Popovers: Serve Them at Anytime of Day

After having dinner at Wayfare Tavern a few weeks ago, I was inspired to make popovers.  Popovers are light hollow rolls made from an egg batter.  I’ve only been served these at dinnertime, but I think breakfast is a great time to serve them.  I had an occasion to make them.  I was in charge of bringing breakfast for a work meeting and I didn’t want to bring the lackluster bagel and cream cheese. 

I needed more inspiration; I needed a real popover pan.  I went to Sur La Table and found a mini popover pan that would make a dozen popovers at a time.  When I went to the counter to pay, the cashier asked for my last name.  She then asked if I had a “professional” card.  I said, “No.”  She apparently asked because there was a person in the system with my last name that has a professional card.  I asked what it was and she said it’s a card for professionals in the food industry and provides a 15% discount.  She then asked if I was a professional.  I started to feel like this woman wanted me to say yes.  I said, “I’m a food blogger, does that count?”  She said she would consider that a professional, but she would have to doublecheck with her manager who was assisting someone else.  The manager said, “Of course that counts.”  I am now the holder of a Sur La Table Culinary Professionals Discount Card.  Right on!

So I went on the internet to search for a recipe for popovers.  I found a simple one on King Arthur Flour’s website.  I had previously used one of their recipes to make crumpets and they came out well.  This was a website I could rely on.


  • 4 large eggs, warmed in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes before cracking
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, lukewarm
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp melted butter


Preheat oven to 450°F.
Spray mini popover pan thoroughly with cooking spray.
Beat eggs, milk, and salt with a whisk.
Add flour to mixture and use a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes getting all the lumps out. 
Add melted butter, and mix thoroughly
Pour batter into the popover cups about ¾ full.B
Put the pan into the lower shelf of the 450°F oven.
Bake for 12 minutes and reduce heat to 350°F, never opening oven.
Bake an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve .

I served the popovers with butter and jam and they came out very well.  With a new pan and recipe, I’m sure to make these a few more times.  These popovers can really be eaten at any time of day.  In addition to having them as part of breakfast, I was thinking of making some type of beef roast and serving these as Yorkshire pudding.  I can’t wait to dip the popover into some au jus.  Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.


6 thoughts on “Popovers: Serve Them at Anytime of Day

  1. Congrats on making a staple that my mother made for our family over the years. Delish! Popovers are due for a revival. I don’t think you posted enough pics though…….

  2. Thanks, Richard. Jeannette had an old popover she heated up about five days later and she texted me that it was good. I’ll make you guys some fresh ones sometime.

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