Simple Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Updated on September 26, 2018
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Sarah is a mom of 5 beautiful children. One of her passions is cooking simple and healthy meals her family will love.

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 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

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Let’s get Cooking!

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Pre-Direction Tip

If you have a measuring cup that holds 4+ cups of liquid, just use it for mixing, it’s simple and easy.

Simple mixture made right in the measuring cup.
Simple mixture made right in the measuring cup.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is preheating pour your vegetable oil into each muffin cup evenly. (Approximately 1- 1.5 tsp 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!

Dinner is Served

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

5 stars from 2 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!

 

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        marieadorno 

        3 weeks ago

        i need to make apple pie that dont go in oven

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        Liz Westwood 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago from Wasaga Beach

        Awesome

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        Colleen 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Clive Williams 

        3 weeks ago from Jamaica

        Looks enjoyable.

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        Victoria Cook 

        3 weeks ago from Ontario

        Mmmmm love this Yorkshire puddings!

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