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I do a lot of cooking and have bought a lot of different bun/Yorkshire/baking trays over the years: from cheap pieces I've picked up around the supermarket for virtually pennies to eye-wateringly expensive tins from dedicated cook-shops which I have hoped were investment pieces. It's been a very hit and miss experience. Although not always the scenario - some of the cheaper products have actually outlasted the more expensive. But in any case you tend to get to know the brands which come out as long term winners - and Prestige, for me is one of these. As well as the Yorkshire pudding tray above I also own a twelve cup bun tray, and 2 baking trays from this brand and all are still going strong after over three years of use - and they are used regularly. Usually I laugh in the face of 'lifetime guarantees' - but no complaints so far on Prestige's. This tin (size approx. 30cm x30cm)will have your Yorkshire's coming up a treat. The Yorkshire's cook well, slip out of the pan easily and the tin still looks as good as new. These tins feel like quality tins. They are heavy gauge, silicon-based non-stick coated which do not warp in the oven like some low quality tins. They are oven safe to 240C. Since these tins are quality non-stick, they usually wash by hand with a soft cloth in warm soapy water easy enough. They can, however, be put into the dishwasher - which is great for those who hate washing up. But a note of caution - I have left tins which have claimed to be 'dishwasher safe' in the dishwasher for several hours after the end of the cycle and being in a damp situation for so long has unfortunately finished them off anyway. Rust tends to find the slightest damage on the tin and eat away! My prestige tins have been round my dishwasher without issue - but I have learnt my lessons from the past; removing and drying them as soon as I could. Currently the Prestige BakeMaster Yorkshire Pudding Tray is just £5 at Sainsburys online stores. A good price for a durable tin. Would recommend.
I absolutely adore Yorkshire Pudding, in fact I could just eat a huge Yorkshire Pud for dinner and be more than happy with that! However for years and years I struggled to cook them properly. Maybe this stems from the fact that my mum can't cook them either (she uses frozen Aunt Bessie's Yorkshires!). I tried all sorts of different variations on the quantities of ingredients (how many can there be of just eggs milk and flour!), various packet mixes, different sized and shaped tins etc and just couldn't cook the perfect Yorkshire Pud; One that's soft and tender in the middle, but cooked through and not doughy, and gloriously risen and crispy on the outside, but not burnt to a crisp. A few years ago I discovered the secret; this Yorkshire Pudding tin by Prestige, and Nigella's Yorkshire Pud recipe. I think that a lot of it is probably to do with this tin though, it's the perfect size for Yorkshire Puds; it's not too small so that you get micro Yorkshires - which just tend to crisp up too much and there's none of that gorgeous soft centre, and it's not too big so that the Yorkshires will cook through properly - in a larger tin I would always find that the centre would be a bit thick and doughly, and if I cooked it for long enough to eliminate this then the edges would catch and burn. I've actually got three of these tins, they will cook 4 Yorkshires per tin, and so I can cook a dozen Yorkshires for a big family get together. I bought them from Tesco about 2 or 3 years ago, and I seem to remember them being around £5 each. I normally cook 4 Yorkshires even if it's just the two of us as we both love them so much now that I've mastered the cooking technique! These are square-ish tins, with the four circular dips or cups for the Yorkshires, they are specifically called Yorkshire Pudding tins and to be honest I have no idea what else you would use them for, I certainly don't use mine for anything other than Yorkshire Puds. The tins are non-stick, however I do always use a small amount of fat in the bottom of the cups, normally goose fat or similar. They have handles on two sides of the tins so that it makes it easier to remove the hot tins from the oven. The tins are dishwasher safe, and mine have been in the dishwasher more times than I care to remember and they are still in perfect condition. The tins are made from carbon steel and they're very sturdy and durable, mine haven't warped or buckled at all from the high temperatures in the oven, nor from all the dishwashing cycles. I get perfect Yorkshire Puds every time I use these tins, I've never had a failure. The Yorkshire Puds rise gloriously, they taste delicious - light and fluffy and divine, they are that perfect combo of a soft and tender centre and golden crispy edges. Perfect! So for the perfect Yorkshire Puds you need this tin! and Nigella's recipe, which is: 2 eggs, 150ml milk, pinch of salt and 125g plain flour. (This will fill one tin, i.e. make 4 Yorkshire puds. Double or triple accordingly, depending on your needs.) Whisk the eggs milk and salt together until thoroughly combined and slightly frothy. Leave this mixture to stand for 15 minutes then whisk in the flour. The batter is then ready to use. For the actual cooking of the Yorkshire Puds: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Pop a small amount of fat into each cup and put the tin into the hot oven, let the tin and fat heat up while the egg and milk mixture rests for it's 15 minutes. When the batter is poured into the tin it will bubble slightly at the edges but don't worry. Immediately put the tin back in the oven and cook for approx 20-22 minutes until the Yorkshire Puds are puffed up and golden and bronzed. Voila - the perfect Yorkshire Pudding!
