The Secret to Huge Yorkshire Puddings - Self Raising Flour

If you want huge Yorkshire pudding this is how! By mistake I used self raising flour instead of plain flour and the result is the best, and HUGE Yorkshire puddings. So if you've ever wondered the answer is yes you can use self raising flour to make Yorkshire puds 😉 I have read that you should only use plain flour otherwise they will not rise but as you can see I didn't have that problem with mine!

Huge Yorkshire Pudding

I shouldn't think they'd win me a prize for looks but hey ho - they were crispy and they did rise!
It helps to have the right tools for the right job and this case a good Yorkshire pudding tin.


Huge Yorkshire Puddings

Makes 2 very large puds.
You will need a Yorkshire pudding tin; mine was a 4 hole tin with each one about 3 inches round.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins


80g self raising flour
2 eggs
50ml milk and 50ml water mixed together
a pinch of salt
vegetable oil  - beef dripping or duck fat would be better


Preheat the oven to 220C/425F or Gas 7

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.  

Whisk in the eggs and add the milk, when it's all whisked nicely pour it into a jug - just because it's easier to pour.

Put 2 tablespoons of oil into 2 of the holes and heat it up in your preheated oven for a couple of minutes until the oil is very hot.

Pour the batter into the two holes of the pudding tin and pop it straight into the oven - middle shelf as they will RISE because of the self raising flour and touch the top of your oven!

Without opening the oven door leave them to cook for about 20 minutes when they should be nice and huge!  Serve immediately.
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Huge Yorkshire Pudding how to make

As you can see they took over the tin (and the oven too) 😄 Just double to recipe for more but be sure you have room in your oven!


  1. Quite a change from my usual sad little disks.

  2. Oh my gosh! I love it I love it and I can't get enough of it. I have it with my pork roast with gravy and I have it with all my thick cream soups. When I made it real big I just use it as a bowl. Instead of chip beef on toast I eat chip beef on yorkshire pudding.

  3. This is a long argument in my family Self Raising or Plain and to be honest the real odd thing i have found is The Oven & temperature they are cooked in/at is the main issue. There have been S/R ones that come out like sponges (no big air gap in centre) other times perfect. Plain ones that don't rise at all other times they so tall they look like two stacked up. Personally i super heat the tray and dripping in oven then when it smoking hot put it on top of a hot hob while pouring in batter mix then get back in oven ASAP. THEN if anyone asks what flour i used i just agree with what ever they prefer to avoid the conversation.

    1. Hi boblow
      Thanks for your comment. Yes I agree I don't mention which flour anymore!! I guess perhaps Yorkshires can be a bit hit and miss but having used self raising I have to say they did come out pretty well.

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    1. So sorry I recently updated this post and missed out the oven temp!
      The recipe card has now been updated. 220C/425F or Gas 7
      Thank you for pointing this out :)


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