Monday, December 20, 2010


I love popovers.  Now you can make really simple popovers or you can make really fancy popovers.  Emeril and Ina make fancy, nice popovers.  Google it.  

I make pretty basic popovers.  
This is my popover pan.  I love my popover pan. I bought it a few years back at Goodwill for like $3. 

Before that, I made popovers, like my mother before me, in a muffin tin.  My mother coveted a popover pan, but never had one.  This blog is in honor my mother. 

First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Once the oven is at temperature, put 1/4 to 1/2 t. of butter in each cup and place the pan in the oven for a few minutes. 

Long enough to melt and slightly brown the butter.
Now, mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and 1/2 t. salt.

Use a whisk.  No need to drag out the mixer.  This is a week night thing.

A few lumps are fine.  Don't stress about this. 

Return the mixture to a small pitcher with a spout for pouring.  Fill each up half full.  In these larger cups of a popover pan, there are 6.  You can do the same thing in a muffin tin and get 12.  They are just 1/2 the size which is really not a bad thing. 

Notice how the batter is pouring into the browned butter and the browned butter is creeping up the sides.  Did I tell you this was a nice thing?  Really.

Careful.  It's all hotter than Blazes.

Now, back into the oven for 20 minutes.  Set the timer and turn on the oven light.  Don't let anyone peek.  Wait the full 20 minutes.

Silly.  I've only had this oven a few months. 

The popovers puff up.  In my oven, I'll need to remove a rack so they have room to puff.

Now is the time to slit the top open with a knife and slip another 1/2 t. or more of butter into them.  They are hallow and ready to take whatever you want to cram in there.  I'm telling daughter-in-law that my mother served them for breakfast sometimes and filled them with homemade apple sauce. 

We've put them in a basket and passed them at the dinner table many times.  But tonight, daughter in law, step grand daughter, brilliant baby and I sat up to the counter and ate most of it as we talked over important matters.  Husband and step son watched in amusement. 

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  1. How great is that!? Everything old become new again, and here is proof in your kitchen. Enjoy your week.

  2. When I asked my husband what he remembered his grandma making for Thanksgiving the answer wasn't turkey, stuffing, or cranberry sauce it was popovers drenched in butter and honey.

    So I looked up how to make popovers. At first I was convinced the recipe was wrong. There is no yeast, no baking soda; just flour, salt, milk and egg. So I looked up more recipes and concluded that was really all there was. I mixed up a batch and poured it into muffin tins baked them up and they were delicious.

    The only problem is they are so delicious and easy I have to only make them for special occasions because otherwise I would have to invest in larger sizes of clothing!

    I guess my husband's not the only one who likes popovers! Yours look beautifully brown and light!

  3. Wow I think this nice that you honor your mother with this blog ,I honor my grandmother(Birda Mae)
    on my blog. I also think it's nice that she made
    homemade applesauce,too. I love popovers haven't made them in awhile and thank you for sharing this
    and linking up with me!