Four Yorkshire puddings in a baking tin

Best Yorkshire puddings

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(633 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

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

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • sunflower oil, for cooking
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8.

  2. Drizzle a little sunflower oil evenly into two 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tins or two 12-hole non-stick muffin tins and place in the oven to heat through.

  3. To make the batter, tip 140g plain flour into a bowl and beat in 4 eggs until smooth.

  4. Gradually add 200ml milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump-free. Season with salt and pepper. 

  5. Pour the batter into a jug, then remove the hot tins from the oven. Carefully and evenly pour the batter into the holes.

  6. Place the tins back in the oven and leave undisturbed for 20-25 mins until the puddings have puffed up and browned.

  7. Serve immediately. You can now cool them and freeze for up to 1 month.

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Jon Noble's picture
Jon Noble
30th May, 2020
1.05
Ok , so this site will not allow links to other , better recipes. So check out Cowbridge kitchen and my Yorkshire pudding recipe. It is much better than these, they look truly awful....
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Jon Noble
30th May, 2020
1.05
These look awful , best recipe : https://www.cowbridgekitchen.com/yorkshire-puddings.php
FluffyBarb
11th May, 2020
5.05
best I've made yet!...
cfjackson51
10th May, 2020
5.05
Great recipe which provides fabulous (huge!) Yorkshire puds! This comes with approval from the three Yorkshire men in my house. I find making it in advance and letting everything blend together produces even bigger puds. We need the extra large plates for roast dinners now.
SammyA
9th May, 2020
5.05
I’ve never been successful making Yorkies before I adopted this recipe. Since using it I haven’t failed! The trick really is the smoking hot fat. Last time my puddings rose so much they stuck to the element of my oven! You’ve been warned!
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Dominic Adam
3rd May, 2020
4.05
The ratios in this recipe work great but the key to perfect Yorkshire puddings is to let the batter rest for at least an hour. The longer you leave it to rest the better the results and the better they rise. Making the batter the day before will always produce the best Yorkshire puddings. No need to have the oven too hot eiither. 190 degrees celcius in a fan oven is adequate provided you rest the batter. I only gave 4 stars because the recipe neglects this crucial fact. Also, NEVER use vegetable or sunflower oil. That stuff is toxic. Only ever beef dripping or lard or they aren't Yorkshire puddings.
wizzi_100
19th Apr, 2020
4.05
I've made these twice. The first time I used plain flour and got no rise whatsoever. The second time I added some baking powder and they rose, but were a bit dense and stuck to the tin. Taste great, but haven't quite the technique perfect yet.
Thereal007
18th Apr, 2020
5.05
How do you cook it without opening the door....... I tried but just dosent work.
Sini87
12th Apr, 2020
5.05
My first time making Yorkshire Puddings, it was a roaring success! So simple, yet so tasty. I will never buy ready made ones again! I halfed the recipe and got 12 normal sized YPs that rose beautifully. I left the mix on the worktop while my pork roasted and let the oil and muffin tin really heat up before pouring the mixture in. I used a jug and it was easy and mess free. Mine cooked in about 15mins to a golden brown. I opened the oven door once to check on my pork crackling and the puds started instantly to deflate, so DONT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR! Cant rate this recipe and instructions enough, 10/10!
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Maggie Read
6th Apr, 2020
5.05
I made these delicious Yorkshire puds for Sunday lunch with beef and all the trimmings... Now I'm pretty good at Yorkshire's but I thought I'd have a look on Google and came up with recipe.. And my goodness....I've never tasted anything so delicious....even my family paid comment that they were better than a t restaurant ...well maybe.! They left mine that I usually bake a disaster... Well this recipe is now my number 1 from now on Thank you so much...I'm really pleased with myself. Kind regards Maggie Schmidt Read.. .

