Delicious Yorkshire Pudding Recipe: A Crowd-Pleasing Classic

My dear food lovers, let me introduce you to the ultimate comfort food, a true British classic that has stood the test of time – Yorkshire Pudding! Nothing quite beats the aroma of freshly baked Yorkshire Puddings when coming out of the oven; they not only look amazing but are incredibly versatile and go with so many dishes. Yorkshire Pudding is no longer just considered an accompaniment to roast beef or a side dish, it is now often served as a main dish itself with a range of toppings.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have dedicated my life to perfecting the recipe for the best Yorkshire Pudding. It’s easy to make with most ingredients likely already in your pantry. With just eggs, flour, salt, milk and a touch of oil it’s hard to believe that something so simple can be so delicious.

Now, nothing can compare to the feeling of biting into a perfectly crispy-on-the-outside, tender-and-fluffy-on-the-inside freshly baked Yorkshire pudding. Whether you’re looking for a comforting dish on a cold night or adding something special to your Sunday Roast, this traditional baked pudding is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

So why not join me and bring out your inner baker with my delicious and easy-to-follow recipe for British Yorkshire Puddings? Trust me keep reading and you’ll never look back at another kind of pudding again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

British Yorkshire Pudding
British Yorkshire Pudding

Have you ever attended a Sunday roast dinner and wished that the side dish would steal the show from the main course? Look no further, because this British Yorkshire Pudding recipe is the star of the meal!

This light and fluffy baked delicacy is a classic English dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The batter, made with simple ingredients like flour, eggs, and milk, is poured into hot oil or beef dripping and then baked to perfection. It’s crispy on the outside with a soft and airy center – an absolute delight to bite into.

The beauty of Yorkshire Puddings is their versatility. They can be served alongside roast beef or prime rib, as well as sausages (also known as Toad in the Hole), or as part of a bread pudding dessert. Plus, they are quick and easy to make, taking only about 20 minutes from start to finish!

But what really sets this recipe apart is its ability to impress your guests. Make Prue Leith’s mini Yorkshire Puddings as appetizers or Jamie Oliver’s giant Yorkshire Pudding instead of a traditional pie crust for a show-stopping twist on Shepherd’s Pie. Trust me; your family and friends will be talking about these incredible creations long after they’ve devoured them.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing side dish for your next Sunday roast or dinner party, look no further than this classic British Yorkshire Pudding recipe. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Golden and crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside- that's what Yorkshire puddings are all about!
Golden and crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside- that’s what Yorkshire puddings are all about!

Before we dive into the instructions let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make the best Yorkshire Puddings. Here they are:

For Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or beef dripping

For English Yorkshire Pudding

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons beef dripping or vegetable oil

Prue Leith Mini Yorkshire Pudding

  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 cup whole milk

Now that you have your recipe ingredients, let’s begin our journey toward creating flawless Yorkshire puddings!

The Recipe How-To

 This British classic is sure to impress your guests with its simplicity and elegance.
This British classic is sure to impress your guests with its simplicity and elegance.

Mixing the Batter

To make traditional British Yorkshire Pudding, you will first need to combine the following recipe ingredients: 1 cup of plain flour, 3 large eggs, and a pinch of kosher salt. Whisk the mixture together until it’s smooth.

Afterward, add in 1 cup of whole milk, slowly mixing it into the bowl until everything is incorporated. Continue whisking for around 2-3 minutes. This will ensure your pudding rises properly, and air is thoroughly incorporated into the batter.

Preheat the Oven

While you are completing the prepping steps, take out main cooking tools – your oven – and preheat to gas mark 7 or 220°C.

When reaching the desired temperature and before you pour batter into prepared tins or molds/sheet, begin heating up vegetable oil in a baking dish in the oven. Let it get super hot! Almost smoking.

Bake Them

Carefully remove from hot oven and pour batter OR ladle batter in 1/4 inch increments aligned with tablespoonfuls of hot vegetable oil. Place back in immediately at same temp for 20-25 mins or until your beautifully baked batch is puffy with crispy deep gold tops!

