Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cooking Thursday ~ Nana B's Yorkshire Puddings

I think I may have mentioned before how much my mother disliked cooking. When we were little, she always provided my brother and I with hot , nutritious food, but she always saw it as a complete chore, and her meals weren't very varied. Dad, on the other hand, was an excellent cook.

Having said that though, she made a wonderful Sunday Roast, and her Christmas dinners were fabulous. Part of her secret, was the excellent recipe she used for making Yorkshire Pudding, the traditional accompaniment for to Roast beef. In the UK it would be unheard of to have a Sunday Dinner without them. They were so good, we would have them with any meat.

This recipe has been handed down from mother to daughter for a few generations, and I must admit, they always turn out amazing

Nana B's Yorkshire Puddings

1 cup (140g) plain flour
200 ml milk
4 eggs
salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for cooking

  • Heat the oven 230C/ Gas 8
  • Pour a little oil into into a 12 hole non stick muffin tin
  • Put in the oven to heat until sizzling hot
  • Put flour into mixing bowl
  • Beat eggs into milk and add gradually to the flour
  • Beat until there are no lumps, add salt and pepper to taste then pour into a jug
  • Remove tins from oven and carefully pour batter into holes
  • Cook undisturbed in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown 
  • Serve immediately or if you leave them to cool they can be frozen for later use

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. We call those popovers over here...smiles...regardless of what their called---they are so good. Blessings

    1. I dont believe it....Ive always wondered what a popover was...and Ive been making them for years!...slaps forehead!
      Have a great day Linda x

  2. I haven't made these in years but may very do this week; yours look delicious! Yes, popovers are what they're called over here and I've often wondered what a Yorkshire pudding I know - smile.

  3. It's funny I have wanted to make these forever and don't know why I haven't... So now I'm going to make them soon as I figure out how to adjust the temp oven and measurments to cups thanks for sharing the recipe it's always better when it comes from a nana, smile with love Janice Happy Thursday

  4. I always wondered about Yorkshire pudding and popovers - now I can make them! I wonder why they call them a pudding. I always thought a pudding had some sort of creamy center.

  5. I love Yorkshire pudding but have never made it. I guess I never even thought I could. Loved your previous post by the way...I am still laughing!

  6. We love yorkshire pudding here and when I make it it looks nothing like yours :) however we love the way it tastes!! thanks for the recipe!

  7. Yum, they look delicious! My mother in law grew up in England and made the best Yorkshire pudding. I must try your recipe.