Friday, November 12, 2010

Popovers

Popovers are so easy to make, you could engage a child in the activity (and he or she would probably love it!). For a time, I made these from scratch in the mornings, before work.

Popovers are best piping hot from the oven. They've a light, airy feel - and make a nice alternative to 'heavier' breakfast breads.
~ Have an easy, relaxing weekend! ~
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POPOVERS (Yields 12 popovers)
Time: 35-40 minutes of mostly baking time
Adapted from "Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes" by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson; this child-friendly version appeared in NY Times Magazine (as usual, I never wrote down the issue)

About 2 tablespoons (~30g) butter
2 eggs
1 cup (~240ml) milk
1 cup (~130g) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon (~1g) salt
Extra butter, jam, honey or maple syrup for popovers

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (~190 degrees Celsius or moderate/medium-hot oven). Melt the butter. Brush insides of 12 popover or muffin cups with melted butter. Break eggs into a mixing bowl, add milk & beat well. Add flour & salt and whisk until reasonably well blended - it doesn't have to be perfect.

Use a 1/4 cup (~60ml) measure with a handle to pour batter into each popover/muffin cup. They should be a half to two-thirds full. Bake 30 minutes without opening the oven. Remove popovers and prick with a fork to let steam escape. Serve immediately with butter or jam. (They also taste great dipped in honey or maple syrup).

76 comments:

K and S said...

oh how I miss the popovers at the Mariposa (Neiman Marcus) in Hawaii...they are served warm with a compound poha butter so good!

Jude said...

You made me suddenly crave a trip to Mariposa! So much pure yumminess there :)

Dancing Branflake said...

My husband loves these! Soooo yummy!

Jude said...

That is so cute! Can you believe I've never made these for my S.O.? (He prefers 'heavier' breakfast breads, like muffins & bagels :)).

Rowena... said...

You make me want a popover pan, but I have my priorities, and right now it's a takoyaki and taiyaki pan that tops the list (tied because I can't decide between the two).

Fräulein Klein said...

Thank you for this recipe! I´d try it! It looks so delicious!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Yvonne

Jude said...

MmmmMmmm...takoyaki...that would be delish with the okonomiyaki sauce you made recently :) (You know, I've been craving okonomiyaki since your post!)

Jude said...

Thank you, Yvonne! It's really super-easy, which is my favorite kind of recipe ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Angie Willis said...

We call these Yorkshire Puddings in the UK. Yum yum - never thought of having them with maple syrup, but will definitely try it.

Signe said...

I have never tasted popovers so I have no idea what they are like - but they sure look good!
And have a lovely weekend Jude :)

dotblogg said...

wow! these look really convincing:D I'll try them for sure:)
thank you for this recipe!

regards
Just

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

One of my fave to make~ must eat them right off the oven! ~YUM*

Café Bellini said...

Never even heard of these but they look so yummy! (rubbing tummy - that's what my son does)

kirstyb said...

iv been meaning to make these for ages - just never got round to it xxxxx

Vinda Sonata said...

thank you for sharing jude!
i bet that's gonna be very yummy!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh how I miss my popovers. When I could eat gluten, they were my favorite thing about holiday dinners. I don't know why we only had them then, breakfast sounds like the perfect time. I could eat a whole pan.

Bombay Beauty said...

oh his is great -- have i told you my quest for the perfect weekend brekky? perhaps this is the solution for days when i feel like staying at home. can't believe you make these before going to work! xo bb

Nicole said...

These look SOO good. And what a great recipe! I love the simplicity of it! I had popovers once with strawberry butter. It was to die for!

Krystal said...

Will definitely try this!!

Brandi said...

I'm so trying your recipe. The last time I attempted to make these, the recipe I was using called for Wondra rather than regular flour. I make yorkshire puddings not so long ago and they reminded me so very much of popovers -- they too were perfect with jam.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

You made these from scratch? Before work? For reals?

Looks yummy!

Amber Blue Bird said...

yum :) I am glad you liked my burger sign interpretation, I chuckled to myself as I wrote it, Have a fun weekend!

Jen said...

I make these bad boys all the time... love, love, love 'em!!

elra said...

Our family breakfast favorite too. Yours look superb !

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my those look AMAZING.

Zondra Art said...

Looks very taste, yummy!!!

Nice and happy weekend.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is the coolest name ever!!!! They look so yummy:) I am going to try them over the weekend..you know I love baking:) yummy
Hugs and kisses, my dear
Enjoy your weekend

Annie said...

Oh wow, I wish I could have one of these RIGHT NOW!! They look DELICIOUS! Maybe I'll try to make this weekend :) xo

Melissa Blake said...

those look delicious!

justine said...

they are sooo good with roast beef, I too know them as yorkshire puddings, delicious.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

YUM. I am so making these today.

