Recipes: The Ultimate Popover

Photo courtesy of Sur La Table

On a recent Sunday my daughter became obsessed with popovers. Our friend served them at a luncheon. Afterward, she found a recipe in one of her cookbooks for kids. Without even a popover pan we went for it. The results were pretty fantastic. Like any diligent baker, I then purchased a popover pan and tried out many other recipes. Shockingly, the very simple recipe, it is all mixed in a blender, produced the best results. Popover Balloons recipe comes from Sur La Table’s Baking Kids Love by Cindy Mushet.

Popover Balloons

(Makes one dozen)


  • 1 ¼ cups Milk
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 cup flour

  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425F. Generously butter a popover pan.

  2. Put the milk, eggs, and butter in the blender. Put on the lid and blend on high speed for one minute. Turn off the blender, uncover, and add the flour and salt. Re-cover and blend on high for another minute.

  3. Divide the batter evenly among the cups. It should come about ⅔ of the way up the sides of each cup.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown and crispy. Using the oven mitts, transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Use the small offset spatula to run around the edges of each popover, to loosen from the pan. Then pop each one out with the spatula and serve hot.

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