Popovers are one of those culinary marvels that we will never tire of witnessing - or eating! They start out as loose pools of batter dribbled into a baking tin and emerge from the oven a short while later looking like crispy golden puffs of pastry and air. Don't you want to rush home and make a batch right now?
Contrary to how they might seem, popovers are one of the easiest pastries to make. They're essentially flour, eggs, and milk with a pinch of salt and a little butter, all mixed together into a loose crepe-like batter. In the oven, the air trapped in the batter during whisking lift the batter while the outside bakes into a crispy shell.
Popover tins are handy for getting a really dramatic rise, but we're just as happy making them in muffin tins and saving some cupboard space.
We like to serve popovers instead of rolls or biscuits at dinner parties. They're much easier to make and get a lot of ooh's and ahh's from our guests! We sometimes whisk a little shredded cheese or a sprinkling of fresh herbs into the batter, but we love them just as much plain and slathered with sweet butter!
• Easy Ethereal Popovers Recipe
Do you love popovers as much as we do?
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