Prepare to elevate your Sunday roast or holiday feast with our Classic Yorkshire Puddings recipe. These golden, crispy, and fluffy delights are a staple in British cuisine, and for good reason. Yorkshire puddings are the perfect sidekick to roast beef, lamb, or poultry, and they soak up savory gravy like nothing else. With just a few simple ingredients and a little oven magic, you can create these delectable puffs that will leave your guests craving more. Let’s dive into the recipe and make your next roast dinner truly exceptional.


For the Yorkshire Puddings:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons beef drippings, vegetable oil, or melted butter


Prepare the Batter:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a 12-cup muffin tin or a Yorkshire pudding pan in the oven to heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift the all-purpose flour and salt together.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and crack the eggs into it.
  4. Using a whisk, gradually incorporate the eggs into the flour, adding a little milk at a time. Continue whisking until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
  5. Add the remaining milk and whisk until well combined. The batter should have the consistency of heavy cream.

Heat the Fat: 6. In a small saucepan or microwave, heat the beef drippings, vegetable oil, or melted butter until it’s sizzling hot but not smoking. Be cautious when handling hot fat.

Fill the Muffin Tin: 7. Carefully remove the hot muffin tin or Yorkshire pudding pan from the oven.

  1. Working quickly, add about 1 teaspoon of hot fat to each cup of the muffin tin.
  2. Pour the Yorkshire pudding batter into each cup, filling them about two-thirds full.

Bake the Yorkshire Puddings: 10. Place the muffin tin or pan back into the preheated oven.

  1. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the Yorkshire puddings have puffed up and turned a beautiful golden brown.
  2. Do not open the oven door during the first 15-20 minutes of baking, as this can cause the puddings to deflate.

Serve and Enjoy: 13. Carefully remove the Yorkshire puddings from the muffin tin or pan and transfer them to a serving platter.

  1. Serve them hot as a delightful accompaniment to your roast dinner. They’re perfect for soaking up the delicious gravy!

Cook’s Notes:

  • For an extra flavor boost, you can use beef drippings from your roast, but vegetable oil or melted butter work just as well.
  • To ensure your Yorkshire puddings rise beautifully, make sure the muffin tin or pan is piping hot when you pour in the batter.
  • Leftover Yorkshire puddings can be frozen and reheated in the oven for a few minutes until crispy again.

 Classic Yorkshire Puddings are a must-have addition to any roast dinner. With their crispy exterior and fluffy interior, they’re the perfect vessel for capturing the rich flavors of roast beef and gravy. Whether you’re enjoying a traditional British feast or simply want to add a touch of elegance to your next dinner, these puddings will steal the show. Serve them hot, and watch them disappear with delight!

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