Tuesday, August 21, 2012

TWD: Popovers

Can you believe I've never had a popover before??   I don't know why, but I thought these light, custardy, hollow rolls would be hard to bake.  Was I ever wrong!




According to Wikipedia, Popovers are an American version of Yorkshire Puddings, made in England since the 17th century.   The author says, "the name popover comes from the fact that the batter swells or "pops" over the top of the muffin tin while baking."

Yup!  That's exactly what happened during baking.  

The batter is thin, and made with very simple ingredients---flour, milk, eggs, salt, and melted butter.  Then its poured into buttered muffins tins or custard cups.

After baking at a high temperature for about 25 minutes, the oven temp is lowered and the popovers are baked for 15 additional minutes to dry out the custardy center.   (Next time I will take them from the oven a minute or two sooner.  They were slightly over-browned on the edges.)  These are best served immediately, with plenty of butter.   The recipe, submitted to Baking With Julia by Marion Cunningham, also suggests serving the popovers with a drizzle of honey.  Oh yes, this would be perfect!   (Alas, my jar of honey was empty last night, so we just enjoyed them with butter.)






I will most definitely make these again and again.  So simple!

For the recipe, please visit Paula at Vintage Kitchen Notes, or Amy of Bake With Amy.   They have beautiful pictures, too!


26 comments:

  1. These were so delicious, weren’t they…yours look perfectly lovely!!

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    1. Kathy, YES! I will make them frequently, I think!

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  2. Oh yes, I do believe... I didn't even know they existed :-)
    Your popovers look so cute! 20 minutes standing in front of the oven watching them metamorphosing… It’s was funny!
    It’s a great and easy recipe.
    We all loved them!
    (I’ve made some sweet and some cheesy (Grana cheese) adding rosemary and spices).

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    1. My daughter requested them again today! Ha!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed them, they look really nice!

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    1. Thank you----they were scrumptious!

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  4. looks wonderful-now to convince you to try breaking a rule or two...

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    1. Hahaha----with cooking I do it all the time. With baking, especially on the first go-round of a recipe---not so much. ;)

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  5. Your popovers are beautiful! This was my first time making popovers--but I'm sure I will make them often. Such a yummy (and easy) little bite.

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  6. Your popovers look beautiful! Mine were slightly too tanned. Will have to take them out earlier next time.

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    1. Ditto! I'm already looking forward to making them again. :)

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  7. Yours turned out beautifully! It's a little dangerous knowing now easy these are and with everything to make them usually at hand, isn't it?

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    1. Yessssss......I totally agree. Same with brownies, eh? ;)

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  8. So glad that I saw your FB post! These are a total keeper. Yours look lovely!

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  9. This was a fun and simple recipe to make! They look lovely.

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    1. I agree, Cathleen! Definitely a "keeper"! :)

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  10. I had to take them out early as well. They were getting too browned. Yours look great!!! Hopefully, next time you make them, you'll have honey around to drizzle. Yum.

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    1. I've already replenished my honey supply.....now to just plan a meal to make them again! :)

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  11. I bet now that you know the secret these will show up again :-)
    Yum

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  12. Welcome to the popover world! They look great!

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