Thursday, January 23, 2014

Yorkshire Puddings

Here is my family's recipe for Yorkshire Puddings.  Since I am a first-generation American (my mum and her family all come from London, and she still lives there) you can rest assured this recipe has been made in the "Old Country" for many, many years. 

Very simple and virtually foolproof...and very delicious!

Gannon's Yorkshire Puddings

1 cup milk
4 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 egg
pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 450.
2.  Mix flour and salt together in a bowl
2.  Mix milk and egg together in another bowl.
3.  Add the egg/milk liquid to the flour mix, adding a little at a time, stirring until it has a batter-like consistency.
4.  In a muffin tin, add a small pat (probably 1/2 teaspoon, no more) of bacon fat, butter, or oil of your choice to the bottom of each tin, and place tin in the oven.  
5.  Once the oil is hot, but not smoking, remove from oven and add some batter to each tin.  Should be no more than halfway full, as it will rise when it cooks.
5.  Cook for about 20 minutes.
6.  Remove and enjoy! 


  1. Hi, just stopped over from Stephen Andrew's blog. Your Yorkshire Puddings look so tasty! I'll have to try this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe ox

    1. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the Yorkshires. They're SO good.

  2. They are so gorgeous and I think I might literally make them tomorrow. Okay you are the perfect person to ask this--so many Yorkshire pudding recipes call for animal fat, usually beef, which has sort of deterred me from making them. Is that sort of an indulgent twist or is it traditional? I'd love if you posted more family recipes! British cuisine is under-represented.

    1. This is kind of a go-to English menu item, and I think back in the day beef, pork fat and lard was used because it was cheap and usually on-hand as a leftover from other meals. Any kind of fat will work, though. The bacon fat does give a nice flavor to them, but not everyone likes it. Just be careful to watch other fats because they may smoke more easily at 450 degrees.

      I do have a few other recipes for English dishes, which I will try and post as I make them!