Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

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As legend has it, Yorkshire puddings were traditionally cooked in a pan of fat, at the bottom of a hearth, underneath a large piece of roasting beef. The smoky heat from the fire, along with all the other goodness dripping into the pan from the meat, must've made for quite a delicious pastry. Though limited by modern ovens, we can still come close to the original by using real rendered beef fat, without which you're just eating a popover.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • ¾ cup melted beef fat

Directions

  1. Whisk eggs and salt together in a bowl until light and frothy. Whisk in flour and milk until smooth and lump-free; batter will be thin and barely coat the back of a spoon.

  2. Transfer batter to a 4-cup measuring cup and chill in the refrigerator, at least 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Fill each cup of a 12-cup nonstick muffin tin with 1 tablespoon melted beef fat; use your finger to grease the sides and tops of the cups. Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet.

  5. Heat in the preheated oven on the middle rack until fat is smoking hot, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and fill each muffin cup halfway full with batter.

  7. Bake pudding in the preheated oven until browned and fully puffed, about 25 minutes more. Remove from the oven and immediately poke a hole in the center of each to release steam. Serve hot, warm, or room-temperature.

Chef's Notes:

Any high-temp oil will work, but use beef fat if at all possible.

If making the 6 larger ones in a popover pan, bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 32 to 35 minutes, or until as browned and puffy as possible.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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