Spelt Yorkshire Puddings


These Spelt Yorkshire puddings are so quick and simple to make. And did you know, you can even turn leftover puds into scrumptious desserts? I know, right? 

It appears that many people are nervous when it comes to making a roast’s favourite accompaniment. Open the oven too early and you’ve got pancakes. Too much batter and they rise so much, but sink at a moment’s notice. These spelt Yorkshire puddings are spot on: crispy outside and fluffy middle.

No fear, help is here. The difference between soggy and crispy, fluffy puddings boils down to two things: using hot oil (or lard, as my mum swears by), not opening the oven door while they are cooking, not over filling the muffin cases, and letting the batter sit for a while before cooking. The rest is easy peasy, using everyday staple items.



If you don’t already know, Yorkshire puddings are a British classic. If you’d like to find out more about where they originated (the name might give you a clue), have a read of A brief history of Yorkshire puddings.



These Yorkshire puds have been adapted from a Gordon Ramsay recipe (as featured in House and Garden). I made no changes, other than to use spelt flour. 

If you like this recipe and are interesting in more British classics, why not try my chicken sausage rolls, old school cornflake tart or Victoria sandwich cake




Spelt Yorkshire Puddings

Servings 12 puddings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 125g  (¾ cup) spelt flour (see note 1)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 150ml (½ cup + 2 tbsp) milk
  • 12 teaspoons vegetable oil (see note 2)


  • If you can, prepare the batter in advance. An hour or two is perfect.
  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl or jug (I like using a jug because it's easier to pour the batter into the muffin tin).
  • Add the flour and salt, and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the milk, and whisk until you are left with a smooth batter (and no lumps). Leave to one side until you are ready.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Pour one teaspoon of oil (or whatever you are using) into each hole of a 12 hole muffin tin. Place the tin in the oven for 10 minutes so that the oil is nice and hot.
  • Take the tin out and pour in your batter until the muffin holes are about half full (be careful not to overfill).
  • Bake for around 12-15 minutes (do not open the oven or the puddings will instantly deflate).
  • Eat immediately with your favourite roast or dish!


Disclaimer: I use grams and ML in my recipes. However, for your convenience, I have converted the measurements using the information from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen. Because I have not tried the recipe using imperial measurements, results cannot be guaranteed. 
  1. You can use regular flour in place of spelt. Just do a straight swap.
  2. You can use lard or dripping instead of vegetable oil. 
Spelt Yorkshire Puddings

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