Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie - Popovers


Today´s recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is Popovers.




I had never made popovers before, let alone tasted them. Not really that popular around here and considering that “Popover is an American version of Yorkshire pudding “, that does not really come as a surprise. But Popovers are easy to make. For the dough, all you have to do is mix five ingredients together, namely milk, eggs, butter, flour and salt. Then you have to butter either a Popover pan (which I do not own) or bowl or even cups or mugs (which I used), bake in the oven and wait for them to pop over the rim. That is it!




They are quite fun to make and can be enjoyed at breakfast or tea time with butter and jam or at lunch or dinner time to mop up some wonderful sauce.

They have a wonderful appeal to them because of their puffed tops and their crusty outsides and soft insides. Let us not forget their taste, to me they can be considered comfort food, they are similar in taste to the Yorkshire pudding that I ate a few times, sans the roastbeef drippings.

Today´s gracious hosts are my seriously talented blogger friend Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake with Amy.

The contributing baker is Marion Cunningham.

To see how the other members of the Tuesdays with Dorie group prepared the Popovers, please click here.


Let's call Yorkshire pudding
A fortunate blunder:
It's a sort of popover
That turned and popped under.
(Ogden Nash)





44 comments:

  1. I like the quote about the Yorkshire pudding. Beautiful pics! They were hard to photograph. The mug idea is really clever and makes them look more sophisticated! And thanks so much for the zucchini chutney Andrea!

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    1. Paula, thanks for the nice comment and for being such a wonderful "hostess"!

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  2. Love the Ogden Nash limerick! Your popovers look lovely…love that you baked them in mugs! Very creative of you! As always beautiful photos!

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    1. Kathy, thank you so much for your very lovely comment!

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  3. mugs!! wow.. thats quite creative and innovative.. and they've some out so well!!

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    1. They rose way higher than I expected them to. It was a fun experience baking popovers for the first time and it will not be my last time because the taste testers just loved them.

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  4. I can't believe you made them in mugs! This is brilliant!
    Sorry Andrea, I should have expected it: your originality is unbeatable!
    I stood 20 minutes in front of the oven watching them metamorphosing… It’s was funny!
    It’s a great and easy recipe.
    We all loved them!
    (I’ve made some sweet and some cheesy (Grana cheese) adding rosemary and spices).

    PS: was buttering the mugs enough to prevent them from stacking to the bottom?

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    1. Carola, thanks for the lovely comment. To answer your question, I did put some butter in the mugs but not that much and they turned out without sticking to the bottom of the cups and without tearing.

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  5. The mug idea is too cute :-) Your popovers came out lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Cher - loved your chocolate version!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica - loved your beautiful popovers too.

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  7. They look great in mugs :) Yours has the perfect color.. Beautiful photos too..

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    1. Thanks, Ferda - your idea with feta and honey sounded quite nice.

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  8. Baking them in mugs not only made for beautiful popovers, but gorgeous photos!(as always.)

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    1. Cathleen, I am glad that you enjoy the photos, thanks for your nice comment!

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  9. I absolutely love your mugs - what a great idea!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was nice that I got to use my new mugs that my girls gave me only a few days ago.

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  10. Love the 'mug shot' what a fun idea! We quite enjoyed these little bites. I'll make them again--in a mug.

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    1. Cindy, thanks, yes it was fun taking "mug shots" and the kids loved the way they looked like.

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  11. The popovers in the mugs are so cute! Wonderful idea

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    1. Thanks so much! Mugs and cups are nice baking vessels.

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  12. How cute! What a great idea! They look a little bigger than average, too, which is always a bonus in my book. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thank you - you used ramekins and they worked perfectly too!

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  13. Wow, I love how yours puffed so beautifully out of the mugs! What a neat presentation!

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    1. Thank you Liz, maybe the convection oven makes a difference with the "puff factor".

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  14. i thought about using some of my vintage mugs but was afraid they wouldn't withstand the heat since they are so old. i may have to try it now-beautiful popovers!

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    1. Thank you, be careful though with the vintage mugs, although usually, mugs can withstand heat very well, vintage ones might not.

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  15. Liked your mug shot mug shot! Too cute. I always thought that Yorkshire pudding was a popover-of-sorts but you and Ogden Nash are correct - it's really not. Since I'm now at 8000' elevation, I've got to play around with the ingredients portions. But they are quick and easy. Yours look very, very good.

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    1. Thank you, Mary - quotes are always nice and I just could not resist this one!

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  16. Perfect quotation and a great idea to use mugs to make these.

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    1. Teresa, thank you, mugs are always fun to use in baking, no exception here!

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  17. Your post made me very curious about Yorkshire pudding - I love the poem. Your photos are gorgeous. I'm so jealous of how high your popovers rose.

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    1. Jora, thank you so much for your very lovely comment! If you prpare a beef roast some day, you should try Yorkshire Pudding with that, it is a simply wonderful "British combination".

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  18. I love love love popovers. When I was in University in Miami, Florida there was a restaurant near by that we would always go to and they would serve warm out of the oven popovers with strawberry butter. YUM. I love how you used a mug to make these. Such a great idea and super super cute.

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    1. Thank you, Beth - now you made me curious about that srawberry butter, I should do a bit of research on making some before the strawberries have disappeared completely from all the markets around here.

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  19. OMG! Andrea! You don't understand how excited you made me by these mug cup popovers! I'm a huge popover fan after I tried this famous Neiman Marcus's popovers with strawberry butter, and ever since then I've been meaning to make. I thought I need the special popover pan!! I am so going to make it in a mug cup!!!!! Your post brighten my day, really!

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    1. Nami, that is sooo nice of you, what a wonderful compliment, you totally made my day!

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  20. I totally agree - your presentation is truly impressive. I've made popovers in the past, but they didn't turn out as beautifully as yours. I'll give your directions a try. Great job!

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    1. Kristin, most kind of you, I am glad that the "mug idea" turned out to be so much fun.

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  21. Your popovers look great! They are so big and puffy, awesome idea for the mugs!

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  22. your coffee mugs are my favorite baking vessel for these. so cute! and the popovers popped so nicely in them!

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