Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Those wonderful "shells" that accompany a good roast of beef, and you can pour gravy into! Easy to do, in a muffin tin, this one's older than I am, and I'm 51 tomorrow!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 78 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup water, at room temperature
  • lard, to suit


  1. Flour and salt in a large bowl --.
  2. Make a "well in the dry ingredients, and add the "warm" milk.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Beat the eggs separately and add to batter.
  5. Add the warmed water.
  6. Beat this with a beater until large bubbles rise to the surface -- then allow to "rest" for an hour --.
  7. Beat again after resting --.
  8. Melt lard to 1/4" depth (6mm) in each muffin holder at preheated 400 degree oven, then pour in batter in each cup to 5/8" (15 mm) depth (very quickly!) and cook at 400°F for 20 minutes --.
  9. Lard will make them taste best, but butter or just about any other oil will also work, will beef fat, which is smokey but superb in flavour.
  10. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

What a great recipe, these were quick and easy to make Yorkshire pudding. This is the second time I made them. The first time they didn't turn fault I'm sure, the second time they were wonderful. Tender and crisp, the perfect basket for the bacon, pea, onions and mushroom sauce that I used. They were perfect. Made for What's on the Menu? Tag Game.

Baby Kato April 12, 2016

I have made this recipe several times now and now that I have got the cooking time adjusted to my oven and my proximity to sea level They are coming out even better than the first time! For some reason they produce a wonderful uniform shape too. Definitely 5 stars.

samanthaflo February 08, 2009

Fantabulous! I just love the fluffyness. Thanks for your tips on the message boards!

Snoopy Chef December 29, 2008

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