Last March my husband and I spent a few days in Portsmouth, NH with no purpose other than explore a place close to home where we had never spent any significant time. While there we found a nice breakfast place named Popovers on the Square which had, among many other tasty things, really nice popovers.
Christmas morning I woke up with a desire for some popovers. Luckily the ingredients are pretty basic, we own a popover pan and my go to cookbook, Joy of Cooking, has a simple recipe. So here is a simple treat for you to enjoy.
Servings: 6 popovers
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a popover tin.
- Mix together the flour and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs and melted butter.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the flour and salt. Mix until it is just coming together. It’s OK to see a few lumps in the batter. Think brownie batter; you don’t need an entirely smooth batter here either.
- Split the batter evenly among the cups on the popover pan. Don’t fill the cups more 2/3s of the way full.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temp to 350°F and bake for another 20 minutes.
- Take the popovers out of the oven, removing from the pan to a cooling rack and let sit for 5 minutes for so.
- Enjoy as is or gild the lily with a bit of butter and whatever jelly, jam or marmalade suits your fancy.
I wrote a short review of Popovers on the Square back in March. It can be found here.
The Joy of Cooking recipe suggests you can use a 12-cup muffin pan if you don’t have a popover pan. Haven’t tried it that way but it is worth a try sometime.