Popovers

Flipping through ‘Baking with Julia’ this afternoon, i couldnt decide what to bake! Until one picture caught my eye. A popover! Honestly, i’ve never heard of, seen, or tasted a popover before. But it looked so interesting!

Especially when i looked at the ingredients. Just flour, eggs, milk, salt and butter, can make something like that? It’s too simple to be true. But well, it is!

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Popovers
(Recipe from Baking with Julia)

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk or 2% milk, at room temperature
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Well.. instructions are just to put everything together! How simple is that? You can use a blender, food processor, stand mixer or by hand. Your choice! I used my kitchenaid :)

Pictures are just for fun. You don’t have to follow this order!

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Dry ingredients flour and salt.

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Melted butter! You can never have enough butter :P Okay kidding. Not in this case!

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Eggs.

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And milk!

Your batter may be lumpy. If it is, simply sieve the batter! I was surprised at the batter. It was wayyyyy thinner than i expected to be. Something like a crepe batter consistency.

You can pour your batter into greased muffin tins.. cups.. anything you like! Made me 11 popovers!

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I filled these pleated souffle cups. About halfway. Needs some space to pop! I was kind of nervous at this point – right before putting it into the oven.

The batter was that thin! It got me really really worried. I don’t popovers, not plopovers!

Bake at 425F for 25 mins, oven door closed. No cheating! You won’t regret this ;)

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Just couple of minutes into baking, look what i saw! It was like a pregnant woman, about to pop! Hahaha. The right corner of my oven is warmer than the rest. Thats why it “premature” :P

After 25 mins, it should have popped and nicely browned. Now lower the temperature to 350F and bake for another 15 to 20 mins to dry out the insides.

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Tah dah! Popovers :)

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Look! It’s a chef hat :D

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Love how the insides look.

My first bake from my new book is a success! It’s so simple and fast to make, you can always make some for breakfast. Drizzle some honey over, or sprinkle some icing sugar or melt some cheese over! The possibilities are endless.

I think i would bake it in a taller cup next time! Then it’ll look prettier like the one in the book. Heh. Have fun popping guys ;)

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37 thoughts on “Popovers

  1. Popovers are delicious! Been making them for years….and actually have an old recipe that starts them in a cold oven. Works too! Nothing is better dripping with butter and honey or a strawberry butter the way Neiman’s serves them. Best thing about having a Neiman Marcus nearby- lunch. And they serve huge hot popovers the second you sit down.

    • yes they are absolutely yummy!
      heh its the first time im ever making/tasting/seeing one!
      mm heard of neiman marcus,
      too bad there isnt one here in singapore! :(

    • aww thank you dear :)
      well do try out julie’s recipe then.
      worked out for me for the first time,
      it’ll work for you too i bet ;)

    • heehee thank you!
      its rather easy to get them here in singapore.
      i usually bake my cupcakes in them.
      yeah i agree :)
      absolutely amazed at what these simple ingredients can do.

  2. Hi Felicia,

    I have some question regarding macarons but can’t find your email address on your blog. I made another batch of macarons using your recipe and they have perfect feet in the oven but as soon as I removed them from the oven, all the feet sank and disappeared. do you know why this is happenning? Do you mind to send me an email at almostbourdain@gmail.com? Thanks!!

    Cheers,
    Ellie

    • hi ellie. i’ll drop you an email soon! :)
      yeah the cookbook is pretty awesome. heh.
      it isnt entirely paper! the insides are like greaseproof :)

  3. thanks for “popping” over to my place….so i could see your place :). Your pop overs came out beautifully. I’ve made them once before, little mini ones. I stuffed mine with strawberries and brie. They’re a lot like yorkshire pudding. YUM

    • haha you don’t have to stick to using a popover pan!
      though its awesome cos its skinny and tall,
      makes its really pretty! thank you ;)
      looking forward to your attempt at popovers!

    • yes!
      its like the kind of ingredients you’d find in a crepe recipe or something.
      but it turned out amazing. and you’re most welcome!

    • hmmm, maybe because i’ve never heard of popovers and its bungles!
      thats why i wasnt scared and went on ahead.
      you should try it then! :) and thanks grace!

  4. I’m completely in awe of your recipe plus the photos!
    Just one quick question:
    Are they best eaten warm or can they be kept for a while?
    Thinking of including them for a morning tea party!

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