As I was ill over Christmas and lost my appetite, I have been making up for the Christmas dinner I didn’t get to thouroughly enjoy by cooking a decedent roast every Sunday 😋. And of course no roast is complete without homemade Yorkshire puddings!
These yorkshires are so tasty and simple to make, you’ll be asking Aunt Bessie who???
100g Plain flour
1 large egg
100ml semi-skimmed milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
A pinch of black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to gas Mark 9/240c
2.Put 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil into 9 holders of a cup cake tray and put the tray into the oven to heat the oil whilst you make the batter. The secret is to get the oil extra hot!
3. In a jug, measure out the milk and then whisk the egg into it. Add the salt and pepper then gradually stir in the flour until it forms a smooth batter. Be careful not to knock the jug- you need as many air bubbles in the batter as possible.
4. Carefully take the tray out of the oven and pour the batter evenly into the sectors containing oil. The batter does not need to fill the top of the holders, just fill them halfway.
5. Put the yorkshires into the oven and leave to cook for 30 minutes until they have risen and are a deep golden brown.
Top Tip: I know it will seem tempting but do not, I repeat DO NOT, open the oven to check them as they might deflate and turn into pancakes!
They should be well risen and crispy and will go deliciously with hot gravy!