Hairy Bikers Yorkshire pudding recipe

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This easy Hairy Bikers Yorkshire pudding recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and requires just five ingredients.

Hairy Bikers Yorkshire pudding
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Preparation Time10 mins plus resting
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories204 Kcal10%
Sugar3.4 g4%
Fat13.5 g19%
Saturated Fat2.9 g15%
Salt0.8 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein7 g14%
Carbohydrates13.7 g5%
Salt0.8 gRow 7 - Cell 2

The Hairy Bikers Yorkshire pudding recipe has three steps in the method and are 204 calories per portion. 

This recipe is actually from Dave’s mam and was featured on the Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain. Yorkshire puddings are traditionally only served with roast beef but we think they are delicious on any roast or even served with sausages, mash and gravy. If you have any leftovers, you can also serve them with jam, cream and ice cream for dessert. 


  • 4 heaped tbsp of plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 275ml full fat milk
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil such as sunflower, or a blob of goose fat




  1. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan, Gas 7).
  2. Sieve the flour with the salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Gradually work in the beaten eggs, then whisk in the milk - the consistency should be like single cream. Leave the batter to stand for at least an hour. You'll need some Yorkshire pudding tins, either individual ones or one big tin.
  3. Put the oil or goose fat into your Yorkshire pudding tin and put it in the oven for at least 5 mins, until it's smoking hot. Give the batter a stir, quickly pour it into the tin and watch it sizzle! Quickly put the tin into the oven and bake for about 30 mins or until the pudding has risen to golden-brown perfection.

Top tip for making The Hairy Bikers Yorkshire pudding recipe

It’s important that the oil or goose fat is very hot before you pour in the batter. If you don’t hear a sizzle as soon as the batter hits the oil, return the oil to the oven to continue heating. 

What is Yorkshire pudding served with?

Yorkshire puddings are traditionally served as a delicious bonus to a Sunday roast dinner. Paired nicely with meat such a roast chicken, tender roast beef or soft, fall-off-the-bone ham. And don't forget plenty of gravy too for dipping. Add a dash of mint sauce, a hint of mustard and you've got yourself one delicious dish. The Hairy Bikers like to serve their puds with black pudding sausages and a beer and onion beef gravy.

Why is my Yorkshire pudding flat?

If your Yorkshire puddings haven't risen it may mean that you added too much flour. Too much flour can make your Yorkshire pudding dense and heavy meaning you won't get a full rise on it. Make sure you always follow the recipe. We'd also recommend preheating the oven for a good 15 minutes before you add the oil in to warm up. The key is a very hot oven.

Is Yorkshire pudding a dessert?

No - despite the name, it's a side dish for a main course. However, if you're looking for a way to use up your leftovers, or you just fancy a trying something different for dessert, Yorkshire puddings can be served a sweet treat too. Drizzled with golden syrup, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some fresh berries and you have a lovely, sweet treat.

The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of BritainView at Amazon

The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain by Si King and Dave Myers (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20.78) - View at Amazon

Si and Dave have a whole book dedicated to the tasty recipes and treats they have found across the whole country. From a classic Cornish pasty to a hearty Lancashire hotpot, there’s a recipe for every occasion.

For a more detailed guide on how to make Yorkshire puddings we have a handy article for you. You might also like James Martin’s Yorkshire puddings or we have more Hairy Bikers’ recipes here. 

Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.

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