There’s not much that can beat the humble Yorkshire pudding when it comes to comfort food, whether you’re looking for something savoury, or a treat for a sweet tooth. With a simple mix of eggs, flour, milk and oil, this light, crispy, golden delight instantly conjures up perfect Sunday roasts, lazy afternoons and get togethers. But if you’re gluten intolerant – the Yorkshire pud might be the final barrier standing between you and the perfect Sunday lunch. When my gluten-intolerant partner had to send back one of his favourite treats on a meal out, I decided to take action – and discovered the perfect gluten-free Yorkshire pudding recipe.
Now a staple in our house – the best part of it all is that they are ridiculously easy to make, and taste the same. And if you’ve yet to be introduced to the deliciousness of a Yorkshire pudding – read on to learn all about it, and how you can whip up your own.
Gluten free Yorkshire pudding options
The best thing about these gluten-free Yorkshire puddings is that they’re just as easy to make as an ordinary pudding. Like the regular Yorkshire pud, these only need the 4 staple ingredients – with one essential twist – of course!
- Gluten-free Flour
- Oil (for cooking)
Gluten free Yorkshire puddings can be made from scratch by substituting wheat flour for Gluten free flour, which is readily available at every good supermarket or health food store. But for those emergency days when you’re out of eggs and milk, you can also fall back on a great pre-made mixture that’s available in the UK, called Isabel’s Gluten free Yorkshire pudding mix.
Let’s make Gluten free Yorkshire puddings!
- 100g Gluten Free flour
- 4 Medium free range eggs
- 150ml of milk
- Oil, for cooking
- Preheat your oven to 220°C, 425°F, Gas mark 7, aka Hot
- Fill approximately 1/4 of each muffin tray hole with some oil
- Place in the oven and allow the oil to get HOT
- Mix together the eggs and milk
- Sieve the Gluten Free flour into the mixing bowl to form a batter
- Remove the tray from the oven, with care
- Using a ladle, fill each hole with batter
- Place back into the oven immediately
- Watch them rise and serve.
How to enjoy the Yorkshire pudding
Tempted to make your own golden Yorkshire puddings – or just puzzled by the name? Similar to the Popover in the US, the Yorkshire pudding has traditionally been a savoury side – and makes the perfect accompaniment to a traditional roast, alongside lashings of rich gravy and all the fixings. In fact, it’s been a British staple on the menu since the 1700’s, when the first ‘dripping pudding’ was made, with the same basic ingredients we use today. Most important of all – Yorkshire puddings must be risen, and in fact, in 2008 the Royal Society of Chemistry ruled that “a Yorkshire pudding isn’t a Yorkshire pudding if it is less than four inches tall”. Serious stuff!
Combining a perfect balance of crispiness and fluffiness, they’re also fantastically versatile. Try them sweet, topped with fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, or filled with whipped cream and a drizzle of sticky sauce. Or for a savoury take world’s away from the typical roast, fill it up with spicy vegetable chilli, or a rich lamb stew. However you want to enjoy them, Gluten free Yorkshire puddings make the perfect blank canvas for any snack or meal. You might also like our Paleo Snacks guide, all of which are wheat free.
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