Yorkshire puddings are as British as you can get. Grandma lived in Yorkshire and made fantastic Yorkshire puddings. There seems to be two types of Yorkshire – the very high rise ones and the lower, slightly stodgy ones that my aunt in Nottingham used to make. I loved them no matter how they were served. Once I was diagnosed I missed being able to eat Yorkshire puds. The regular puddings are made with plain wheat flour, eggs and milk, so trying to make them allergy free is certainly a challenge. At this stage, I’ve made them without gluten or eggs but trying to omit dairy as well only resulted in a flop. I’m sorry about the lack of picture, but my hubby apologises as he accidentally deleted the photo he took. This recipe works but, unlike normal puds, you need to use self raising flour. It also uses aquafaba which is the ‘water’ you get from a tin of chickpeas. Aquafaba is able to be beaten like egg whites and I have made eggless meringue with it (will post recipe at a later date). These ones come out with a nice crunchy outside and soft inside.
150 g gluten free self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
250 g buttermilk
3 tablespoons aquafaba (the ‘water’ from a tin of chickpeas)
- Preheat the oven to 210 C fan-forced or 230 C conventional.
- Measure the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and stir with a spoon to combine (or use a Bellini Intelli and pulse to combine).
- In a separate bowl (I use a 1 litre glass jug), beat the aquafaba until very frothy, but not until the meringue stage. I should take a picture next time and put it here.
- Place about 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil into muffin tins and put into the oven to heat for a few minutes.
- While the oil is heating, add the aquafaba and buttermilk to the flour mixture and quickly mix well with the electric beaters until combined.
- Remove the muffin tins from the oven and pour the mixture into each tin (it made about 10 muffin sized puddings in my muffin tins).
- Place into the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until nicely golden brown.