Popover Recipe

Our best popover recipe is for popovers in a muffin pan, a fast bread recipe you can pop in the oven while dinner’s cooking. Here’s how to make popovers!

Best Popover Recipe | A Couple Cooks

As the seasons change, a new one has begun for us. Our cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking is out in the world! And to celebrate the art of simple cooking, we wanted to share with you one of our simplest tricks: this popovers recipe. If you’re looking for a side dish to go with a soup or salad, popovers are a fast bread recipe you can whip up and bake while the soup simmers. This is our best popover recipe and it’s for popovers in a muffin pan, instead the traditional popovers recipe that’s made in 6-ounce custard cups. Keep reading for our best popovers recipe!

What are popovers?

What’s a popover? A popover is kind of like a dinner roll, but on the inside it’s custardy and filled with air! The name comes from literally “popping over” the sides of the pan. It’s perfect as a side for dinner parties or holiday entertaining. And the recipe is easy to memorize: we’ve memorized it so that we can whip them up while we have soup simmering on the stove.

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How to make popovers

This homemade popovers recipe is super simple to make. Here’s how to do it:

  • Blend the eggs until whipped and pale yellow.
  • Microwave the milk until warm to the touch, but not hot. Add the milk, flour and salt to the blender and blend until just combined into a batter.
  • Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and liberally brush the butter in and around the muffin cups.
  • Place the muffin tin in the oven directly on the pizza stone or peel to preheat.
  • When the oven is ready, pour the batter into the muffin tin so that each of the 12 cups is about halfway full.
  • Bake 25 minutes until the popovers are puffed and browned.

Tips for the best homemade popovers

Popovers are baked in a hot oven until they “pop” up. In our popovers recipe, we use a pizza stone or pizza steel inside the oven to help regulate the oven temperature. We’ve tried this recipe without the pizza stone and it is not as consistent, so make sure you have a pizza stone. (Here’s the pizza stone we use!)

In this popovers recipe, you’ll also need a standard muffin pan. Most traditional popovers recipes call for 6-ounce custard cups, which make for giant popovers! We like the idea of small popovers that are muffin sized, and not everyone has custard cups. So we customized our best popovers recipe to make popovers in a muffin pan instead.

When to eat this popovers recipe

Popovers go well alongside just about anything. They make a meal out of a simple soup or stew: try them with this Tomato Artichoke Lentil StewMoroccan Spiced Cauliflower Soup, or Creamy Red Lentil Soup. For an elegant brunch, serve this popovers recipe with White Bean Shakshuka with Feta or Roasted Tomato & Shaved Asparagus Frittata.

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No-Fail Popover Recipe


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  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Our best popover recipe is for popovers in a muffin pan, a fast bread recipe you can pop in the oven while dinner’s cooking. Here’s how to make popovers!


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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, for greasing

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the eggs and blend until whipped and pale yellow.
  2. Microwave the milk 30 to 40 seconds until warm to the touch, but not hot. Add the milk, flour and salt to the blender and blend until just combined into a batter. Allow to rest while the oven is preheating.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F. Place a pizza stone or pizza steel* inside the oven to preheat.
  4. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter; liberally brush the butter in and around the muffin cups. Place the muffin tin in the oven directly on the pizza stone or peel to preheat.
  5. When the oven is ready, pour the batter into the muffin tin so that each of the 12 cups is about halfway full.
  6. Bake 25 minutes until the popovers are puffed and browned. Allow to cool for a minute or two, then remove from the cups (using a knife to loosen if necessary) and serve hot. Best served immediately. If making in advance, heat them in a 350F oven until warm and crisp, about 5 minutes.

Notes

Using a pizza stone helps to regulate the heat inside the oven and ensure consistent baking!

  • Category: Baked
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Popover Recipe, Best Popover Recipe, Popovers in Muffin Pan, How to Make Popovers, Fast Bread Recipe

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

21 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris
    November 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You are both inspiring! I appreciate your kind attitude, the positive words, chasing your dream… I wish you nothing but success and joy. And yummy popovers!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Haha thank you, Chris! That means a lot and thank you for reading along with this crazy journey!

  • Reply
    Kelsey
    November 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    This is such an exciting announcement! I am so happy for you. All your work, patience, and perseverance has led you to this point where you’re able to make this decision for your family. Felicidades!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you Kelsey! Thank you for being so incredibly supportive through it all. We could’t do it without you!

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    November 30, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Woohooo!! So excited to see what will be in store here at A Couple Cooks :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! Thank you for being along for the ride :)

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    Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen
    November 30, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Congratulations! What an exciting step to make! Can’t wait to see everything that is in store for you!

    xoxo

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Lauren! We truly appreciate your support through it all!

  • Reply
    Taylor
    December 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

    That is so exciting! Congratulations to both of you! It’s so inspirational to see people carve out a lifestyle that works for them. :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you! It will be a learning process but we’re excited to give it a try! Thank you so much for your support!

  • Reply
    Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    December 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Congrats to both of you on making the leap! It’s so exciting to work in what you truly love and are passionate about, you guys are doing an amazing job!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Abby! Thank you for your support as we navigate this new adventure.

  • Reply
    Kathleen
    December 3, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Sonia, This recipe sounds yummy; I can’t wait to make it. Is it possible to use whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour or ivory wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kathleen
      December 4, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Sorry – Sonja!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Kathleen! Thanks for the comment. We have not tested other types of flours and sometimes the denseness of whole wheat can cause them to be less “popped”. You could certainly try, but I’d do it as 25% or so to allow for the rise that’s needed!

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    Katie | Whole Nourishment
    December 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I love making popovers, and they’re usually on my holiday meal menu, so I’m happy to see them featured here. Thanks for not over complicating them. And a big congrats on this new chapter in your life. It’s fantastic to see people taking the leap of faith to create the flexible, independent lifestyle they desire and carve out space to co-parent!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Katie! We truly appreciate your encouragement in this space and offline over the years — it means the world!

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        Katie | Whole Nourishment
        December 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

        Made these for Christmas day meal and they were perfect! Used spelt flour instead and added a Tbsp melted butter, plus chives. So, so easy.

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          Sonja
          January 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

          Oh fantastic! I’m so glad they worked out. I love the idea of adding chives too!

  • Reply
    Claire
    December 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Congrats, you two!! So excited to see ACC grow :)
    -Claire
    tallgirlbigworld.com

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for your part in it! So happy to have you on board.

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