Yorkshire Pudding

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Yorkshire Puddings are an accompaniment served along with Prime Rib Roast. They are made of an egg and milk batter and the most successful “Yorkies” are big and fluffy with holes in them so that you may add “au jus” into them. You’ll need reserved beef drippings/fat from your roasting pan, muffin tin and a little bit of time for your batter to rest. The eggs in this recipe give your Yorkshire Puddings elevation and please don’t open the oven to see how they are doing, they will deflate. That’s what the oven light is for!

Yorkshire Pudding

(makes 12)

12 Tbsp. of beef fat/drippings

6 large eggs, beaten

2 cups of milk

2 tsp. sea salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

Pre-heated 450F oven, middle rack

  1. In a bowl, add the eggs and beat with a whisk then add the salt and milk and whisk until blended. Now add the flour and mix until the there are no lumps. Place in the fridge for an hour and return to room temperature before baking.
  2. Place a tablespoon of the beef dripping/fat from your Prime Rib’s roasting pan and place in your pre-heated 450F oven for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the muffin tin and pour equal amounts of batter into the muffin tins and place back in the oven. Reduce the temperature to 400F and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden (do not open the oven or the Yorkies will deflate).
  3. Remove from the oven and serve on or beside each serving of Prime Rib and serve “au jus” on top.

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Peter Minakis

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13 Comments for “Yorkshire Pudding”


My brother made these with a rib roast for a dinner he made last night. I’m wishing I had done the same. I often make these with butter and just call them popovers.

I had a lot of leftover eggnog after making my dessert on Xmas Eve. Now I’m wishing I had done as you did and made it into ice cream!

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My mother always made it in a cast iron skillet and served it in pizza-like slices. Such good stuff!


My family goes crazy for these and we can never have enough – it’s all in the timing isn’t it? Happy Holidays Peter and all the best in 2012.


I will have to admit, I have always heard of yorkshire pudding but never really known what it was. I need to get on this! These puffs looks delicious and you got me wondering what would happen if I used bacon grease instead….