Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – Nigella Lawson

yorkshire pudding recipe nigella lawson

by Sharon Maher

in Food, Recipes, Yorkshire Puddings

This week it was the turn of Nigella Lawson’s Yorkshire pudding recipe to be tested. I am a big fan of Nigella but I have to say that the results were a little disappointing.

This recipe is from her book Feast: Food that Celebrates Life. However, they hardly rose at all and were a bit on the heavy side and looked more like buns than Yorkshire puddings. Comparing it to the recipes from the other chefs I think there just wasn’t enough milk in the recipe as the mixture was very thick.


Serves 8-10

325ml semi-skimmed milk

4 eggs

1/2 teaspoon of salt

250g plain flour

1/4 teaspoon of beef dripping in each pudding tin hole


Whisk the milk, eggs and salt well and let stand for 15 minutes, then whisk in the flour and let stand again until you need it.

Heat the oven to 220 degrees C/gas mark 7 and put a 12 hole muffin tin into heat for a good 10-15 minutes, with a 1/4 teaspoon beef dripping in each muffin compartment.

When the pan and the fat have been heated, pour in the Yorkshire pudding batter and cook for 15-20 minutes or until they have puffed up gloriously.

Equipment You Will Need

Large measuring jug
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups and spoons
6-hole muffin tin

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Jacqui Hill February 22, 2013 at 5:15 am

I have made these numerous times and have never had any trouble. They have always risen beautifully and taste terrific. The trick it to make sure the dripping is smoking hot.


Wilma Wilson March 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

I use this recipe too and have never had any problems! They rise beautifully and LOOK like Yorkshire puddings.


Suzanne December 24, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Yes I agree – always comes out great and make sure the dripping is super hot – plus if it’s too thick then eye it up and thin it out s bit!!


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