Could we re-create this giant, meaty-tasting popover without the drippings?
Why This Recipe Works
To produce the perfect Yorkshire Pudding recipe, we started with our favorite popover recipe and swapped high-gluten bread flour for all-purpose, which offered the best compromise between texture and height. To mimic the flavor of the fatty drippings, we replaced the melted butter and vegetable oil with salt pork rendered in a covered saucepan.
Dividing the batter between two 8-inch baking pans allowed the pudding to cook evenly, and also increased the proportion of crisp edges to custardy center. Piercing the nearly cooked pudding with a skewer released steam and delayed its collapse.