Yorkshire Pudding

I have been wanting to try Yorkshire Pudding recipes for years! Finally, when I was having a pot roast for dinner back in September I decided to try a batch of this stuff. How do I describe Yorkshire Pudding? While it puffs up big while baking, once it’s out of the oven it gradually flattens so it’s more like a pancake. Using beef drippings helps provide a little seasoning to an otherwise bland tasting pastry. While it is a delightful accompaniment to a pot roast dinner, it is a little high-maintenance so I’m going to give you some of my suggestions if you want to try it out.

I looked at a lot of recipes for Yorkshire Pudding. Many instructed you to heat the drippings in your baking dish before adding the pudding. Some called for refrigerating the batter, although I didn’t do that. Let me warn you now, if you do this in a glass baking dish you may find the dish cracks while pouring the cooler pudding into the hot dish (no matter how high a quality your glass dish is).

I hate cooking in aluminum and, whenever possible, I try to use granite ware or glass. For this dish, however, I recommend as the first choice: cast iron skillets. My second choice would be a stoneware dish. After that if you can find granite ware that would be the better choice over aluminum. If all else fails, use an aluminum pan, but DON’T use a glass baking dish for this recipe if you have any other option.

Let me recommend a few other things if making this recipe. Use a lot of beef drippings to season the Yorkshire Pudding. Most recipes only call for a couple of tablespoonfuls at the bottom of the pan, that you pour the batter into. But that’s rarely enough to really flavor the pancake. I recommend adding drippings to the batter as well as cooking the pudding in the drippings.

If you want a flavorful pudding, use plenty of beef drippings and/or other seasonings. I served my Yorkshire Pudding with homemade gravy from the pot roast over top. I thought it was delicious served that way (and better than plain). But, then again, I am a gravy kind of gal. 🙂 While I kept the pudding pretty basic like most recipes, some additional herbs would probably flavor this pudding even more.

If you’re looking for a delightful way to prepare Yorkshire Pudding, then give this recipe a try.

This recipe is featured on All Free Casserole Recipes here.

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Yorkshire Pudding is a delicious accompaniment to a pot roast dinner.

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I preferred mine drizzled with gravy for a more full-bodied, savory flavor.

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Yorkshire Pudding puffs up while baking and then collapses after it’s been baked so it’s almost like a pancake.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Beat eggs. Add milk and stir to combine. If you want a more flavorful pudding, I recommend adding about 2-3 tbsp. beef drippings at this point.

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Add flour and salt and whisk until no lumps remain. Set aside, and allow mixture to sit out on counter at least an hour.

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pour beef drippings into cast iron skillet or granite ware pan. (Don’t use glass if you can help it). Heat drippings in cast iron skillet or pan about 5-7 minutes. The mixture needs to be hot but not smoking.

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Pour egg mixture into hot baking dish.

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Sprinkle with freshly, snipped chives.

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Bake 10-15 minutes until sides and top have puffed up and browned.

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Serve Yorkshire Pudding with pot roast, roasted potatoes and carrots, and gravy.

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This savory pancake is traditional British fare.

 

Here’s the recipe.

YORKSHIRE PUDDING

(Recipe adapted from The Midnight Baker)

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Yorkshire Pudding cooks batter in beef drippings and then is served with a roast beef dinner. The batter puffs up while baking and flattens after being removed from the oven like a pancake. Traditional British fare that's delicious served with gravy!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Yorkshire Pudding | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delightful accompaniment to any #potroast dinner. #British #bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Beat eggs in mixing bowl until frothy.
  3. Add milk and whisk again. If desired, add additional 2-3 tbsp. beef drippings at this point.
  4. Add flour and salt.
  5. Whisk until no lumps remain.
  6. Allow mixture to sit out on counter at least an hour.
  7. Heat an 8x12” baking pan (or 10-inch cast-iron skillet) in oven 5 minutes.
  8. Add beef drippings to baking dish and heat beef drippings another 5-7 minutes until really hot but not smoking.
  9. Pour egg mixture into baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped chives.
  11. Bake 10-15 minutes or until the sides of the dish have puffed up and become golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven.
  13. The middle will fall (which is normal for this dish).
  14. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: To render beef drippings: For a roast beef dinner, season beef roast with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Brown meat in Dutch oven or roaster pan on all sides in hot avocado oil. Remove from heat. Add 1-1 ½ cups water to the bottom of Roaster. Bake roast at 350° for about 2 hours. Pour drippings off of roaster pan and use for this recipe before adding carrots, potatoes and additional water and finishing the roast beef dinner.

NOTE: I recommend adding 2-3 tbsp. beef drippings to the pudding as well to add extra flavor to the recipe.

NOTE: I recommend using a cast-iron skillet, granite ware or stone ware for baking this recipe. Glass baking dishes may crack due to the extreme differences in temperature when pouring the room-temperature batter into a 450° pan.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time required to cook roast beef to render the beef fat for this recipe.

Recipe adapted from The Midnight Baker.

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Beef drippings from the pot roast add a delicious flavor to this pudding.

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Yorkshire Pudding is the same basic recipe as for Popovers, but in one pan instead.

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4 Replies to "Yorkshire Pudding"

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    Johnny McFafferson October 28, 2016 (7:54 am)

    This, in no shape or form is a Yorkshire Pudding. I don’t know what you have created but if you tried to pass this off as a Yorkshire Pudding in the UK you’d be sacked on the spot.

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      Teresa October 28, 2016 (8:55 am)

      Hey Johnny, I was using a recipe from someone who grew up with a British mom (mum). However, if you have a no-fail recipe for Yorkshire Pudding you’d like to pass on to me, I’d be glad to try it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

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    YorkshireMan October 28, 2016 (4:26 am)

    What is this? This isn’t a Yorkshire pudding. Google search ‘Yorkshire Puddings UK’.

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa October 28, 2016 (8:54 am)

      Hi there. The Yorkshire Puddings in this search are for popovers–made in small muffin tins. Have a great weekend!

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