A lot of smoke was generated by the oven. Shouldn’t have happened as sunflower oil has a higher burning temperature than 190C (perhaps my oven is hotter than it claims?).

Not enough mixture to fill all of the cupcake slots in the tray.

Perhaps I put too much mixture into each slot? The oil would have spilled onto the oven floor causing the smoke and also the unfilled slot could also have been a source of smoke.

Quite greasy when they came out.

Next time, make sure that there’s a tray underneath the Yorkshire puddings to catch any oil. Ration the mixture so that all of the slots get a portion, cook for the full 20-25 minutes. Maybe use a little less oil

Ingredients

  • 200ml whole milk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • sunflower oil

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C

  2. Pour sunflower oil into cupcake tray and heat up in oven

  3. Whisk eggs, milk and flour in bowl, add pinch of salt

  4. Pour mixture into measuring jug and let rest for a few minutes

  5. Pour mixture into cupcake tray, taking care not to spill any onto edges

  6. Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes