Updated Monday, November 18th, 2013
Total Time: 30 minutes
Hands On Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 popovers
There are a few things you need to know to make successful popovers. Like soufflés, they’re very dramatic when they come out of the oven, all golden brown and puffed. But, like soufflés, they deflate quickly. Put these herbed popovers into the oven once your side dishes are all done and the turkey is ready to carve. Twenty minutes later, they’ll be ready to serve.
Preheat your oven to 400°, set a rack to the bottom position, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin or popover cups very generously. Popovers are prone to sticking, so be sure to grease the bottom and sides of the cups.
Melt 2-1/2 tablespoons of salted butter and set aside. In a medium-size bowl, whisk the eggs; then add the milk, and beat thoroughly. Sift in the flour and stir. Add the melted butter, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper, and stir well.
Fill the cups of the prepared tin two-thirds full with batter. Bake until golden brown and puffed up, 20 to 25 minutes. Be careful not to open the oven while baking! Serve immediately with delicious “Herb Butter” on the side.
Serve with your favorite bread, muffins, or cornbread, or atop sautéed or grilled poultry or fish.
In a small bowl, stir the butter with a wooden spoon until very soft and workable. Add the herbs and pepper to taste. Serve in a ramekin or small bowl, or shape it into a log, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to several weeks. Yield: 1/2 cup
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