Lazy Man Bakes Yorkshire Pudding

I discovered that I have an RM 50 Sunshine Supermarket voucher that is going to expire today, on the 31st July 2014. I don’t normally shop for groceries there, because their items are less fresh compared to Jusco / Giant. So… I went there, and spontaneously decided to buy some baking utensils.

Baking Utensils
Muffin tray, Whisk, and Big mixing bowl

I couldn’t wait until weekend to break it in, so I decided to bake something simple. So, Yorkshire pudding it is!

Ingredients (for 6 puddings):

  • 2 eggs
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Sunflower oil

Procedure:

  1. Pour sunflower oil onto individual muffin tin in the muffin tray. DO NOT use olive oil, need oil that can be heated more than 200 degree Celsius. DO NOT copy Jamie’s method of filling up 1 row and then slanting the tray to get the oil over to other rows! Your oil will more likely end up on the floor!
  2. Preheat the tray in the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
  3. While waiting, crack 2 eggs into big mixing bowl.
  4. Add flour and milk into the bowl. To determine how much flour and milk to use, you need to first crack the egg first to see how much egg you have. 1/3 egg, 1/3 flour, 1/3 milk is the right portion! DO NOT use self raising flour, it will have the opposite effect!
  5. Whisk the mixture for a few minutes, until the surface become filled with bubbles.
  6. When the muffin tray has been heated enough, take the tray out. Pour the mixture into individual muffin tins. Watch the fireworks every time the mixture hits the oil, that’s one of the fun part!
  7. Put the tray back into the oven. Set to 25 minutes, still at 200 degree Celsius.

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding

LET THE WAITING BEGIN!

Yorkshire pudding
5 Minutes… Don’t worry, it’s still early…
Yorkshire pudding
10 Minutes… How come it still looks the same? Oh no, it’s gonna fail, it’s gonna fail!
Yorkshire pudding
15 Minutes… Yes! Rise, baby, rise!
Yorkshire pudding
20 Minutes… Yes, yes, yes! Keep going!
Yorkshire pudding
24.5 Minutes… Almost done, not too bad eh?

The preparation part is actually really easy. The baking part is the most nerve wracking, it is like watching a kid grow up. You have to constantly watch over those little kids and pray that they will grow properly, and when they eventually do, you will feel so proud, satisfied and excited!

Look at the end products, aren’t they just lovely?

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding

If you are not familiar with Yorkshire pudding, you might think: This is not a pudding! It looks like a piece of bread! Well, that is how a nice Yorkshire pudding is supposed to look like, crispy on the outside, fluffy and soft on the inside.

The Brits usually serve them hot as part of the Sunday Roast,

Sunday Roast
Typical Sunday Roast (I did not make this, I stole this picture from Wikipedia)

or serve them cold with something sweet, like fruit jam, custard or honey. Me? I prefer to have them cold with a nice cup of Kopi O (dark coffee).

Yumssss…

8 Comments

  1. Ahhh, this is something I cannot compare (this time), coz I’ve never made these puddings before.. Ingredients look simple, but looks like a lot of work (have to wash the batter bowl, the muffin pan and all, hehe, not for a lazy man at all wor..

    • The batter bowl is easy, because there is no oil, you just need to rinse with water. The muffin pan, well, a good chef once told me, no need to clean it thoroughly, a good baking pan is much like a good wok, with traces of oil on it. Such an awesome advice for a lazy person, of course I will heed it 😀

    • It tastes better when you are able to watch the baking process.. Hint what la, unless you come to Penang, and when you do come, I doubt you would rather have these than CKT! 😀

  2. You make it look so easy. And they look so tasty. So easy to eat. Just pop one by one into the mouth and no more d.

    I have eaten this yorkshire pudding in UK once and I think they use lard to make it – the pig smell is too much for me but I finished eating it.

    I think I like your version better without the lard.

    • The authentic version is using the animal fat that drips when roasting the meat, they were called the dripping pudding. They will roast the meat in the oven, then place a tray beneath the meat to collect the dripping oil, then the last 20 to 25 minutes they pour the pudding mixture into the tray. Brits are lazy like me, they just love to figure out how to do more with less 😛

    • I think this is a good recipe to try with kids, if you want to teach them baking, it will be fun to watch them grow and rise by the minute 😛

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