Popover Cafe on Amsterdam Ave between 86th and 87th streets in New York City is one of my go-to brunch spots. I just can’t get enough of their signature popovers–warm, and eggy on the inside, with a nice crust on the outside, and a big air hole that acts as the perfect vessel for strawberry butter, apple butter, or your favorite spread.
I decided that it was time to try and make popovers at home (how hard could it possibly be, right?), so that I don’t have to schlep up to the upper west side every time a craving hits.
I searched on the internet for an easy recipe and it’s unbelievable how much variety there is! Different amounts of flour, salt, eggs, and annoying un-even measurements. I found this recipe and treasured it for it’s simplicity. I have renamed it the 3-2-1 Popover because the breakdown of ingredients reminded me of the classic 1-2-3-4 cake.
Turns out, it’s unbelievably easy, and almost fool proof to make these at home. If you have a popover pan, great, but a muffin tin will work perfectly fine as well.
Sourced from The Food Network
- 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
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Pour the batter into the warmed muffin tin and return it to the oven to bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Note: DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR TO PEEK! You want to keep as much heat in the oven as you can. You can and should turn on your oven light to keep an eye on them to make sure they aren’t burning though. I would start looking at 30 minutes.
They were absolutely delicious! As you can see, these are very quick and easy to make, and they look extremely impressive. Don’t reserve these for a special occasion, make them for breakfast today!