Twelve Days of Brownies & Breads - On the Eighth Day...

So I got the original recipe for Popover Rolls from The Food Network Magazine and Alton Brown. Although HH coined them “Popover Pockets” after a few other unflattering names were nixed. Then I found one from Melissa D’Arabian and found the Popovers had more substance – you be the judge.

Either is a great vehicle for a dab of butter or dollop of peach jam.

Basic Popover
Recipe Courtesy Alton Brown, Food Network
Serves:6 large popovers

• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus 1 teaspoon room temperature for pan
• 4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
• 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
• 2 large eggs, room temperature
• 1 cup whole milk, room temperature

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease a 6-cup popover pan with the 1 teaspoon of butter.
Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and process for 30 seconds. Divide the batter evenly between the cups of the popover pan, each should be about 1/3 to 1/2 full. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes. Remove the popovers to a cooling rack and pierce each in the top with a knife to allow steam to escape. Serve warm.

Foolproof Popovers
Recipe courtesy Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network
Serves:8 popovers

• 3 tablespoons melted butter, divided
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk, warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave (should be lukewarm to warm)
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Special equipment: muffin tin
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Using a pastry brush, coat 8 muffin cups with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter and put the tin in the oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the eggs in a blender until light yellow. Add the warmed milk and blend. Add the flour, salt and remaining melted butter, and blend until smooth. Pour the batter into the warmed muffin tin and return it to the oven to bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm.


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