No-fail Yorkies

No-fail Yorkies

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus resting


Makes 12
Perfect for mopping up gravy, these soft but crisp Yorkshire puddings will rise every time thanks to a great batter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per yorkie

  • kcal130
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 450ml milk



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

  • 4 large eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil


  1. Up to 3-4 hrs before cooking, mix together the milk, eggs, flour and 2 tsp salt in a food processor or blender until you have a smooth batter. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, whisk the eggs into the flour and salt, then gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Transfer to a jug, cover and leave at room temperature for at least 15 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and brush 12 holes of a muffin tin with the oil. Heat the tin in the oven for 5 mins, then carefully lift out and quickly pour the batter into the holes. Bake in the oven for 5 mins, then reduce oven temperature to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6 and cook for a further 30 mins until puffed, risen and golden.

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30th Jan, 2019
They failed.
26th Jan, 2014
Use more or less this recipe every time i make yorkies. Always impresses - especially when giving them to people used to Aunt Bessy's!!! I agree with the below comment, make sure the oil is piping hot! Gorgeous yorkshire puds though!
22nd Nov, 2013
The easiest way to make perfect yorkshires... Ignore the above recipe for a start. Below will give you around 6 to 8 HUGE, perfect yorkshire puddings. 1) preheat the oven to at least 220. Fill each section of a muffin tin with about 2cm of oil 2) Place muffin tin with the oil in the oven and leave to get very, very, very hot (it should be steaming) 3) Now for the batter.... This bit is the easiest. You need equal measures of plain flower, eggs, and full fat milk. Pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. I usually use half a cup (mug) of eggs, flower and milk for around 8 or so yorkshires. It so easy to upscale, just add more in the cup of equal measures. 4) Whisk until there's no lumps 5) Once the oil is hot, piping hot, pour the mix into each section of your muffin tin / about 3 quarters mix per section (you don't need to go right to the top). 6) Close the oven door and leave to rise and go a dark golden brown. At 220 this should take around 12 mins. 7) During cooking - DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR. Your yorkshires will collapse. Follow this easy guide and you'll have huge crispy, tasty yorkshires to impress your friends and family. I've made them like this for years and they have never failed!
6th Mar, 2013
We don't have plain flour in South Africa, so had to use self-raising flour which helps them rise a bit higher. This is finally the recipe that turns out perfect for me.
11th Apr, 2015
I do realise this comment is a little over 2 years old now, but no plain flour in South Africa??? Do you have something called "all-purpose" flour, which is the term used for plain flour in the US?
20th Feb, 2013
This recipe didn't work for me I'm afraid. The quantity was massive, it could have easily made double the number of puddings stated. They didn't rise and were more like cakes. I know loads of other reviewers have had good results though so don't let my experience put you off!!
3rd Aug, 2012
These re really delicious and very simple to make! I would say not dense enough. I do love a very doughy yorkshire though so it soaks up all the gravy. I know it's indulgent but what are Sundays for?!
23rd May, 2012
Best Yorkies I have ever, ever made.
6th May, 2012
A little dense. Maybe add less flour the next time. Also made more than 12, mixture left over for pancakes in the morning. Actually, they looked like the picture, but my usual recipe goes higher.
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