Yorkshire Pudding: The Simple Way To Make Them Perfect April 23, 2017

by Trisha Learn

Love Yorkshire puddings, but not sure you can make them yourself? Poppicock! Check out our video and our recipe below to see just how simple it is to bake the perfect yorkshire pudding.

the best yorkshire pudding recipe

Yorkshire Puddings Taste Great With:

Honey Mustard Sausages, Sweet Potato Mash & Red Onion Gravy


How to Add a Bit of Flavour

If you’re really into you Yorkshire puddings but you want to add a bit of a twist, choose one of these fresh herbs and sprinkle them into your batter before you bake them:

  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • tarragon
  • fennel seeds
  • chives

The History of the Yorkshire Pudding

As it’s St George’s Day, it seems like a good opportunity to tell you the story of one of Britain’s greatest inventions – the mighty Yorkshire pudding. As any roast loving Brit will know, you can have a roast without a Yorkshire Pudding – but honestly, it’s just not as good. What do you do with all that lovely extra gravy if not dunking a yorkie pudd in it? But how did this wonderful discovery come to pass?
Way back when in the 1700s, wheat flour was coming up and people started using it in England to bake delightful sponge cakes and puddings… MMmmmm… cakes…. Anyway, cooks in northern England used the dripping or fat from meats to cook what was named “dripping pudding” in 1737 – first recorded in a book called The Whole Duty of a Woman. Luckily, now it’s the 21st century, so both men and women are in the kitchen and loving cooking HelloFresh and Yorkshire Puddings alike – thank goodness! So, while we used sunflower oil, because we’re vegetarian friendly, if you’re cooking a nice bit of meat, you can use some of the meat fat instead of sunflower oil in your muffin case and you’ll get even crunchier, more golden Yorkshire Puddings.
It then became a bit of a trend and was finally name the “Yorkshire Pudding” by Hannah Glasse in her book The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy. Go Yorkshire – we are forever in your debt.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Weigh in on Yorkshire Pudds

Yep – even these guys have a stake in maintaining the chemistry and architecture of this great baked structure. So much so, that in 2008 they said “A Yorkshire pudding isn’t a Yorkshire pudding if it is less than four inches tall”.

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