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Popovers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 21, 2011 at 2:03pm

popovers

It actually hurt me a little bit to bake a pan of popovers for the photo. I don’t miss many things since giving up gluten – mostly good beer, honestly – but oh, popovers! Truly the world’s most perfect butter delivery vehicle, soft and eggy, steamy and crusty, marvelously ragged with melted-butter-pooling crevices. In college, I would make myself a batch of twelve, eat eight hot out of the pan – with soft butter – then save four to fry the next morning – in melted butter.

I long for those days.

Make a gluten-free batch, you say? I’ve tried. They’re fine but not holy, not like real popovers, so I’m trying to make my peace with remembering how they taste. I was home alone with the batch pictured, so I just smelled them, watched them cool, put them away, and fried them in butter for my son the next morning to eat with maple syrup.

Ouch.

If you’re not as maniacal about butter as I am, keep in mind that popovers are phenomenal with roast beef, particularly beefy pan drippings. If you make a lovely roast for the holidays, use a bit of fat from the pan to grease the muffin tin and call them Yorkshire puddings.

Recipe for Popovers at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on December 24, 2011 at 8:39AM

    Miranda - Love that your mom has perfected them! I made it because...I'm almost as happy to feed people things they love as I am to eat them mysef. Ha! Or, as a Twitter follower put it, I'm a gluten for punishment ;) Happy 2012!

  2. By Miranda @ Living One Bite at a Time on December 21, 2011 at 4:19PM

    I LOVE popovers! My mom makes the most delicious recipe that's been in our family for years. She's been perfecting and perfecting it ever since I can remember and it's my favorite thing that she makes. How come you made this recipe if you're GF? Also, I totally get why this doesn't work GF. Popovers are kind of a science so if you mess with them too much it doesn't come out good.