Step 1: You will need
- 120 g plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 280 ml milk
- 150 ml vegetable oil
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Step 2: Prepare the roasting tin
Pour the vegetable oil into the roasting tin. It should completely cover the bottom of the tin. You need to heat the oil before adding the pudding mixture. If you are also making roast beef then your oven will already be hot. If not the temperature needs to be set to 220ºC or gas mark 7.
Step 3: Sift the flour
Now gently sift the flour into the bowl. Once completed, make a well in the centre for the eggs to go into.
Step 4: Add the eggs
Now break the eggs one by one directly into the well. Start beating the two ingredients together, slowly incorporating the flour into the egg.
Step 5: Add the milk
Next add the milk and a generous pinch of salt and continue beating until a smooth batter is formed. You could even use an electric hand whisk to speed up the process.
Step 6: Add the batter
Allow the vegetable oil to get really hot in the oven. Once the oil is ready carefully pour the batter into the tin. The oil should be hot enough so that it sizzles when the mixture is added. Then put it back into the oven.
Step 7: Cook the yorkshire pudding
The yorkshire pudding will take between 15 and 20 minutes to rise and get crispy. It will also turn a golden-brown colour.
Step 8: Serve and enjoy!
As soon as you see the yorkshire pudding is done, remove it from the oven and serve up straight away. If you allow it to sit the pudding can end up soggy! Serve as an accompaniment to a traditional roast dinner.