How To Reheat Yorkshire Pudding – The Best Way
If you’ve ever had a big family roast beef dinner that featured Yorkshire pudding, you will never be able to enjoy a roast beef dinner without Yorkshire pudding again.
This statement probably rings true for a roast chicken or turkey dinner, or any other meal where Yorkshire pudding is served.
They melt in your mouth and serve as the perfect receptacle for gravy. It’s difficult to imagine having leftover Yorkshire pudding, but if that were to happen, it would be a travesty to allow it to go to waste.
So how do you reheat Yorkshire pudding? You can reheat Yorkshire pudding in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. The best way to reheat Yorkshire pudding is in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes. This way, they will keep their light and delicate texture.
If using an oven isn’t an ideal option for you, this article will outline alternative ways to reheat Yorkshire pudding so you can enjoy them just as much for your second meal.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding
Reheating Yorkshire pudding only takes minutes, regardless of which method you choose. Below I’ve outlined the step-by-step instructions for each method so you can decide which will work best for you.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Oven
The oven is the best appliance to use to reheat Yorkshire pudding.
It’s critical that you pre-heat your oven before putting them in and, ideally, you will have let them come to room temperature before you place them in the oven so that they reheat quickly and evenly.
The more time they spend in the oven, the drier they will get.
Once your oven is preheated to 425 F (220 C), place your room temperature Yorkshire pudding onto a baking sheet and transfer to the oven.
Leave them for a maximum of 5 minutes but check periodically through the glass door without opening it to make sure they don’t get too dark.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Toaster Oven
You can use your toaster oven to reheat Yorkshire Pudding but, once again, the secret is in preheating the oven.
You want your pudding to spend the least amount of time necessary in the heat to protect them from drying out.
Preheat your toaster oven to 425 F (220 C) and place your Yorkshire pudding directly on a low rack.
Heat for 2-3 minutes, but keep an eye on them to make sure the tops don’t get too dark.
A toaster oven is much smaller, so the pudding will be a lot closer to the heating element. You need to be very careful you don’t burn them. They’re very delicate.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Air Fryer
Using an air fryer is often a great alternative to ovens, but with Yorkshire pudding, you might get mixed results.
It takes a bit longer to reheat thoroughly in an air fryer, and this can compromise the texture.
In most cases, the outer surface will be slightly less crispy and chewier. It won’t heat up your entire house, so it’s a good compromise if it’s summer and you don’t want your house to get any hotter.
Warm your air fryer to 350 F and pop in your Yorkshire Pudding. The heat is more direct and in a smaller space, so it doesn’t need to be as high as an oven.
Leave your pudding in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes but no longer or you risk them getting quite chewy.
Reheating Yorkshire Pudding In The Microwave
Technically, yes, you can reheat Yorkshire pudding in the microwave, but it is not recommended.
You will end up with soft, soggy and chewy pudding that loses almost all of its appeal.
The bottom will likely be wet and mushy, and instead of a melt-in-your-mouth buttery crispness, you’ll have a rubbery, doughy disappointment.
How To Reheat Frozen Yorkshire Pudding
Store-bought frozen Yorkshire pudding is pre-cooked and incredibly simple. You can even freeze homemade Yorkshire pudding with great results.
Yorkshire pudding can be reheated from frozen, but you do want to make sure your oven is preheated to 425 F before putting them inside.
Place your frozen Yorkshire pudding on a baking sheet and slide them into the preheated oven.
Bake for 6-8 minutes, keeping an eye on them. They should turn a beautiful golden brown.
Another option for reheating frozen Yorkshire pudding is to use your air fryer. This time, preheat the fryer to 375 F and place your pudding inside for 5-7 minutes.
Reheat Yorkshire Pudding Chart
|Oven||425 F||3-5 minutes||Light, airy and crispy|
|Microwave||Not recommended||Soggy and mushy|
|Toaster Oven||425 F||2-3 minutes||Light and crispy, risk of drying out|
|Air Fryer||350 F||3-5 minutes||Light, airy, may not have a crisp outer surface|
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