Yorkshire pudding is an easy pudding recipe made by baking a batter made from eggs, flour, and milk; it is usually seasoned with salt and some pepper. You can make Yorkshire pudding with a gluten-free flour such as tapioca flour, cornstarch, or potato flour. It does not require self-rising flour nor the use of baking powder.
What is Yorkshire Pudding?
Yorkshire pudding is an English side dish made with eggs, milk, and non-rising flour. This pudding recipe does not require the use of baking powder. It is a delicious and easy dessert to make. You will see how to make this tasty and crispy Yorkshire pudding recipe.
- 1 cup of Flour – this can be any type of flour but it should not be self-rising flour. You can use gluten-free flour such as potato flour, cornflour, or tapioca flour.
- 4 medium-sized eggs
- 1 cup of milk (250 ml of fresh milk)
- A pinch of salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper
- 6 teaspoons of unsalted butter or 6 tablespoons of any vegetable oil
How to Make Yorkshire Pudding
- Pour your flour into a mixing bowl and break the eggs into it. For this recipe, the egg yolk is also needed.
- Stir until the egg mixes with the flour
- Now pour the milk gently while stirring to make a batter that is smooth and lump-free. You want to have a runny consistency but not too watery. If you don’t have milk, water can be used as a milk substitute. For vegan Yorkshire pudding, you can use oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk.
- Add a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and stir to combine
- Allow the batter to rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge; this allows the starch to swell and becomes thicker in its consistency.
- Add a teaspoon of unsalted butter into your molds or you can use a vegetable oil such as olive oil. For vegetable oil, use 1 tablespoon into each mold. Your molds should be non-stick because as you bake the Yorkshire pudding, they start swelling and rising of which a sticky mold prevents them from becoming puffy. You can use any type of molds, cups, muffin molds, or even pans for this pudding recipe.
- Place the mold with the butter into the oven and heat until it is simmering hot; remove it and scoop your batter into the molds. The level of the batter in the molds should be half of the height of the mold to prevent over spillage of the Yorkshire pudding when baking.
Baking the pudding batter
Cooking time and temperature
- Make sure the oven is preheated to about 220 degrees celsius.
- Place it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes to 30 minutes. You can reduce the oven temperature when it starts baking (about 5 minutes into baking). Do not open the oven while baking or your pudding will fall and will not rise.
- When you have baked for 25 minutes, you can flip the other side (bottom) and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes if you want it crispy.
- Once ready, remove from oven and allow to cool. Your Yorkshire pudding recipe is ready.
It can be served with beef and gravy or onion gravy; banger and mash can be filled in your Yorkshire pudding recipe as well.