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Jamie Nash
12th Apr, 2020
5.05
This is the recipe we used to use at one of the places I worked at. Works a charm every time. Question though, Does anyone know of a website or retailer that sells Yorkshire pudding trays without a non-stick coating? These nonstick coatings drive me a bit mad as they are never really good quality and with a Yorkshire pudding tray, they are pretty unnecessary.
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YasminQQ
22nd Dec, 2019
Does anyone know if I freeze the yorkies how long/what temp does it take to reheat them from frozen? Thank you!
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lulu_grimes
23rd Dec, 2019
Hello, If your oven is hot and your Yorkshires well risen and puffed then 6-8 minutes should be fine from frozen. If they are defrosted by the time you put them in the oven then check them after 3-4 minutes to see if they have crisped up. I hope this helps.
AmyOxOx
10th Dec, 2019
What are the instructions for cooking from frozen? 1 answer says to cook for 6-8 mins and the other says 25 mins! Thank you
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lulu_grimes
11th Dec, 2019
Hello, If your oven is hot and your Yorkshires well risen and puffed then 6-8 minutes should be fine from frozen. If they are defrosted by the time you put them in the oven then check them after 3-4 minutes to see if they have crisped up. I hope this helps.
AmyOxOx
11th Dec, 2019
Fantastic, thanks!
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Jen Bear
13th Jun, 2019
If I have an individual tray with approx 12 holes, how much batter in each please
duckworp
10th Mar, 2019
The receipt says it makes 24 small Yorkshire’s at the top of the recipe. But in the method it says 12. Which is it?
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goodfoodteam
13th Mar, 2019
Apologies for the confusion. We have amended the recipe - it now reads two 12-hole muffin tins.
WinnieTheCook
19th Nov, 2018
Can someone please tell me how much oil I need to use for one pudding? The first batch came out nice tall but really oily at the bottom of each pudding. Rather than pour oil - should I maybe just sprinkle the tray?

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Jon Noble
30th May, 2020
1.05
These look awful, this is the only way to make Yorkshire puddings. https://www.cowbridgekitchen.com/yorkshire-puddings.php
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Blake Knight
12th Apr, 2020
Reduce the amount of eggs, this recipe results in a largely inflated dough with a dense interior. I’d recommend 2 XL eggs, or 3 large.
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James Neave
21st Feb, 2020
For anybody who can't get it to work and are getting frustrated: Just use self raising flour. And a glass dish for higher thermal mass if needed. Sometimes this stuff doesn't work because the flour is wrong or the fridge is too cold or the pan is too thin. So if it didn't work, try self raising flour or a raising agent.
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Michael Day
5th Jan, 2020
4.05
Instead of all milk add half milk half water. The water reacts with the hot oil and creates an extra fluffy and crispy pud!! Also half a teaspoon of english mustard and good helping of salt and pepper to the batter for a great subtle flavour.
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Connor Axelson
10th Jan, 2019
 At around 280% hydration it could be a little too thin, I went for 150g flour and seemed to produce better results, but depending on how bowl shaped and crispy/soft you like your puddings will determine what hydration % you should go for. My only real issue with this recipe is there is no instruction to rest the batter, for a minimum of an hour but preferably 3/4+ hours in the fridge. If you're like me and refrigerate your eggs (and obviously milk), the batter will be extremely chilled and stunt the Yorkshire puddings when poured in to the oil without allowing time to come to room temperature. Resting the batter allows the enzymes to do their job and break down the starch & proteins, giving a better flavour and rise. Hopefully this will help anyone whose struggling :) Edit: just to clarify, once you've rested the batter in the fridge, leave out for an hour to come back to room temperature - (when resting for longer than an hour it's best to rest in the fridge so as to help retard any bacteria growth).
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adz_jsy
1st Oct, 2017
5.05
Put a bit of oil on kitchen roll and almost wash the tin with it u may need to add more oil
Mowchu
11th Jun, 2017
5.05
This makes loads of yorkshires. I always halve this recipie and still have too much for a muffin tin of 12!
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Shaunie1975
24th Apr, 2016
It's better to use equal quantities of ingredients. What I do (for family of 5/6 2adults rest kids) crack two eggs into a bowl and weigh them. Then I add equal amounts of plain flour (sieved) and milk. A pinch of salt and pepper. Give it a good mix with an electric mixer. Then I sieve the mixture again into another beaker with spout. I then leave in fridge for a couple Of hours to allow it all to combine. Heat over on max with muffin tins and about a tea spoon of oil in each hole. Allow that to get really hot at least 30 mins. Remove mixture from fridge give another quick mix and then pour straight into muffin tin and in to oven. Reduce heat to gas 5 or 6 and leave in there for about 30 mins
Misplaced_One
11th Mar, 2016
5.05
Oh, THANK YOU!!! Like eating crunchy air - not too good if you want to prevent yourself from over indulgence though, I ate the lot - thank goodness I only made half a batch. One tip, don't overfill the muffin trays - about 1/2" or 1.5cm is plenty full enough, they will grow and grow in the oven - My nieces love to watch them
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