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Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

Written by
Elaine Lemm
Elaine Lemm is a renowned British food writer, classically trained chef, teacher, and author with over 25 years of experience writing about British food and cooking.
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Elaine Lemm
Updated 06/05/19
Yorkshire Pudding
The Spruce
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
148 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 8g
Calcium 100mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Believe me, with this easy Yorkshire Pudding recipe you will never buy ready-made ones again, guaranteed. This well-proven recipe is used around the world and with a promise your puddings will rise golden and delicious every time. 

While Yorkshire puds are a classic British recipe and one of the major components of England's national dish - ​roast beef and Yorkshire puddings - a regional dish with national (and international) appeal, they don't always need to be served with a Sunday roast. Instead, think of making them for a midweek supper. Children love them especially with gravy.

In Yorkshire, the pudding is traditionally served with gravy as a starter dish followed by the meat and vegetables. More often smaller puddings cooked in muffin tins are served alongside meat and vegetables.


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  • 4 eggs (large, measured into a jug)
  • 1 cup milk (equal quantity of milk to your measured eggs)
  • 1 cup flour (equal quantity of all-purpose or plain flour to measured eggs)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons lard (or beef dripping or vegetable oil)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible, however, do not exceed 450 F/230 C or the fat may burn.

  2. Pour the eggs and milk into a large mixing bowl and add the pinch of salt. Whisk thoroughly with an electric hand beater or hand whisk. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.

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  3. Gradually sieve the same volume of flour (as the eggs) into the milk and egg mixture, again using an electric hand beater or hand-whisk to create a lump-free batter resembling thick cream, if there are any lumps pass the batter through a fine sieve. Leave the batter to rest in the kitchen for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer if possible - up to several hours.

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  4. Place a pea-sized piece of lard, dripping or 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil into your chosen Yorkshire pudding tin, or a 12-hole muffin tin and heat in the oven until the fat is smoking.

  5. Give the batter another good whisk adding 2 tablespoons of cold water and fill a third of each section of the tin with batter and return quickly to the oven.

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  6. Leave to cook until golden brown - approximately 20 minutes. Repeat the last step again until all the batter is used up.

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  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • The secret to making Yorkshires, as they are fondly known, is to pour well rested, cold batter into slightly smoking hot fat and put immediately back into a really hot oven. It is as simple as that.
  • The best fats to use are lard, dripping duck or goose fat. Some swear by vegetable oil, but this can make them greasy if not used sparingly. 
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Summary | 5 Annotations
Step 1: Measure the Ingredients
2017/05/10 14:24
The only other ingredient being a pinch of salt
2017/05/10 14:24
Into each cup of the tin,  place a tiny piece of lard, beef dripping, goose fat or ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil.
2017/05/10 14:24
After giving the batter another good whisk,  add a little water, whisk thoroughly, then, fill a third of each cup with batter.
2017/05/10 14:25
approx 20 minutes.
2017/05/10 14:25