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How To Make Perfect Yorkshire Puddings

This recipe gives you deliciously crisp yet fluffy Yorkshire Puddings, every time. They’re really easy to make, and as an essential part of a roast dinner, are a key recipe to master!


Makes 12 servings.

  • 140g plain flour
  • 200ml milk 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • Oil, lard or beef dripping


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7. Combine the flour and salt into a bowl, then make a well in the centre to pour the eggs and some of the milk into.
  2. Whisk until the mix is smooth, and gradually add the rest of the milk. Pour everything into a jug.
  3. Measure a dessert spoonful of oil, lard or drip into each hole of a 12-bun tray. Put the tray in a preheated oven for five minutes (or until the oil is piping hot/smoking).
  4. Remove from the oven and pour the batter equally into each hole. Pop the tray back in and cook for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the batter mix is golden brown - don’t open the oven door while they’re cooking, because that could make them sink (catastrophe!). Serve immediately.

Top-tip: If you want to try something different, make a larger Yorkshire Pudding in a baking tray, and fill it with the meat and veg from your roast to create your own roast dinner wrap. Serve with fluffy roast potatoes and plenty of gravy for a twist on your classic roast.

Need some help creating the perfect roast? Try our recipes for delicious roast beef, crispy garlic and herb roast potatoes and sweet honey mustard parsnips. Go one further and make our cauliflower cheese with bacon for the ultimate Sunday roast, packed full of family favourites.  

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