Sunday, 21 February 2016

Yorkshire Pudding

This is a batter pudding traditional eaten with roast beef.  In Yorkshire it is served separately before the meat, accompanied by hot gravy.  In the rest of Great Britain this dish is served with the meat and vegetables.

4 oz Plain Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt (I would use a large pinch)
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
2 Eggs
!/4 pint of Milk
Gas Mark 7/220'C

1)    Preheat the oven.  Grease with oil your pan and place in the preheated oven.  I use a Yorkshire      pudding tin.
2)    Now make your batter.
3)    Sieve your flour in to a bowl.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
4)    Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs.
5)    Using a whisk gradually mix the eggs into the flour.
6)    Add the milk slowly whilst whisking all the time.
7)    Once all the ingredients are combine (do mot worry if it is still a little lumpy) place in the fridge.
8)    Leave in the fridge as long as possible.  The batter has to be very cold.
9)    Remove the pan from the oven.  Please make sure the pan is very very hot.
10)  Pout the batter mixture (straight from the fridge) into your pan.
11)  Cook for about 25-30 minutes on the top rack of your oven.  Sometimes I find that I need to cook the Yorkshire for longer.
12)  DO NOT open the open until at least half way through the cooking time.  If you have a light in your oven, use it. It is important to 'check' your pudding regularly.  You may have to turn the tin around in the oven.
13)  Cook until golden brown.
14)  Serve with roast beef and vegetables.

This batter works well if your are making Toad in the Hole.

I will make the batter first if I am cooking Toad in the Hole.  It is the same recipe as above but when preheating your tin add some sausages.  Please do not over cook your sausages before adding the batter.  Make the batter/pudding as normal.  Add to the hot sausages.  Cook.  I often cook Toad in the Hole on the middle rack of the oven, it may take 10 minutes more.  

These recipes serve four to six people.

Enjoy.  Please leave a comment if you try this recipe.  I will upload a photo when I next make this recipe.  It is one of my family's favourite meals.

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