Foolproof Yorkshire Puddings
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Foolproof Yorkshire Puddings

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Serves 2

This recipe was given to me by my Mam many years ago and it has never let me down.

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  • 4 tablespoons of plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 tablespoons each of cold water & cold milk


    1. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add in a pinch of salt. Mix 1 beaten egg, 4 tablespoons each of water & milk into a jug, then add to the flour & salt mixing continually, beat well with a 'wooden' spoon until a smooth runny batter, is obtained. This mix is sufficient for 2 people, if more is required simply multiply the mix.
    2. This is the important part, leave the mixture to stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
    3. Heat the oven to 230C and when hot add 1/2tsp of fat to each tin and place the tin into hot oven, when the fat is smoking hot then add your mixture. Tip: Keep fat used from previously cooked pork/beef sausages in your fridge until required, this adds a fantastic flavour.
    4. Cook in the hot oven for approx 15-20 minutes if using small bun tins and 30-35mins if using large tins.
    5. Enjoy!!

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Michelle Ward's picture
Michelle Ward
19th Jan, 2019
OMG,these yorkies really do rise been trying to find a recipe that works and this is the one...thankyou for posting :)
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Anita Glindoni
21st Oct, 2018
I makes these for two of us fills 4 to 6 hole tin saves waste and instead of four eggs u only need 1 bargain and yummy!
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Natalie Laurence
15th Feb, 2018
I have never made Yorkshire pudding before, it was so easy, and my oh my it was better than the roast. I used sausage fat from hot Italian sausage so it had a nice kick !
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Max Mal Inch
29th Jan, 2018
Great puds foolproof recipe, thanks
17th Dec, 2016
Yorkies were always a bit hit or miss for me. This always works. Perfect amount for two, plus no complicated measuring, just a tablespoon.
23rd Aug, 2015
Nice and easy and perfect Yorkies :)
Ray Gill
4th Oct, 2014
I am a retired married man, and my wife is still working, so i enjoy cooking her a meal after work,whenever I made her a roast dinner I always bought frozen Yorkshire Puddings, No more, this recipe is easy, foolproof and the result is delicious.
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3rd Mar, 2014
I made this recipe quantity and it turned out 12 modest (due to tin size) individual puddings. Perfect for 3 of us though I only managed two. 'Remainders' were hoovered up post second helpings of roast! These were not flying away to the roof of the cooker but rose very nicely and tasted delicious. Listen to 'Mam' - these are tasty and good. I like the idea of 4 of each main ingredient plus egg. Means one can carry the recipe in one's head if needed. I didn't have sausage fat but I can imagine that they would be truly out-of-this-world with it.
6th Oct, 2013
Yorkies I mean!!
6th Oct, 2013
Brilliant recipe - my first Yorkists that have ever worked!!!
30th Jul, 2017
How many does this make? I know it says serves two.. but how many holes do I need to share between?
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