Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding is a traditional English dish that is commonly served as part of a Sunday roast, particularly with roast beef. Despite its name, it is not a dessert but a savory side dish. Yorkshire pudding is made from a simple batter of flour, eggs, and milk or water, which is baked until it puffs up and turns golden brown. The result is a crispy and fluffy treat that complements the main roast beautifully. Here’s a classic Yorkshire pudding recipe along with instructions on how to cook it:


Cooking Time:

The total cooking time for Yorkshire puddings is approximately 20-25 minutes. This includes the time it takes to preheat the oven and the actual baking time. Remember that the key to achieving a well-risen and crispy Yorkshire pudding is to ensure the oven is hot before pouring in the batter and to avoid opening the oven door during baking.


Yorkshire Pudding Recipe:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil or beef drippings (enough to fill the bottom of each well in the muffin tin)
  • Optional: Freshly ground black pepper


Yorkshire Pudding Recipe



Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a muffin tin or Yorkshire pudding pan in the oven while it preheats. Add a small amount of vegetable oil or beef drippings (rendered fat from the roast beef) to each well in the muffin tin, about 1/4 inch deep.

Step 2:

In a mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together. If desired, add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper for added flavor.

Step 3:

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together until well combined.

Step 4:

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the milk and egg mixture. Stir the mixture with a whisk or fork until you have a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to heavy cream.

Step 5:

Remove the hot muffin tin from the oven, and quickly pour the batter into each well, filling them about two-thirds full.

Step 6:

Place the muffin tin back in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the Yorkshire puddings have risen and turned golden brown. Avoid opening the oven door during baking, as this could cause the puddings to collapse.

Step 7:

Once done, remove the Yorkshire puddings from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool slightly. The puddings should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Step 8:

Serve the Yorkshire puddings immediately as a side dish to your roast beef, gravy, and other vegetables.


Now you have a delicious and classic Yorkshire pudding recipe to accompany your Sunday roast or any other special meal. Enjoy!