My vegan Yorkshire Pudding recipe has been one of the most popular posts OF ALL TIME on Canny Food. I still see the question of making a dairy and egg free Yorkie weekly in vegan forums and know that recipes from Sainsbury’s and BBC Good Food are regularly cited as ‘foolproof’.
As my own recipe contained Orgran Egg Replacement Powder, an ingredient that isn’t exactly a store cupboard staple for many, I thought I’d check out the ‘competition’. Many feature gram flour, which is made from chickpeas, something I don’t have in my own cupboard. This is a versatile product and I’ve heard you can make omelettes using it, so perhaps I’ll buy some and give it a try.
What I wanted to find was one which worked and didn’t include unusual items. I hoped I’d show that is was easy to make Yorkshire Puddings without eggs, just in the same way I had with my vegan pancake recipe. Tesco had posted their own recipe – which you can find here – that was quite simple so I decided to give it a whirl. All the ingredients were available in my cupboard and the instructions were easy enough to follow.
I made sure the oil was smoking hot before adding the batter. It seemed on the thick side and felt the use of self-raising flour and baking powder seemed excessive but figured it was deemed essential to recreate the lift usually garnered from the use of eggs.
Following the advice in the recipe to use a teaspoon of oil in each hole of the tin I was using I found the puddings needed to be rested on kitchen paper to drain as they were greasy. They were also heavy when I lifted them from the pan compared to my own version and had an almost cakey texture.
Unfortunately Tesco’s vegan Yorkshire Pudding recipe failed to live up to its own description of ‘fluffy’ Yorkies but I don’t think they were terrible. Potentially tweaking this version could lead to an impressive pudding, so watch this space. If you don’t have a tin of chickpeas and Orgran in your cupboard you should definitely give this recipe a whirl. You might have more success than me!
Thanks for reading,