Step by steps to make your own Yorkshire Puddings at home. Crispy and golden coloured on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside!
So quick and easy to make at home, the homemade batter mix calls for basic ingredients of flour, eggs, milk and oil.
The perfect side dish to all roast dinners and ready in only 30 minutes.
We can't claim this as our own, the basic batter mix is well known. We tried and tested different methods to make the best recipe.
How to make the best yorkshire puddings?
Check out the slideshow video below to see how quick and easy yorkshire puds are to make at home.
For the best results when making this side dish recipe, read all the tips and tricks given on this blog post. Or just jump straight to the bit you need right now.
What temperature oven?
When baking Yorkshires you will want to preheat the oven to 220°C fan / 425 F / 7 gas it must be very hot! Leave it to get hot whilst you prepare your batter.
What ingredients do I need?
The homemade batter for yorkshire puddings is made from basic staple ingredients. Eggs, plain flour, milk and salt & pepper is all you need.
Simply sieve 100g flour into a mixing bowl, then add 2 eggs, 100ml milk and add salt and pepper.
For quickest results, use a hand blender to mix all together until a runny smooth batter. This will only take a couple of minutes. Of course, you can hand whisk instead.
Leave the batter to rest whilst preparing and waiting for the oil to heat.
Use 1 teaspoon of Sunflower oil (although Vegetable oil/lard or meat dripping works well too) in each hole of the cupcake/muffin tin/tray.
Put the oiled tray into the oven for at least 10 minutes, allowing it to get piping hot.
Once the oil has had 10 minutes remove from the oven.
Immediately add batter to each cupcake hole.
Pour the prepared yorkshire pudding batter into each hole, until just over halfway full. Don't let the batter drop on the tray between each hole as they will end up connecting to each other!
We use a spoon to catch any drips to prevent this from happening!
The trick here is to be quick so you can so you can get the batter in the oven ASAP!
Next, place the baking tray straight back into the oven and watch the magic happen!! The yorkshires will rise before your eyes!
It only takes about 15 minutes to get the perfect scrumptious golden yorkshire pudding.
Do not remove them from the oven too early, they should be golden brown and crispy on the outside, to hold there shape.
Over time and through questions from our readers we have the answers you need to make your Yorkshire puddings rise beautifully in the oven and stay risen when removed!
DO NOT remove from the oven too soon! Such a common mistake, they look great and have a lovely big rise in the oven but then when they come out they deflate.
Use an empty oven dedicated to the puds alone on the middle shelf. Allow's the heat to circulate easily giving the best chances for a good rise, even colour and crispness.
So remember, if you don't want your Yorkies to shrink and shrivel up.
You must give them enough, space, cooking time & high heat to crisp them up. So they can keep their high rise structure!
How to store leftovers?
To keep leftovers yorkies allow them to cool before placing in a sealable bag or container. Can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.
The best way to reheat leftover yorkshire puddings is in a 200°C/400°F fan oven for 3 minutes.
You can heat them in the microwave if you want, however they will shrink and go soggy! They will only need 30 seconds in the microwave to warm up.
You could also make them ahead, then pop them back in the oven for a few minutes to reheat them, whilst plating whatever you are serving them up with?
Can I freeze them?
Yes, we make 12 yorkie puds at a time, eat 6 and freeze the other half until the next time we have a roast dinner.
To freeze them, let them cool, place in a sealed bag in the freezer until needed. They will keep for 1 month.
No need to defrost yorkshire puddings, they can be cooked from frozen. Put them in the oven at 200°C/400°F fan oven for 8 minutes to reheat.
What to serve with?
Traditionally served with a Roast Beef, however, why limit this amazing side dish to just beef?! We love it with all our Roast dinners!
Add them as a trimming to your turkey Christmas dinner.
We have been known to have our Yorkshire Puddings for Breakfast with fried eggs bacon and beans! Or the kids will add jam or chocolate spread inside.
To serve for dessert add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle Chocolate Sauce over the top. Or try with our apple sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
What Yorkshire pudding tins to use?
This mixture will make 12, medium-sized in a cupcake baking tray.
If you wanted to make 6 large Yorkshire puddings, use the same batter mix and method, but cook in a deep muffin tin instead.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Flawless Yorkshire Puddings
- 60 ml (¼ cup) Sunflower oil other oil, lard or drippings can be used instead
- 100 grams (¾ cup) Plain flour
- 2 Eggs
- 100 ml (½ cup) Milk
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven at 220°C /425 °F /gas mark 7 Sieve 100g flour into a bowl or jug
- Add the 2 eggs, 100ml milk, salt and pepper to the bowl.
- Whisk until smooth with a hand blender for quickest results.Or hand whisk until smooth.Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
- Add 1 tsp of sunflower oil in each section of a cupcake/muffin trayPlace the cupcake tray in the preheated oven for 10 minutes to heat the oil.
- After 10 minutes remove the cupcake muffin tray from the oven carefully as the oil will be extremely hot
- Pour the batter evenly in each section to just over ½ way, using a spoon to prevent drips. Work as quick as possible.
- Place in the centre of the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Remove when the yorkshire puddings are golden and crispy. If you remove them too early they will not be crispy enough and shrink!
This post was originally published on 11/12/2019 and has been modified on 07/01/2021 with updated step by steps, a new video and tips for creating the best Yorkshire Puddings.
Let us know how you get on making these Flawless Yorkshire Puddings? Also, if you have any other ideas of what to fill yours with let us know in the comments?