Yorkshire Puddings – Plain & Simple!

Still On The Rise, Rocking Dog

Still On The Rise

I cooked a roast for relatives last night and managed to cook but not eat some puffy golden Yorkshire puddings. I know many people reserve making and serving this very British culinary speciality for beef… but I think they gorgeously pimp any roast meat!

So here is a recipe for Yorkshire Puddings, plain and simple. It is roughly based on my Mums recipe, but I love the addition of some fresh herbs. Try finely chopped Rosemary or Sage. Use this batter together with good quality sausages for Toad in the Hole, comfort food heaven!
The same recipe can be used for pancake making, so get that pan ready for Shrove Tuesday on 9th February.

YORKSHIRE PUDDING/PANCAKE BATTER
100g Plain Flour
1/2 Teasp Salt
2 Eggs
450 ml Semi Skimmed Milk
Sunflower oil, Lard or Goose Fat

Set oven to 225 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin (or a roasting tin) by pouring in a little oil to each pan. When desired temperature has been reached place your oiled tin (without the batter) in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

1. Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
2. In a jug beat together eggs and milk.
3. Pour in half the liquid to flour (I added in some chopped fresh sage and teaspoon of mustard powder at this stage)
4. Beat the mixture well. Using a mixer will take all the hard work out of this process.
5. Just before baking your Yorkshire Puddings add the remaining milk mixture. Stir in quickly.
6. Take your prepared tin out of the oven VERY carefully and pour batter into each of the little patty tins. Watch out for spitting fat!
7. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. Try to avoid the temptation of checking your pud’s regularly as this will affect the rise.
8. Serve up and enjoy all the adoration, homemade Yorkshire Puddings are SO much better than Aunt Bessies!

Happy Baking!

Batter For Beating, Rocking Dog

Batter For Beating

Sage For Picking, Rocking Dog

Sage For Picking

Into The Oven, Rocking Dog

Into The Oven

2 Thoughts on “Yorkshire Puddings – Plain & Simple!

  1. Patricia Brown on January 21, 2016 at 12:38 am said:

    That looks so good. My husband said his mother made Yorkshire pudding for family dinners something we don’t do. We make popovers.

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