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to expect my yorkshire pudding to rise!!!

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pjmama Wed 11-Nov-09 16:54:27

I'm doing everything Delia says and it still comes out like a biscuit!

Grrrr! angry

AgentZigzag Wed 11-Nov-09 16:59:25

Hot oil, hot oven and don't open the door after they're in, works every time smile

mmmmm yorkies

southeastastra Wed 11-Nov-09 17:00:19

what flour are you using? don't open the oven for at least 25 mins. also i find 2 eggs better than one

madhairgirl Wed 11-Nov-09 17:01:55

My nanna always said about the 2 egg thing as well. But if it makes you feel any better I once mangaged to make mine rise beautifully, but they had no bottoms, don't ask how??

Hulababy Wed 11-Nov-09 17:02:25

You need a very hot oven and very hot oil. I put the hot tin on the hob, gas lit, when pouring in the mixture.

Do not open the oven for at least 20 minutes once batter is in.

I use a whisk to get lots of air into my batter when making it too, and just before pouring it into the tin.

pjmama Wed 11-Nov-09 17:02:46

175g plain sifted flour, 2 eggs, 100ml water, 200ml semi skimmed milk. All whisked together nicely and popped in smoking hot beef dripping in an oven set at 220C.

I am a bit suspicious that my oven might not be getting right up to temp anymore - would that alone scupper the rising, even if the fat was stinking hot before adding the batter?

I'm a tragic cow and I'm boring myself...blush

pjmama Wed 11-Nov-09 17:04:47

...and my peas have just boiled over whilst I've been faffing about on MN! I wish I were a domestic goddess, but I'm just not grin

southeastastra Wed 11-Nov-09 17:12:29

sounds a bit odd, especially if the fat was really hot. you definitely didn't open the oven?

TeamEdward Wed 11-Nov-09 17:15:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

overmydeadbody Wed 11-Nov-09 17:17:22

Delia's recipe always works, so it sounds like it's your ovven temp not getting hot enough.

borderslass Wed 11-Nov-09 17:24:24

also have the mixture of salad cream thickness.

pjmama Wed 11-Nov-09 17:24:31

I'd better get the cooker looked at then, if I seem to be doing everything else right!

Thanks everyone!

The DCs ate it anyway btw, so I guess it can't have been THAT bad wink

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