Yorkshire pudding is a traditional English dish made from the batter which is cooked in a pan or oven. This recipe is perfect for making in the air fryer. How to cook Yorkshire pudding in air fryer? You can make this recipe in the air fryer using the same ingredients as you would use in a regular oven.
About Yorkshire Pudding?
What is a Yorkshire Pudding?
Yorkshire pudding is an English side dish made from a batter of eggs, flour, and milk or water. It can be served in a variety of ways depending on the choice of ingredients, the size of the pudding, and the accompanying components.
It can be served with onion gravy, as a first course. As the main course, it may be served with beef and gravy as part of the Sunday roast. To make a meal, you can fill it with foods such as mash and bangers. You can also add sausages to make toad in the hole.
What is it Called Toad in the Hole?
Toad in the hole or sausage toad is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages that are put inside Yorkshire pudding batter. The dish is usually served with onion gravy and vegetables. Historically, the dish has also been prepared using other meats, such as rump steak and lamb’s kidney.
Where and When Did Yorkshire Pudding Originate?
Yorkshire pudding was mentioned for the first time in the UK in the 17th century. Many people believed that the first mention about the pudding was in Hannah Glasse’s The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy was written in 1747, while a book called The Whole Duty of a Woman is believed to have been written 10 years earlier.
What’s In Yorkshire Pudding?
Making Yorkshire pudding is very simple because the recipes mostly only require simple pantry items. What are they?
- The most important ingredient for making Yorkshire puddings are eggs. Eggs provide structure and leavening power. They help create an even texture when cooked.
- Flour provides body and helps keep the egg mixture together during cooking.
- Milk adds moisture and flavor.
- Salt gives the finished product its distinctive taste.
- Sugar sweetens the pudding without adding calories.
- Baking powder makes the batter rise quickly.
- Buttermilk acts like sour cream and keeps the bread moist.
- Butter enhances the flavor of the batter.
- All these elements combine to give us one delicious treat!
Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding
Why Cook Yorkshire Puddings In The Air Fryer?
Air frying uses hot air instead of oil to heat up your food. This method cooks food faster than conventional oven methods because there’s no need to preheat the oven before putting the food inside. You don’t have to worry about burning yourself either since there isn’t any grease involved.
Cooking time will vary based on how thick your meat pieces are. If they’re thin, then less time should be needed. However, if they’re thicker, more time needs to pass so that all sides get evenly heated.
How to Cook Yorkshire Pudding In Air Fryer?
Cooking Frozen Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer
To cook frozen Yorkshire Puddings in the air fryer is so simple.
- Grab your Yorkshire puddings from the freezer and load them straight into the air fryer.
- Set the time to 5-8 minutes (or 4 minutes if the air fryer is preheated) and the temperature to 180°C/360°F and you are all set.
- Serve and enjoy!
How to make Yorkshire Puddings using an air fryer?
This air fryer Yorkshire pudding recipe features the best-tasting Yorkshires you have ever tried.
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 20 minutes
- Serve: 4
- Air Fryer
- Yorkshire pudding tin
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 50 g Plain Flour
- 1 Small Egg
- 150 ml Whole Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Salt & Pepper
- You can also use Yorkshire pudding mix
- Preheat Air Fryer to 200°C/400°F.
- Mix the plain flour and the seasoning in a bowl. Pour in the egg (a bit at a time) stirring gradually with a fork until the egg is all added.
- Add the milk a bit at a time and stir regularly until you have a mixture that is the thickness of a thick smooth batter. Beat well until it forms bubbles on the top.
- Place a little olive oil in your Yorkshire Pudding tins and place in the preheated Air Fryer for 3-5 minutes or until smoking.
- Pour your pudding batter mixture (1/2 way up to your Yorkshire pudding tin) and place it back in the Air Fryer and cook at 200°C for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Oven
If you reheat your Yorkshire pudding in the oven, just follow this recipe but bake it in preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 6-8 minutes or 10-15 minutes depending on whether you prefer crispy or soft Yorkshire pudding.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Toaster Oven
You can also use your regular toaster oven as long as you adjust the settings accordingly. Just remember not to overdo it by setting too high temperatures.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Air Fryer
The best option would be to rewarm your Yorkshire pudding in the air fryer itself. Simply turn off the air fryer when cooking and put the lid on. Wait till the timer goes off and remove it from the air fryer. Then pop it back in again and wait another minute or two. It’s ready to serve!
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Microwave
You can also use a microwave to reheat your Yorkshire pudding. Just put the frozen dish in the microwave for 2-3 minutes per side.
If not frozen, just place the Yorkshire puddings upside down on a sheet of kitchen paper in the microwave. Do not cover as you want any cooking steam to disperse. Microwave on high power for 30-45 seconds – until the bottoms (which are uppermost) are no longer cold.
Yorkshire Pudding Tips:
- Make sure that there is enough space between the holes so that the batter can expand during cooking.
- Do not overfill the holes as this will result in soggy Yorkshires.
- The batter should be thick but still pourable. Too much liquid makes them heavy and dense.
- You may need more than one batch depending on the size of your pan.
- Use a nonstick skillet when frying the Yorkshires. This helps prevent sticking.
- When using a regular oven, preheat the oven to 400°F before adding the batter.
- To keep the Yorkshires crispy, do not cover while cooking.
- For extra crispiness, place the cooked Yorkshires under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Keep the Yorkshires warm in a 200°F oven.
- Store leftover Yorkshires covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
How long does it take to cook Yorkshire puddings in an air fryer?
Load frozen Yorkshire puddings into the air fryer basket. Cook for 350 F 3-5 minutes or 4 minutes if your air fryer is preheated. See the video below for how it is done.
How do you cook frozen Yorkshire puddings?
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the frozen Yorkies on a baking sheet and cook for 6-8 mins until golden and hot.
How do I cook frozen Yorkshire puddings without an oven?
Put the Yorkshire puddings upside down in the microwave on a sheet of kitchen paper. Do not cover, as you want cooking steam to spread. For 30 seconds, microwave on high power until the bottom is no longer cold.
Can you use batter in the air fryer?
The air fryer should not be used with a wet batter. While the food cooks, it will just leak off. If you’re after crunch, use flour, egg, and breadcrumbs instead.