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Yorkshire Puddings - I need someone to help me who makes them brilliantly.

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AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 11:24:06

I can just never get these right, and I am a good cook - honest!

Can someone who makes these well help me, with ingredient amounts and tips etc

RubySlippers Sun 07-Sep-08 11:25:14

hot hot hot oil - almost smoking

and don't open the oven whilst it is cooking

i use a nigella recipe

will try to find it

RubySlippers Sun 07-Sep-08 11:26:34

here it is

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sun 07-Sep-08 11:27:57

ingrediant amounts i cant help with as i just put things in a jug untill its right iyswim? i never measure anything. it was the way i was taught.

the miture when thick enough should make a glug sound when being stirred.

tips i can give is make sure the oil in the pudding tin is sizzling hot and dont keep opening the oven or they will sink. the bbc has a good yorkshire pudding recipe on it. i ahve made them before and they were lovely. but most of the time i cant be bothered weighing and measuring things

Geepers Sun 07-Sep-08 11:28:02

turn oven to correct temp

take aunt bessies out of freezer

cooked in 5 minutes.

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 11:28:25

RS - you are fab and very efficent! Many Thanks

katierocket Sun 07-Sep-08 11:28:41

agree that aunt bessies are yum - not the ready made ones, but the batter

RubySlippers Sun 07-Sep-08 11:28:47

LOL at glug sound but accurate!

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 11:30:25

Thanks all, great tips.

PuppyMonkey Sun 07-Sep-08 11:30:37

EEee Geepers I like your style but Aunt Bessie's are shite compared to the real thing grin

DEAD HOT OVEN!!!!! is my only tip... I wouldn't have a clue about amounts either, just mix and mix until it looks about right!

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 11:31:10

I will look out for that glug sound!

annaje Sun 07-Sep-08 11:31:54

have to agree on the aunt bessies - difficult to beat and a lot less hassle when you are already cooking a sunday roast!

cluelessnchaos Sun 07-Sep-08 11:33:31

jamie oliver recipe, more eggs than you expect but it really works, and roasting hot oven

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 11:35:43

I've been there with Aunt Bessies and agree that they are no match for the real thing. Plus I am trying really hard to not use processed things, and making everything myself. I just want to be a goddess like Nigella really wink

bellavita Sun 07-Sep-08 11:35:59

jamie oliver every time.

1/2 pint (285 millilitres) milk
4 ounces (115 grams) all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
3 eggs
Vegetable oil

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 18:13:48

There in - but I want to peak blush

DaisySteiner Sun 07-Sep-08 18:14:54

Use the freshest eggs you can get and make sure the oil is really hot. I use our own duck eggs and they rise like mad.

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Sep-08 18:16:03

don't peak!

twinsetandpearls Sun 07-Sep-08 18:16:54

I use the nigella recipe and my yorkshires are legendary although my sister finds them a bit cakey. Oil needs to be smoking hot. If it does not sizzle when batter goes in it is not hot enough.

bellavita Sun 07-Sep-08 18:20:12

Nooooo, don't open the door, they will be ok. Which recipe did you use?

Anifrangapani Sun 07-Sep-08 18:22:27

Best recipe is equal volumes of eggs, milk and flour... add seasoning. 3 eggs does enough for a 12 batch muffin tin.

Really hot tin
hot oven with nothing else in - I put mine in when the meat comes out to rest.

My dh (yorkshire man) says they are the best and my bro who is a chef ( used to work at The Maze) nicked the recipe. They are fab.

AbbaFan Sun 07-Sep-08 18:23:30

I did the Nigella, and fingers crossed they will come out ok.

NorthernLurker Sun 07-Sep-08 18:27:20

I get much better results with lard than with oil btw

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Sep-08 18:27:37

Like Anifrangapani said, equal quantities of egg, flour and milk will give you perfect yorkshire puds every time.

I just start with the eggs, crack them into a measuring jug, note the measurement, and then measure the flour and milk up to the same measurement in the jar.

Every restaurant I've ever worked in has followed this method.

Smoking hot oil is essential too.

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Sep-08 18:28:16

Goosefat also gives very good results <drool>

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