~*~ Prestige Yorkshire Pudding Tray ~*~ I love cooking and baking and have cupboards full of trays and pot and gadgets and often receive kitchen and cooking items as presents which I don't mind at all . When buying for myself I am in the buy cheap and bin gang when it comes to oven trays and tins , I buy them for a £1 or £2 and when they get too difficult to wash I bin and buy again . My wonderful Mother-in-law often treats me to new things and she comes from the pay for quality gang, luckily for me . About 2 - 3 years ago she replaced all my oven tins and trays with the Prestige range . I received 2 large trays , 2 different cupcake trays , a roaster , a swiss roll tray , loaf tin , and this little beauty for Yorkshire Puddings . The R.R.P of the tray is £6.50 and can be found for around £5 on Amazon. , ~*~ The Tray ~*~ The tray measures 29 cm x 24 cm and has 4 pudding places, the diameter of each pudding is 10 cm. The tray is excellent quality with a nice weight to it . It is made from carbon steel for excellent heat conduction and has a non-stick coating inside and out. The tray is suitable for oven use to temperature 240C/475F or gas mark 9 but is not however suitable for use over direct heat or under grills. Before use wash in warm soapy water. The tray is suitable for use in a dishwasher, but you are advised to remove immediately after cycle and thoroughly dry before storage. ~*~ In Use ~*~ Most Sundays in our house we have the traditional Sunday roast . It doesn't matter what meat we are having my husband will want Yorkshire puddings too . For the perfect yorkies you need the oil nice and hot, so I pop a small amount of oil on the bottom of the pudding places , just enough to cover the surface when you give it a swirl around and put on the top shelf of the oven at gas mark 7 . While this is heating up , I mix up the batter . The recipe I use is 1 egg, 2 oz of plain flour and 150 ml of half milk and half water , whisk up with plenty of salt and pepper and this makes the perfect amount for 4 puddings. [ double the amount and you have the right amount for Toad in the Hole] Once the oil is hot pour in the batter mixture , the oil should be hot enough that it bubbles and spits at bit when you pour the mixture in . Cook for 20 -22 mins on the top shelf at gas mark 7 still . Voila the biggest , loveliest , light and fluffy puddings, that put Aunt Bessie to shame . They all cook equally and grow like little monsters. ~*~ Thoughts ~*~ A perfect pudding tray , despite being used at high temperatures the tray has not warped at all and is still the same shape it was when bought . This is where quality wins as with cheap trays they warp and bend in the high temperatures . It is showing some signs of wear obviously and the outside is a little darker in colour now than when it was new , but maybe my washing up skills are not the best. I am confident it will last years to come and have no hesitation in recommending it for perfect puds.
I will start this review with a confession - I rarely make my own Yorkshire Puddings. I prefer to use the ready-made frozen ones for convenience. I do, however, possess a baking tray especially for making Yorkshire Puddings and it does get used even if only occasionally! The one that I have is the Prestige Non Stick four Cup Yorkshire Pudding Tin. I have no idea how much I paid for mine but they are currently on sale at Amazon for £6.50 with free postage. This tin is 31cm by 26.5cm by 2.5cm so it is almost square in shape unlike the matching bun tins which are a definite oblong in shape. There are four holes in this tin in which to make four decent sized Yorkshire Puddings. Incidentally I have also used mine to make individual flan cases too. The tin is made from carbon steel which gives it brilliant heat conduction so the food cooks evenly without burning. The information with the tin states that it is oven safe to 250 degrees and my oven doesn't actually go up that high so that's OK for me. On two opposite edges there are nice wide grips to make it easy to pick this up and put it into and fetch it out of the oven safely. This is really important for me as I am well known for being clumsy so any help in that direction is gratefully received! The entire surface of the tin is non-stick meaning that getting the food out of the tin once it is cooked us easy peasy. I just use an ordinary kitchen knife to loosen the edges being careful not to damage the surface of the tin. I then find it easy to lift the food out - again being careful as it is hot - it has just come out of the oven remember! As I said earlier I do only use mine occasionally but I have never yet had any problems with food sticking to it - everything comes out easily and cleanly. It is also simple to clean - if there are no burnt on splashes it just wipes clean using the dishcloth in a bowl of soapy water. If there are any burnt on bits I just leave it to soak for a while and then wipe it over with the dishcloth. Either way it comes up as good as new every time. I would definitely recommend this Yorkshire Pudding tin without hesitation - buy one and it will last you a lifetime!
It's a bake sensation! Prestige's BakeMaster Yorkshire Pudding Tin provides exceptional durability and has a reassuringly heavy gauge. The silicone based non-stick coating has exceptional food release properties so cakes and pastries slide out perfectly. Conveniently the non-stick coating has also been applied to the outside of the bakeware for easy cleaning. The range is dishwasher safe and comes with a Prestige Lifetime Guarantee so you are assured of durable and functional bakeware for years to co