Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and a horseradish and mustard sauce
These delicious canapés always go down a storm at parties; I love the combination of the succulent beef and sharp creamy horseradish
Yield (makes) 24
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 ½ pounds (700 g) Trimmed fillet of Beef
1 ¾ cups (175 g) Plain flour
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups (300 ml) Whole Milk
4 tablespoons Vegetable oil
Salt and freshly milled black pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon Grated nutmeg
For the sauce:
2 Rounded tablespoons horseradish sauce
2 Level teaspoons wholegrain mustard
2 Heaped tablespoon crème fraiche
24 sprigs Fresh watercress
Special equipment needed: mini muffin tray
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400F
2. Sift the flour into a bowl, and add the eggs, salt, pepper and grated nutmeg
3. Using an electric mixer whisk the mixture until all ingredients are incorporated and then add the milk, continue to whisk on high for 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
4. Place the muffin tray on a baking sheet and divide the vegetable oil between all of the muffin moulds. Place the tray into the oven for 5 to 10 minutes to heat the tray and the oil.
5. Once the tray has been heated quickly spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each mould and return to the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the Yorkshires are well risen and very crispy. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack. Repeat this process for any remaining batter.
6. Turn up the oven to 230°C/450F
7. Season the beef with salt and pepper and seal on all sides in a hot frying pan.
8. Once all side are nicely browned place the meat to a roasting tin and roast in the oven for 18 minutes for rare beef, or up to 25 minutes if you like it less rare. Remove from the oven and allow to rest, cut the beef into 24 thin slices and season once more.
9. To make the sauce simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and season well.
10. When you are ready to serve the Yorkshire puddings, arrange a fold of beef in each one then add a teaspoon of the sauce and a sprig of watercress to each Yorkshire.
11. Serve immediately
Never pour the Yorkshire pudding batter into a cold muffin tray as the Yorkshire puddings won’t rise.
As a variation to this recipe you could also serve the Yorkshires with roast pork and apple sauce or turkey and cranberry sauce.
Old World: Cava: Parellada, Xarel-lo, macabeo grapes. (Spain)
New World: Sparkling wine made of Pinot. Noir. (U.S.A, Chile)