Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding

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This time of year is probably my least favorite. Not because of the weather, that I’m actually a fan of. I love bundling up in big, cozy sweaters, wearing ugg boots everywhere and snuggling under blankets in sub-zero temperatures. I hate early-mid January because you really don’t have much to look forward to anymore. The holidays are over and the next big one (where you get more than just one day off) isn’t until really until May. However, this time of year isn’t all bad, and there’s one reason for that. And that, my friends, is Downton Abbey.

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My amazing friend Carrie (of Bakeaholic Mama) decided to get a big group of fabulous bloggers together and throw a little dinner party for you guys to celebrate the return of one of the best shows EVER! Season 4 kicks off TONIGHT and to say I’m seething with excitement is an understatement.

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I got into this show one chilly weekend last January and binge-watched the entire first two seasons in one day. Without giving away any spoilers on season 3, it ended with a pretty big bang so I’m dying to watch season 4! So, to celebrate the new season, I made one of my favorite British recipes, yorkshire pudding!

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Ever had Yorkshire pudding? To be honest, I had no idea what it really was until I made it. I had an idea in my head that it was going to be this really thick, chunky, brownish figgy pudding that tasted like dirt. To my (happy) surprise, it’s actually like a fluffy oven pancake! Super soft, super puffy and so light, it’s actually nothing like a pudding and more like a bread. What makes it “Yorkshire Pudding” lies in one rather small ingredient.

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And that ingredient is roast drippings! Normally you pair this with a giant hunk of roast meat, like beef or pork, so you make the actual pudding with the leftover drippings in the pan. Now, I originally made this for a Downton Abbey menu for SheKnows.com, and prepared cornish game hens instead. So instead or having a beefy or porky flavor, this pudding was made with hen drippings.

I’m fully aware of how gross that sounds. But I promise, it doesn’t taste like “drippings”, I promise. It tastes like a savory popover you just want to eat until the entire pan is empty. Now get your pretty little butt up and make this before the show starts and release your inner Miss Padmore!

Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding

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Serves about 6. Slightly adapted from Simply Recipes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 35 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons roast beef or poultry drippings

For the instructions on how to make this, grab the recipe here on SheKnows.com!

Nutritional information per serving: 

Calories: 220
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 5.1 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    This came out beautifully! I also had Yorkshire pudding for the first time recently, and my husband and I were both surprised by how much we love it! (We didn't have any drippings on hand so we used a combination of butter and beef stock - it worked great!)
    • Posted by Claire Gallam on
      Sunday, January 5th, 2014
      Oh yum!! I feel like you could have it a few different ways and it's still perfect.
  2. Posted by Cristina on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I LOVE downtown Abbey!
  3. Posted by carrie@bakeaholicmama on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    This came out perfect!! Thanks so much for participating. I can't wait to watch the show tonight.
  4. Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Claire, This looks wonderful. I want to dig right in. So glad to e-meet you through Carrie and this party. I am excited to follow your blog now and watch to the show tonight.
    • Posted by Claire Gallam on
      Sunday, January 5th, 2014
      Thank you!! I'm so happy with how it turned out.
  5. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Lady Mary
  6. Posted by CB on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Sybil was my fave…. :(
  7. Posted by Nik@ABrownTable on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I love Yorkshire pudding and you've done a fantastic job here.
  8. Posted by Allison Krzastek on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I can't help but love Mrs. Hughes.
  9. Posted by Kelly H. on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I've just started getting into Downtown Abbey! With all of the hype how could I not give it a shot?!
  10. Posted by Bridget on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I love Bates, and Mrs Hughes, but Carter is my favorite! I guess I’m a downstairs girl! ;-)
  11. Posted by Jenn Marshall on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I LOVE Downton Abbey! The Dowager Countess and Mrs. Patmore are my favorite characters. So funny!
    • Posted by Claire Gallam on
      Sunday, January 5th, 2014
      You can't help but love Miss Padmore, right?
  12. Posted by Debbie Edgett on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    love this Yorshire pud. add maple syrup for a snack lol
  13. Posted by Debbie Edgett on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    love this Yorshire pud. add maple syrup for a snack lol
  14. Posted by Debbie Carney on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Bates and I love Yorkshire Pudding,
    Lived in England 5 yrs miss it very much
    • Posted by Claire Gallam on
      Sunday, January 5th, 2014
      Aww I'm jealous! I love England!
  15. Posted by Susan Bledsoe on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    My Mom just gave me the first 3 seasons and I am DVRing the new one starting, so I'm not sure yet...I am excited to learn!!
  16. Posted by Angie Henegar on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I love Anna Bates! She instantly became my favorite character in the very first episode of Downton.
  17. Posted by marsha haysman on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    just love downton abbey it is a great program!
  18. Posted by ColleenW on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Sounds great! I'll be trying this one!
  19. Posted by Hester on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Carter is my favorite for sure!
  20. Posted by Shasta on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    The witty grandma :)
    • Posted by Claire Gallam on
      Sunday, January 5th, 2014
      She is definitely my favorite :)
  21. Posted by Barbara Mears on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Love trying new recipes! Will give this a try!
  22. Posted by Kelsey S on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Cybil and Cora. Can't decide.
  23. Posted by Kay Little on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I would have to say Sybil is my favorite…they are all great to watch!
  24. Posted by judith vaught on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    love Yorkshire pudding have a dear friend from England taught me how
  25. Posted by Brooke on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I don't have a favorite yet,... I just started the series.
  26. Posted by Peggy on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I was so exited to hear about a Downton Abbey that I just had to write about it. I am totally inthralled with the estates, the decor, the clothes ( fabulous clothes and the entire era! Love the kitchen, would love to have all the space and grand meals to cook for!
  27. Posted by candyc on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    Sounds wonderful
  28. Posted by Katie on
    Sunday, January 5th, 2014
    I'm watching the premiere right now - I'm obsessed! Choosing a favorite is nearly impossible, I love all of the characters for different things. If I had to choose, I'd say the grandmother - they write her the most comical and witty lines:)
  29. Posted by Cathy Hodge Smith on
    Monday, January 6th, 2014
    I LOVE Downton Abbey and I LOVE Yorkshire pudding. Every time we have prime rib, I have to make Yorkshire pudding and this is the recipe that I have been using. I swear I could eat the entire pan of it!
  30. Posted by jacquie on
    Monday, January 6th, 2014
    oh they have lots of good characters - mrs. hughes and the grandmother would be among my favorites. oh and sybil ....
  31. Posted by MaryB on
    Thursday, January 9th, 2014
    Love Mrs. Hughes and the dowager. Really love them all in their own way.
  32. Posted by Ivan on
    Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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