Rarely do my children run to the dinner table with happiness, usually they are dragging their feet saying 'what is it tonight?' But if they know I have made Yorkshire puddings it's a race to the table. I asked why they love them so much, the answer was - ' cause they are lovely. That isn't helpful but I do agree with them.
I've had friends ask ' How do I make the perfect Yorkshire pudding?' I'm not sure mine are perfect but they do rise, I use equal parts of the ingredients in the batter and seriously hot oil. My mum even used to used beef dripping. If you like following a recipe, I have found this BBC food one works well. I often get my children to help making them as it's simple measuring out and fun whisking with a balloon whisk. They have always loved cracking eggs and both mastered the technique aged 4 so nowadays we don't often end up with the shell included. The biggest issue is how much too make as everyone in my family love them, I often make giant ones and put a dinner they aren't so keen on inside it (craft parenting tricks).
Top tip- 1 quantity of the recipe is sufficient for a 12 hole muffin tin, 2x 4 hole Yorkshire pudding tins, or 1 dinner plate sized tin for a giant pudding.
This February is going to be batter filled as Shrove Tuesday is around the corner so get practising as a good batter is a versatile and easy win for children and adults alike. How often is batter made in your home? Are Yorkshire's or pancakes a weekly occurrence for you?