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How To Reheat Yorkshire Puddings – I Test 3 Methods [Pics]

Yorkshire puddings are a firm favorite for accompanying roast beef, so it’s no wonder there are always a few leftovers because I normally make too many.

But who wants to waste all that puffy goodness? 

Keeping them to reheat later is a great idea.

I decided to experiment with a few different ways to reheat my Yorkshire puddings to see which ones kept them crisp and puffy.

I also looked at what else I could make with my leftover Yorkshire puddings for a little change of pace, as well as storage and freezing options.

A note on my experiment

One weekday evening, I made a big batch of Yorkshire puddings and stored them overnight.

(A few didn’t make it as I had to ‘quality’ test them)

The next morning, I tried out the following reheating methods:

  • Reheating in the oven (best)
  • Reheating in the microwave (soggy)
  • Reheating in the air fryer (good, but easy to overheat)

The risk with Yorkshire puddings is that they either become soggy or you overheat them and the pudding gets too hard and crispy.

I wanted to avoid both of these outcomes.

The oven worked best – the Yorkshire puddings had a bit of bite but not too much.

The microwave did not do well in this test. As with most baked goods, the Yorkies ended up being soggy and mostly inedible.

The air fryer worked pretty well. The end result was almost as good as the oven if a tiny bit on the dry side.

Top tip: allow your Yorkshire puddings to come to room temperature before reheating them, so they heat more evenly.

Reheating Yorkshire puddings in the oven/toaster oven

The best way to reheat Yorkshire puddings is by preheating the oven to 400°F (200°C). Allow the Yorkshire puddings to come up to room temperature and place them on a wire rack. Put the wire rack into the oven and reheat the Yorkshire puddings for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

How to reheat Yorkshire puddings in the oven/toaster oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Allow the Yorkshire Puddings to come up to room temperature.
  3. Place the Yorkshire puddings on a wire rack.
  4. Put the wire rack into the oven and reheat the Yorkshire puddings for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

The longer the Yorkies are in the oven, the more likely it is they’ll burn. Bringing them up to room temperature first helps minimize the time they need to spend in the oven.

Bigger Yorkshire puddings are likely to burn in a toaster oven because there’s not much space inside. 

Cut your Yorkshire puddings in half for a better result.

If you’re reheating other items at the same time, you can use a slightly lower temperature (down to 350°F), but don’t leave the Yorkies in too long or they’ll dry out.

My verdict

As I expected, this was the best method for reheating my Yorkies. 

They came out crisp and fluffy without any dryness, pretty much good as new!

The other two methods I tried weren’t nearly as good.

Another plus of the oven is that you can reheat lots of Yorkshire puddings at once with minimal fuss.

Reheating Yorkshire puddings in the microwave

To reheat Yorkshire puddings in the microwave, place them on a microwave-safe plate and allow them to reach room temperature. Then heat them in 10-second intervals until warm. A single Yorkshire pudding should take 10 seconds to heat up. Allow them to rest for 30 seconds before serving.

Disclaimer: I’d avoid this method – microwaved Yorkshire puddings are soggy.

How to reheat Yorkshire puddings in the microwave:

  1. Place your Yorkshire puddings on a microwave-safe plate and allow them to reach room temperature.
  2. Heat them in 10-second intervals until warm.
  3. One Yorkshire pudding should take 10 seconds to heat up.
  4. Allow them to rest for 30 seconds before serving hot.

The longer you leave Yorkshire pudding in the microwave, the soggier they’ll become.

My advice is to only heat the puddings until they’re warm – not hot. If you heat them until they’re hot, they’ll be greasy and wet.

I learned this the hard way when I left my first test Yorkie in the microwave for 20 seconds.

My second attempt at 10 seconds left the Yorkshire pudding lukewarm and a tiny bit soggy but edible.

My verdict

This was the worst result.

Despite trying various time periods as well as two different power settings (50% and 100%), it didn’t make much difference to the result.

They were greasy and soggy.

You’d be better off just pouring hot gravy over your Yorkies and letting that warm them up.

Reheating Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer

Allow the Yorkshire puddings to reach room temperature before preheating the air fryer to 350°F (180°C). Place the Yorkies in the basket and reheat them in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes, checking that they are not getting too crisp. Remove them from the air fryer and serve hot.

How to reheat Yorkshire puddings in the air fryer:

  1. Remove the Yorkshire puddings from the refrigerator and allow them to reach room temperature.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  3. Arrange the Yorkies in a wire basket and place them in the air fryer.
  4. Reheat them in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes, checking that they are not getting too crisp.
  5. Remove them from the air fryer and serve hot.

