Paleo style eating asks you to lose some quite specific foods: grains, dairy, legumes – all gone. This in turn then removes some of the foods that you have likely enjoyed throughout your life such as bread and cheese.
You also lose a lot of foods that contained said ingredients. Fortunately though, the Paleo massive are pretty good at creating versions of common foods using more nutritious, Paleo friendly ingredients.
One food though that we really seemed to struggle to replicate though was Yorkshire Puddings. Whether this is due to the largely US following of the Paleo diet not quite getting what a good yorkie should be like or something else entirely matters not – most of the recipes out there simply did not work for me.
So, I am happy to say, that after much struggle and experimentation I seem to have come the closest yet. These will be soft and stodgy or more crispy if that’s how you like them. They taste good, have the right consistency and are just generally a joy to have on your plate with any Sunday lunch.
Also with eggs & coconut milk at the centre of the recipe they will deliver a good whack of fat and protein along with some healthy fats if you use coconut oil, butter or grass fed beef fat.
Paleo Yorkshire Puddings
- 3 x eggs
- 1 x cup of coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 x cup of Arrowroot flour (also called arrowroot starch)
- 1 x tablespoon of beef fat / coconut oil / butter
- fat for each tray (beef fat / coconut oil / butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- pepper (optional – to taste)
This recipe works for small individual Yorkshire puddings or larger single ones (toad in the hole anyone?). Larger ones tend to take a touch longer so just keep an eye on them as times can vary a couple of minutes each way depending on the oven.
You will want a good tablespoon of fat in the tray for a single large one and a level teaspoon in each tray for smaller ones.
- Heat oven to 200 C / 400 F
- Add fat to the tray and give it 5 minutes in the oven to get good and hot
- Mix the dry ingredients: arrowroot, baking powder, salt & pepper
- Mix the wet ingredients: eggs, coconut milk & fat (melt this first)
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients
- Add the mix to the tray
This can vary a little but as a general rule of thumb:
- Cook for 20 minutes for small ones
- 25 for medium sized
- 30 mins for a large single one
There you go. Proper Yorkshire puddings back on the menu for Paleo, Primal, dairy free & grain free diets. Let me know how you get on in the comments. 🙂