Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding

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From the Recipe This Yorkshire kitchen we bring you homemade air fryer Yorkshire pudding. Make Yorkshire puds in your air fryer today, with this easy to follow simple air fryer recipe. Then serve with our air fryer roast beef for the ultimate roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner.

You can also scale up or scale down this recipe depending on how many Yorkshire puddings you want to air fry.

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This is an updated post. We originally showed you how to air fry Yorkshire puddings back in 2019.

Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding
Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Puddings In Air Fryer

Yorkshire girl here. Raised in Bridlington, East Yorkshire then after a few years living abroad, back in Yorkshire and bingeing on Yorkshire puddings again!

Not that I ever stopped eating them, I just have an excuse for it now 😊

If I could, I would eat Yorkshire puddings everyday for the rest of my days. I just love them, and I am always heartbroken when you go out for a roast dinner and because you didn’t choose roast beef, that you don’t get any.

I just want to eat Yorkshire puds with every roast dinner.

If this is you, then note, you can cook any of our air fryer roast dinners and then serve them with these delicious homemade Yorkshire puddings.

A few good roasts to try is our air fryer pot roast which is made with topside roast beef, carrots, and roast potatoes. Then there is our air fryer roast beef using the air fryer oven rotisserie. Or why not try our air fryer gammon roast which of course comes with roasties.

Other ideas include air fryer roast duck, air fryer turkey crown or how about an air fryer pork roast?

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What Is Yorkshire Pudding?

I thought I better run through what Yorkshire puddings are, after all Google is loaded with suggestions that a Yorkshire pud is a dessert!

Yorkshire pudding is the hero of roast beef. Its unheard of to enjoy a roast beef dinner without the pudding. It is made like a pancake batter and then when they come out of the air fryer, they have risen up at the sides and because of their great shape you can pour the gravy over them.

Yorkshire puddings also have a savoury taste because of the beef drippings used to make them.

What Is Yorkshire Pudding Batter Made Of?

A traditional Yorkshire pudding batter is made of four ingredients. Plain flour, eggs, beef dripping and milk. Because of its short list of ingredients it was a favourite during WW2 and the UK rationing era.

Can I Use Self Raising Flour Instead Of Plain For Yorkshire Puddings?

We experimented with several different Yorkshire pudding recipes to get the right one for the air fryer and also tried self raising flour vs plain flour.

What we found is that self raising Yorkshire puddings tasted pretty awful.

Making Yorkshire puddings with self raising flour means that they will rise way too much and they become cake like and heavy and feel like you have added too many eggs.

Here are our Yorkshire puddings side by side and you can see the difference in how they look, yet apart from the change in using self raising vs plain flour the recipe is the same.

Can I Use Self Raising Flour Instead Of Plain For Yorkshire Puddings

What Oil For Yorkshire Puddings?

The best oil for Yorkshire puddings is of course beef dripping. It’s the traditional old fashioned way that Yorkshire puddings are cooked in sizzling beef drippings. And you can tell the difference and they are never as good when you use a different oil.

Can You Use Goose Fat For Yorkshire Puddings?

The next question often to be asked, is instead of beef drippings can you use goose fat and of course the answer is YES.

When we lived in Portugal we couldn’t get beef drippings and would use the leftover fat of either goose fat or duck fat and they also tasted good.

So if you want to mix it up then feel free to make goose fat Yorkshire pudding and of course, don’t forget to save some and use them on our air fryer duck fat roast potatoes.

You can also use extra virgin olive oil for your Yorkshire puds if you are looking for a vegetarian option.

Is Pancake Mix The Same As Yorkshire Pudding Mix?

Yes, Yorkshire pudding mix and pancake mix are the same thing. Though the quantities are slightly different.

The big major difference between pancake mix and Yorkshires is that Yorkshires use beef dripping, and they are cooked in little tins rather than in a frying pan.

3 Egg Yorkshire Pudding

It has often been suggested, that to make the best Yorkshire puddings that you must add 3 eggs.

We tried making Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer with 3 eggs and found that it was really doughy, and it also rises too much in the air fryer that it burnt the top of the Yorkshire pudding like you see here.

3 Egg Yorkshire Pudding

Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer, and they are delicious. They are much easier than you would think, taste delicious and have the same crispy texture that oven baked Yorkshire puddings have.

Though we do have some good Yorkshire pudding tips to make the best ever yorkies.

Plus, we also have recipe instructions for air fryer frozen Yorkshire puddings too.

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Yorkshire Pudding Ingredients

Yorkshire Pudding Ingredients

Oil – You will need some oil that you can get sizzling in the air fryer first, before adding in the Yorkshire pudding batter. We recommend beef dripping for this. But you can sub for olive oil to make vegetarian or goose or duck fat.

