Air fried Yorkshire Puddings
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How to make Yorkshire Puddings using an air fryer

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Air fried Yorkshire Puddings

Air fried Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire puddings can be maddening things to cook. Sometimes they rise, sometimes they flop. Sometimes they’re perfect little light pastries, sometimes they come out as dense little biscuits. My aim in using the air fryer to make Yorkshires is to ultimately come up with a simple, foolproof, repeatable method! Science!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
    2. Add 1 tsp of oil to a ramekin, cook at 400F in air fryer for five minutes
    3. Add five tablespoons Yorkshire Pudding mixture (see below) to ramekin
    4. Cook at 400F for 18 minutes
    5. Do not open fryer while cooking!

Notes

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

Cooking notes

I’ve been working on this one for a while. It’s the result of so many iterations, a reasonable person might be embarrassed by the amount of failed puddings. I am not reasonable. I won’t rest until this one is perfected! First up you will need some Yorkshire pudding mix.

Yorkshire Pudding batter recipe notes

Again, per trying to make this recipe repeatable and scalable, these proportions of ingredient are easy to put together, no weird things like a third of an egg.

You’ll want to whisk these all together WELL. Use a stand mixer, hand whisk or just a fork and some vigorous whisking action. Whatever you do the idea is to produce a smooth batter with no lumps. Don’t stop mixing until the mix is velvety smooth and starts to develop air bubbles. Those help the pastries raise in the cooking process.

With the mix ready, place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. When you remove the batter for cooking, I give it one last whisk as well just before using it, seriously, you can’t get enough air into this mix.

Air fried Yorkshire Puddings

Cooking Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer

As simple as I wanted to make this one, there are a few steps involved. So here goes.

First up, you don’t want the batter sticking to your ramekins, otherwise they’re a nightmare to get out when cooked. Quick note there too – I find cooking these puddings in ceramic ramekins works best in the air fryer. See our accessory guide.

Of all the methods I’ve tried to prevent sticking, I prefer rubbing some butter around the inside of the ramekin first – these seems to work better than oil or spray for me.

Next up, once the air fryer is preheated, add a tsp of oil into each ramen (leave them in the fryer basket, they will be hot) and heat in the air fryer for five minutes. Once heated up add five tablespoons of your Yorkshire mix to the ramekins.

Work as fast as you can, while being safe, there’s so many hot hot things going on here, don’t get burned! The idea is to not lose the heat in the preheated fryer, and not let the heated ramekin oil temp dissipate.

After that cook for the time listed above. And remember, no peeking. If you peak inside the fryer, you’ll lose heat and more than likely your Yorkshire will collapse.

Ramekins used for making Yorkshire puddings

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14 Comments

  1. This is not very clear, how many puddings will it make? At the top of the recipe it says add 5 table spoons of the mixture to each ramekin and on the bottom of the recipe it says 4 table spoons? Do you let them cool before you remove them from the ramekin or do you serve them in the ramekin? How many will your recipe make?

    1. Well that’s rather embarrassing, my apologies Bonnie. Looking at the ingredient list I would say add five to each ramekin. There should be enough for four puddings/ramekins. As for cooling, you can dig right in but they will be VERY hot, so proceed with caution. I like to use some heat resistant cooking gloves for this purpose. Check the air fryer accessory link at the top of the page.

    1. None at all, I never use those functions on my air fryer. I prefer to just use the temp/time settings. I do that because I find the presets frustrating opaque – eg the manual doesn’t indicate what temp etc each mode operates at.

  2. Nice n easy for a couple of 75 year oldies. Well done you. Came out perfectly. No more oven ones for us. Thank you.

  3. Perfect for two 75 year oldies. Quick, easy and great results. No more oven tins, heating oven and splashing fat. Great work Stuart and thank you.

    1. Wonderful, thanks for letting me know Anthony, I really appreciate it! I spent quite a while trying to work this one out, so it makes me happy to know others find it useful too.

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