TwD: Popovers

Making this week’s TwD assignment, popovers, required nothing more than a quick whirl of all the ingredients in my Magic Bullet to produce the thin crepe-like batter. However, before I make these again, I may invest in some custard cups so I don’t have to bake them in muffin pans. Only one popover had a completely closed topped. All the others ended up with a slit-like opening on top which looked a little odd. None of them got anywhere near the height or peaked tops, a la garden gnome hats, like the ones pictured in Dorie’s cookbook. Thank goodness it didn’t affect the taste, as I brushed melted butter on top and then drizzled a bit of honey for sweetness. The recipe really is a blank canvas that can be adapted to your own preference. Next time, I’ll experiment with savory popovers by throwing in some grated cheddar and chives.

To get the recipe for this week’s popovers, head over to our hosts: Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake With Amy.

83 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather (@heathersbytes)
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 08:35:26

    Your popovers look perfect! I’ve got to try them with honey next time, that sounds delicious.

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 08:59:31

    I also think they would be great with some cheese. They lend themselves to so many variations! Wonderful popovers!

  3. Baking is my Zen
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 09:16:39

    I’m with you…I’ll be buying the popover pan. This recipe was a keeper.


  4. Garden Correspondent
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 09:33:06

    Popovers with cheese are a great breakfast favorite around here. I have always eyed the popover pans at cooking stores but now that you mention it, custard cups would be ideal (and I have them on hand).

  5. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:01:26

    I bought popover pans and found that they are the secret to then high rising of the popovers; I used to bake them in muffin tins and WOW: what a difference!

  6. Healthy cooking Blog
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:05:26

    Very healthy recipe.

  7. thekalechronicles
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:18:18

    We make popovers in muffin tins all the time — as long as they are well-greased, it shouldn’t be a problem: you might have over-mixed your batter, which would deflate it.

  8. kitchen flavours
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:28:54

    I love popovers! Sounds lovely with butter and honey! Yum!

  9. rondamkisner
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:57:55

    Look at those! Wonderful!

  10. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:01:18

    Before you dissed your popovers and their slitted tops, I was just thinking that they were some of the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen!

  11. Cher
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:09:43

    Hey, as long they taste good…
    I dropped whip creams in the middles of the ones that fell in. Once they were in mouth, it was all good.
    Nice color on these!

  12. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:34:04

    Love your savory idea! Beautiful job!

  13. forgottenbeast
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:46:48

    Oh man, I love popovers! My mom used to make them as a huge treat for me every so often, but I haven’t had one in years!

  14. Sprout Health Lifestyle
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:34:52

    How funny – I was just at a friend’s house who made savory muffins that tasted so much like popovers. It was a total throw back, I hadn’t had popovers in so long and it made me want to make some. Were you there too!? Did you overhear me?! Thank you for the post!

  15. The Squishy Monster
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 13:23:42

    I adore popovers and yours looks so amazingly fluffy and soft!!

  16. Ckay
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 13:30:56

    So perfectly shiny… I had to get my sunglasses out!
    Who cares if they are not as high as a skycraper, when the taste is delicious?
    I made “normal”, sweet and savory popovers and loved them all!

  17. Inger Wilkerson
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 14:36:26

    I love popovers. If you do decide to invest in a pan, I would recommend a mini-popover pan, which will make 12 smaller but still good sized popovers. I always found that better for entertaining.

  18. Choc Chip Uru
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 14:42:07

    What perfect little popovers ๐Ÿ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

    Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:01:25

    I made mine in custard cups and was thinking of buying a popover panโ€ฆjust what I need another baking pan!! Your popovers look perfect to meโ€ฆand delicious, too!

  20. sara
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:06:15

    Oh, I love popovers! So delicious even if they don’t look perfect – yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Amanda
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 16:35:04

    They look lovely! I am so excited to experiment with these. I hope you share if your savory experiment goes well!

  22. Norma Chang
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 16:43:03

    They tasted just fine and that’s what matter.

  23. Promenade Claire
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 16:53:41

    I’ll fess up and ask what are popovers ?

