Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés

Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce, the very best appetizer of the British cuisine. Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe of Yorkshire puddings, these appetizers are the perfect finger food for any party, like Christmas, New Year, birthdays or a posh Sunday Roast.

A Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canape on a white and blue plate

What are Yorkshire puddings?

You may be misleaded by the term pudding. Although it usually refers to a dessert, these pretty little things are the savoury kind of goodies.

Yorkshire puddings are part of the very British Sunday Roast, and they have been so for some hundreds of years.

Initially, they were called “dripping pudding”, as the batter was placed beneath the meat that was roasting on a spit above a fire.

In this way, the juices and fat dripping from the meat were not going to waste, but instead they could give flavour and colour to the puddings. History never ceases to be fascinating!

The Yorkshire Puddings are still extremely popular nowadays, never missing from a true British roast meal. And the mini Yorkshire canapes are just as delicious and posh.

Mini Yorkshire pudding canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce

I absolutely adore Sunday Roast, and always look forward to it, to the juicy roast, the gorgeous roasted vegetables, the divinely tasty gravy, and, of course, the Yorkshire puddings.

These British appetizers are just another way of serving these beautifully tasty puddings. Making them at home is actually a lot easier than you would have thought.

How do you make mini Yorkshire puddings canapes?

There are a few tricks worth keeping in mind, if you want nicely puffed-up puddings.

And I have watched the very best chef, Jamie Oliver, make the very best Yorkshire puddings. And this recipe is based on one of his recipes, so you know it really is top notch.

  • FIRST, the oil/fat has to be smoking hot when you add the batter.
  • SECOND, it is crucial to leave them bake undisturbed, as opening the oven too early could flatten them up.
  • And, one more thing, the batter has to be really, really smooth. No shortcuts, please!!!

Horseradish sauce and beef are just too good together, I wouldn’t use any other sauce for the filling, really. You could, of course, use any other meat, like chicken, turkey or ham, it is entirely up to you.

I am sure they would disappear quickly, but just in case, I feel it is my duty to mention that these Yorkshire puddings are best served immediately.

I find that, left hanging around for too long makes them pretty soggy and sad looking, as they won’t be nice and crispy anymore. So, now let’s get the party started, time to show off these little beauties!

Overhead view of a white plate with 4 yorkshire pudding canapes

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Mini Yorkshire pudding canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce
Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce, one of the best British appetizers or sides. The perfect finger food for any party, like Christmas, New Year, birthdays or a posh Sunday Roast.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: English
Keyword: British appetizers
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100 ml full-fat milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tsp vegetable oil
  • about 6 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 6 slices of roast beef
  1. To make the batter, sift the flour into a large bowl, make a well in the middle and add the eggs.
  2. Use a whisk to mix them very well, then gradually pour in the milk, and beat well until the batter is smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. You can pass the batter through a sieve, if you think it is not quite lump free, as it should be.
  5. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. (430 Fahrenheit)
  6. I do not have a Yorkshire puddings tin, which usually has larger holes, but the muffin one does a pretty good job. Of course, the puddings will be smaller.

  7. Add one teaspoon of oil into 6 hole muffin tray and place the tin in the oven for 5 minutes, so that the oil can heat up.

  8. Carefully remove the tin from the oven, and quickly pour the batter evenly between the 6 holes.
  9. Place the tin back in the oven and leave undisturbed for 20 minutes until the puddings have raised and browned.
  10. Remove them from the tin, and top with rolls of roast beef and a good dollop of horseradish sauce.
Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 449mg 19%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 15.3%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    November 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    These look gorgeous! I love horseradish!

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic + Zest
    November 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I could eat a whole mess of those! Just pour me a glass of wine and step aside!

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    November 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I’m using these for my next dinner party!!!Thanks.

  • Reply
    November 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    This is something new to me. Sounds interesting. Looks YUM!

  • Reply
    November 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I really love horseradish sauce and this looks like a great idea.

  • Reply
    November 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    These are such cute little appetizers!

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    November 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Wow these sound great! My husband would love these!

  • Reply
    November 13, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I’m sure this is a hit at many parties!

  • Reply
    Belgian Foodie
    November 13, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Nice way to add a British touch to a dinner table! Sounds tasty!

  • Reply
    Lynne Miller
    August 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Will these hold a few days before you fill them ?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      August 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Lynne, thank you for your comment. The Yorkshire puddings are best fresh, if you want to use them a few days later, it’s better to freeze them and just pop them in the oven to defrost before filling them.
      I hope this helps 🙂

  • Reply
    April 21, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I made these for a Brtish themed bridal brunch. We had tons of food but these were first to be cleared out & we had rave reviews over them.

    Great recipe – Will for sure make again!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      April 21, 2018 at 3:08 am

      I’m happy that they were enjoyed, l’m a big fan of British food.

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