Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from the UK

Yorkshire pudding recipe from Travels with Darley

Yorkshire Pudding in Muffin Tins

We’ve filmed in the UK for a few episodes of “Travels with Darley.” In England, expert guide Alan Rowley of Yorkshires True Tours shared his exceptional Yorkshire Pudding recipe.

Yorkshire Puddings have been around since the 18th Century. Cheap to make, they were intended to be eaten as an appetizer, to fill you up so that you would not eat so much of the expensive meat.

This is a great compliment to any of your upcoming holiday meals!

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Whatever size measure you are using, (to make 12 puddings I usually use a regular size coffee mug) you must use equal quantities of the following.


Plain Flour, Eggs, Milk with a dash of water.

Next Steps

Fill the mug to the top with plain flour. Pour this into a large bowl.

Fill the same mug with eggs (that’s right fill it to the top). Pour this onto the flour in the bowl.

Fill the same mug about ¾ full with milk then top up with water. Pour this into the bowl with the other ingredients.

Stir thoroughly with a large whisk to get as much air as possible into the mixture. Pause. Add salt and pepper to taste then continue whisking. When the mixture is smooth, pour into a jug and place in a refrigerator for about an hour.

Place a small amount of oil into your chosen cooking tray (I use muffin tins). Place the tray in a hot oven–– the hotter the better. Warm the trays until the oil is really hot. Then pour the mixture from the jug a third of the way up the tins and return as quickly as possible into the oven. Close the oven door and say the Yorkshire pudding prayer. “Please make my puddings rise!”

Wait around 18 minutes BEFORE OPENING THE DOOR.

You should then have perfect Yorkshire Puddings. Serve with rich brown onion gravy, or as a dessert with heavy cream and raspberry jelly. Enjoy!

Alan Rowley is a tour guide and the owner of Yorkshires True Tours, a York based tour company takes travelers to historic and significant sites and cities in Yorkshire, from escorted walking tours of York to driving tours of Haworth, Skipton and Saltaire.