Popovers

photo of popovers in a pan
I really loved the popovers I made last time, but I wanted to experiment with other recipes. I initially wanted to try a recipe provided by Neiman Marcus for the popovers they serve at their cafe, but after reading the recipe, it seemed too complicated after the easy popovers I had previously made.

If you haven’t had popover before, they are a very light and airy bread. They are almost hollow on the inside and the outside is a chewy bread crust.  The name comes from the fact that the batter “pops over” the baking molds when they are baking.
Instead of the Neiman Marcus recipe, I chose a recipe I found on Umami Girl, which she adapted from Gourmet Magazine. I made a couple adjustments to the recipe and the instructions based on my previous popover baking experience.
close-up photo of the popovers in a pan
These popovers came out very light and airy. They were airier than the previous popovers I made. I also gave in and bought another popover pan. I previously bought this Popover Pan*. It’s been working great, except that it only makes six. This is fine if I’m just baking for me and the BF. But usually, when I make popovers, I have more people over. Since popovers need to bake for about 40 minutes, it’s a problem not being able to make more than 6. Rather than by a regular popover pan, this time I bought this Mini Popover Pan* that bakes 12. These popovers aren’t really mini. They are still pretty big and I think they are really the perfect serving size. With this recipe, I was able to make 12 smaller ones and 6 regular popovers. Of course, if you don’t have a popover pan you could use a muffin pan, but they won’t pop nearly as much or look as pretty.

photo of popovers on a plateclose-up photo of a plate of popovers

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Popovers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12 mini popovers
These popovers are so light and airy.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • additional 3 tbsp butter for pan

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the unmelted butter into 18 small chunks. Place a small chunk of butter at the bottom of each popover mold. Place the pans in the oven while the oven preheats until the butter is completed melted and then remove pans (about 2 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk. Add in the melted butter. Add the flour and salt and mix until well combined but still slightly lumpy. Divide the batter among the pans, filling each mold 1/2 full.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes without opening the oven for large popovers (or 30 minutes for mini popovers).

Notes:

Recipe adapted from a recipe found on Umami Girl who adapted it from Gourmet Magazine.

Nutrition Facts
Popovers
Amount Per Serving (1 popover)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

8 comments on “Popovers”

  1. I love popovers. They are so easy to do but still come out looking impressive. Love the recipe!

    • I used to think they were so hard to make and enjoyed having them at fancy restaurants. But now I know how easy they are to make so I can have them all the time!

  2. Your popovers look wonderful! With my lack of sweet tooth, I always wished more coffee shops had them. They’re more filling than a croissant and easier to eat! (No dealing with all them flakes in your car…)

    • Hmm, I never thought about the fact that they are easier to eat. You’re right though. As someone who is a messy eater (and who often eats in the car), I don’t have a crumb mess after eating these. =)

  3. LOVE popovers too. I was impressed with Alton Brown’s recipe, from the Food Network. My popover pan only makes 6. Where did you ever find your pan that makes more? Can’t wait to try your recipe. Martha Stewart’s is good too. (My daughter’s favorite as she prefers them doughy). I grew up on the Better Homes and Garden recipe (real crispy). Thrilled to come across your blog when I was looking for a popover pan!! Happy Holidays. Jill

    • There is a mini one that makes 12! And it’s not really mini. It’s actually quite a good size. I think the six popover pan popovers are a little too large. I didn’t think so at first but after I bought the mini pan, I prefer the mini one. Plus you can bake more. You can view the mini one I own here

  4. Hi There!  Awhile ago I tried several different popover recipes and called those posts “The Popover Experiment’.  I was just checking on my online popover photos and saw your fabulous popovers.  They look a lot like a few of the recipes I tried BUT I was pleased to see that you made yours with fat free milk (I just typed in ‘mink’… imagine… ‘fat free mink’?) and even without using whole milk your popovers came out so great.  And now I know!  
    You have a wonderful blog. I’m gonna start following you on Pinterest. Wishing you and yours a merry, merry holiday season.  ; o )

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