Yorkshire Pudding – memories from my childhood
Yesterday I posted a recipe for a Standing Rib Roast. Yorkshire Pudding is the perfect partner for it. I remember as a kid, my mom made it often with Sunday roasts. I never knew how she got that delicious beef flavor into the puffy cake. Whenever we make this now, it takes me back to my childhood.
You can put this batter together before the roast comes out of the oven and let it stand at room temperature until you are ready to make the puddings.
2 tablespoons beef drippings or 2 tablespoons oil or clarified butter
5 oz. whole milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large eggs
How To Prepare At Home
While the meat is resting, make Yorkshire pudding. Turn the oven up to 450° degrees F.
Whisk together the flour, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
Put about 1 1/2 teaspoons of drippings, oil or clarified butter into each hole in a nonstick Yorkshire pudding tin or in a large nonstick muffin tin. Put the tin in the oven to get the fat very hot.
Whisk the eggs a bit to break them up, then stir them into the flour mixture. Still whisking, slowly add the milk until you have a smooth batter.
Transfer this batter to a liquid measuring cup with a spout.
Open the oven door. The fat in the muffin tin should be almost smoking. Quickly pour the batter into each hole, filling no more than 3/4 of the way. The fat should sizzle when you pour the batter. Work quickly, so you don't lose all the oven heat.
Bake, without opening the oven door, for 15-20 minutes, until the puddings are a deep golden brown and very well risen and crisp. Serve hot alongside the roast.
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