  24. isthisakeeper
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 17:02:51

    Mine turned out looking a lot like yours!!…not really the pop I was expecting. Maybe I need a popover pan too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 17:09:00

    they for sure poofed though! looks tasty with the sticky honey and butter.

  26. Geraldine Saucier
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 17:38:31

    Your popovers look delicious. I love your idea of cheddar cheese or chives – MMMM.

  27. Cindy Harris
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 17:53:17

    They do look delicious! I’m tempted to buy a popover pan–because one can never have too many pans,
    The look of your blog makes me happy!

  28. Liz
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:06:30

    Glad you enjoyed despite the cracks…a couple of mine did that even using popover pans. And I love your idea of adding cheese and chives….mmmmm.

  29. Bam's Kitchen
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:59:56

    Savory popovers. What a divine delight. I love how they are so shiny and pretty coming hot from the oven.

  30. atasteofmadess
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 19:09:02

    I have never tried popovers before. I’ve never even heard of them! But I’m glad I did now, this looks fantastic!!

  31. Stefanie
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 19:09:46

    I absolutely love popovers and yours are beautiful! I love the shiny tops and the addition of honey to make them a little sweet. Wonderful idea!

  32. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 19:19:53

    These looks beautiful. Popovers are something I’ve yet to make, but haven’t wanted to for a while. I’m inspired!

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  34. greyhousejournal
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 20:50:25

    Proper popover tins or not, these look delicious as well as light and airy!

  35. Audrey Allure
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:03:44

    Looks so yummy!

  36. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:14:39

    I may be the last of a dying breed….but I just LOVE popovers! These are beautiful all drizzled with honey! : )

  37. Mary Hirsch
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:41:05

    Yes, once I get the popovers to bake correctly in this altitude (8000′ elevation), I intend to try several variations, cheese, fruit, herbs, flavoring. Because they are so easy to make, as you said, it’s a fun project. They can be temperamental, having minds of their own, however.

  38. Reem | Simply Reem
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:12:52

    All these popovers are making me so drolly n hungry..
    Yours look fabulous!!! They might have not got the top or height but they look so delicious!!!

  39. Purely.. Kay
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:44:39

    You did such an incredible job with these popovers. I love it

  40. baker in disguise
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:50:51

    i agree the next time.. if i do give them a shot.. will be with cheese and herbs!!

  41. eatinglikeahorse
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 00:55:57

    Those pictures are beautiful; the lighting’s fantastic. I’ve never had popovers but they look so good – and the name’s brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Tandy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 03:44:00

    these look amazing, and something else new for me to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Alice
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 04:39:56

    yours look great!! i have so many catch up recipes to do for TWD!!

  44. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:19:28

    They look so cute! Would totally chow down a double of them no problems. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Cakelaw
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:47:17

    They look golden and fab, hats or no hats – and I bet they were delish.

  46. hotlyspiced
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 07:39:38

    These have risen so well. They look super successful. They remind me so much of Yorkshire Puddings xx

  47. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 08:10:27

    Golden brown & amazing! We sell a really nice popover pan made by Nordic Ware where I work, I would check that brand out when you decide to shop for them. They’re heavy duty, made in the USA & have a lifetime warranty.

  48. pamkaren
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 08:58:53

    Holes on top aren’t a bad thing….I mean, what a great way to dump butter and jam or honey into the middle!!

  49. 21stcenturyhousewife
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 12:20:37

    These look beautiful – holes on top are okay. In fact, the closest thing we have to popovers here is Yorkshire puddings, and you absolutely want a hole on the top!

  50. Juliana
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 13:00:05

    These popovers look great to me…and yes I would love them with cheese and chives ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  51. loavesandstitches
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 13:31:40

    They do make some odd shapes when baking. I’ve had ones that were almost all top and no bottom and ones with big holes in them. You never know what you’re going to get! That’s one reason why I love them!

  52. jora
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 13:44:19

    This recipe made me wish I had a popover pan too! Good call on the melted butter. It gives them such a pretty shine.

