Recipe of the Day: Melissa's Foolproof Perfect Popovers The key to making perfect popovers at home is using a hot muffin pan. That way, the simple five-ingredient batter becomes light, puffy and golden after it bakes. Eat them straightaway, hot out of the oven.
One of nature's great wonders, popovers are made with just milk, eggs, and flour. Plus a little butter and sugar, if you're feeling sneaky. Whisk, pour into tins, and bake (no peeking!). A half hour later, you're rewarded with the most incredibly airy and crispy puffs you could ever imagine. Oh, and p.s., no popover tin required.
How do you transform a basic egg batter into tall, tender, airy pockets surrounded by a burnished crust? It's not magic but kitchen physics, sparked by the combination of a preheated pan and a hot oven. Popovers, the American version of Yorkshire pudding, are quick and easy to make; they add a sense of fun to any meal, from a holiday brunch to a simple supper.