May 3rd: National Raspberry Popover Day
Can you guess where the popover originated? England? France? No, actually America!
The Yorkshire pudding was Americanized by settlers from Maine. In fact, even to this day the Jordan Pond House restaurant located in Acadia National Park in Maine is famous for its popovers.
The popover is a fairly easy to make bun which consists mostly of five simple ingredients – flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, and salt. The key is using warm milk and eggs and of course baking in a proper popover pan. The result should be a delicacy that is crisp on the outside while moist on the inside. Believe it or not, it was another accidental surprise invention when too much liquid was used in a recipe.
Popular popover flavors include the sweet sugar & cinnamon as well as berry versions. Savory popovers usually consist of a cheese + herb combination.
Filling also can make or break a fabulous popover and commonly include flavored whipped butter, honey, jam, or a fruit sauce.
One of my favorites is the raspberry version, so when I heard there’s a holiday dedicated to Raspberry Popovers, I knew I had to be in on this. Here’s a favorite recipe that you must try, if you haven’t already!
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time15 min
- Yield4 Servings
- Energy100 cal
For the Popovers
- 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/2 cup flour
- Pinch salt
- Pinch baking powder
- Shortening for greasing
- 1/2 tsp butter, cut into 6 small bits
- Handful of raspberries
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 450°F.
Grease a six-hole popover pan.
Add the egg to the milk and whisk.
Add the salt, and whisk it around again.
Now add in the half-cup flour and the pinch of baking powder and continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
Preheat the greased pan for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan and put a bit of butter in each of the greased compartments.
Fill each popover compartment about half full.
Add 3 raspberries on top of each cup.
Place the popovers in the center of the oven and bake at 450°F for 15 minutes.
Lower the temperature to 350°F and bake another 15 minutes.
Serve with you favorite whipped butter/honey combination. Enjoy!
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat2.9 g3.72%
- Saturated Fat1.2 g6%
- Cholesterol50 mg16.67%
- Sodium75 mg3.26%
- Total Carbohydrate14.1 g5.13%
- Dietary Fiber0.7 g2.5%
- Total Sugars1.7 g
- Protein4.2 g8.4%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)5 IU0.63%
- Calcium53 mg4.08%
- Potassium73 mg1.55%
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