Originating from the north east of England, the Yorkshire pudding was once a substitute for meat in leaner times. The pudding batter was cooked underneath the drippings of roasting meat and would fill many a hungry stomach.
Today Yorkshire puddings are usually served as an accompaniment to roast beef dishes such as this beef rib eye roast with red wine gravy.
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- 2 extra large eggs
- 100 mls of milk
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- A pinch of sea salt
- 12 tsp of Drippings, vegetable oil OR lard
- Special equipment: 12 cup muffin tin
- Combine the eggs, milk and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.
- Sift the flour into the milk/egg mixture and beat until smooth. Let the batter rest for 20-30 minutes in a cool place but do not refrigerate.
- Pre-heat the oven to 400F (200C).
- Place 1 teaspoon of drippings, vegetable oil or lard into each muffin tin cup. Place muffin tin in the oven and heat oil until it just starts to smoke but not burn - keep an eye on it while it heats up.
- Carefully remove tin from oven and pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into each muffin cup. Place tin back in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed up and golden. Remove from oven and serve with roast beef and gravy.