Sunday Roast Dinner is a tradition for many families. Roast beef, vegetables and a good gravy are considered staples of the meal. But there is one element of a roast dinner that many home cooks tend to stumble on: Yorkshire Pudding.
I’m not sure why people have difficulty making this delicious addition to a nice cut of prime rib, but it is something that many do have trouble making. Watching Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives with Guy Fieri one night, Guy stated that Yorkshire puddings never worked for him. In my family, my father made Yorkshire pudding with almost every roast beef dinner. He used to work at a steakhouse, so he was very accustomed to making the puddings. We would fight over every piece of Yorkshire pudding and not a piece would ever be left over.
So, I am going to share my tips and tricks to making
Perfect Yorkshire Puddings!
Original Recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook – a must have for anyones cookbook collection!
1 Cup Flour
1 1/4 Cup of Milk
Dash of salt
Method (The important part)
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Whisk until the mixture is well-mixed, nothing more.
2. When everything is mixed, pour mixture into a jug and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. This allows the bubbles to set. This is an important part not to skip!
3. The optimal time to make your Yorkshire puddings is after the roast is out and resting. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees and move one rack to the highest setting. While your oven is preheating, put a muffin tray on top of a baking sheet in the oven to heat up.
4. Once the oven is heated to 475, take out the tray and add roughly 1 tablespoon of vegetable to each muffin spot. Put the trays back in the oven for 5 minutes. The oil should be smoking hot.
At this point, please make sure that all children are away from the kitchen as the next step is a bit dangerous
5. Put on a pair of oven mitts and grab your jug of mix. Oven the oven door, and as quickly as you can slide the oven rack out a bit, then move the trays out so you can access each muffin spot. Drop some mix into each hole – do not worry about exact measurements as you do not have time to fiddle with measuring spoons. You have enough mix for 12 Yorkshire puddings. It doesn’t matter if one is bigger than the other. It is essential that you complete this part as quickly as possible. Once it is done, slide everything back in the oven and close the door.
6. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FROM NOW ON. I upper-cased all those words as it is crucial that you do not open the door. If you open the door, all will be ruined. Keep the Yorkshire puddings in the oven for 15 minutes. You can always stick a post-it to the door to stop anyone from sneaking a peek.
7. Once 15 minutes is up, take a look – the puddings should be golden brown!
8. Serve with your roast beef and trimmings. Enjoy!