Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

(This foolproof yorkshire pudding recipe was first published in 2010 and garnered a lot of shares via Facebook and Pinterest.  I have recently updated this post for this Christmas season, using the WP Recipe maker for easier recipe reading.)

This Christmas holiday, we have decided to have yorkshire pudding and prime rib instead of the obligatory annual  Turkey dinner.   The reason was forwarded by our turkey carver – it takes too much time and effort to dress and carve the turkey.  A prime rib roast is just as good and takes less effort.

How I got my recipe
My mother-in-law’s country of origin is Scotland, where yorkshire pudding is a tradition.   Naturally,  I revisted the foolproof yorkshire pudding recipe  given to me by my mother-in-law.  After many years of experimenting with different recipes, my mother-in-law bequeathed me this simple and the most foolproof.  This was her secret recipe for as long as she was hosting the traditional family dinner.

Secret behind a successful yorkshire pudding
There are many stories that go with different yorkshire puddings (also called popovers).  Some claim that the secret for a successful fluffy popover is with the high cooking temperature at 425 degree F,  others theorize that one should never peep or open the oven door during the cooking process, or the puffing will fail.  This recipe calls for a high initial preheat temperature, then a switch to a lower temperature after the preheat process.

Well, the recipe I inherited is pure and simple.  Once you are used to the idea, it is really a very simple process.  Healthy and natural ingredients.

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Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

This foolproof yorkshire pudding recipe was handed down from generation to generation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy yorkshire pudding, foolproof yorkshire pudding recipe, gluten free yorkshire pudding, quick yorkshire pudding
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 165kcal


  • oven
  • muffin tin


  • 3 pcs eggs
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Mix up batter at least 2 hours before cooking.
  • Beat eggs, then beat in all other ingredients. Batter should be thin like thick farm cream. Do not refrigerate batter. It should be at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease a 12 compartment muffin tin with vegetable oil, and leave some oil sitting in the tin.
  • Heat the empty oiled muffin tin for 5 minutes to get the metal tin hot.
  • Take out muffin tin and pour the batter into the tin.
  • Lower temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.

Caution:  There are new silicone muffin tins available now, and as a word of caution, they are not hot enough to make the yorkshire pudding rise.  So, best to stick with metal muffin tins.  The calorie calculation is for each serving size.

For variations, you can add some cheese and make cheesy popover, great for breakfast!

For this Christmas dinner or any family dinner, such as Easter dinner or Thanksgiving dinner, consider a turkey main course, and side dishes such as the Roasted Brussel Sprouts, and the Canadian Yam Salad with Craisins.  The turkey recipe I mentioned is a recipe from and offers an innovative cooking method of roasting the dark and white meat separately.  This results in very moist and juicy meat.

Bon Appetit!

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