Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yorkshire Pudding (that are actually Popovers)

Is there anything more glorious than a perfectly baked fresh out of the oven Yorkshire pudding? (And by Yorkshire pudding I do mean popover, as I did not use roast drippings to make these. But my mom used to, and while she now makes them with oil instead, we still call them Yorkshire puddings.)

My mom only ever makes these when she makes roast beef and my brother and I always fight over who ate more Yorkshire puddings. I carefully count how many everybody eats. And will eat any that are leftover because they're not nearly as delicious the next day, and a Yorkshire pudding cannot go to waste! This is my mom's recipe, and after looking up other recipes it seems that they're all pretty similar to this. I was so ridiculously excited to make these for the first time that I think I ate 6 of them for dinner (with a side of vegan pot roast and delicious vegetable gravy). I probably won't eat 6 of them next time, but I will be making them again.

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Yorkshire Pudding (that are actually Popovers)

Makes 12

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2-3 tbsp oil

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a blender or with a whisk, blend together all ingredients except oil, until very smooth. Let batter sit on the counter for 45 minutes.

Put 1/2-1 tsp of oil in each muffin pan (enough to cover the bottom). Place muffin pans in the oven for 5-10 minutes - if the oil starts to smoke before then, take them out. Take muffin pans out and evenly divide the batter. Each cup will be about halfway filled.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dark golden brown and puffy. Serve immediately.


The Duo Dishes said...

The good thing about popovers is that you don't actually need a popover pan to make them. Yay!

Joanne said...

I can totally see why you ate these for dinner...and I would totally consider doing the same thing. They look delicious!

Parsley Sage said...

I love Yorkshire pudding! I've never made them myself but my best friends used to invite us over for her's all the time. She moved back to London last yer and I totally forgot about this tasty treat. Thanks for the reminder!

Johanna GGG said...

it's always good to make a family recipe - my mum never made these and I found them surprisingly light when I first made them - not the yorkshire stodge I expected (I also was surprised when I learnt what popovers were)

Sherry G said...

Oh my these look glorious. I've always wanted to make them=)

Adam said...

Those look amazing and another thing I haven't tried, but definitely will since it's so simple :).

Hannah said...

I've always wanted to make popovers... I have yet to perfect the recipe though. Without eggs, mine tend to come out more like buns or quickbreads. Some day... But yours look delicious!

Helene said...

I have never eaten them. They turned out really nice.

Jacqueline said...

I don't know what popovers are, but these are mighty fine looking yorkshire puddings. Yum! Just need some gravy, roast potatoes and veg.

I have taken a copy of the recipe. Thank you Ashley :)

Megan said...

I love yorkshire pudding! I also don't use roast drippings, just oil, but we still call them yorkshire pudding too.

Jabba said...

Ohmigod this is exactly how my Grandma used to make 'popovers' and I never seem to see them made this way!
I'm going to try it now that I've seen it on your blog.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Dang you got such amazing "pops" from these! They look awesome.

Anonymous said...

Nice yorkshires!!!
They say the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree.

Deborah said...

I've tried to make Yorkshire Puddings before, but I've never been successful. I need to give your recipe a try!

Clare said...

Wow. As someone who actually comes from Yorkshire, I can confirm these look good. My sister once ate a whole tray of these things, she loves them that much!

I really love your blog too, so many things I cant wait to cook!