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Popover Recipe

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  •     1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     2 large eggs
  •     1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 450F.

Mix together the flour and the salt in a LARGE bowl.

Whisk together the eggs and milk in a SMALL bowl.

Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring the batter until just mixed.   (Do not overbeat.)

Preheat a popover pan just until hot.   Brush the cups with melted butter and fill them half full of batter.

Bake for 20 minutes at 450F.   Turn the heat down to 375F and bake for an additional 20 minutes until they are a crispy golden brown.

Makes 6 popovers.   Serve immediately.



This is a standard recipe.   It doesn't tell you much.   People are introduced to popovers in a restaurant, bed and bath, or a friend's house. They find a recipe, buy a pan and start mixing and baking.   How disappointing it is to go to all the trouble and end up with flat popovers!   Click here to learn some tips & tricks to help ensure that your popovers keep their puff.


Note:   I've seen this type of popover recipe attributed to several different sources and magazines.   The oldest recipe (similar to this one) that I've seen is a Civil War era recipe called Sally's Laplanders.   Scroll down at this link to find it.

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