Popovers represent the hope of spring: you whip up an easy batter and prep a pan. After you’ve poured the batter and shut the oven door, you hope that when it reopens there will be rich, crusted popovers that have sprung from their humble beginnings.
Popovers are not difficult to make. Your job is to ensure that the batter is room temperature (I have a cheat for that) and the pan is preheated. The oven does the rest (while you find something else to do so you aren’t tempted to open that oven door- because if you do, your popovers will know and deflate on you.)
If you are diligent in following directions, and you are patient while they bake- you’ll be rewarded with the perfect popovers that are the best spring treat! Spring has sprung, and so will your popovers!
|Pop into Spring: easy Popover Recipe|| |
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk, measured into a 3 or 4 cup pyrex liquid measuring cup with spout
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 390 degrees.
- Choose your pan. I like to use my cast iron muffin pan, because it holds and retains heat. There are popover pans, but it is not necessary to have one to make good popovers. You may use a muffin tin.
- Melt the butter. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter into your pan (this recipe makes 6 popovers). Make sure to brush butter around the top edges of each cup as well.
- Place the buttered pan into the oven, to preheat your pan.
- Microwave your milk for 30 seconds or until it is lukewarm (about 90 degrees). If using soy, rice, or almond milk, you must add additional fat for your popovers to rise. The recipe works best when using at least 1% milk.
- Add any leftover butter to the milk.
- Crack eggs into the milk mixture and whisk well.
- Gradually add the 1 cup of flour, a bit at a time, whisking well to avoid lumps.
- Whisk in the salt.
- Remove the hot pan from the oven and pour the batter into your prepared cups, distributing the batter evenly and filling to the brim if you have enough batter.
- Immediately place the pan into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DURING BAKING.
- At conclusion of baking, remove pan from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Pop the popovers out of the pan by inverting over a cutting board- and enjoy immediately!