The Best Yorkshire Pudding

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here in Yorkshire you can't have a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner without Yorkshire Puddings. This recipe was adapted from one featured on Gordon Ramsey's F-Word television program. If you have any leftover, try eating them with golden syrup, they are just as good sweet. If you can't find dripping you can use lard or vegetable oil. They work best in a Yorkshire pudding tray, with indivdual molds, but you van use a deep oven tray approx. 8x10 and make one large pudding, that you can cut into individual portions. Preparation time includes time for the batter to rest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the flour and salt and sift them into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well and add the eggs, 1 1/2tbsp of the beef dripping, half the milk and beat everything until smooth and all the lumps have gone.
  3. Whisk in the remaining milk.
  4. Set batter aside and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 450°F/230°C/Gas 8.
  6. Place a spoonful of dripping in each pudding mold and heat in the oven until piping hot and starting to smoke.
  7. Whisk the batter again and very carefully pour into the hot pudding tins, filling each compartment to about 3/4.
  8. Bake immediately for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  9. Don't open the oven door apart from when you need to check if they are done for the first time after 10 minutes.
  10. If you're making one large pudding, it will take 30-40 minutes.
  11. They should be golden brown, risen on the outside with a deep depression in the centre. (sometimes they rise in the middle as well, but that doesn't really matter. ;D).
Most Helpful

I have had Yorkshire pudding in the past but had never tried my hand at making them. This recipe was so easy to make and everyone really enjoyed them. I used about 3/4 teaspoon of salt, allowed the batter to rest as instructed and the puddings baked while we enjoyed a wonderful starter dish. They rose nicely and pulled away from the ramekin but the center remained in tact. I served these with Crockpot Beef Roast #133281 and Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon Horseradish Roasted New Potatoes With Lemon Horseradish. Definitely something I will make again

PaulaG July 09, 2006

Really enjoyed these with our Beef Wellington, mmmm what a nice treat. These were easy to make and came out perfect without any real effort. Thank You for great recipe

Chabear01 July 07, 2006

Excellent!!! I love trying Yorkshire pudding recipes!! I used this recipe (last December) to make Toad in the Hole, there was enough batter left to make also a few yorkshire's..they came out the oven beautifully high and also not collasped right away! Thanks for posting Sylvie..I will use this recipe often!!

Pets'R'us January 20, 2006