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Yorkshire Pudding: the fast, easy recipe for a tasty British side dish

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist


All-purpose flour
1 cup
Whole Milk
1 cup
Large eggs
Kosher Salt
1 1/2 tsp
vegetable oil or another fat of choice
1/4 cup

With their light, crispy, chewy outside and soft, airy insides, Yorkshire puddings are an amazing side dish for roasts, stews, sausages, and gravy, and so much more. This classic British side dish is similar to American popovers. Yorkshire puddings are a savory delight and are perfect for soaking up gravy.

You only need a few ingredients to make Yorkshire puddings at home, and odds are you already have them in your kitchen! Eggs, flour, and milk are a must for the batter, and you'll need some type of fat with a high smoke point to cook the batter in – this is what makes the puddings puffy up and turns them their beautiful golden brown.

The next time you're preparing a roast or stew, make sure you whip up a batch of Yorkshire puddings to go with it!


What is Yorkshire Pudding?

Yorkshire puddings are a type of savory baked pudding which are a traditional side dish that is served as part of a British Sunday roast.

These delicious puffy puddings have a lightly eggy flavor and airy, cloud-like texture that makes them hard to resist!

What is the Difference Between Yorkshire Pudding and Popovers?

Popovers are an American puffed roll that are very similar to Yorkshire puddings. The main difference between Yorkshire puddings and popovers is that Yorkshire puddings are traditionally made with beef drippings.

While in America puddings refer to a sweet custard-like dessert, British puddings can be sweet or savory, and Yorkshire puddings are a classic example of a savory English pudding.


Yorkshire Pudding Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make Yorkshire puddings at home.

To make the batter, flour, eggs, milk, and a dash of salt are essential.

You'll also need some type of fat to cook the puddings in. Beef drippings are the traditional choice, but you can use butter, vegetable oil, or lard instead.

How to Make Yorkshire Pudding

Making Yorkshire puddings from scratch couldn't be easier. Combine the flour, eggs, milk, and salt in a large bowl, then set it aside for at least 20 minutes or so. Heat your oven to 450F, and pour the fat of your choice into the wells of a muffin pan.

Put the pan in the oven and let the fat heat up. Once the fat is good and hot, pour the batter into the muffin pan and bake the Yorkshire puddings for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they're puffy and golden brown.


Tips For the Best Yorkshire Puddings

Make sure to let the batter rest before baking the Yorkshire puddings. This allows the wet ingredients to fully saturate the flour and reduce the number of lumps in your batter.

To help make sure your Yorkshire puddings pop up properly, you can warm up the milk before making the batter.

Don't overmix the batter.

Use any type of fat you prefer to grease the tin. Butter, ghee, beef drippings, lard, or vegetable oil all work. Just make sure it has a high smoke temperature.

Don't open the oven door while you're baking your Yorkshire puddings. This will cause them to deflate.

How to Store Yorkshire Puddings

Keep your cooled Yorkshire puddings in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

You can also freeze them for up to 1 month.


In a large bowl, add the flour, milk, eggs, and salt.

Mix. Leave the batter to rest for 20 minutes, or longer.

Preheat your oven to 450F. Place the vegetable oil or other fat into the wells of a muffin tin.

Put the pan in the oven and let it heat for about 10 minutes. Take the muffin tin out of the oven and quickly pour the batter into the wells of the pan.

Spread it evenly and don't fill them until the top.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown.

Serve immediately.


While there are special popover or Yorkshire pudding pans available, if you don't have one, a muffin tin will work just as well.

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