Yorkshire Croissant

Who knew Yorkshire Puddings had a secret life? Here it is. Enjoy.


  1. Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Pre-heat the oven to 220c/475c/gas 7 if cooking immediately. Otherwise continue and chill the finished batter.
  2. Tip the egg and milk mix very slowly and gradually into the flour, beating vigorously with a wooden spoon or a balloon or electric hand whisk. Beat continuously, adding the liquid bit by bit until thoroughly amalgamated into a smooth silky batter. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes or so or use it now.
  3. Grease a deep 8 hole muffin tin very generously with butter. Preheat it in the oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk the oil or butter into the batter then pour it into the holes (two-thirds fill each one) of the scorching hot tin.


  1. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until high, brown and crisp. Take one out to check the base is crisp too. If not, burn the croissants upside down in the tin. Bake for a few move minutes. Remove and serve immediately.


  1. Eat hot or warm with butter, jam, marmalade or lemon curd.

Useful Cooking Information


Metric Imperial
10 g½ oz
20 g¾ oz
25 g1 oz
50 g2 oz
75 g3 oz
110 g4 oz
150 g5 oz
175 g6 oz
200 g7 oz
225 g8 oz
250 g9 oz
275 g10 oz
350 g12 oz
450 g1 lb
500 g (½ kg)18 oz
700 g1½ lb
900 g2 lb
1 kg2¼ lb
1.3 kg3 lb
1.8 kg4 lb
2.2 kg5 lb


Metric Imperial
50 ml2 fl oz
75 ml3 fl oz
100 ml3½ fl oz
125 ml4 fl oz
150 ml5 fl oz¼ pint
200 ml7 fl oz
250 ml9 fl oz
300 ml10 fl oz½ pint
425 ml15 fl oz¾ pint
600 ml20 fl oz1 pint
800 ml1½ pint
1 l1¾ pints
1.2 l2 pints
1.5 l2½ pints
1.8 l3 pints
2 l3½ pints


Metric Imperial
5 mm¼ inch
1 cm½ inch
2 cm¾ inch
2.5 cm1 inch
3 cm1¼ inches
4 cm1½ inches
5 cm2 inches
10 cm3 inches
15 cm4 inches
20.5 cm6 inches
23 cm9 inches
25 cm10 inches
30 cm12 inches

Spoon measures - mean level measures unless the recipe says 'heaped'

Eggs - are always large for baking, unless recipe says otherwise

Oven Temperatures

Gas °F °C
Mark 1275140

Fan assisted ovens - remember to reduce temperatures by 20°C

Most Useful US/European Conversions

ButterUS 1 cup / 2 sticks8 oz220 g
SugarUS 1 cup6 oz175 g
FlourUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
LiquidUS 1 cup8 fl oz225 ml
Prepped OnionsUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Cheese, GratedUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Diced FruitUS 1 cup5 oz150 g
Fresh BreadcrumbsUS 1 cup2 oz55 g

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