How to create the ultimate Yorkshire puddings

Our food editor Gregor McMaster shows you how in 6 simple steps

How to create the ultimate Yorkshire puddings

Want to create the crispiest, fluffiest Yorkshires? Good Living Food Editor, Gregor McMaster shows you how.

'I’ve always loved Yorkshire puddings and can eat them with almost any meal. Not just for roast dinners, they make a great addition to curries when you don’t fancy naan!

'A lot of people worry about getting the texture just right and making sure they rise, but with my top tips and six simple steps, you’ll be a pudding pro in no time.’

Step one 

Whisk together 3 eggs and 150ml semi-skimmed milk in a bowl until smooth.

Step two

Sieve 100g plain flour into a separate large bowl and make a well in the middle.

Step three

Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Top tip: Rest the batter. This develops the gluten (a type of protein) in the flour, which gives a better rise and texture.

Step four

Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Step five

Preheat the oven to 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8. Divide 3tbsp rapeseed oil between a 12-hole muffin tin and heat in the oven for 5 mins.

Top tip: Use rapeseed oil - you can heat it to a high temperature. And make sure you preheat the oil in the baking tin. Extra heat kick-starts the rising process.

Step six

Carefully pour the batter into the muffin holes and bake for 25-30 mins until well risen and golden.

Top tip: Don’t open the oven door too soon. Checking on your Yorkshires early might prevent them rising and turn your puddings into pancakes!

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