Afternoon Popovers!

 After our wedding in 2010, my hero and I honeymooned in Maine.  Summer in Maine was magical but one of my favorite days was in Acadia National Park. In the morning we enjoyed a tour by carriage ride through the beautiful roads designed by John D. Rockefeller and that afternoon we had afternoon tea at the Jordan Pond House. I can remember the popovers and champagne like it was yesterday. 

A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled. I don’t own a popover pan…yet, but I have found my small angel food cake pan works very well…just ignore the hole down the middle. This recipe will make six large popovers. I have never used a smaller pan but you might be able to get twelve tiny popovers.  
Popovers may be served either as a sweet—topped with fruit and whipped cream or butter and jam for breakfast or with afternoon tea—or with meats at lunch and dinner. I decided to go the savory route and add some Rosemary from our garden.  

The name “popover” comes from the fact that the batter swells or “pops” over the top of the muffin tin while baking. 

The usual cast of Popover ingredients:

1. 1 1/2 tablespoons of warm, melted butter

2. 1 1/2 cups flour

3. 3/4 teaspoon salt

4. 3 room temperature eggs

5. 1 1/2 cups warm (room temperature) milk

6. Spray grease for pan

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix the above ingredients together. The batter will be quite thin. Grease your pan and place it in the hot oven for 2 minutes, this step is crucial!  Remove pan and quickly pour batter evenly into pan. Bake for 30 minutes.  Don’t peek! Leave that oven door alone. It is quite tempting when the smell begins to waft through the kitchen.  Remove and allow them to cool in the pan before removing them. Serve warm or cooled…equally delicious!

It is magical how in 30 minutes this…

…turns to this!


I love baking in the Fall! Especially for my people…so blessed to have a Hero and a Princess in my life!

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41 thoughts on “Afternoon Popovers!

  1. Living in Rhode Island allows frequent trips to Maine. We often go to Ogunquit just to visit Stonewall Kitchen for their delicious jams, jellies and other wonderful things- also a terrific restaurant! I’ve never tried making popovers, but I am going to give your recipe a try or let my youngest daughter( the pastry chef) make them for me. I love rosemary and it sounds like a great addition for the popovers. A Hero and A Princess- you are doubly blessed!! Your family portrait is so very beautiful. Thank-you for a lovely post and for sharing your family.

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  2. I’ve always been scared to try make popovers, but these look simple! I love the addition of rosemary…it is a powerful herb, but adds such great flavor

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  3. I love popovers, but have never tried making them! That pan is awesome. I bet they do smell heavenly. Such a cute photo of your family! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  4. how delicious these look! my 10 year old daughter is spending a lot more time helping in the kitchen these days, we’ll have to try popovers next week. thank you for the recipe.

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  5. What a lovely recipe, I love rosemary in everything and also for decor ;)! I have never had popovers and this looks like something I could try, although I’m not a great baker, but I do enjoy certain recipes! Your family is lovely!

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  6. Oh my goodness, these look amazing. I have never made popovers before but I love to give these a try. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and wish you a great week.

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  7. I love popovers and we used to make them frequently when I was young. We always just ate ours with butter but I love that you put herbs in your! Thanks for linking up with us on Waste Not Wednesday, I think I need to make some this weekend 🙂

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  8. Amy,
    Seeing your popovers brings back good memories in New Hampshire. My sister lived there for several years. While visiting her we would go to a local restaurant in Portsmouth that made fresh popovers all during the day. Yours look delicious.


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