The Great British Bake Off is well underway, and to say we're loving it, would be an understatement. It's week 4 of the show and - for the very first time - it is batter week! So, with that being said, we've decided to share with you a batter based recipe that you can have a go at making at home.

The recipe we're featuring on our site today is a Traditional Yorkshire Pudding, but this Yorkshire pud isn't like your normal puddings - this one is a giant Yorkshire pudding! This recipe is from BBC Good Food, and is by the legendary Delia Smith! If you're looking for a Yorkshire pudding to accompany your Sunday roast, you won't find one better than this one.


  • 175g/6oz of Plain Flour
  • 2 Free-Range Eggs
  • 175ml/6fl oz of Milk (Whole or semi-skimmed)
  • 110ml/4fl oz of Water
  • 2 tbsp of Beef Dripping
  • Salt and freshly milled Black Pepper


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7.

Step 2 - Begin by sifting the flour into a large mixing bowl. Hold the sieve up high to give it a good airing as it goes down into the bowl.

Step 3 - With a back of a table spoon, make well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Add the salt and pepper.

Step 4 - Mix the water and milk into a measuring jug, and then begin to whisk the eggs with an electric whisk. As the you beat them the flour around the edges will slowly be incorporated.

Step 5 - When the mixture begins to become stiff, add the milk and water gradually, keeping the whisk going.

Step 6 - Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spactula, so that any lumps can be pushed down into the batter, then continue to whisk again until it's smooth.

Step 7 - Now that the mixture is ready you can begin cooking. Remove the meat from the oven (or if it's not ready, place it on a lower shelf) and turn the oven up to the above temperature.

Step 8 - Spoon two tablespoons of beef fat into the roasting tin and allow it to pre-heat in the oven.

Step 9 - When the oven is up o temperature, remove the tin and place it over a direct heat (turned to medium). Once the fat begins to shimmer and smoke a little, pour the batter evenly around the tin. 

Step 10 - Place on the high shelf in the oven and cook the Yorkshire pudding for 40 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. To serve cut into squares or you could use it as a Yorkshire pudding plate for the rest of your roast dinner.


This terrific recipe and image is from BBC Good Food.

Looking for the perfect roast to go with this superb Yorkshire pudding, take a look at this Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe.

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