Can You Put Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

In our opinion the 2 best things about a roast dinner are the roast potatoes and the Yorkshire puddings. Traditionally only served with roast beef, we have Yorkshire puddings with all roast dinners whether they’re beef, chicken, turkey, lamb or pork.

When it comes to Yorkshire puddings you either have to go with frozen or go through the hit or miss trials of making your own in the oven. It might not be problematic for everyone, but we have found there’s no consistency when cooking Yorkshire puddings from scratch in the oven.

So imagine how happy we were when we discovered that you can cook home made Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer in just 25 minutes.

Can You Put Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?

You can cook your own homemade Yorkshire puddings in just 25 minutes in an air fryer. Just follow this recipe;


  • 28g (1 ounce) Plain Flour
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 75 ml (2 ½ fluid ounces) Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil


  1.  Mix the flour, egg and salt in a bowl until a smooth paste is formed
  2. Add milk and whisk until all one consistency
  3. Take 3 individual muffin tins and cover the inside bottom with vegetable oil
  4. Place the tins in the air fryer basket and heat at 210 C (410 F) for 8 minutes
  5. Once the time has elapsed, open the basket and distribute the mixture between all 3 muffin tins and bake at 180 C (350 F) for 16 minutes

Cooking Tips

  • You should only use plain flour, self raising flour doesn’t work at all for Yorkshire puddings.
  • You can substitute the oil for any oil that has a high smoke point.
  • Oil measurements are approximate as it all depends on the size of your muffin tins. You only need enough oil to cover the very bottom of each tin.
  • If your air fryer doesn’t have the bake function you should air fry for 15 minutes.

Can You Cook Frozen Yorkshire Puddings In An Air Fryer?

Cooking frozen Yorkshire puddings in an air fryer is so quick and easy. It will take just 4 minutes in total cooking time.


  • Frozen Yorkshire Puddings


  1. Place as many frozen Yorkshire puddings as you can comfortably fit in the basket of your air fryer ensuring there is adequate space around each one to allow free air flow
  2. Air fry at 180 C (350 F) for 3 to 4 minutes
  3. Check after 3 minutes
  4. Once the Yorkshire puddings are hot and crisp, remove from the basket and serve

Why Cook Yorkshire Puddings In The Air Fryer?

There are several reasons why you should cook your Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer. These include;

  • Fast cooking time
    Whether you decide to make your own from scratch or cook frozen Yorkshire puddings, they will take far less time to cook in an air fryer compared to a conventional oven.
  • Saves energy
    Cooking anything in a conventional oven entails heating the whole oven. Cooking in an air fryer means only heating up a far smaller area. This saves on energy usage which is good for the planet and good for your pocket too.
  • Frees up space in the oven
    If you’re cooking a full roast dinner, you’ll have one shelf full with the meat, and the other shelf full with roast potatoes and other roast vegetables. Which means there’s often not enough space to cook the Yorkshire puddings.
  • Consistent results
    Cooking Yorkshire puddings from scratch often results in varying degrees of consistency. Sometimes they’re too doughy, or they burn or they’re underdone. Not so in the air fryer, the Yorkshire puddings cook exactly the same every time.

Why Are They Called Yorkshire Puddings?

Yorkshire puddings have been called Yorkshire puddings since 1747 when a book entitled “The Art Of Cookery Made Plain And Simple” by Hannah Glasse was published.

They were called Yorkshire puddings to apparently distinguish them from other batter puddings made elsewhere in England that weren’t as light and crispy.

Why don’t Yorkshire puddings start fights?
Because they always end up getting battered!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put frozen Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer?

You can put frozen Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer. All you need to do is arrange the frozen Yorkshire puddings in the basket and air fry for 3 to 4 minutes at 180 C (350 F).

Can you cook Aunt Bessies Yorkshires in an air fryer?

You can cook Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings in an air fryer. They take just 3 – 4 minutes at 180 C.

How long do home made Yorkshire puddings take to cook in an air fryer?

Homemade Yorkshire puddings take around 25 minutes from start to finish to cook in an air fryer.

Can you eat Yorkshire puddings with any roast meat?

Although traditionally served with roast beef, you can eat Yorkshire puddings with any roast meat.

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