! It was Christmas Day so I thought may as well give it a go & im so pleased that I did. This is going to be my go to recipe for Yorkshire puddings from now on, everyone was amazed at how big they were - even my mum who has always made great yorkshires. They raised beautifully & tasted amazing. You can't go wrong using this recipe.
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Kate Petersen
25th Dec, 2016
I've never made Yorkshire puds before & decided to try this recipe for our Christmas dinner. It was easy to make, worked out wonderfully & they were delicious! As there were only 2 of us eating, I halved the recipe, made them in a standard muffin tin & got out 12 puds. We tried not to eat them all!
25th Dec, 2016
Forget the sifting of the flour and putting the batter in the fridge, as found in other recipes. This is the simplest Yorkshires recipe I've found, and the one with by far the best results. Absolutely foolproof.
29th Nov, 2016
my hubby tried these Yorkshire puds as hes being making Yorkshire tubs they never turned out good until he used this recipe can safely say they were knocking on the door too get out they were huge and very light and tasty and did not shrink ... no more frozen yorkies in this home xx :)
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19th Nov, 2016
Really been disappointed with my attempts in the past so started buying you know who's. Tried this recipe to day and BANG, first time. Even my wife was impressed. No more from premade frozen ones in this house. ;)
9th Nov, 2016
Made yorkies for the first time using this recipe, turned out amazing. Will certainly make these again.
6th Nov, 2016
Hubbie made these yesterday and were superb, even though he forgot to heat the muffin tray first and I mistakeningly opened the oven door once, towards the end of baking!
6th Nov, 2016
These are simply the best. I have never been able to make yorkies until I came across this receipe . Thank you GF XXX mwah xx
3rd Oct, 2016
Tried this recipe with soya milk. The result looked like a proper yorkshire pudding but it wasn't crispy at all. I might reduce the number of eggs for future attempts.


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