New Popover Pan Recipe

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I recently got a large-sized popover pan, and wanted to try the recipe that came with it. I like that the batter can be mixed quickly by hand.
Popovers are a most interesting quick bread: they don't use yeast or chemical leavenings to make them rise. They rely on steam to form oversize, crispy breads that pop up 3 times their size, hollowed out on the inside. The best way to make popovers is to use a special pan with deep tapered cavities that are spaced out properly to allow for rising and doming of these airy treats.
Popovers are a very old form of quick bread, and require a hot oven.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large
eggs
1 c
whole milk
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 c
all purpose flour
soft butter for greasing pans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease 6 wells of a large popover pan with soft butter and a pastry brush.
2
Use a large mixing bowl and a wire whisk. Beat the eggs, milk, and salt together. Mix in the flour until completely smooth. Continue mixing for a few minutes to develop the gluten. Add the melted butter after the gluten is developed so the fat will not interfere with the gluten development.
3
Fill the prepared cups only a scant half-full. Bake for 40 minutes on the center rack. The popovers will dry and become rigid.
4
Turn off the oven, open the door, and with a sharp knife, quickly make a 1" slit in the side of each popover to release the steam. Close the oven door and let them sit for 10-15 minutes. During this period, the interior of the popovers should become dry and sturdy.
5
Lift the popovers from the pan immediately after removing the pan from the oven by grasping the tops with an oven mitt or glove.
6
Serve plain, or with butter and jam. Best served hot, straight from the oven.
***They can also be cut open and filled with sweetened berries and topped with whipped cream for a shortcake-type dessert.***

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Popovers