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Popovers are surprisingly simple to make and are an elegant breakfast


Breakfast on the weekends is a rare occasion at the Table for Two household. We’re usually catching up on sleep from the lack thereof during the week and when we wake up, we’re usually ravenous so we grab cereal and milk and plop down on the couch to waste away our morning. In all honesty, I’d love to have breakfast more on the weekends because like they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and being a lover of all things cooking, it’d get me to explore more in the breakfast realm.


When I spotted these popovers on The Kitchn, I immediately knew I had to make them soon. Popovers have always been on my “to-make” list but I always overlooked them when I planned menus because in my mind, I only thought of them for breakfast and like I just mentioned, I don’t make breakfast all too often.

It’s also a rarity that I go to happy hour with my coworkers after work. We finally went this one evening after we all agreed to immediately leave at 4:30 on the dot and stop answering emails. We knew if we continued to do “one more email,” we’d just end up getting stuck at the office. Anyway, so we went to BLT Steak (trust me, we aren’t made of money, we went because they have $5 drinks during HH and their appetizers are to die for and affordable..probably the only time BLT is affordable, haha) and they had amazing popovers. They give them to you in a cute basket after you order your drinks and food. If only all restaurants did that! Popovers just seem that much more elegant than a regular dinner roll.


I came home that evening and put popovers on my list (again). And never came around to it (again).

Several months later, I decided it was time to make them for breakfast (although you can make them for any meal). I also wanted to challenge myself and see if my popovers would actually stay inflated. I’m glad they did and didn’t deflate my spirit (HAHA I’M SO FUNNY).

I didn’t realize that popovers are so easy to make. You literally throw all the ingredients that I know you ALL have in your pantry, in a blender (OR if you don’t have a blender, you throw it in a bowl and whisk away!) and then bake for 30 minutes in a muffin tin. They aren’t intimidating AT ALL so don’t you think you can’t make these! The secret is to not peek! Just keep the oven door shut until they’re ready and they shouldn’t deflate at all :)

Make some for your father on Father’s Day this Sunday!! I’m sure he’d love some!


Popovers
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a blender, combine milk, eggs, and the 1 tbsp. of butter until combined. Then add in the flour and salt. Blend until frothy and bubbly.
  3. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes
  4. While the mixture is sitting, place muffin tin into oven to warm for 2 minutes, then using a pastry brush, brush the 2 tbsp. of the melted butter in the cavities of the muffin tins. Set aside.
  5. Whiz/blend the batter one more time before pouring the batter evenly into the muffin tins.
  6. Place pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, WITHOUT opening the oven door, reduce the heat of the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 more minutes.
  8. After that, you can open your open and remove the popovers. They should feel dry to the touch and have a slightly hollow sound when tapped on.
  9. Turn the popovers onto a drying rack and cut slits in the bottom of each popover to let the steam escape.
  10. Cool enough to be handled and eat immediately. I'll say that they definitely don't taste as good a few hours later and definitely not the next day.
Notes:
You can certainly add cheese on top of these popovers before baking them or add some chives or rosemary. It's very interchangeable and versatile. We loved ours with strawberry jam :)

Source: The Kitchn

 

26 COMMENTS

  1. 06/15/2012 at 6:54 am

    Your weekends sound a lot like our weekends. By the time we’re both up and dressed, we’re onto lunch rather than breakfast! But these look so good and I imagine they’re delicious at any time. I love the idea of having them along side cocktails too!

  2. 06/15/2012 at 7:35 am

    okay, these are going on MY list. AGAIN. your recipe has me convinced I can do this. they always seemed intimidating to me too…maybe the name? thanks for sharing. i think i will actually try these on father’s day. they’ll go perfectly with the jam I just made!

  3. 06/15/2012 at 8:11 am

    Omg you make corny jokes too! Glad to see I’m not the only one ;) these look so flaky and delicious!!! Yum!!! What a cute idea serving them in the “basket” like that!!!

  4. 06/15/2012 at 8:22 am

    These look so perfect Julie! I’ve never had one but I want to make them now anyway ha

  5. 06/15/2012 at 9:04 am

    yummmy! I love how moist and slightly chewy popovers are! another place that has great (and cheesy!) popovers is fogo de chao!

