How to cook the ultimate Yorkshire puddings
How to get a smooth Yorkshire pudding batter
Beating the mixture when you add each ingredient helps give you a smooth batter and sifting the flour helps get air into the mixture. Whisk to the consistency of single cream and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
Sieve flour into bowl to remove lumps
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Preparing the oil for the Yorkshire puddings
Fill each section of a muffin tin with 1cm oil and pop into the oven to heat. Use a high smoking point oil, if you want to use something other than vegetable oil check the smoking point before heating and adjust the heat of the oven and timings as necessary.
Preparing muffin tin for Yorkshire puddings
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Adding the Yorkshire pudding batter to the oil
If your batter doesn't sizzle when it hits the oil, the oil isn't hot enough. If it does, you're on track to make perfect fluffy Yorkshires.
Tips for light, fluffy and perfectly crisp Yorkshire puddings
Having an oven that spreads heat evenly is key, and once they're in the oven, don't open the door till they're done!