Yeast breads are delicious but unless you have a 5 Minute a Day bread dough stored away in the refrigerator, planning ahead is required. Most of the time, I want something on the table in under an hour. There are several quick bread options, but lately I’ve been making Popovers.
Rich and eggy, with an open center just right for butter and a dollop of jam, popovers may be the easiest possible bread to make. Here’s how I do it:
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 425º. Lightly grease a six cup popover pan or use a nonstick pan.
Add eggs, salt and milk to blender. Mix briefly. Add flour, mix for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the blender, mix again for 15-20 seconds or until all flour is incorporated. Distribute batter evenly in popover pan, filling each about 1/2 full. Bake for 40-45 minutes until puffed and browned. Remove from oven and immediately insert knife blade into side of popover near the top to vent steam. Serve with butter and jam.
The popover pan is essential. It is similar to a muffin tin, but has much deeper cups to allow the batter to climb up the sides of the cups and “pop over”.
Try some for yourself.