Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (2024)

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This time of year is probably my least favorite. Not because of the weather, that I’m actually a fan of. I love bundling up in big, cozy sweaters, wearing ugg boots everywhere and snuggling under blankets in sub-zero temperatures. I hate early-mid January because you really don’t have much to look forward to anymore. The holidays are over and the next big one (where you get more than just one day off) isn’t until really until May. However, this time of year isn’t all bad, and there’s one reason for that. And that, my friends, is Downton Abbey.

My amazing friend Carrie (of Bakeaholic Mama) decided to get a big group of fabulous bloggers together and throw a little dinner party for you guys to celebrate the return of one of the best shows EVER! Season 4 kicks off TONIGHT and to say I’m seething with excitement is an understatement.

I got into this show one chilly weekend last January and binge-watched the entire first two seasons in one day. Without giving away any spoilers on season 3, it ended with a pretty big bang so I’m dying to watch season 4! So, to celebrate the new season, I made one of my favorite British recipes, yorkshire pudding!

Ever had Yorkshire pudding? To be honest, I had no idea what it really was until I made it. I had an idea in my head that it was going to be this really thick, chunky, brownish figgy pudding that tasted like dirt. To my (happy) surprise, it’s actually like a fluffy oven pancake! Super soft, super puffy and so light, it’s actually nothing like a pudding and more like a bread. What makes it “Yorkshire Pudding” lies in one rather small ingredient.

And that ingredient is roast drippings! Normally you pair this with a giant hunk of roast meat, like beef or pork, so you make the actual pudding with the leftover drippings in the pan. Now, I originally made this for a Downton Abbey menu for SheKnows.com, and prepared cornish game hens instead. So instead or having a beefy or porky flavor, this pudding was made with hen drippings.

I’m fully aware of how gross that sounds. But I promise, it doesn’t taste like “drippings”, I promise. It tastes like a savory popover you just want to eat until the entire pan is empty. Now get your pretty little butt up and make this before the show starts and release your inner Miss Padmore!

Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding

Serves about 6. Slightly adapted from Simply Recipes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons roast beef or poultry drippings

For the instructions on how to make this, grab the recipe here on SheKnows.com!

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 220
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 5.1 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (7)

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    This came out beautifully! I also had Yorkshire pudding for the first time recently, and my husband and I were both surprised by how much we love it! (We didn't have any drippings on hand so we used a combination of butter and beef stock - it worked great!)

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (8)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      Oh yum!! I feel like you could have it a few different ways and it's still perfect.

      Reply

  2. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (9)

    Posted by Cristina on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I LOVE downtown Abbey!

    Reply

  3. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (10)

    Posted by carrie@bakeaholicmama on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    This came out perfect!! Thanks so much for participating. I can't wait to watch the show tonight.

    Reply

  4. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (11)

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Claire, This looks wonderful. I want to dig right in. So glad to e-meet you through Carrie and this party. I am excited to follow your blog now and watch to the show tonight.

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (12)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      Thank you!! I'm so happy with how it turned out.

      Reply

  5. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (14)

    Posted by CB on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Sybil was my fave…. :(

    Reply

  6. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (15)

    Posted by Nik@ABrownTable on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I love Yorkshire pudding and you've done a fantastic job here.

    Reply

  7. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (16)

    Posted by Allison Krzastek on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I can't help but love Mrs. Hughes.

    Reply

  8. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (17)

    Posted by Kelly H. on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I've just started getting into Downtown Abbey! With all of the hype how could I not give it a shot?!

    Reply

  9. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (18)

    Posted by Bridget on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I love Bates, and Mrs Hughes, but Carter is my favorite! I guess I’m a downstairs girl! ;-)

    Reply

  10. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (19)

    Posted by Jenn Marshall on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I LOVE Downton Abbey! The Dowager Countess and Mrs. Patmore are my favorite characters. So funny!

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (20)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      You can't help but love Miss Padmore, right?

      Reply

  11. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (21)

    Posted by Debbie Edgett on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    love this Yorshire pud. add maple syrup for a snack lol

    Reply

  12. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (22)

    Posted by Debbie Edgett on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    love this Yorshire pud. add maple syrup for a snack lol

    Reply

  13. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (23)

    Posted by Debbie Carney on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Bates and I love Yorkshire Pudding,
    Lived in England 5 yrs miss it very much

    Reply

  14. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (25)

    Posted by Susan Bledsoe on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    My Mom just gave me the first 3 seasons and I am DVRing the new one starting, so I'm not sure yet...I am excited to learn!!

    Reply

  15. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (26)

    Posted by Angie Henegar on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I love Anna Bates! She instantly became my favorite character in the very first episode of Downton.

    Reply

  16. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (27)

    Posted by marsha haysman on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    just love downton abbey it is a great program!

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (28)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      Isn't it the best?

      Reply

  17. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (29)

    Posted by ColleenW on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Sounds great! I'll be trying this one!

    Reply

  18. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (30)

    Posted by Hester on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Carter is my favorite for sure!

    Reply

  19. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (31)

    Posted by Shasta on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    The witty grandma :)

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (32)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      She is definitely my favorite :)

      Reply

  20. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (33)

    Posted by Barbara Mears on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Love trying new recipes! Will give this a try!

    Reply

    • Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (34)

      Posted by Claire Gallam on

      Sunday, January 5th, 2014

      Let me know if you like it!

      Reply

  21. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (35)

    Posted by Kelsey S on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Cybil and Cora. Can't decide.

    Reply

  22. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (36)

    Posted by Kay Little on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I would have to say Sybil is my favorite…they are all great to watch!

    Reply

  23. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (37)

    Posted by judith vaught on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    love Yorkshire pudding have a dear friend from England taught me how

    Reply

  24. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (38)

    Posted by Brooke on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I don't have a favorite yet,... I just started the series.

    Reply

  25. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (39)

    Posted by Peggy on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I was so exited to hear about a Downton Abbey that I just had to write about it. I am totally inthralled with the estates, the decor, the clothes ( fabulous clothes and the entire era! Love the kitchen, would love to have all the space and grand meals to cook for!

    Reply

  26. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (40)

    Posted by candyc on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    Sounds wonderful

    Reply

  27. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (41)

    Posted by Katie on

    Sunday, January 5th, 2014

    I'm watching the premiere right now - I'm obsessed! Choosing a favorite is nearly impossible, I love all of the characters for different things. If I had to choose, I'd say the grandmother - they write her the most comical and witty lines:)

    Reply

  28. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (42)

    Posted by Cathy Hodge Smith on

    Monday, January 6th, 2014

    I LOVE Downton Abbey and I LOVE Yorkshire pudding. Every time we have prime rib, I have to make Yorkshire pudding and this is the recipe that I have been using. I swear I could eat the entire pan of it!

    Reply

  29. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (43)

    Posted by jacquie on

    Monday, January 6th, 2014

    oh they have lots of good characters - mrs. hughes and the grandmother would be among my favorites. oh and sybil ....

    Reply

  30. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (44)

    Posted by MaryB on

    Thursday, January 9th, 2014

    Love Mrs. Hughes and the dowager. Really love them all in their own way.

    Reply

  31. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (45)

    Posted by Ivan on

    Sunday, October 5th, 2014

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you
    hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to construct
    my own blog and would like to know where u got this from.
    many thanks

    Reply

  32. Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding | The Realistic Nutritionist (46)

    Posted by Rebecca on

    Saturday, January 28th, 2017

    Ummmmm....it's Mrs PaTmore.
    Have you even SEEN Downton???

    Reply

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