Yorkshire pudding is a British savory pudding that is traditionally served as a starter or side dish with roast beef and gravy. It is made from a simple batter of flour, eggs, and milk, and is cooked in hot oil or fat in a tin or dish.
The origins of Yorkshire pudding can be traced back to the 18th century, when it was commonly served as a cheap, filling meal before the main course. It was often made in a large tin and cut into squares, and was sometimes referred to as “poor man’s pudding.” Today, Yorkshire pudding is a beloved British dish that is enjoyed all over the world.
Now, here is a recipe for easy-to-follow Yorkshire pudding:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, and salt until smooth.
- Pour the vegetable oil or melted butter into a 12-cup muffin tin or a 9×13-inch baking dish. Place the tin or dish in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, until the oil or butter is hot.
- Remove the tin or dish from the oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot oil or butter.
- Return the tin or dish to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the Yorkshire puddings are puffed up and golden brown.
- Serve the Yorkshire puddings hot with your choice of roast beef, roast potatoes, and gravy. Enjoy!
Note: You can also add herbs or spices to the batter for extra flavor. Some suggestions might include chopped chives, parsley, or rosemary.