Mini Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Bites
Mini Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Bites are a delightful twist on the popular British roast beef dinner served in appetizer size. Mini Yorkshire Puddings (or popovers) are filled with roast beef and horseradish that could be the hit of your holiday party.
How cute are these mini Yorkshire puddings? They’re made in a mini muffin pan in the same way you make my larger version. For my fellow Brits, they would be perfect to help use up leftovers of your Sunday roast. A fun, British-style appetizer that are essentially comfort food in a bite.
Christmas/Holiday entertaining idea
These Mini Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Bites came about when planning my holiday entertaining menu. I’ll be serving them alongside Cheese Chive and Rosemary Puffs and Pear Ginger Champagne Cocktail.
Just like the popover, made with a simple flour batter that are baked in a pan in hot oil until risen and puffed.
Refrigerate the batter for best results
Refrigerating the batter and allowing it to rest to release some of the starches and proteins that will help them become light and fluffy and rise in the oven.
The best pan for mini Yorkshire pudding
I use a mini muffin tin, you can find one you like anywhere on the internet from your favorite shopping website.
Dill for flavor and garnish
In this case, the dill is not just a garnish. Not only does it give a little color and make them look elegant, the dill is a delicious flavor addition that pairs perfectly with the roast beef and horseradish . Don’t skip this, it makes all the difference.
Yorkshire Pudding shaping tip
These puddings take on a life of their own in the oven. They will bake in all different shapes, no two are alike and they never come out the same way each time.
Normally when you make large ones, they’re going on a dinner plate with roast beef and don’t have to look any special way. For this dish, we want them to be ‘pretty’ canapés, hors d’oeuvres (whatever you want to call them). They should look appetizing for display and eventually eating so you want them to stand upright and not falling to the side like they tend to do.
When they come out of the oven and are cool enough to handle, don’t be afraid to manipulate them into the right shape. You also what then hollow in the center for the roast beef. Don’t be too rough, but just enough to get them to look the way you want.
Entertaining is all about being able to make things in advance so all you have to do is assemble. The Yorkshire puddings can be made the day before then simply spread them on a baking sheet to reheat for 10 minutes at 350°F/180°C right before serving.
To make life easy, you can buy the roast beef already sliced and use your favorite store-bought horseradish sauce, or make my Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce.
This recipe yields 12 puddings. Plan on 2 per person so it serves 6 people.
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