Easy Popovers

Easy Popovers

An often overlooked classic, these incredibly airy popovers will have you dreaming up endless fillings to pair them with. These are so simple and require so little ingredients you can make them anytime you fancy a treat. You could season these with anything from garlic and parmesan to black pepper and thyme but the one constant you must follow is to not open the oven until they have finished rising or they may collapse in to sadness.

easy popover recipe

You can absolutely use a lovely popover tin like this one but in a pinch, a muffin tin works just fine. Either way, start by preheating the oven to 475F and then by generously coating 9-10 tins with melted butter - about a teaspoon for each popover.

4 tbs melted butter
3 eggs
160 g all purpose flour
8 oz milk (or almond milk)
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper and 1 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder and 2 tbs grated parmesan

Once the over is preheated and the pan is coated, combine all of the above ingredients except the flour (add in one set of optional goodies if you'd like) and whisk until fluffy and combined. Then add the flour and whisk until fairly smooth, it should be a very runny batter - more runny than package batter.

Pour the mixture into each tin and fill about 2/3 full. Place the tin in the oven and drop the temperature to 375 F and bake for 25-30 minutes without opening the oven at all. The popovers should have risen very nicely and are beginning to dry on the surface (no more butter bubbling). Rotate the pan if needed and continue to bake until the tops are golden brown.

Remove the tin from the oven and poke a whole in each popover to let out steam as it rest for five minutes. Serve warm with something sweet like jam, or something savory like beef tartar.