Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are my nanna's and mother's Yorkshire pudding recipes. I guess the problem with traditional recipes is that they are seldom very accurate. This does not produce a "popover" style Yorkshire pudding like I have found in North American restaurants. The result of the recipes below is the more traditional style--slightly eggy, and "fallen." My siblings and I MUCH prefer it this way. Batter resting time not included in preparation time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 ounces flour
  • 12 pint milk
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 ounce fat or 1 ounce dripping


  1. In a bowl combine flour and salt.
  2. With a handheld mixer add the milk, in a stream, until smooth.
  3. Add water and eggs and beat until combined well and bubbly.
  4. Let stand, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 450°F
  6. Divide drippings among six muffin pan cups.
  7. Heat the cups in the oven until almost smoking.
  8. Beat batter until bubbly and divide among muffin cups.
  9. Bake 10 minutes in lower third of the oven without opening the oven door.
  10. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for another 10 minutes until puffed, crisp and golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. MUM'S YORKSHIRE PUDDING 1 cup flour 1 cup milk 2 eggs salt & pepper Put fat from roast into glass pie plate or use vegetable oil. (Be generous.) Mix listed ingredients together. Cook in 450F oven for 25 minutes.


Most Helpful

I think this has to be an English soul food:) My Mother is from yorkshire. If there are not enough meat fats we always use lard. Put into a hot oven first in muffin pan or a metal pan at 425 till fat smokes.Then add batter helps batter to rise :)

Pat Egerton March 29, 2001

Perfect! I was introduced to yorkshire pudding when I was a kid. We prepared it as part of our traditional Christmas dinner. My father wanted an alternative Christmas dinner compared to the traditional turkey/ham of the states....thus began the tradition of standing rib and yorkshire pudding. Since then I've had a difficult time finding a recipe that works as well as the one my mother followed. This one even got British approval from a friend from England. By the way, I consider yorkshire pudding as Britian's answer to cornbread...I'm from the south and dinner is not dinner without cornbread.

Kelly Jansen January 21, 2002

I made this for my mum who is English and she just loved it. I followed the Mum's Yorkshire Pudding steps. We had it with roast beef, veges and Impera_Magna's Brow Gravy Mix.

Kiwipom January 09, 2007

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