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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe



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This is an authentic British recipe which is traditionally served as an accompaniment with roast beef. Celebrate this iconic dish on British Yorkshire Pudding Day.

This amount is enough to Make:

1 large (serves 4-6)

4 Individual (serves 4)

12 Popovers

24 Mini Yorkshires (suitable for parties)



2 Eggs

Approx 180ml/6fl.oz. Milk

100g/4oz Plain Flour

 level teasp Salt

Vegetable Oil



1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7. Put enough vegetable oil in a shallow baking tin (approx 20cm x 25cm/ 8x10-inches) or a  4-hole Yorkshire pudding tin or a 12-hole muffin tin  to cover the base to a depth of approx 3mm/1/8 inch and place in the oven to get very hot. If roasting beef, you can use the fat from the roasting tin, made up with extra oil if necessary. (See note below)


If making  mini Yorkshires, use a 24-hole mini muffin tin or 2 small 12-hole patty (bun) tins and place a scant teaspoon of oil in each hole before placing in the oven to get very hot.


2. Meanwhile, break the eggs into measuring jug, add enough milk to make it up to 300ml/10fl.oz. and whisk together.


3. Add the salt and flour and whisk until very smooth with no lumps.


4. Carefully remove the tin(s)  from the oven, making sure the fat is very hot and fill as follows:-


Large Yorkshire  - pour  the batter into the centre of the tin, filling to 2/3rds

4 hole tin              - pour  the batter into the centre of the holes, filling to 2/3rds

Popovers               - pour  the batter into the centre of the holes, filling to half

Mini Yorkshires  - pour  the batter into the centre of the holes, filling to half


Return to the oven straight away and bake until well risen and golden as follows:-


Large Yorkshire                          - 35-40 minutes

4-hole individual Yorkshires  -  20-25 minutes

Popovers                                      - 15-20 minutes

Mini Yorkshires                         -  9 -12 minutes

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Serving suggestions

Traditionally served with Roast Beef or any Sunday Roast Dinner.


Main equipment required to make this Recipe


mixing bowl or jug

Wooden spoon, hand or electric whisk

Baking tin

Tips, Options and Substitutions


See our page on  Party Yorkshire Puddings for filling ideas and further instructions.

Add dried herbs such as sage, thyme or rosemary to the batter when mixing

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Make Ahead/ Freeze


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