Yorkshire Pudding

"Traditionally, Yorkshire puddings were served as a starter because they are cheap to make. Often families wouldn't have a lot of meat to go round so they filled up on Yorkshire pudding first! In my family, we still serve them as a starter and they are quite large. They are smothered in gravy and are yummy! Again the traditional way to cook them is by using animal fat, I have used vegetable oil and it still works (although my dad thought they were not as good). My mum makes these often and doesn't bother to measure the ingredients, so I don't think they need to be exact. This recipe comes from a very old copy of the Be-ro flour baking book (1950's) that belonged to my Grandmother"
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Ready In:


  • 4 ounces plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 12 pint milk (or milk and water)
  • 12 ounce drippings or 1/2 ounce lard


  • Heat oven to 230ºC, 450ºF, Gas Mark 8.
  • Mix flour and salt in a basin, make a hollow in the centre and drop in egg.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon and add liquid gradually, until all the flour is worked inches.
  • Beat well and add remaining liquid.
  • N.B. The consistency should be like single cream.
  • Heat oil or fat in shallow tin or 12 patty tins. Place in oven until haze appears.
  • Pour all the batter into the tin, or almost fill patty tins. Bake for about 30 minutes for a large pudding, 20 minutes for small ones.

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  1. these yorkshires were wicked, my son thinks l made them myself he loved them, so thanks to you l have one happy son that does,nt have to have frozens yorkshires anymore, thank you, l give it 5/5


In July I had my first baby, a little girl called Iona. I'm now a stay at home Mummy and loving it! We are currently living in Holland (my partner was moved here with his job). We previously lived in Edinburgh, Scotland where I worked as a teacher. I miss my family and friends, especially now that I have a baby. My baby was born here, which was quite an experience! I have 1 dog (Bracken) and a cat (Cisco) and of course, because I live in Holland I ride a bike. I do miss the large supermarkets, here they are very small and don't have a good selection. Plus I don't speak Dutch so it's difficult to know what you are buying. I especially find that with cuts of meat so I tend to buy chicken or minced beef. I don't have much time to cook these days and I hope to find inspiration and easy, quick recipies! I really enjoy Jamie Oliver's cookbooks.
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