I'm very excited to show you this new, and possibly slightly improved, popover recipe. While we may have tweaked the ingredient amounts a little bit, we are still going to be using our foolproof, cold-oven method for making these. The reason this technique is so fun to use, is that it's literally the opposite of everything every popover expert says you should do.

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 40 mins
14 popovers


Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk eggs, salt, cayenne, milk, oil, and flour together in a large measuring cup or mixing bowl just until blended.

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 1 hour on the counter, or in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, up to overnight.

  • Grease 14 nonstick muffin cups with butter, and then mist with cooking spray.

  • Whisk the batter for a few seconds and fill each prepared muffin cup 4/5 full. Sprinkle each evenly with blue cheese.

  • Place the muffin pans into a cold oven with a drip pan set underneath. Set the heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake in the oven until popovers are well browned and fully puffed, about 30 to 35 minutes. Poke each popover with a knife to allow steam to escape. Serve hot.

Chef's Note:

While this makes 14 using a muffin pan, it makes 8 using a popover pan.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 75.7mg; sodium 243.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
Beautiful! Defies popover logic. Smaller than a Dutch baby. Like a Dutch fetus, maybe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The best instructions ever. I used fresh parmesan reggiano and parsley. Delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I left out the blue cheese this time and served with homemade peach jam. First recipe I’ve ever found for these that start out in a cold oven; easy peasy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are fantastic, and so easy. Instead of butter, I used beef tallow to grease the muffin tin - as a nod to Yorkshire pudding, which my husband has been jonesing after for ages now. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love the easy fallow recipe, made it first time ever and love it, definitely will make it over and over... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were very good. We made a half batch and they turned out amazing. We added a little bit of onion powder to the batter and some salt and pepper to the top after they came out of the oven. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Planing my next meal now! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So fun and exciting to see them grow. In my oven 230 degrees C was too hot and the cheese ended up burning and turning bitter. Don’t let it burn. Read More