Yorkshire Pudding Day!

So today I was scrolling through social media like it was the morning newspaper and saw a post about it being Yorkshire Pudding Day and looked it up and yes yes it is! So I pointed it out to 00Steve decided he would have them along with his lasagne and chips (yes he actually did eat them alongside his lasagne however this is the man who has eaten spag bol inside a giant Yorkshire pudding!) I thought in the spirit of the amazing delicacy from my home county I would share my recipe that so far has always come out well but a little bit of attention is needed.

  • 140 g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper

This mix makes 24 if you are careful! Now that may sound like an awful lot but who doesn’t want more than two and there isn’t any fights over them or at least less fights!

First you want to preheat your oven to 200°C and pour just a very small bit of oil into the 12 holes of your cake tin. When I say a small bit I mean enough to barely cover the bottom. Using too much oil is a very common way of ruining them. Leave in for 5 to 7 minutes.

Now you want to start spooning about 1/4 of the flour into a large mixing bowl followed by an egg and 1/4 milk whisk thoroughly. This is the way I make cake batter too and I honestly think it is why they work so well. Repeat this process till you have no remaining ingredients; you can season them here if you wish – thyme is my personal favourite.

Pour the mix into your measuring jug and get the tin out of the oven and pour in the mix again you don’t want a lot of the mix in each hole. Try pouring directly into the centre to save uneven or small puddings. Place back in the oven for 25 minutes and NO OPENING THE DOOR!

You should have half of the mix left you can either keep this for another day or do what I do and just cook them straight away! Well once the others have come out of the oven I just restart the process!

If you use this recipe let me know! Once upon a time my favourite sister in law and I made some gluten free Yorkshire Puddings once from just a basic idea and they were banging! But neither of us can remember how we did it!

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