  6. 06/15/2012 at 10:12 am

    I haven’t had popovers for years! Every Christmas at my grandma’s we would go to a restaurant that served them instead of regular bread. they were so good!! Might have to try these again!

  7. 06/15/2012 at 10:22 am

    These look perfect! I tried popovers once on Thanksgiving 3 years ago which 1. was a really dumb time to try popovers for the first time 2. I forgot about in the oven since my husband ended up herniating a disc in his neck during the middle of dinner prep and 3. as you might imagine, turned out to be a giant FAIL.
    I should attempt them again under more normal circumstances.

  8. 06/15/2012 at 11:41 am

    These are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!

  9. 06/15/2012 at 11:52 am

    Ooh cool! I like your asides about baking these…I probably would be so paranoid I’d totally destroy them by peeking. :) But yours popped so nicely!

  10. 06/15/2012 at 12:16 pm

    Poppies are definitely so much better than dinner rolls! I’m so glad you finally got around to making these. Popovers are my absolute favorite.

  11. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
    06/15/2012 at 12:17 pm

    Seeing these lovely popovers makes me want to whip up a batch for the weekend. Nothing beats a warm popover with butter and jam in the morning with coffee. Yours look simply delicious!

  12. 06/15/2012 at 12:54 pm

    Popovers have always intimidated me too! Guess now I’ll have overcome my fears! :)

  13. 06/15/2012 at 1:47 pm

    Lol I’m still giggling at my desk at poopovers, Julie!! But seriously, these POPovers look divine! I’ve never made a popover before. They look utterly perfect. I’d spread some raspberry jam all over one and be in heaven. :)

    Happy Friday girl!

  14. 06/15/2012 at 2:19 pm

    Big breakfasts are so rare in our house too. These look amazing, definitely need to cross them off of my list soon!

  15. 06/15/2012 at 6:33 pm

    I have never made popovers. These look very tasty I must say. I know I would love them!!

  16. 06/15/2012 at 10:40 pm

    We are huge breakfast fans around here. I think it may be my favorite meal. Now that our kids are older, it is such a luxury to wake up and head out to a breakfast at a restaurant. But, I also love to make breakfast at home. My boys would be all over these. They look lovely!

  17. 06/16/2012 at 2:55 pm

    We love to sleep in too. And cereal is the first thing I go for. It’s funny, when I do make pancakes or french toast, it’s usually for dinner!

    I have never made popovers, but you make them look so easy!

  18. Jackie @ Domestic Fits
    06/16/2012 at 3:46 pm

    I love popovers! They don’t get enough action, so simple, and so easy. Love these!

  19. 06/16/2012 at 8:06 pm

    Great looking popovers. I loved reading your post. Am glad to find your site.:) will keep coming

    • 06/16/2012 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoy my blog! :)

  20. 06/17/2012 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a popover! Every time I see them I think, hmmm, I should really try those, they look awesome :) One of these days!

  21. 06/17/2012 at 8:26 pm

    Popovers instead of rolls at a restaurant is too cool! Homemade always beats everything though and these look fantastic :) I live for weekend breakfasts. My husband and I sleep in, preset the coffee, and he gets up to pour us each a cup and bring them back to bed, where we brainstorm breakfast ideas. Totally bringing up popovers next weekend. Love, love, love these!

  22. 06/18/2012 at 10:10 am

    I recently discovered a local restaurant that makes sandwiches in popovers, and I’ve been obsessed. These look perfect for a weekend breakfast!

  23. 06/18/2012 at 10:13 am

    Do you know I have never had a popover? I am crying on the inside right now. Love that you made them in a muffin tin too!

  24. 06/19/2012 at 9:31 am

    they look perfect! i’ve never made popovers, either. i think it’s time.

  25. Meg Musick
    02/09/2013 at 1:52 pm

    I have never made popover before because I thought you had to buy a popover pan, and we have rules against kitchen tools that only have one purpose! This recipe is my Nemo snow day project! Thank you!!!

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