A popover is an American version of Yorkshire pudding and similar batter puddings made in England since the 17th century. It is light, hollow roll made from eggs, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled.Popovers may be served either as a sweet—topped with fruit and whipped cream for breakfast or with afternoon tea— or with meats at lunch and dinner. The name “popover” comes from the fact that the batter swells or “pops” over the top of the muffin tin while baking. Another name for them is Lapplander. (Info:wikipedia). I have baked this popovers for the very first time and this recipe is off to Priya sis Home Bakers Challenge. Thanks Saraswathi for challenging us with yummy recipes :-).
Preparations time 10 minutes
Preheating time 30 minutes
Baking time 30~ 40 minutes
Yields 3 ~ 4 when using aluminum tins but muffin tins yields 6 ~ 8
Adapted from allrecipes.com
All Purpose Flour – 125g/1 Cup
Salt – 2g / ¼ tsp
Eggs – 3 Numbers
Milk – 235ml / 1 Cup
Unsalted butter, melted – 15g /1 Tbsp
Unsalted butter, chilled – 30g / 2 Tbsp
Sugar – 60g / ¼ Cup
For the Cinnamon Sugar Top ( If you don’t want sweet avoid topping)*
Sugar – 1/4 Cup / 60gms
Ground Cinnamon – 1tsp /5gms
Unsalted Butter, melted – 1/4 Cup/ 60gms
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Spray a popover pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place pan on center rack of oven and preheat.
- Blend flour, Salt, 1/4 cup of Sugar, Eggs, melted butter and finally milk (Pic 1) until it looks like heavy cream (Pic 2 & 3), about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Cut chilled butter into 4-6 even pieces.
- Place 1 piece of butter or grease it with melted butter or oil in each cup and place pan back in oven until butter is bubbly (about 1 minute) (Pic 4).
- I used some unused square cake pan to place all these tins.
- Fill each cup ½ way with batter and bake 20 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or till it become brown (Pic 5).
- Remove and serve immediately or with cinnamon sugar topping as it is.
* For Cinnamom Sugar Topping
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup of melted butter, and then dredge each puff generously in the sugar mixture.
- Enjoy warm.
- You can use muffin pans to make this popovers.