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Yorkshire puddings

Back when I was earning my wage as a cook at a co-ed fraternity house, I received a special dinner request from a few exchange students from Cambridge University: toad-in-the-hole, the classic British dish of sausages baked into a large Yorkshire pudding. Only problem? I had no idea what a Yorkshire pudding was. It was described to me as “sort of like a batter and you pour it into a pan and you bake it.” Rather than, say, doing some actual research, I decided to wing it.

Pudding, I thought to myself. That ought to be rich and moist and sort of spoonable like a custard, right?

I ended up with essentially that: sausages baked into a vast pool of eggy custard, their tops just poking through the surface, like a construction worker who’s fallen into a vat of half-set concrete. (And the dish was just as heavy as it looked.)

The one good thing about cooking for a fraternity house is that college students will eat anything. Still, at the behest of the British students, I dove a little deeper and discovered that Yorkshire pudding is really nothing more than the British equivalent of the popovers that my mother loves. Sure, our popovers are baked in specialized tins and typically served sweet while Yorkshire puddings are served with beef drippings and gravy, but conceptually, they’re pretty much exactly the same.

This was well over a decade ago and I’ve spent several months in northern England as well as many hours in the kitchen baking pudding after pudding since then.

Printed recipes for Yorkshire pudding go back as far as the mid-18th century, and the dish likely existed long before that. It’s simple—almost primal—in its ingredients and process: Mix together milk, eggs, and flour with a pinch of salt to form a batter (“as for pancakes,” according to the 1937 cookbook The Whole Duty of a Woman), then pour the batter in a pan that has been greased with the drippings from a roast. Originally, that roast was mutton; these days, it’s more likely beef.

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Ingredients

1 cup flour
4 eggs
¾ cup milk
6 teaspoons lard or vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

How To Make Yorkshire puddings

In a small bowl with a pour spout, mix together the flour and eggs, then stir in the milk. Whisk mixture until just combined, a little lumpy is okay!
Refrigerate the batter for a minimum of 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
When ready to bake: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and add ½ teaspoon of oil or lard to each hole of a 12-count muffin tin.
Place muffin tin in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove the batter from the fridge and stir in the salt and pepper.
Working quickly, remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and immediately pour the batter evenly into the tin. Return pan to the oven as fast as possible.
Cook puddings for 16-18 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.

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Yorkshire puddings

Yorkshire puddings

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1 flour

  • 4 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 6 teaspoons 6 lard or vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small bowl with a pour spout, mix together the flour and eggs, then stir in the milk. Whisk mixture until just combined, a little lumpy is okay!
  • Refrigerate the batter for a minimum of 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  • When ready to bake: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and add ½ teaspoon of oil or lard to each hole of a 12-count muffin tin.
  • Place muffin tin in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the batter from the fridge and stir in the salt and pepper.
  • Working quickly, remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and immediately pour the batter evenly into the tin. Return pan to the oven as fast as possible.
  • Cook puddings for 16-18 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.

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