Giant Yorkshire pudding Sunday lunch
‘Prep ahead for this recipe and you can make Sunday lunch in no time. Or make several large puds and freeze them. The trick to a great Yorkshire pud is to get the ratio of ingredients right. Weigh the eggs first, then you can weigh the other ingredients to the same quantity. This makes enough batter for one large pud (serves two). Double it if you want more.’ Lulu Grimes
SERVES 2 PREP 15 mins COOK 50 mins EASY G cooked Yorkshires only
2 large eggs (these should make 100ml in a jug)
70g plain flour
100ml whole milk rapeseed or sunflower oil, for the tin For the roast
1 fat steak (rather than a long, thin one) rapeseed oil, for frying
1 large potato
2 carrots, peeled and cut into batons, or 8-10 baby carrots 4 stems Tenderstem broccoli 200-300ml gravy 1 To make the batter, crack the eggs into a bowl or jug, then add the flour – it should make roughly the same quantity as the eggs. Whisk together until smooth. Gradually add the milk and carry on whisking until the mixture is lump-free. Season. Pour the batter into a jug, cover and chill for at least 30 mins and up to 24 hrs.
2 Heat a dry frying pan. Brush the steak with oil and season it well, place in the pan and brown on each side, then remove from the pan and leave to cool completely. If you’re making ahead, wrap and chill until you need it, up to 24 hours. Peel the potato and cut it into quarters, put them in a pan, cover with water and then bring to the boil. Once they’ve come to the boil, cook for 2 mins, then drain. Leave to dry completely and chill until needed.
3 When you are ready to serve your Sunday lunch, heat oven to 230C/210C fan/gas 8. Drizzle a little oil into a 20cm frying pan with an ovenproof handle and put it in the oven. Heat a little oil in a small roasting tin on the same shelf. Tip the potatoes into the roasting tin, turn them over in the oil, add the carrots and the steak. Put the tin back in the oven. Pour the batter into the frying pan and put it back in the oven and cook for 25 mins.
4 Check the Yorkshire pudding, it should have a good dark brown colour at the edges and feel firm and dry. If it’s ready, take it out and set aside. Remove the steak from the tin and rest until you’re ready to serve, wrapped loosely in foil to keep warm. Turn the potatoes and carrots and add the broccoli to the tin. Cook for a further 10 mins and if they look done, remove the veg but put the potatoes back in the oven. Heat the gravy.
5 Turn off the oven and put the Yorkshire back in to warm through. Slice the steak and tip any juices into the gravy. Serve the Yorkshire on a plate, filled with the meat, veg and potatoes and pour over the gravy.
GOOD TO KNOW vit c • iron • 2 of 5-a-day
PER SERVING 746 kcals • fat 27g • saturates 9g • carbs 72g • sugars 12g • fibre 10g • protein 48g • salt 1.2g