Flour – Its important for the flour that you use a quality plain flour. We use Bero as we find we get the best results with it.

Eggs – We also recommend adding in JUST one egg. The air fryer helps them rise perfectly with 1 egg and they stop having that doughy, too many eggs added problem.

Milk – You will also need some milk. We recommend for the best batter for Yorkshire puds that you use semi skimmed milk.

Then for seasoning your homemade Yorkshire pudding we recommend keeping it simple with salt and pepper.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this air fryer Yorkshire pudding UK recipe it has been our Philips Air Fryer. We recommend this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Also, we used some Yorkshire pudding tins. We recommend these ones, but you can pick them up from most supermarkets too.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Cook Yorkshire Pudding In Air Fryer?

  • Batter. Start by making the batter. Because Yorkshire pudding batter must sit for a while, its best to do this process first. Begin with flour in a bowl, crack an egg into the centre and then slowly mix with a fork, add the milk a little at a time until you have a yorkie pudding batter. Then mix in salt and pepper. Let it sit.
  • Sizzle. Next load the beef dripping into pudding tins and then place in the air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Quickly. Then quickly pour the Yorkshire pudding batter into each of the pudding tins and then place the air fryer basket back in.
  • Cook. Air fry Yorkshire puddings for 10 minutes, turn over with tongs and air fry for a final 5 minutes before serving.

And I am sure you can see now how easy this Yorkshire pudding in air fryer recipe is and why you should be doing it too!

How Long Do Yorkshire Puddings Take To Cook?

Making a Yorkshire pudding in the air fryer takes JUST 15 minutes to cook, plus the time taken to heat up the beef dripping first, taking it to a total cook time of 25 minutes.

How Long To Heat Oil For Yorkshire Puddings?

We recommend heating the beef dripping in the Yorkshire pudding tins for 10 minutes prior to cooking the Yorkshires.

This allows the air fryer to warm up to the point of the oil sizzling in the pudding tins just like they do in the oven.

What Temperature For Yorkshire Puddings?

The ideal temp for Yorkshire pudding in the air fryer is 200c/400f. We use this for both heating up the beef dripping and also for cooking the Yorkshire puddings.

Any less and you wont get the golden texture on them.

Can You Freeze Yorkshire Puddings?

Yes, you can freeze Yorkshire puddings, but in our Yorkshire home, we fight over the last one, so never any left to put in the freezer. Are you the same and never have any left too?

Can You Reheat Yorkshire Puddings?

Yes, you sure can reheat Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer and we have done it a few times now. You can also reheat that little pot of gravy too.

Like you see below.

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Can You Reheat Yorkshire Puddings

We find the perfect time and temp for a reheat is 4 minutes at 160c/320f.

Or another idea is to reheat frozen giant Yorkshire puddings and then wrap them up and make into delicious Yorkshire pudding wraps.

What Is The Secret To Good Yorkshire Pudding?

The secret to best Yorkshire pudding UK recipe is:

1) Let the batter sit for 20 minutes before you cook it. This allows it to expand and will create a better risen Yorkshire pudding.

2) Is to not add too many eggs. Add too many eggs and you will have a doughy texture.

3) To use beef dripping. It produces the best tasting Yorkshire puds.

4) To make sure you are fast when pouring the batter into the beef dripping as you don’t want the air fryer to cool down.

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Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding

From the Recipe This Yorkshire kitchen we bring you homemade air fryer Yorkshire pudding. Make Yorkshire puds in your air fryer today, with this easy to follow simple air fryer recipe. Then serve with our air fryer roast beef for the ultimate roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 119kcal


  • 115 g/4oz Plain Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 210 ml/3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Tsp Beef Dripping
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Load into a mixing bowl the flour and season with salt and pepper. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack the egg into the well.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • Mix with a fork the egg and gradually incorporate all the flour until all the egg and flour is mixed into one.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • Then gradually add the milk and continue to mix with a fork as you add it in.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • Mix until you have a pancake style batter. Allow the batter to sit in the mixing bowl for 20 minutes before moving onto the next step. This will help the Yorkshire puddings rise.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • After 20 minutes add ½ tsp of beef dripping to 6 pudding tins and then place the pudding tins into the air fryer basket. Air fry at 200c/400f for 10 minutes.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • When the air fryer beeps quickly pour batter into each of the 6 fat sizzling tins, equally pouring the batter between the 6.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • Air fry at the same temperature for another 10 minutes.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • On the beep, use tongs to turn over the yorkshires and air fry at the same temperature for a final 5 minutes.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?
  • Flip back over with tongs and serve.
    Can You Cook Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?