City Girl said...

I love popovers, these look delish!

Julie-Inspired said...

They look so yummy and warm! Have a great, great weekend!!

Julie xo

BALLET NEWS said...

Would love to try this.

Dance your way through the weekend!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I just put the kettle on, sweet Jude, I crave one of these lovelies right now!
Enjoy your weekend. xxxx

Indie.Tea said...

I've never had a popover. Apparently, I need to correct that.

Design Elements said...

i love them. You make me want them. I'm going to make them tomorrow :-) thanks for sharing!!! happy weekend!

Isabel said...

mmm those look so good!

lisa said...

I just love these. Especially with more than a realistic amount of butter!! First time I made them years ago, I put a "bit" too much in the tins...you can probably imagine the rest of the story. To say they were a bit large is seriously underestimating it!! They were delicious though! Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend Jude!

lisa.

ag. said...

These look so yummy! I've never made them but I'm happy to hear they are so easy to make...just might have to try it this weekend!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i wannna


xoxo

Rachel Elizabeth said...

These sound really really amazing and when I can have dairy again they are going on my to do list.

My name is Renée. said...

mmm looks good!!

drollgirl said...

ohmyLORD! i can do this! i have the ingredients at home NOW and might even make them TONIGHT! yum.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh yum I love popovers but have never made them. Will definitely have to give this a shot. Thank you sweetie! Have a great weekend xoxo

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow thank you for this recipe. I have been DYING to make these!

xo

Jess said...

My hubby and I LOVE making popovers! It's one of his family traditions at Thanksgiving, so I'm looking forward to making them with my sister-in-law in a few weeks ;)

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Meghan said...

Looks like yorkshire pudding - is it just a different name or is it just totally different? Looks delicious no either way!

jamie-lee said...

I've never had a popover before but I've heard of them a lot. Must be an american/british thing. The recipe looks pretty easy, I might try making some! x

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karen said...

This sounds so magnificent. I may have to give it a whirl this Sunday!

emwhyte said...

I have never heard of Popovers before but I'm intrigued they look tasty & as a temporarily adopted Canadian - dipping them in maple syrup sounds yum! ;)

Shoe Splurge said...

I love baking and always up for new recipes! I shall definitely try this!

awesome post!

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zoelovefashion said...

lovely!
zzx

Abi said...

Now you have me craving these rather badly. I'm looking to get back into baking soon. Must give these a try!

Thanks for following Jude. Following right back!

Jeannie said...

That is a very simple recipe with very good results! your popovers look really delicious!

Inez said...

This looks delicious!

TOPCOAT said...

Ok, I saw this post yesterday and it was exactly what I was craving, so I made them! I am commenting to say that these are SO easy, and SOO good.. Especially on a rainy day
Thank you for sharing Jude! Have a great weekend xxxx

Krystal said...

thanks for the comment on the t-giving interview!

Monika Dubska said...

Look at these!!!
Delicious, I will have to try to make them :-)

Following!
Hope to hear from you,
Monica ♥

Kristin said...

Those would go perfectly with the cup of Kona coffee I'm drinking right now!

Collette Osuna said...

Holy cow do these look awesome...I LOVE popovers....they used to have them at Hudsons (before it was Macys) and they never carried them again...they were my complete favorite...this post made me smile...Im a saving this recipe!!

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Style, She Wrote said...

My gosh those look delicious! I want them NOW.

Dee O. said...

These look great! Definitely going to give the recipe a try :) Thank you for sharing it!

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Punctuation Mark said...

no doubt this is a recipe i need to make... i love pop overs!!!!!! hope you're having a fantastic weekend!!!

Fräulein Klein said...

Yummy!!!!
Have a wonderful sunday,
Yvonne

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

oooh, YUM! I am definitely going to make these with my daughters next weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Hmmmm, yummy!!

The Breakfast Lover said...

I like tha it is this easy! and looks good! im gonna try it one day for my breakfast!

MarchMusings said...

Would be great with butter melting on them and a bowl of hot soup! Yum.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Aw these look really cute! And wow, from scratch in the morning before work?

Stacey said...

Yum, yum! Hope you had a great weekend! XX

20 York Street said...

This looks soo good, I'm tempted to try but afraid mine won't look as picture-perfect as yours! Or taste nearly as good!

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Ashley said...

I'm so going to try this!!!!thanks Jude!!! I think all I needed to see was the word popover and I was hooked. ;)

Lady Grey said...

ooooh those look so good : )

angelcel said...

These sound lovely. We've been feeling very jaded with breakfast stuff here (our local bakery seems to have the distinction of producing tasteless bread ... and stale croissants!) so this could be just what is needed to put a smile on our faces in the ayem! :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum! Totally wish this was my breakfast earlier today, instead of Raisin Bran.

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