It’s a chilly, rainy day today, and nothing seems more inviting than a bowl of simmering soup accompanied by some fresh, out of the oven, popovers. A few months ago, I visited my sweet sister in-love and she introduced me to this easy popover recipe.
Just a mixture of simple ingredients, which produces light and airy popovers. The key to this baked delight? A light touch when mixing and a nice, hot oven.
“The popover is a culinary marvel, a loose batter that, with the aid of a hot oven, expands like a golden cumulus cloud, producing a crisp, hollow pastry with a soft, eggy interior. While the mixture is very similar to crepe batter, when you confine it to deep, narrow, muffin-like molds, the surface of the batter sets and the air is trapped, so that the pastry has nowhere to go but up and out, creating a gravity-defying bubble.”
Isn’t that a wonderful description, courtesy of the NYT’s? It makes me want to try every popover recipe available. Enjoy this simple popover recipe that warms the soul on a cold, rainy day.
Recipe: Popover Recipe
Summary: This easy popover recipe produces a light and airy texture with just the most simple of ingredients.
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 jumbo eggs
- Preheat oven to 425
- Liberally grease a non stick popover or muffin pan with softened butter.
- Pour milk into bowl.
- Add flour and salt.
- Beat with wire whisk until well blended.
- Do not over beat. This is key.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating each until well blended.
- Pour batter into popover or muffin pan, filling 3/4 full.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Reduce oven temp to 325 and continue baking an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown. Do not open the oven to peek.
- Serve immediately with lots of yummy butter.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 35 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
We are on the same wave length! I made soup and popovers yesterday!!!
Just “popped” these in the oven! Was already having corn and chicken chowder so these will be a yummy addition. . .
It’s nearly midnight…I probably shouldn’t wake up my family by baking…but OH MY GOODNESS these look DELICIOUS!!!
Love Popovers! We call them Yorkshire Pudding and the recipe is a little different but they look the same. http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2009/09/14/recipe-of-the-week-yorkshire-pudding/
I had never heard of popovers until I saw this recipe; are they a regional (i.e. non-Southern) thing? Anyway, I made these last night with some Chicken Taco Soup – absolutely delicious! And easy! (Both things I look for as I’m trying to feed myself, my hubby, my two-year-old and 9-month-old!) Thanks so much!
So so glad you enjoyed them. Now you have me wondering if they are regional, so tomorrow, I will ask an unofficial poll on my facebook page. 🙂
What did you find out? I heard about them when I was working at General Mills in Minneapolis, but hadn’t before then. Come to think of it, can’t think of anyone else who has ever talked about them when we lived in Nebraska and now back in North Dakota. Perhaps I’ll have to start introducing the yumminess to all my friends!
Remember that department store Bullocks? They used to serve these with Chinese chicken salad! YUMMM!! Anyway…thanks so much for posting this! I lost my copy of this recipe a year ago and searched online but the portions where always wrong 🙁 This looks more like the recipe I used to have and I am so excited!! Anyway I am in California if that helps with the regional question 🙂