Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding. How to air fry the best ever Yorkshire puddings. Including our famous family Yorkshire pudding batter as well as an alternative Yorkshire pudding recipe using frozen Yorkshire puddings.
This air fryer Yorkshire pudding recipe features the best tasting Yorkshires you have ever tried. Perfect for pairing up with your air fryer roast beef for the ultimate British roast dinner.
You can also use your air fryer to reheat unused Yorkshire pudding for another meal.
Air Fryer Yorkshire Pudding
This air fryer Yorkshire pudding recipe is an update, from the original air fryer Yorkshire pudding recipe that was published in the November of 2016. We have given it a facelift and also shown you how easy it is to cook frozen Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer. We hope you love our updated version!
I grew up in Yorkshire. I lived there from being a toddler until I was 22 years old. It is also where I met my husband Dominic and where our first child was born.
It has what feels like a lifetime of memories. Some good, some average and some bad. But hey that is life!
But growing up in Yorkshire (which for any of you Non-Brits is in the North East of England) it was all about the food.
The British bakery with its delicious homemade scones, sausage rolls and of course pasties. There was the seafront that sold the doughnuts and the lollies that the kids used to go nuts for in the summer months.
Though if dominic was reading this, he would be screaming at me that I have forgotten to mention the fish and chips!
As well as this we had beautiful countryside and an endless supply of outdoor fun. If you have ever watched Heartbeat and other popular British TV shows you would be able to relate to this.
But what is probably associated the most from a food point of view is the delicious Yorkshire Puddings that are traditionally served up with an English roast beef dinner.
Also, because they are made from simple pantry items no matter where you live in the world you would be able to get the ingredients to be able to make them!
Yorkshire puddings can be a bit like roast potatoes. At family gatherings you are always fighting over who gets the last one.
I used to be heartbroken when my mum didn’t make any at Sunday dinner.
She would point out that it is traditionally served with roast beef and you don’t need to have them with other meats. But I loved them so much there was no way I was missing out.
Now whenever we have a roast dinner Dominic is always there making his delicious roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.
As he puts it you can never take Yorkshire out of the guy and I couldn’t argue with that!
Well if you would like to discover how easy it is to make them in the Air Fryer without having to rely on your oven then this is how us Milners do it!
What’s In Yorkshire Pudding?
I am sure you want to know first what’s in Yorkshire pudding and what all the fuss is about? Well Yorkshire Puddings have similar ingredients to savoury pancakes and is like a thick batter.
Compared to a classic pancake it carries more eggs so that they can puff up and not look like flat little boring things.
A Yorkshire pudding is crispy in texture and is often served with roast beef. Which is exactly what we are doing.
Here are our air fryer Yorkshire puddings below with air fryer roast beef:
What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into Air Fryer Yorkshire Puddings?
There are 5 main ingredients that go into Air Fryer Yorkshire Puddings:
- Plain Flour
- Salt & Pepper
It is all about the batter. It must be nice and thick, well mixed and it is essential that the air fryer is preheated.
Frozen Yorkshire puddings work too. Essentially, they are already cooked and you are simply reheating them from frozen in the air fryer basket. You can use any brand that you like.
Instant Yorkshire pudding mix. You can also buy a Yorkshire pudding mix if you prefer. Though we enjoy making them and Yorkshire pudding mix is not always available to everyone.
Amazon Yorkshire Pudding Tin
I love Amazon for grabbing those quick kitchen tools and kitchen gadgets that I want to use in new and regular recipes. One of those kitchen tools is an Amazon Yorkshire Pudding Tin.
It is perfect for making Yorkshire Puddings, as well as for smaller muffins and other muffin tin recipes.
Why Cook Yorkshire Puddings In The Air Fryer?
The air fryer is fantastic for Yorkshire puddings for many reasons.
Firstly, it is fantastic for a quick preheat so that your Yorkshire puddings will rise and look good.
Secondly there is the correct amount of space to be able to cook several at once. But thirdly, and best of all it makes your Yorkshire puddings so beautiful and crispy.
After cooking Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer, I won’t go back to the oven version.
Yorkshire Pudding Tips:
- The batter matters – Terrible batter and you have terrible Yorkshire puddings. Make the effort with the batter and you have the best Yorkshire puddings that you have ever tried.
- Cheat with frozen – Frozen Yorkshire puddings are cooked in a factory with the perfect amount of batter consistency and they never fail. Plus, they are already cooked so it is like reheating food in the air fryer.
- Let the batter rest – if the batter is left for 30 minutes before being cooked it tends to thicken a little and improve the quality of the Yorkshire puddings.
- Add an egg white – by doing so it will help heighten your Yorkshire puddings and put more body into them.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding
If you have any Yorkshire pudding left over (doesn’t happen in my house) then I recommend that you reheat it in the air fryer. 3 minutes at 160c/320f is all it takes to reheat your leftover Yorkshires.
Or use them in our roast dinner leftover soup as that is magical!
Air Fryer Frozen Yorkshire Pudding
To cook frozen Yorkshire Puddings in the air fryer is so simple. Grab your Yorkshire puddings from the freezer and load them straight into the air fryer. Set the time to 5 minutes and the temperature to 180c/360f and you are all set.
There is no need to thaw your frozen Yorkshire puddings first and it takes some of the prep time away when making a roast dinner.
Best Ever Yorkshire Pudding
Cooking Yorkshire pudding in the air fryer is so simple:
- Make the batter – Mix the plain flour and the seasoning in a bowl. Pour in the egg (a bit at a time) stirring gradually with a fork until the egg is all added. Add the milk a bit at a time and stir regularly until you have a mixture that is the thickness of a thick batter. Beat well until it forms bubbles on the top.
- Preheat the air fryer – While you are making the batter preheat the air fryer, add in the Yorkshire pudding tins and then cook it in the batter. If the tins are not hot your Yorkshire puddings will not rise.
- Cook and eat – While your Yorkshire puddings are cooking in the air fryer, finish plating up the rest of your roast dinner.
More Air Fryer Best Of British Recipes
Here at the Milner’s we love to indulge in British food. Many people associate British food with boring bland food, yet I find it truly delicious.
I think it had the bad rep because our grandparent’s generation would over boil food and forget to season it. But a good cook can make some amazing British meals. Here are a few of my personal favourites.
- Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
- Air Fryer Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake
- Air Fryer Sausage & Chips
- Air Fryer Cornish Pasty
- Air Fryer Jam Tarts
We also have a lot more air fryer recipes for you to check out and find some new ideas for planning your meals.
As well as this we have our air fryer archives, which is full to bursting with all our air fryer recipes in one big PDF ebook. You can order it on this link or click on the banner below.
Best Ever Yorkshire Pudding In The Air Fryer
Homemade yorkshire puddings
- Preheat your Air Fryer to 200c/400f. Mix the plain flour and the seasoning in a bowl. Pour in the egg (a bit at a time) stirring gradually with a fork until the egg is all added. Add the milk a bit at a time and stir regularly until you have a mixture that is the thickness of a thick batter. Beat well until it forms bubbles on the top. Place a little olive oil in your Yorkshire Pudding tins and place in the Air Fryer for 5 minutes or until smoking. Pour your mixture (1/2 way up your Yorkshire pudding tin) and place back in the Air Fryer and cook at 200c for 15 minutes.
Frozen yorkshire puddings.
- Load frozen yorkshire puddings into the air fryer basket. Cook for 5 minutes at 180c/360f or 4 minutes if your air fryer is preheated. See the video below for how it is done.