How to make Yorkshire puddings

A well-risen, golden and crisp Yorkshire pud is the holy grail of the Sunday roast. Follow our step-by-step technique for perfect yorkies every time.

How to make Yorkshire puddings

Ingredients:

  • 110g plain flour
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 290ml milk
  • ½ tbsp oil or beef dripping

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Sift the flour and a good pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the eggs.

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  2. Beat the eggs into the flour with a wooden spoon or whisk, drawing the flour in from the sides, until smooth.

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  3. Add the milk, little by little, stirring until the batter is smooth. Chill for 30 minutes.

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  4. Put ½ tbsp oil or beef dripping into each hole of your Yorkshire pudding tins (you’ll have enough batter to make 12 x 12cm puddings), then heat the tins in the oven for 5 minutes until smoking hot.
  5. Remove the tins from the oven and quickly pour batter into the holes to just below the rim (they should bubble a little).yorkshire-pudding-step-4
  6. Cook for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4 and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until risen, golden and crisp.

     

Golden rules

  1. Very hot oven
  2. The oil needs to be sizzling
  3. Keep the oven door shut

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