IngredientsThis makes about 8 puddings (double it for a dinner party):
PreparationDump the lot into a mixing bowl (I use the Kitchen Aid 4 litre bowl) and then mix until a smooth batter is formed, this batter will be quite runny (like that for crepes). Don't worry if there are some small lumps left, these will settle to the bottom of the bowl and won't be used.
I use a Kitchen Aid stand mixer using the wire wisk for a minute of two, basically just until the lumps of flour are gone. My Mom's recipe (which she got from her mother, who lived in Great Houghton, which is in Yorkshire) called for a very long (and tiresome beating process that had to be done with a soup spoon a couple of times over a few hours), which is why I wanted to find another recipe...
From my experimentation it appears that it is not necessary to let any of the ingredients come to room temperature first, though I will typically measure out all the ingredients into separate containers when I have some free time prior to mixing, since the yorkies are always the last step in preparing a roast dinner.
CookingThese are very easy to cook, just a couple of essential steps need to be followed:
Off and on over the last few years I've been trying various recipes for Yorkshire Puddings, with a singular lack of success. The usual result is something that is often described as a hockey puck. I know it is perfectly possible to make a good, high rising, crispy and hollow (this is important - so it can receive the gravy and then you can cut into it and watch the gravy gush forth) Yorkie in Calgary because my Mother has done so for many years. However, Her recipe is difficult for me to repeat (of course it always works for Her).
As you may have guessed from these photos, I finally found a recipe that produced the perfect result on the first try. Partial credit to this goes to the Naked Chef (Jamie Oliver) who included it in one of his shows (where he cooked roast beef and Yorkshire Puddings). Its only partial credit as Jamie did not include all the details and I had to try out some guesses. I have converted it into metric units so that all one needs is a digital scale that weighs in about 1g steps.Note: the photos were take with a Canon G1, using the Speedlite 420EX on bounce.