Step by step recipe to make your own Yorkshire Puddings at home. Crispy and golden coloured on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside!
This roast dinner side dish is quick and easy to make at home; the homemade batter mix calls for four simple ingredients.
Flour, eggs, milk, and oil. They will be ready within 30 minutes.
We can't claim this as our own. The basic batter mix is well known and used by many top chefs including Jamie Oliver.
We tested different methods to bring you the best yorkshire pudding 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.
Read all the tips and tricks in this blog post for the best results when making this side dish recipe.
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What temperature oven?
When baking Yorkshires you will want to preheat the oven to 220°C fan / 240°C / 475 F / gas mark 9, 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, add 2 eggs, 100ml milk and a pinch of salt and pepper.
For quickest results, use a hand blender to mix the eggs flour & milk 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 at room temperature whilst preparing and waiting for the oil to heat in the oven.
Use 1 teaspoon of Sunflower oil (although Vegetable oil/lard or beef dripping works well too) in each hole of the cupcake or muffin tray.
Put the oil-filled muffin tray into a pre-heated oven for at least 10 minutes, allowing it to get really hot.
Once the oil has had 10 minutes carefully remove the tray from the oven.
Immediately pour the batter into each hole in the cupcake tin/muffin tin or yorkshire pudding tin.
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 to prevent the oil from getting cold.
Next, place the baking tray back into the oven and watch the magic happen!!
The hot oil will cook the yorkshire pudding batter; watch as the crispy golden Yorkshire puddings 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 their 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 yorkshire puddings?
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 180°C fan /200°C/400°F / gas mark 6 oven for 3-5 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 Yorkshire puddings ahead, then reheat them in a hot oven for a few minutes, whilst plating whatever you are serving them up with?
Can I freeze them?
Yes, these Yorkshire puddings can be made and frozen for up to 3 months and can also be cooked from frozen.
Cook frozen yorkshire puddings in a 180°C fan /200°C/400°F / gas mark 6 oven for 6-8 minutes.
What to serve with?
We love it with all our Roast dinners!
Serve Yorkshire Puddings for Breakfast with fried eggs, bacon and beans!
Tthe kids also love them with jam or chocolate spread inside.
Or try with our apple sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
What Yorkshire pudding tins to use?
This mixture will make 12 small Yorkshire puddings in a cupcake baking tray.
If you want to make 6 large Yorkshire puddings, use the same batter mix and method, but cook in a deep muffin tin instead.
Or to make 4 giant yorkies, use the same mix, but pour the batter into these large specially designed yorkshire puddings tray.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Flawless Yorkshire Puddings
- 60 ml Sunflower oil other oil, lard or beef drippings can be used instead
- 100 grams Plain flour
- 2 Eggs
- 100 ml Milk
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven at 220°C fan / 240°C /475 °F /gas mark 9 Sieve flour into a bowl or jug100 grams Plain flour
- Add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper to the bowl.2 Eggs, 100 ml Milk, salt and pepper
- Whisk until smooth with a hand blender for quickest results.Or hand whisk until smooth.Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
- Add 1 teaspoon 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.60 ml Sunflower 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 was modified on 13/01/2022 with updated links to the best tins to use for 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?