Your Yorkshire Puddings are now ready to be served as an impressive side dish with a roast dinner, sausages or prime rib. Remember to sprinkle some salt and pepper for that well-rounded taste!

Note: Try not to peek in on them too much because they can fall flat otherwise!

Substitutions and Variations

 Yorkshire puddings- the perfect accompaniment to a traditional Sunday roast.
Yorkshire puddings- the perfect accompaniment to a traditional Sunday roast.

As a chef, I believe that cooking is all about creativity and experimentation. There are several ways in which you can make variations to the traditional Yorkshire pudding recipe and create a new experience for yourself and your friends. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try in the recipe to give it a unique twist:

– Milk: You can use whole milk, semi-skimmed milk, or skimmed milk according to your preference. If you want a richer and creamier taste, then add a little bit of heavy cream.

– Flour: Traditionally, plain flour or purpose flour is used in making Yorkshire pudding. However, you can substitute it with self-raising flour or gluten-free flour to make it more suitable for people with dietary restrictions.

– Eggs: The number of eggs added to the mixture determines the texture of the pudding. You can increase or decrease the number of eggs according to how light or dense you want your pudding to be.

– Oil: Some recipes recommend using beef dripping instead of vegetable oil as it lends a deeper flavor to the pudding.

– Seasoning: You can add herbs such as thyme and rosemary to the batter mixture for a more savory taste. Add some cracked black pepper for a little bit of heat.

– Mini Puddings: Use muffin tins instead of a large baking dish to make mini Yorkshire puddings. Perfect for an impressive side dish at a dinner party or even as appetizers.

Remember, the beauty of cooking is that there are endless opportunities to customize and make each recipe your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these substitutions and variations for an exciting twist on this classic British dish!

Serving and Pairing

 With just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a stunning dish that tastes as good as it looks.
With just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a stunning dish that tastes as good as it looks.

When it comes to serving and pairing Yorkshire pudding, the options are endless. There’s nothing quite like a warm, crispy Yorkshire pudding to mop up any leftover gravy or sauce, making it the perfect side dish for any roast dinner, prime rib, or sausage dish.

For a traditional British meal, serve your Yorkshire pudding alongside a Sunday roast with all the trimmings – roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and of course, plenty of gravy. Or try pairing it with sausages for the classic “toad in the hole” dish.

If you’re feeling creative, why not try using your Yorkshire puddings as a vessel for other meals? They make for great bite-sized appetizers when filled with savory treats such as shredded beef, horseradish cream, or balsamic glazed onions. Alternatively, fill them with sweet treats like whipped cream and fresh fruit for a delicious dessert option.

If you’re looking to pair your Yorkshire pudding with wine, opt for a full-bodied red such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon to complement the richness of the dish.

Whatever way you choose to serve your Yorkshire pudding, you can’t go wrong. It is a true staple of British cuisine and with its versatility and delicious taste it will surely make its way into your recipe book.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Pudding” may be in the name, but make no mistake- this dish is the ultimate savory delight!

Once you have baked your Yorkshire Puddings to perfection, they can be stored at room temperature for a few hours. However, the best way to store them is to wrap them in foil or plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator for up to two days. You can also freeze the puddings for up to a month and simply reheat them before serving.

To reheat Yorkshire Puddings, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the puddings on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes until they are crispy and heated through. If you prefer to microwave the puddings, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high power for about 15-30 seconds each.

If you want to prepare the batter ahead of time, just cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it. The batter will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Keep in mind that reheating the puddings may cause them to lose some of their crispness, but they should still taste delicious. To maintain their crispy texture, be sure not to overcook or undercook them when you first bake them.

Now that you know how easy it is to store and reheat Yorkshire Puddings, you can make them ahead of time for your next roast dinner or Sunday brunch without any worries. These classics will surely make your meal complete!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A crispy, golden crown that is truly fit for a king or queen.
A crispy, golden crown that is truly fit for a king or queen.

When it comes to making Yorkshire puddings, the possibilities for success are endless. However, there are several factors that can help ensure the perfect results every time. Here are my top tips for creating the best British Yorkshire pudding recipe.

