Saturday, 24 September 2011

Yorkshire Pudding

Every Sunday when we were children you could guarantee that we would have a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings. It was a tradition that started as soon as we woke our parents up on a Sunday morning. Mum and Dad would both be in the kitchen preparing the veg (normally roast parsnips, mashed carrot and suede, broccoli, cauliflower, THE LOT!) whilst we were still in our jammies!! Dad's job was ALWAYS to take care of the meat and Mum's job was ALWAYS the home made yorkshire puddings and the big question was....would they rise??

Here is my fool proof recipe to make THE BEST home made yorkshire pudding you will ever taste...the perfect accompaniment to a roast, Christmas dinner or toad in the hole AND...mine always rise ;-)



(This recipe will feed 3 people)

3 eggs
5oz milk
5oz flour
3tbsp sunflower oil

1. Now, I use one 8inch square tin to make my yorkshire pudding, as I don't have a muffin tray, but personally, I would recommend making little individual ones in a muffin tray if, lucky you, you have one. Put your oil in the tin/each section of the muffin tray and place in the oven to heat at 180degreesC.

2. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl and add the milk. Whisk until fully combined. Leave to stand at room temperature for 5mins.

3. Slowly sift in the flour, bit by bit. At this point I normally leave the batter until I reckon the rest of the dinner has about 40mins left.

4. Pour/spoon the batter into the tray/each section of the muffin tin (it should make a little sizzle in the hot oil). Cook in the oven for about 40-50mins or until golden brown. Now, this is the important bit...DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR...letting all of the hot air out of the oven will cause the yorkshire puddings to deflate (like a souffle) so try to resist the temptation!!


Easy as that!! I still to this day do not understand why my Mum always had such a problem making the perfect yorkshire pudding. Quite impressive looking, I think you will agree!! Plus, it makes the house smell GORGEOUS!

Bon Appetit!!

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