The air fryer heat is very strong and direct, which is why I suggest a lower temperature here than if you were using the oven.

Yorkshire puddings are delicate and tend to burn quite quickly if the heat is too high.

Keep an eye on your Yorkies and they’ll be fine.

My verdict

I was happy with the result I got, which was similar to the oven and super quick.

But next time I would take the Yorkies out 30 seconds earlier because they were very crunchy (nothing a good dollop of gravy couldn’t fix though!).

If you decide to use the air fryer to reheat your Yorkshire puddings, don’t forget to check on them often.

What to do with leftover Yorkshire puddings?

If you’re stuck on what to do with your leftover Yorkshire pudding, then try some of these ideas:

  • Mix and match – Fill up your Yorkies with pork sausage, mustard, mashed potatoes, and peas, add a topping of onion gravy and you’ve got a meal fit for a king.
  • Go greek – Stuff a little bit of salad, some pickles, falafel, and tahini inside and you’re good to go.
  • Dinner for dessert – Spread with apricot jam or brown sugar, drop in some baked apples and complete the dish with crumbly Wensleydale cheese. Or simply scoop in some ice cream!
  • Breakfast surprise – Cook up some pork sausage, bacon, mushrooms, and tomato and pop it all in with some scrambled egg. You may even have room for some baked beans and a little brown sauce.

How to store Yorkshire puddings

The best way to store Yorkshire puddings in the short term is to allow them to cool down to room temperature first. Then take an airtight container and line it with a paper towel, place the Yorkies inside and seal the lid. Place in the refrigerator for not more than 3-4 days.

If your Yorkshire puddings are covered in gravy, sadly, they’re past saving, and you should throw them out. The gravy will turn them into mush.

You can also store leftover batter overnight in an airtight container. Just be sure to give it a good stir before using it.

Can you freeze Yorkshire puddings?

Yes, Yorkshire puddings freeze extremely well. You can make them in advance and them leave them in the freeze until you want to use them. Yorkshire puddings last 2-3 months in the freezer.

How to freeze Yorkshire puddings:

  1. Allow the Yorkshire puddings to cool down to room temperature.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the Yorkshire puddings out on a baking tray and flash-freeze them in the coldest part of the freezer (rear center).
  4. After 2-3 hours, when frozen solid, remove them from the freezer.
  5. Pack them into freezer bags, ensuring that you remove all the air and seal them.
  6. Label the freezer bag with the date.
  7. Store in the freezer and consume within 2-3 months.

By flash-freezing the Yorkshire puddings on a tray first and then packaging them, you avoid crushing them when removing the air from the freezer bag. 

It also means the puddings won’t stick together in the freezer.

Removing the air helps to protect against freezer burn.

Common ways to remove air from freezer bags include sucking it out with a straw or dunking the open freezer bag in water and then sealing it.

Top tip: you can also freeze the batter.

Pour the batter into a freezer bag, seal it and freeze it. 

You could also try pouring it into a muffin tin with liners and freezing the batter in portions. Once the batter has frozen, separate the frozen batter from the tins and seal it in freezer bags.

How to reheat frozen Yorkshire puddings

Remove the Yorkshire puddings from the freezer and, without thawing them, place them on a baking tray. Spray with a little water and reheat in a preheated oven for about 4-7 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Alternatively, place the Yorkshire puddings in an air fryer at 350°F for 3-5 minutes.

It’s best not to thaw the Yorkshire puddings before reheating them because otherwise, they’ll get very soggy.

The BEST Way To Reheat Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire puddings are a firm favorite for accompanying roast beef, so it’s no wonder there are always a few leftovers because I normally make too many.
But who wants to waste all that puffy goodness? 
Keeping them to reheat later is a great idea.
I decided to experiment with a few different ways to reheat my Yorkshire puddings to see which ones kept them crisp and puffy.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 1 person
Calories 191 kcal

Equipment

Wire rack

Ingredients
 

  • 1 portion yorkshire puddings

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Allow the Yorkshire Puddings to come up to room temperature.
  • Place the Yorkshire puddings on a wire rack.
  • Put the wire rack into the oven and reheat the Yorkshire puddings for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Notes

The longer the Yorkies are in the oven, the more likely it is they’ll burn. Bringing them up to room temperature first helps minimize the time they need to spend in the oven.
Bigger Yorkshire puddings are likely to burn in a toaster oven because there’s not much space inside. 
Cut your Yorkshire puddings in half for a better result.
If you’re reheating other items at the same time, you can use a slightly lower temperature (down to 350), but don’t leave the Yorkies in too long or they’ll dry out.

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 191kcal
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