You HAVE to try this nan's 'brilliant' Yorkshire Pudding air fryer hack that's going viral on TikTok

Actor John Barrowman is a fan!

A collage of an air fryer and a plate of Yorkshire Puddings
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Yorkshire puddings in an air fryer? This Yorkshire-based gran turned TikTok star's hack has gone viral for giving great results.

Who doesn't love an air fryer hack to help get dinner on the table faster? The beloved kitchen gadget has gained quite the fan following during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis for making meals cheaper and healthier to cook. Nowadays, there's not much you can't cook in an airfryer, with people going crazy for a recent cinnamon doughnuts air fryer hack and another air fryer hack for sausage rolls, plus a naughty-but-nice recipe for cooking creme eggs in an air fryer.

Now the humble Sunday Roast has been given the air fryer treatment with TikTok fans taken with a new air fryer hack for quick and easy Yorkshire Puddings. Food blogger NannaBea has racked up over 9 million views for her simple hack to create the perfect puds for your Sunday dinner. 

Posting a video of her pouring batter into ramekins in her air fryer, Bea shares how she makes Yorkshire Puddings without using an oven. 

Set to the music of Britney Spears' Oops... I Did It Again, Bea starts by putting in eight Yorkshire pudding tins with a knob of lard. She then closes the drawer to let the lard melt, before returning with the batter. "1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup eggs," reads the ingredient list.  

Bea distributes the batter evenly between the tins and then closes the drawer to allow them to cook for 20 minutes. In the video caption she shares that she sets the temperature on her air fryer to 170C to achieve her golden results.


♬ Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears

Bea next opens her air fryer drawer to reveal eight light and fluffy Yorkshire Puddings  that are ready to be eaten.

NannaBea's followers were quick to praise the hack in the comments, with one user simply writing, "how have I not tried this!!". 

Two other fans shared how they'd put the hack to the test and were happy with the results. "I did my yorkies your way and I shall never be turning back, they are huge and did them with beef dripping. Yummy," wrote one, whilst another commented: "I've sent this on to a bunch of friends... this is the most amazing tik tok I've ever sent."

Bea's hack also received praise from a famous face. Actor John Barrowman - of Torchwood fame - commented "This is brilliant!!"

The comment section also provided extra information on how to pull the hack off. One TikTok user shared that you can buy the Yorkshire Pudding tins (as featured in the video) via Amazon. Another asked Nannabea whether they could use butter instead of lard, with the foodie gran confirming "Lard or oil x".

Whilst any air fryer will achieve the same results, our Features Writer, Ellie Hutchings, recommends one of the best air fryers, the Ninja MAX, which she recently put to the test:

Ninja Air Fryer MAX AF160 - RRP £169.99 | Ninja

Ninja Air Fryer MAX AF160 - RRP £169.99 | Ninja

At 5.2L capacity, there's enough room in this gadget to feed a large family, plus there are six different cooking methods to choose from too; air fry, max crisp, bake, roast, dehydrate, and reheat, so you can make a range of meals.

Ellie says, "You can cook whole meals for several people using this air fryer - and you can even bake desserts in it too. The range of cooking modes means there are pretty much limitless options in terms of what recipes you can try, so I can see myself using the Ninja air fryer really regularly."

Read our full review of the Ninja Air Fryer MAX AF160UK

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Emily Stedman
Features Editor

Emily Stedman is the former Features Editor for GoodTo covering all things TV, entertainment, royal, lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Boasting an encyclopaedic knowledge on all things TV, celebrity and royals, career highlights include working at HELLO! Magazine and as a royal researcher to Diana biographer Andrew Morton on his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. In her spare time, Emily can be found eating her way around London, swimming at her local Lido or curled up on the sofa binging the next best Netflix show.