• Serves

    makes 8


No matter how tempting the aroma coming from your kitchen, don't open the oven to check popovers until about 5 minutes before they're finished baking, or they will deflate. This recipe first appeared in our May 2014 issue with the story Clocking the Cook: Perfect Timing.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 14 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Sift together flour and salt into a bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs, whole milk, and butter in a bowl. Then add to flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined (some lumps may remain).

Step 3

Pour batter into a buttered 8-popover tin or 8-muffin pan, filling individual tins two-thirds to three-quarters full. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° and continue baking until puffed and browned, about 20 minutes more.

Step 4

Unmold, pierce sides of popovers with a toothpick to allow steam to escape, and serve immediately.

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