Ok so picture the following, the beef is cooked, the veggies are done and all you have left are the Yorkshire Puddings. You open the oven only to find…they look like flattened, oily pancakes. They haven’t risen and they look anything but light and airy.
Want to know how you get your Yorkshire Puddings to Rise?
Yep?! Ok keep reading…
I won’t lie, I’m bloody good at making Yorkshire puddings. And today I share with you how to make THE BEST Yorkshire puddings. A lot is down to timing and temperature 😉
For these fab Yorkshire puddings you need:
- 70 grams of plain flour
- 100ml of milk
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of salt/pepper (optional)
Pop them in a bowl and whisk. Whisk them really well, until the batter is super smooth and you feel you’ve gotten a lot of air in there!
Pop the bowl of batter on the side while the rest of the meal is cooking. When you are 30 minutes out from completion (meal on table time), get your Yorkshire pudding tin in the oven. Pour a small amount of oil (I use vegetable oil) into the tins and heat.
When this oil is bubbling hot, tip your batter into the tin and pop back in the oven. And this is where it gets tricky and this is where I believe yorkies fail.
My top tips for getting them to rise!
- Get the oven SUPER hot. And by super hot I mean 240c hot/gas mark 9 hot. If things are still cooking, you may need to cover with foil or remove. Typically when I cook a roast, I take the meat out, cover, rest. I take the roasties out and cover or I pop them on the bottom shelf and cover. I start the veg and I pop the puds in alone.
- When you pour the batter mix into the tins, whatever you do, do NOT go back to a filled tin and re-pour more batter on top. If you have batter left over, leave it. As soon as you pour, the batter starts cooking in the hot oil. Pour new “cold” batter on top of this and it holds down the “started cooking” batter, meaning no rise for you. (said in a Seinfeld “NO SOUP FOR YOU voice) Yorkshire fails.
- Never EVER, EVER open the oven door once you’ve put your Yorkshires in. Well after 15/20 minutes open it! But be it on your own head if you open mid-cook. Doing so will mean the cold air enters the oven and stops those bad boys rising. Yorkshire fails.
If you’ve followed the recipe correctly and followed my tips, you should be able to impress your friends and family with these bad boys:) For some roast dinner fun food ideas, take a look at our Quack Quack Chicken dinner, Bear Hunt Roast Beef meal and making veggies fun for kids.
Oh and to follow up, this is the tin you want to use. I saw it in Wilko and snapped a quick pic. You can pick these up in most shops though.
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