First and foremost, make sure your oven is preheated to 425°F (220°C) before you begin making the batter. This is a essential step to create the ideal temperature to give your puddings a crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

Another tip for perfecting your pudding recipe is to use the right size pan or muffin tin. I recommend using traditional Yorkshire pudding tins or a muffin/cupcake tin with 4 or 6 holes. This will help ensure that your puddings rise properly and hold their shape.

When measuring ingredients, it’s important to use accurate measurements to achieve the right consistency of the batter. Use measuring cups or a kitchen scale for precise amounts of flour, milk, and eggs.

One important secret is allowing the batter to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before baking it in the oven. This will ensure that your puddings rise uniformly in the oven without having any lumps or bumps.

Another crucial tip is adding beef dripping (or vegetable oil) to each well of your tin or pan prior to pouring in the batter. These fats will heat up quickly and will generate little explosions beneath your puddings, causing them to become delightfully crisp with a soft center.

Lastly, if you want to wow your guests with perfect Yorkshire puddings, avoid opening the oven door during baking process, as it causes drafts which might lead the puddings to deflate instead of rising puffy and golden brown.

By following these tips, you’ll have success in making delicious, fluffy and crispy Yorkshire puddings every time – even Jamie Oliver would be proud!


As with any recipe, questions may arise as you start to prepare your British Yorkshire Pudding. To make sure that you have all the information you need, I’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and provided detailed answers so that you can create beautiful and delicious Yorkshire puddings every time.

What is Yorkshire pudding UK?

If you’re looking for a versatile and classic British side dish, look no further than Yorkshire pudding. Made from a batter of eggs, flour, and milk or water, this baked pudding can be served in a multitude of ways, depending on variations in ingredients, size, and accompanying components of the meal. For example, it can be served as a first course with a tasty onion gravy.

What is the trick to Yorkshire pudding?

Preparing perfect British-style baked goods requires attention to certain key details. First, select the appropriate type of fat for the recipe. Secondly, give the batter enough time to rest before baking. Thirdly, try whisking an egg white separately to add lift. Fourth, it is essential not to remove the goods prematurely from the oven. Fifth, always ensure there is enough space in the oven to prevent overcrowding. Sixth, pour mixture from a jug to regulate volume control. Seventh, it’s possible to use the freezer for storage in case of surplus baked goods. Lastly, for a delicious finishing touch, finish them off with a brief, intense blast of heat.

What is Yorkshire pudding called in America?

The popover, a type of batter pudding, has roots in England dating back to the 17th century. However, the earliest recorded reference of popovers specifically comes from America in 1850.

Bottom Line

When it comes to British cuisine, a classic Yorkshire Pudding is a must-have for any family dinner or holiday gathering. Whether you’re serving it alongside a hearty roast or just as a delicious side dish, this easy and versatile recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

With its simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you’ll have no problem whipping up a batch of these golden-brown beauties in no time. Plus, with the option to make them ahead of time and reheat them as needed, you can enjoy the best Yorkshire puddings anytime!

So why wait? Give this traditional British recipe a try and taste the yummiest and fluffiest Yorkshire Puddings that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

British Yorkshire Pudding

British Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Wonderful British recipe, loved by everyone in Britain. Can be served with stew, roasts sausages etc.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Easy, European, Healthy, Inexpensive, Kid-Friendly
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Calories 126.2kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 ounces plain flour
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Put flour into a mixing bowl.
  • Crack in eggs.
  • Mix in egg white.
  • Gradually add milk.
  • Pop in pinch of salt.
  • Whisk all ingredients together until well mixed,light and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile put muffin tin in oven with vegetable oil in the bottom. Heat on the highest oven setting until oil smokes. Add batter mixture and leave in oven for 20 minutes until crisp and brown and well risen. This mixture will fill six large muffin inserts. Warning--do not open oven during cooking or they will sink. Enjoy.


Serving: 81g | Calories: 126.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 76.2mg | Sodium: 78.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.2g

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