Sometimes in the midst of planning well thought out and complex recipes for elaborately-created dishes to delight friends and family, or insert into recipe packs for our day-to-day guests at The Cooking Academy, it can be easy to forget to get back down to basics every once in a while, leaving country-wide favourites out of mind and needing attention.
This thought sprung to mind for me yesterday as I was thinking ahead to food for the weekend, and salivating at the thought of a perfectly-cooked roast. I was rifling through some old recipe notes and came across this little gem – a formula for the perfect Yorkshire Pudding that must have been forgotten under more “exciting” mind sparks over time.
So I’ve dusted it off to share with you, and hope you read it in time for your hearty and wholesome roast lunch or dinner this weekend. My family will definitely be enjoying this creative take on a British classic.
Remember, the secret to excellent Yorkshire Puds is to have the fat really, really hot.
225g Plain flour – sieve first
300 ml full fat milk
½ tsp salt
½ tsp mustard powder
4 large free range eggs – beaten as per tip
Rapeseed oil or beef dripping
2 x 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tins or a 12 tray
Cooks Tip 1: When you whisk the eggs do it softly and just until it breaks down, do not over beat. Should only take a few seconds, the eggs are the glue that make them rise and stay together!!
Cooks tip 2: You can now cool them and freeze for up to 1 month.
Kumud Gandhi is a Nutritional Food Scientist bestselling Author, Broadcaster, and Keynote Speaker on the subject of nutritional health for productivity & performance in the workplace. In 2010 Kumud founded ‘The Cooking Academy’ a cookery school that focusses on cooking for nutritional health and wellbeing. Kumud regularly presents to international audiences on a variety of topics such as ‘Eating for Immunity and a Lifetime of Wellness’. She is an expert in the field of Wellness in the Workplace and works with organizations to create transformational change in employee health & well-being through nutrition and health coaching.