You can’t beat the addition of Yorkshire puddings on your plate at meal time. Traditionally they’re seen with a Sunday dinner but you can have them midweek, with whatever you fancy and even as a dessert! There are different recipes tailored to the amount of people you’re cooking for, but what is the best Yorkshire pudding recipe for 2 people? Here it is.
Where did the Yorkshire pudding come from?
The history of the Yorkshire pudding is a spectacular one. The first recorded recipe appeared almost 300 years ago in a book called The Whole Duty Of A Woman. This 1737 recipe was listed as A Dripping Pudding with the dripping coming from spit roast meat.
“Make a good batter as for pancakes, put it in a hot toss-pan over the fire with a bit of butter to fry the bottom a little, then put the pan and batter under a shoulder of mutton instead of a dripping pan, frequently shaking it by the handle and it will be light and savoury, and fit to take up when your mutton is enough; then turn it in a dish, and serve it hot.”
The best Yorkshire pudding recipe for 2
If you aren’t having a mystery shop for your Sunday roast then the next best is to make your own.
For our Yorkshire pudding recipe for 2 you need the following things.
- Yorkshire pudding tray – we love this one
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp milk
- 4 tbsp water
- A pinch of salt
- Oil or fat
Of course, you can change the recipe if you need to cater for more people.
For four people, double the amount of ingredients.
For eight people, double it again, etc.
To make your Yorkshire puddings, follow these easy steps:
- Grab a mixing bowl and sieve your flour into it, adding the pinch of salt once you have.
- Put your egg, milk and water in a jug and mix. Then add the flour.
- Mix this well before leaving your mixture to stand for an hour or so.
- Whilst this is standing, heat your oven to gas mark 8 or 230ºc.
- When it’s hot, take your bun tin and add half a teaspoon of oil or fat to each section. Return it to the oven until the oil/fat gets hot.
- Now add your mixture and cook for 15-20 minutes. If you’re using a larger bun tin you’ll need to leave them to cook for 30 minutes or so.
- Keep an eye on them through the oven glass and serve hot.
You’ll love serving up your Yorkshire pudding recipe for 2 with a selection of foods. Add them to your roast dinners and smoother in gravy for the ultimate Sunday lunch accessory.
Yorkshire puddings for dessert
If you fancy serving Yorkshire puddings for dessert, we’ve got some ideas for you.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of your Yorkshire puddings, before with drizzling syrup or scattering bashed up honeycomb over the top. Take a supermarket berry mixture (or whatever you have found at the supermarket reduction shelf) and spoon into your Yorkshire pudding before covering with warm custard. You can even use them to make your own profiteroles!
Yorkshire puddings are so versatile and bring joy to every meal. Whether you want to munch them for lunch or get creative in your kitchen, our Yorkshire pudding recipe for 2 is the perfect method to follow.