In autumn and winter every Sunday commands a roast dinner in the Drew household, and what goes perfectly with a roast dinner? Yorkshire puddings! Tony has always been the Yorkshire pudding maker in the household, until a few months ago when his were always coming out wrong. When my friend Hayley shared her recipe on Instagram I copied it as closely as I could remember and I have been making perfect Yorkies since. Here is a Yorkshire pudding recipe for two.
This recipe makes 4 Yorkshire puddings – two each. You can’t really make less than that unless you keep some batter aside.
For this Yorkshire pudding recipe for two you will need:
- One egg
- Plain flour
- Oil for cooking
Now I know what you are thinking.
Emma, how much flour and milk do I need for this Yorkshire pudding recipe for two?
You need to weigh your egg, with the shell, and however much that weighs you need that much in flour and that much in milk.
- A jug
- A whisk
- Yorkshire pudding tray
Oil 4 holes in your Yorkshire pudding tray and put into the pre-heat oven at 200c (180c fan) for about 10 minutes whilst you prepare your batter. Before you all comment on the state of my tray, let me tell you: I have tried with a brand new, sparkling clean tray and it just doesn’t work. My puddings always flop. There’s something about a well loved tray that makes the Yorkshire puddings work so well.
Weigh your egg with the shell on and then place that much milk and plain flour into your jug. Mix well. Pro tip: put the milk in first before the flour so that you can mix it up well. You could mix this in a bowl before putting it into the jug, but that way you lose some batter.
Then remove your hot tray from the oven and carefully pour an equal amount of the batter into your 4 oiled holes. You should see your batter sizzling away already.
Placed back into the oven and set a timer for 20 minutes.
I’ve found with this recipe I can open the oven to check on anything else in the oven.
After 20 minutes have a look at your puddings – you will know how brown you want them. They might be perfect for you, or another 5 minutes will do.
Then remove them from the oven and serve.
You can actually make these ahead of time and reheat in the oven for about 8 minutes. And you can also freeze them – cook them from frozen for about 10 minutes.