Hairy Bikers' Yorkshire pudding

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Yorkshire puddings
Yorkshire puddings
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The Hairy Bikers' Yorkshire pudding recipe is a real classic. We've got Dave's mam's Yorkshire pudding recipe straight from The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain, to serve with black pudding sausages and a beer and onion beef gravy. This classic Yorkshire pudding recipe is perfect served as part of your Sunday roast dinner. This recipe serves 4 people and takes 2hrs and 55 mins to prepare and cook. These easy to make Yorkshire puds will be soft and doughy but with a crispy, golden finish - the perfect combination. Cook in oil or goose fat and serve straight away.


  • 4 heaped tbsp of plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 275ml full fat milk
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil such as sunflower, or a blob of goose fat
  • Yorkshire pudding tins

Ask your butcher for marrow bones for the stock. They can be rib, short rib, knuckle, thigh, for example, and should have a bit of meat on them. Ask for the beef fat too.

The Hairy Bikers


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 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.

This recipe is from The Hairy Biker's Food Tour of Britain, 20 from Weidenfeld & Nicolson. The Hairy Biker's Food Tour of Britain is available from

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Much the same recipe as my own except there's a little less milk in this. I still use Imperial measurements (always do for old recipes) and I use half a pint of milk (10 fl oz) and much prefer dripping. Oil isn't right and goose fat is way too expensive.


How come this states 2 hours 45 mins to cook?


This Yorkshire Pudding recipe is hands down the best I have ever found. I have follwed it for the last three months and make the best yorkshires ever - always rise and always amazing, time and time again.


we have tried the other celebrity chefs yorkshire pudding recipes but they didnt work,we followed the hairy bikers recipe and they worked!

sandra witham

Hi s there any way you can purchase black porkies via the internet?

Jenny Jelly

As we both love black pudding and sausages I would love to buy some Black porkies sausages buth as we live in somerset nr frome ba11 postcode we cannot find anyone selling them Please tell me where i can buy them from

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