These are my very first-time popovers, and I made mistakes!
Yes, I was so intrigued by the puffed-up bread that looks so crispy but soft and fluffy when you devour them. My imagination has gone wild to see those puffed bread on the dinner table. Of course, I wouldn’t leave the garlic butter alone, so I made garlic parmesan butter with herbs to smear on the bread.
Granted, I didn’t follow the exact instructions the first time I made these due to my lack of patience. So my popovers didn’t pop. Then the second time around, I was able to pull myself together and re-read the instructions words by words. I was so ecstatic to see how these breads raised in the oven and my kitchen smelled amazing (yes, I peeked! but that’s only from the oven window)
So learn from my mistakes friends, and please read these crucial things to follow before making these delicious garlicky, cheesy, and warm popovers:
Preheat your oven and pans. Make sure warm the popovers pans or muffin pans 5 minutes before you add the batter.
Don’t open the oven door while they baked. You can watch the bread grow from the window, but never open the door.
Use your melted butter to grease the pan. This step will make them easier to pop from the pans and taste way much better.
Use room temperature milk and eggs. It will help to raise the bread.
Oh, and one more thing I’d like to add; served them warm or as soon as they come out from the oven and smile!
Popovers with garlic parmesan butter
To make the popovers
- 1½ tablespoon melted butter, plus soft butter to grease the pans.
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature (this is crucial)
- 1½ cup milk, at room temperature (this is crucial)
- 1 tablespoon thyme or chopped rosemary
To make parmesan garlic butter
- 1 cloves of garlic, chopped finely.
- ⅛ cup grated parmesan cheese.
- ¼ cup very soft butter (you can put the butter in a microwave for 20 second to softened)
- ⅛ cup olive oil.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F
- Grease the aluminum pans or muffin pans with soft butter. (I used melted butter and smear the pans with a pastry brush to grease)
- Preheat the pans in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt, melted butter, and herbs until smooth.
- The batter will be thin.
- Fill the popover pans or muffin pans about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Do not open the oven door until they're done.
Parmesan garlic butter
- Mix soft butter with chopped garlic, grated parmesan, herbs and olive oil in a bowl.
- Using a spoon, mix them very well.