Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Light, Crispy Yorkshire  Puddings are the perfect accompaniment to any Roast Dinner. They’re also wonderful served with Savoury Mince or turned into Toad in the Hole. The best thing about them is they can be cooked in advance and frozen in a tub until needed and are cheap to make.

  • 5 heaped tablespoonsful of Plain Flour
  • A pinch of salt and ground white pepper
  • 2 large eggs or 3 medium ones
  • Whole milk (about a regular mugful)
  • Sunflower oil or Dripping

Put the oven on to about 230oC or Gas Mark 8 

In a bowl put the flour the salt and the pepper and stir well

Carefully crack the eggs into the bowl with the flour and add a splash of milk 

Using a whisk, an electric whisk or a fork mix well

Once it looks like a thick paste add another splash of milk and whisk well


Repeat this until the batter is the right consistency. It needs to be fairly runny but still thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If you find that it’s too runny add a little flour slowly and whisk until smooth, if you find it’s not runny enough add a little extra milk and whisk.

 Leave to rest whilst you heat up the oil in the oven. 

In the bottom of muffin trays or a 4 hole Yorkshire Pudding tin add either a drizzle of sunflower oil or a knob of dripping

Put the tins in the oven until they’re smoking hot

Take the pudding tins out of the oven and carefully pour the Yorkshire Pudding mix into the trays

Put back in oven and cook until risen, golden and brown. 

If they’re looking like they’re starting to go too dark coloured turn the heat down to about 200-220oc. 

Try not to keep opening the oven door as it will let all the hot air out and the puddings won’t rise properly.

What to do with left over Yorkshire Puddings

If you have any puddings left over you can cool them and freeze in a tub for up to one month. When needed put them back in the pudding trays and heat in a hot oven for 4-6 mins or so until they’re piping hot.

Recipe Variation: Toad in the Hole

Make the Yorkshire Pudding Batter as described above and leave to rest.

Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 7 or 22OoC?

Instead of oiling pudding trays put sausages and a drizzle of sunflower oil? into an ovenproof dish. Prick the skins of the sausages. If you don’t have many sausages chop them up into 3 or 4 pieces each and scatter into the baking dish

Place into the oven for 10-15 mins, until the sausages are starting to look golden brown

Pour the pudding mix over the sausages and put back into the oven until golden brown and nicely risen. If it looks like it’s getting too brown too quickly turn the heat down a little bit.

Serve with gravy, mashed potatoes, swede and carrot mash and cauliflower cheese.

Toad in the hole