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Friday, 9 November 2012

Gluten Free: Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding makes the difference between a good roast dinner and a great  roast dinner. I love them so much, I'll eat them at any opportunity and will eat them with just about anything, sausages, casserole, chilli (only once, but it was pretty good!). In my pre-gluten-free days, I was rather partial to those pub lunches where the whole meal was served inside a giant Yorkshire pud, do they still do them?

You can buy gluten free Yorkies and they are rather good but, as with most gluten free products, they're tiny and you're always left wishing there was more. Thankfully, they're not too difficult to make yourself. All the usual rules apply, get the tin and oil smokingly hot and don't open the oven as it rises. You still need to rest the mixture, too, this gives the flours a chance to absorb the liquid before you cook it.

You'll need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g rice flour (I use Dove's Farm)
  • 20g cornflour
  • 100ml milk
  • salt, to season
  • 1 tbsp oil, rapeseed is best (it has a high smoking point) or try duck fat or beef dripping
Make it!
  • Whisk the eggs and both flours together until it's smooth, add the milk and keep whisking. When the mixture is completely incorporated, add the salt and stir in.
  • Rest the mixture for about 30 minutes and whisk again. You want the mixture to be the same consistancy as double cream, if it's too thick add a little water to thin it down.
  • Heat your oven to 220°C and put your tin in to heat too. I use a cake sandwich tin, it's non-stick so there are no tears later!
  • When the tin is stupidly hot, add the oil and heat for 5 minutes. When it's very hot, add the Yorkshire pud mixture, it should bubble and start to puff up. Quickly pop it in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the temperature down to 180°C after the first 10 minutes.

You can make little puddings, just use a muffin tin instead and reduce the cooking time by about 5 minutes.


  1. oh wow! Do they freeze OK? These will be perfect for my GF Sunday diners!

    1. I've never tried, but it would be worth a try - your GF diners would love you!

  2. Thank you for this - my Gluten Free boyfriend really misses Yorkshire Puds, and all the recipes I've tried so far have been disasters!

    1. Get the tin and the oil really, really hot and you'll be fine, otherwise you end up with shallow fried pancakes.

  3. I just wanted to say, I cooked one of these puddings the other night for hubby who is GF (I had one of Aunt Bessie's) - we had GF sausages (from our local butcher) onion gravy, mash & peas. For the first time in years I was the one with food envy as his pudding looked better than my AB's!! thank you for this recipe x

    1. That's great! Next time you should both have a GF Yorkshire pud then nobody'll have food envy!

  4. I thought we had the rice flour, but NOOO, so I adapted. It works very well with 1/2 potato 1/2 gram. Also ours are made dairy free. So we used Alpro light soya milk. Again, these worked very, very, very well.

  5. Thank you so much, these were amazing. My gf partner was in heaven x


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