Simple yet elegant, the perfect popover is a tasty bread side for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. But what makes a light and airy popover? The secret is to use the right flour, let the batter rest, and pour into a heated popover pan as described in this recipe.
Perfect Popover Recipe
Yields: 6 popovers
Eggs, 3 Large
Whole Milk, 1 1/4 Cups
Butter, Salted, Melted, 1 Tablespoon
Bread Flour, 1 Cup (use flour with at least 4 grams of protein per serving)
Vegetable Oil, 1 Tablespoon (for greasing popover pan)
Step 1 – Prepare Popover Ingredients and Pan
Measure the ingredients. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a lightly greased Popover pan in oven during pre-heat period.
Step 2 – Mix the Popover Batter
Whisk the eggs then mix in the milk and melted salted butter. (Note: If you are using unsalted butter you will need to add 1/2 teaspoon of butter.)
Add the flour to the batter last. Tip: If you want the popovers to be light and airy it is important to use flour with at least 4 grams of protein. It truly makes a difference.
Use the hand whisk to mix just until large lumps are gone (don’t over mix). Let the batter sit at room temperature until oven is done pre-heating.
Step 3 – Bake the Popovers
When oven is ready, take out popover pan (keep oven door closed during the filling part). Fill cups to 3/4 and place in oven.
Bake 18 minutes.
After 18 minutes, pierce the top of each popover with a knife quickly so they can vent. This should be done quickly as so that not too much heat leaves oven.
Let bake for 16 more minutes and they are ready!
About: This recipe was submitted by Fred Rewey of Clermont FL as part of our Heart of South Lake Recipe Collection.