  53. Zoe
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 16:50:22

    Your popovers look perfect! They all look quite uniform and nicely “popped” with a beautiful shine.

  54. Louise
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 20:46:35

    Popovers are definitely not my forte, Yummy. Yours look glorious!!!

    Thanks for sharing…

  55. cindyrina
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 21:35:43

    ola….. popovers look good though!

  56. Balvinder
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 21:41:23

    I have never made popovers but they look something that I should try. Look so nice!

  57. rebecca
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 21:42:00

    these Yorkshire puddings look perfect to me

  58. Beth (OMG! Yummy)
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 22:49:21

    I think they are beautiful! Great job but treat yourself to a popover pan – you’ll love it I’m sure!

  59. Amanda chic
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 00:17:54

    What a nice popovers ๐Ÿ˜€

    I really love it so much

    A chic kiss ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. Three Well Beings
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 00:51:48

    I’m a little behind after being away…but SO glad I didn’t miss your post. I love popovers. I have a beautiful little popover pan I haven’t used in a while. Now that the heat isn’t quite as intense, I’ll have to get it out again! ๐Ÿ™‚ Debra

  61. Kambrook (@KambrookAU)
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:04:49

    They look just gorgeous… love how they shine.

  62. JasmyneTea
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 02:46:32

    I’ve never had a popover, but the recipe looks simple enough, so I’ll definitely try them!

  63. FiSh
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 03:44:30

    i didnt know what is popover until you post this! delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

    FiSh @ ohfishiee

  64. machisan
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 04:18:03

    awesome, i love to have it.

  65. Rocรญo Conesa
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 08:38:58

    Looks delicious!!!

  66. Karen
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 09:14:31

    I haven’t have popovers in years…my girlfriend used to bake them every time she invited my husband and I for dinner. I think popover pans may be in my future as yours look so appetizing.

  67. Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 09:40:07

    I must try to make these!

  68. Mitha Komala
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 09:56:27

    omg those muffins look yummy, you are a great chef! โค

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  69. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:47:12

    I love popovers! These look so good! I need to try making them. Some things intimidate me like trying to make homemade croissants, but popovers seem pretty easy, but look like you spent all day in the kitchen. Lately I have been getting my popover fix by buying the frozen ones at Trader Joes, but nothing beats homemade and yours look amazing.

  70. ceciliag
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 15:14:20

    They look great but what is a Magic Bullet, I shall do some research. Oh and it looks like I will have extra honey! i will be in touch.. c

  71. saffronandhoney
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 16:33:08

    These look simply perfect! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. tracy
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 17:53:30

    Those look so delicious. Yum!

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  73. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 22:51:39

    Popovers are a very common breakfast in Maine where I grew up. My father always made them and he would be happy to discuss with anyone whether the oven should be hot when they go in or put them in cold.

    Smeared with butter and homemade strawberry jam and I’m instantly transported to my youth. ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 03:41:12

    Gorgeous clicks! Love the texture and color of your pictures!

  75. Erin E
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 12:44:37

    Strange shape or not, they look great! I agree that this recipe is definitely a keeper!

  76. Janet Rudolph
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 20:38:55

    the first thing I ever made in school–popovers! We had never had them at home before, but we did for about 5 nights in a row after that lesson in home-ec in 7th grade. Love them.

  77. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 02:37:15

    I love popovers and yours look so good! Savory popoers with cheese and chives? That sounds amazing! Please do share when you make them!

  78. ambrosiana
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 13:01:31

    When I was in Chicago about 3 years ago, I went to David Burke’s Primehouse and I had these scrumptious popovers! Thanks for sharing this recipe! They look delicious!

  79. Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 15:09:58

    I love popovers!! Yummo ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Zen and Genki
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 19:15:37

    If only the screen was scratch ‘n’ sniff…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. betsy
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 21:27:58

    The tops of mine weren’t totally puffy either (not that it hurt the flavor), and I used custard cups. I think we both need to invest in a popover pan.

  82. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 09:43:29

    With beautiful golden popovers like this, I’d say you’ve earned that pan!! Then you can make them again for us!!

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