Question: Can I Cook My Yorkshire Puddings in an Aga?
Much is written about Yorkshire Puddings and Yorkshire Pudding Recipes but how do you cook Yorkshire Puddings in an Aga? They are made out to be complicated, or at the worst, not possible to do. Well none of that is true making your Yorkshire's in one is not as difficult as some would have oyu beleive.
To Cook Yorkshire Puddings in an Aga follow the instructions below told to me by Country Warmth Aga Centre, Norton, North Yorkshire. They know a thing or two about the Aga Oven, which by the way, you either love or hate. Like most things though, once you know how to use one, they are in fact quite easy to do. Aga owners will tell you, they quickly become the heart of any home.
Simple and Easy Way to Cook Yorkshire Puddings in an Aga in 5 Steps
- Put the grid shelf on the 3rd set of runners down from the top in the roasting oven.
- Put the Yorkshire pudding tin on the floor of the oven until the fat is extremely hot.
- Remove the tin from the oven and quickly pour in the batter.
- Return the tin to the oven as quickly as possible either onto the grid shelf or, if using an Aga roasting tin hang it on the second set of runners.
- Cook the pudding until well risen and golden brown, this takes about 20 minutes. Avoid opening the oven door while the puddings re cooking to prevent them from collapsing.
Yorkshire Puddings like really hot ovens and some Aga owners worry that after cooking a very large joint in a cast iron oven the heat may be a little dissipated. Two ways of avoiding this scenario are firstly to cook the 'Yorkshires' first before the joint goes in then quickly reheat the puddings just before serving.
Or, put the joint of meat in earlier. The joint will of course be done a little sooner and but it can sit and gently rest before carving, which is always good practice with any cooked meat. The resting of the meat allows the fibres in the meat to relax and results in a more tender piece of meat.
Using this method means the roasting oven is given a few extra minutes to recover its very hot temperature ready for your Yorkshire puddings.