Simple Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Updated on December 13, 2019
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Sarah is a mom of five beautiful children. One of her passions is cooking simple and healthy meals her family will love.

Yorkshire pudding
Yorkshire pudding

Family Traditions

Family traditions are a wonderful thing! One of my favourite traditions as a child was Sunday’s family dinner. I vividly remember coming home on a beautiful fall afternoon from playing with friends and smelling the wonderful fragrance of the prime rib roast wafting through the house. It‘s such a comforting memory, and to this day I see myself in my children when they come running into the house so excited, saying “Mmmm, Mom, what smells so good?”

Typically, it’s our Sunday roast beef dinner. What comes out of their mouths next is: “Did you make Yorkshire pudding?“ and “How long until dinner's ready?” Oh, I remember those same days all too vividly. I remember my mom telling us, “It will be ready at five"—and looking at the clock thinking I would starve by then, as if the wonderful fragrance was causing me to feel twice as hungry.

Now it’s my turn to be the mom, and I absolutely love it. I wonder if my mom thought the same thing when we were little. I’m so thankful for the simple pleasure of Sunday’s family dinners, and that I was lucky enough to have a mom who made Yorkshire pudding with our roasts. I know many of my friends had never even heard of it, and my husband had never eaten one, either, until our first roast beef dinner. Now he calls me for the recipe every time he makes a roast, and I’m not home.

Yorkshire pudding is traditionally an English recipe, published back in 1737 in Yorkshire, England. Originally, it was called dripping pudding. It’s a delicious muffin-type pudding that puffs up with a hole or swell in the middle, great for filling with a delicious gravy. It’s typically served as a side to roast beef dinner, although it’s very versatile. It’s super simple to make, and I truly hope you enjoy this recipe. Perhaps it will become a part of your family’s traditions, too.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 24 min
Ready in: 34 min
Yields: 12 Puddings

Kitchen Tools

  • Mixing bowl or a 4 cup measuring cup
  • Whisk or a fork
  • Muffin tins (enough for 12)
  • Baking sheet


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
My daughters Emma and Grace enjoying their puddings!
My daughters Emma and Grace enjoying their puddings!
Simple mixture made right in the measuring cup.
Simple mixture made right in the measuring cup.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is preheating pour your vegetable oil into each muffin cup evenly. (Approximately 1- 1.5 teaspoons oil per muffin cup)
  2. Put your muffin tin with only the oil in them on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes while you prepare the batter, to heat the oil.
  3. Prepare the batter by cracking 3 eggs and whisking with a fork in your mixing bowl or in your 4 cup measuring cup.
  4. Add and whisk in the milk.
  5. Add flour and salt and whisk until batter is smooth.
  6. Once your oil has finished heating, remove the baking sheet with muffin tin from the oven.
  7. Quickly, but neatly pour the batter evenly into each muffin cup about 3/4 full. They will sizzle and start to cook.
  8. Place baking sheet with muffin tin back into the oven and cook for 21-24 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and serve hot, with a delicious brown gravy!
muffins without the filling
muffins without the filling
Yorkshire pudding
Yorkshire pudding

I Always Serve My Pudding With Roast Beef

I always serve Yorkshire pudding one of two ways. Either with a roast beef dinner, which usually is a one-pot meal for us—we roast our potatoes, carrots, onions, beets and other vegetables all in the pot together with our roast—or I make them the puddings the next day and slice them up and serve them with leftover roast beef and gravy on top. Either way, I always serve it with roast beef, and it’s always delicious. Enjoy!

Roast beef, served with roasted carrots, potatoes and beets, with yorshire puddings and delicious gravy.
Roast beef, served with roasted carrots, potatoes and beets, with yorshire puddings and delicious gravy.

Recipe Rating

3.7 stars from 3 ratings of Yorkshire Pudding

12 Piece Muffin Tin

Wilton Recipe Right Muffin Pan, 12-Cup Non-Stick Muffin Pan
Wilton Recipe Right Muffin Pan, 12-Cup Non-Stick Muffin Pan
I find using my Wilton 12 piece muffin tin a lot easier than when I used to use my two 6-piece ones. I never cook less than 12 of anything. I have never had a problem with anything sticking in my Wilton brand pans. I recently just ordered all new ones and threw out my old muffin tins. Something so nice about having good and updated kitchen equipment and tools, when you love to cook!

© 2018 Sarah Cook


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      22 months ago

      i need to make apple pie that dont go in oven

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      Liz Westwood 

      22 months ago from UK

      Now you mention it, I do remember the tip about making sure the oil was hot enough. Maybe I will brave making them again soon.

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      Sarah Cook 

      22 months ago from Wasaga Beach

      Aww Liz! The key is letting the oil heat for the full 8-10 minutes! Memories make life don’t they!

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      Liz Westwood 

      22 months ago from UK

      I haven't made these for years. I used to find the knack of getting the oven hot enough was a challenge at the same time as organising the other components of a roast dinner. I was brought up eating them by a mother from Yorkshire and you remind me of what I am missing. In the UK there's a chain of carvery restaurants where the first thing the chef offers is a Yorkshire pudding before he puts the meat on your plate.

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      Sarah Cook 

      22 months ago from Wasaga Beach


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      22 months ago

      I am going to try your way of making these next time!

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      Clive Williams 

      22 months ago from Jamaica

      Looks enjoyable.

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      Victoria Cook 

      22 months ago from Ontario

      Mmmmm love this Yorkshire puddings!


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