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Yorkshire puddings - anyone make their own?

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NotActuallyAMum Mon 15-May-06 13:46:06

I've always done mine with milk, water, eggs and plain flour and was quite happy with it until I tried Aunt Bessie's - they're so much nicer

I'd really appreciate a recipe

TIA

Tinker Mon 15-May-06 13:46:49

No water? Hot oil in the baking tray?

littlerach Mon 15-May-06 13:49:52

Nooooo!!!

You can't beat homemeade ones.

Well, not mine, anyway

NotActuallyAMum Mon 15-May-06 13:56:25

Tinker I did put hot oil in to stop them sticking. Will try without water, has to be worth a go

littlerach please do tell

kate100 Mon 15-May-06 14:00:33

My dh makes the most delicious yorkshire puddings, he mixes the wet ingredients first, leaves it to stand and then mixes in the flour. Heat the pan with oil in until very hot and then cook in a hot oven

iota Mon 15-May-06 14:08:03

we use this recipe from the dairy cookbook, 1978:

100g plain or sr flour
large pinch salt
1 standard egg
250ml milk
1 tablespoon melted butter

beat all ingredients to a smooth batter

heat oven to 220c or gas no 7
put 40 g of butter or dripping into a baking tin 25cm x 30cm
heat baking tin in oven until faint haze appears
pour in batter
bake for 30 mins
reduce temp to 200c or gas 6
bake further 15 min

iota Mon 15-May-06 14:10:29

ooops typo - 50g of butter or dripping in the baking tray(not that it matters really)

Blu Mon 15-May-06 14:14:27

If you want them v light and soft you can use half and half sr flour - but don't beat the batter too much - will make them tough.

I use lard (horror emoticon) to grease the pan, v v hot before you pour in the mixture.

Cook until golden only - not brown.

cupcakes Mon 15-May-06 14:24:33

I use fat left over from roasts to line the pan.

also, mix the eggs and milk first and leave to stand for at least 15 mins before adding milk - and then leave to stand again.

NotActuallyAMum Mon 15-May-06 14:34:59

Thanks for your replies

iota I'll try that on Sunday, thanks again

iota Mon 15-May-06 16:31:40

NAAM - I do hope it rurns out well {worried emoticon} - not sure if I can cope with the responsibility for your Sunday Lunch

iota Mon 15-May-06 16:32:05

turns out well

oxocube Tue 16-May-06 20:31:34

My recipe is 6 tbsp plain flour, pinch salt, 2 eggs mixed into flour with whisk, enough milk to make mix like single cream, leave for an hour in fridge (mix always seems to thicken a bit and contrast of hot fat and cold batter seems to work), bun/pud trays into oven at 220 deg for 10 mins, take out and add sunflower oil and return to oven for 5 mins, remove from oven and add batter, cook for about 15 mins until risen and golden.

triplets Thu 18-May-06 09:37:06

Must reply to this! I am quite a good cook, but for years my yorkshires were nothing to write home about. Then my friend who llives in Cornwall gave me her Dads recipe, he is a baker. It has never ever failed me, whether I make big or little ones and it is soooooooooooo easy. Here it is.
Beat two large eggs in a bowl
Beat in half a pint of semi or full fat milk and pinch of salt.
Chuck in one cup of plain flour, no need to sift it and beat again. Pour into which ever tin size you are using, when the fat is very hot, bake at gas 7 for approx 20 mins for small ones and 25-30 mins for a large one. Good luck!

triplets Thu 18-May-06 09:37:56

Forgot to say seems to make no diff if you leave mixture to stand or not!

trace2 Thu 18-May-06 09:51:15

triplets thats what i do, its my mums way,she was a cook, we live in yorkshire

trace2 Thu 18-May-06 09:51:57

we also some times put sage in for exta taste

ernest Thu 18-May-06 10:48:40

I've tried a few recipes & I find it easier & quicker just using cups
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup eggs
bit of salt. Beat.
Tray must be heated in over with oil, oil must be very hot

SenoraPostrophe Thu 18-May-06 10:50:43

huh? one cup eggs?

NotAMum: aunt bessies ones taste nice because they have lost of added rubbish. I think you may find your normal ones taste better if you use a bit or beef dripping instead of oil when you grease the pan.

SaintGeorge Thu 18-May-06 10:56:40

trace - I love them with sage too. Try a little chopped onion dropped into the hot oil just before you pour the batter in - yummy yummy yummy.

trace2 Thu 18-May-06 11:05:14

will do SaintGeorge , but have noticed, noone puts pepper in, i do

ernest Thu 18-May-06 11:07:51

i poo pood the 1 cup of eggs too, thought I'd miss-read, but it's ideal, as you get the correct ratio of eggs to flour & milk, sometimes I need 5 eggs, sometimes 4. you see the size varies.

SenoraPostrophe Thu 18-May-06 15:42:56

how many yorkshires are you making? 200?

forgot to say a little salt in the batter may help too.

triplets Thu 18-May-06 21:55:44

Hi,
Yes sage is lovely, but what I do is sprinkle in some dried sage and onion stuffing.....lovely, or sprinkle some grated cheese in!

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