Recipe: Make James Martin's Yorkshire puddings
- Credit: St James House
Yorkshire’s James Martin has revealed that his Yorkshire pudding recipe was inherited from his cooking heroine – his gran.
Now he’s added it to a collection of recipes raising funds for everyone’s heroes, celebrating the centenary of The Royal British Legion this year.
James’s recipe for Yorkshire pudding with onion gravy is a family favourite and might well put paid to arguments about how to make this iconic Yorkshire dish.
Jsmes says: ‘This recipe is an old favourite of my family's and, if I am honest, the batter is my grandmother’s old recipe. She used to live in York, so did her sister, and we used to enjoy this every Sunday. I still make it to this day and always will.’
Cooking With Heroes is a high-end cookbook raising money for military veterans, and written by volunteers from across the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, with help from some high-profile celebrity supporters, including James Martin, Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and the Hairy Bikers.
James Martin's Yorkshire puddings with onion gravy
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For the Yorkshire puddings
8oz (225g) plain flour
8 medium eggs
1 pint (570ml) milk, full fat
8 tsp dripping
Pinch of salt
For the onion gravy
3 onions, peeled and sliced
500ml veal jus
50ml red wine
Whisk all the ingredients for the Yorkshire puddings together in a bowl. Allow to rest in the fridge overnight. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
Put the dripping into pudding moulds and put in the oven until smoking hot, ladle the mix in or pour from a jug and cook for 30-40 minutes.
To make the onion gravy, cook out the onions in half the butter until deeply coloured. Add the Madeira wine, sherry, jus and red wine into a saucepan, bring to the boil and reduce by half. Season and finish with the rest of the butter.