Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perfect Popovers

First off, welcome to my blog The Taste Bud Diaries. I am hoping to show that people of all ages can cook food. I am only 15 and I love to cook and bake. I have basically been doing it from the time I could walk. Now I want to share my love of creating food with you!

I decided to make popovers for my first post because they are one of my favorite things to eat and to make.  Most people think that popovers are a difficult and tedious thing to bake. Trust me there is no way to get them wrong. It only has 4 basic ingredients. Tonight we had them with some chili. A great meal for the cold winter night!

Popping into History
Popovers are the American version of a Yorkshire Pudding. The first time that popovers were referenced was in a letter, written in 1850. In 1879, the cook book called Practical Cooking was the first cook book that had a recipe for popovers. From then on they have been a staple in the American's home cookin’ menu.

Lets Get Cookin'

1.c flour
1/2  tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk

1.)    Preheat oven to 450°
2.)    Grease a 6-cup muffin or popover pan.
3.)    Mix flour and salt together in a medium mixing bowl.

4.)    Combine eggs and milk in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended.

5.)    Add to flour mixture, stirring well with whisk.

6.)    Divide batter among the 6 prepared popover cups.

7.)    Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake 20 minutes.

9.)    Serve immediately.

Yields 6
êCritic’s Ratings ê 4.75/5
Me: êêêêê    Dad: êêêê   Mom: êêêê1/2   Paul: êêêêê
Would I make it again...
What I would change….
I would stir it better next time because some bites were a bit saltier than others.
Dont feel like making them...
Three places in the twin cities area that have amazing popovers are:
  • The Lake Shore Grill
                        Located in Ridgedale Mall in the Macy's Womens and Children upper level.
  • St. James Hotel resturant
                        Located: 406 Main St. Red Wing, MN 55066    phone 800-252-1875

  • The General Store's cafe
                        Located: 14401 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345   Phone  952-935-7131

Special thanks to Schulz Family Favorites  cook book and Clyde Schulz for the Popover recipe.


  1. Love your blog and the name you gave it. I'll keep coming back. Have fun! (I am one of your Aunt Lisa's friends)....Kathy B.


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