Light, airy, delicate, and begging to be torn into, Easy Homemade Popovers are the ultimate sidekick to any meal. The best part, they’re easy enough to dress up dinner for any night of the week.
If you are looking for the perfect side to serve next to your Rosemary Garlic Roasted Lamb, this is it. Elegant, light as air, and pillowy soft, they are the ultimate combination of flavor and texture.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Simple Ingredients – These classic popovers require simple baking and pantry staples like flour, butter, and milk. There is no need for anything exotic. They’re as easy to shop for as they are to make.
- Customizable – You can keep these completely traditional or you can have fun adding to them like fresh blueberries. They can easily be made a little sweet or kept completely savory.
- Easy Process – If you can mix up pancake batter you can make these popovers. The thin batter gets poured into a heated pan which is what causes them to immediately puff as they bake.
What Are Popovers?
Popovers are closely related to the classic British dish Yorkshire pudding. They’re a light and airy roll made with eggs, which gives them their texture, milk, and flour. They’re baked in either muffin tins or tins made specifically for popovers. The tins are preheated before the batter is added, giving them that trademark souffle like rise.
Sometimes dishes are a classic for a reason. These Easy Homemade Popovers are a classic British dish that combines simple flavors with a beloved dish. Whether they’re served up next to a Sunday roast or with a cup of tea, they won’t last long.
- Eggs – Eggs give these popovers their airy texture and slightly rich flavor. Make sure they’re at room temperature so your batter comes together smoothly and quickly.
- Flour – No need for anything special; just reach for that all purpose flour.
- Milk – Gives this batter its thinner texture and rich flavor.
- Salt – Enhances all of the flavors of the ingredients.
- Butter – Adds richness to the batter and also greases the popover pan.
- Blueberries – These are completely optional but add a fresh sweetness to balance the savory popovers.
How to Make Easy Homemade Popovers
Whether you’re keeping these classic or adding the sweet burst of blueberries, these popovers are guaranteed to be love at first bite. Just be warned, you might want to let them cool slightly before diving in!
Time needed: 45 minutes
Light, airy, rich, and comforting, these popovers are the ultimate side to any meal.
- Mise en Place
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the pan into the oven and allow it to heat through.
Add your eggs to a bowl and whisk until they are a little light and frothy.
While you are whisking, slowly add the flour.
Continue to whisk as you slowly drizzle in the milk. It will be a thin batter.
Add the salt and butter and mix to combine.
Carefully remove the hot popover or muffin pan from the oven and divide the butter between each cup.
Divide the batter between 6 cups. If adding top with a sprinkle of fresh blueberries over the top. Allow the popovers to bake for 30-25 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and puffed.
- Finishing Touch
If you add blueberries to your popovers, sprinkle a little powdered sugar over them.
Variations on Popovers
This recipe is for a classic popover. Here are a few ideas on other additions you can add.
- Snipped Chives
- Chopped Dill
- Black Pepper
- Parmesan Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
The are pans made specifically for making popovers. If you plan on making these a lot, it’s a great investment and they’re not that expensive. However, you can just as easily use a muffin tin for these popovers.
Storage for Easy Homemade Popovers
These are one of those things that are best fresh, straight from the oven. However, if you keep them stored in an airtight container, they will last for up to two days. That said as soon as you bite into that warm, pillowy roll, you’ll already be reaching for a second.
Top Tips for Easy Homemade Popovers
The batter for these popovers is thin, like a pancake batter. To help it come together smoothly without over mixing, let your eggs sit out and come to room temperature. You can also let your milk sit out if desired. This will help your batter be lump free while making it easy to mix. The worst thing you can do for any time of batter is over work the flour which activates the gluten and gives a more tough, less tender texture.
Be careful not to overfill your popover tin. These rolls rise quite a bit so leave room at the top for them to expand.
Easy Homemade Popovers
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 popover tin or muffin tin
- 3 eggs, room temperature large
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- butter or oil for the pan
- blueberries, optional
- powdered sugar, optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the pan into the oven and allow it to heat through.
- Add the eggs to a bowl. Whisk until frothy.
- Slowly add your flour while continually whisking.
- Continue to whisk while drizzling in the milk. The batter will be thin like a pancake batter.
- Mix in the salt and melted butter.
- Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven.
- Grease the tins with butter or oil. If using oil you can pregrease them.
- Divide the batter between the 6 cups.
- Sprinkle blueberries over the top if adding.
- Let the popovers bake for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
- Dust powdered sugar over the top of the blueberry popovers if desired.