Oil. It is traditional to make yorkshire puddings with beef dripping and it makes a big difference to the taste. However, if you can’t source beef dripping you can swap it for lard or vegetable oil.
Tins. We recommend using pudding tins rather than ramekins or silicone. It creates much better air fryer Yorkshires.
Thanks for reading our Yorkshire pudding air fryer uk recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious ideas with yorkies do try our air fryer Yorkshire pudding wrap which is perfect for your roast beef leftovers.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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27 thoughts on “Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m not clear – does this recipe make one (medium) pudding that serves 6, or 6 (medium) individual ones, such as the 9 in the picture? (I’m American, I’m not sure what size medium is in this context.)

    • Hi Anne,

      The mixture should make 6 of the standard size Yorkshire puddings. Just the normal Yorkshire pudding tins.

      Kind regards


    • Hi Jennifer,

      These are the tins we used, they are the standard Yorkshire pudding tins: (Amazon affiliate link)

      A muffin tin can be used as an alternative or the medium sized Yorkshire Pudding tins that are divided into 4 instead of 12.

      I hope this helps.

      Many Thanks


  2. 5 stars
    I made them in small ramekins.
    My parents are from the North of England and I often had these as a child.
    Your recipe and technique is 10 out of 10.

  3. 5 stars
    Love Yorkshire Puddings and never thought of making them in the air fryer. Will try this next Sunday. Edit: we’re perfect 😛

    • Hey Rohan,

      Yes it is quite a thin mix but we found this was the best way to get the puddings to cook evenly in the air fryer. With the heat coming from the top with the thicker mixture we tried, it burned on top and the puddings did not cook through where as the thin mixture worked much better 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I c flour
    2 eggs
    12.c water
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 tsp of oil in the bottom of the pudding pans ( I bought silicon from Amazon.)
    put in 400 F oven heat 3 minutes,
    pour batter on pans, cook 400 for 15 minutes

    You can precook some sausage, put them in your cake pan and pour batter over them cook same temp and time and you have toad in the hole.

  5. 5 stars
    Hi, I have just tried these and followed the recipe but mine did not rise, they had colour on top but middle not cooked at all ???? what have I done wrong? Re-adjusted and turned out great thank you 🙂

    • Hi Kay,

      They could be a number of reasons. We make these and follow this recipe we use a Philips air fryer xl can i ask what kind of air fryer you are using and what kind of tins you used to cook the puddings in.

      Many thanks 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Yorkshire puddings in ninja foodie. I cooked on air fry for 15 minutes but bottoms were undercooked so i turned them over and cooked for a further 2 minutes and they were perfect.

  7. 5 stars
    Hi patty-ann Lea, I’m in Australia and just noticed your comment here as a recipe. What do you mean by 12. c water please? Do you mean to add 1/2 cup water? Thank you for a reply.

  8. 5 stars
    Hi Samantha, I really enjoyed seeing you had experimented with a few Yorkshires options (fat types, egg content, flour type). I noticed you had Be-Ro flour.
    This made me smile, as the Yorkshire’s recipe I have always used is from a 1950s Be-Ro book that belonged to my mum.
    Suggestion for you to try… this last Christmas I made pigs-in-blankets toad in the hole using my Ninja Foodi, and it was probably the most popular dish on Christmas Day.

    • Hi Sue,

      I just love the bero books and the flour and only use bero flour in the recipes. I think my book is a 1970’s version but it feels like the recipes in it never go out of fashion.

      love sam x

  9. Hi, tried yorkshire pudding recipe twice. 1st time very doughy and almost burnt. 2nd time also doughy. My air fryer is a Hamilton Beach.
    I used all purpose flour which in canada is the
    Equivalent to plain flour. Hope you can help me,
    As to what I’m doing wrong.

    Thanks Pam

    • Hi Pam,

      Usually when they come out doughy the inside is not cooked and they have not risen correctly. Are you using the same tins we are using? Are you heating the oil up until it is smoking? so when you put the mixture in the tins it is sizzling? Are you puting the temp as high as it will go? Are you spinning the puddings around so after you have finished the first cook they are having chance to cook on the other side? 🙂

  10. Hi, did all that but as I Said very doughy on
    Inside and dark outside. I turned them over,
    Temp at 205 after 10 mins. Oil was smoking
    Not sure what else to try.

    Thanks for replying.

    • Hi Pam,

      May be if you have a Yorkshire pudding recipe that you swear by and they turn out good then try doing that and see if you get the same issue and just see how they turn out 🙂

      • Hi Sam, will try again with your recipe and
        Other recipes see how they turn out.
        Trail and error I think. I’ll let you know how
        They are.

        Thanks again.

  11. 5 stars
    Easy peasy and tasty. Was looking for an air fryer option that could be cooked concurrently with my roast and this did it. I used mini loaf tins (no Yorkie tins in Canada) and they turned out lovely. I used oil and a bit of bacon fat and that worked.


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