Cheddar and Chive Popovers are an instant way to anyone's heart. Light and fluffy begging for a pad of butter to be placed inside its tall and hollow center. These will be your go-to bread option for all dinner parties from now on.
I have been waiting so long to share this post and I am so happy the time has finally come! Cheddar and Chive Popovers are everything you wanted in a dinner roll and so much more. You're going to love them!
What is a Popover?
A popover is a dinner roll that is made with an egg-based batter and baked in a tall straight-walled muffin tin, better known as a popover pan (affiliate link). The result is a light, fluffy texture that is mostly hollow on the inside, perfect for placing a pad of butter - or whatever type of jam (if not savory) you would like. The straight walls of the popover pan allow the batter to rise tall and get its iconic shape.
Equipment and Pan Needed
You will need a special pan for this recipe. There are a lot of eggs in this batter which helps it rise and give popovers their tall signature shape. Having this special pan will also help achieve it. You can find one here on Amazon. It is basically a really deep muffin tin. And remember to generously spray the insides before pouring the batter in so they can rise nice and tall!
Popover Pan (affiliate link)
How to Make
- Start by mixing your salt and flour in one bowl, and your eggs and milk in another. Once the eggs are completely mixed with the milk, pour into the flour mixture and whisk until well combined and no four lumps remain.
- Next, grate the cheddar cheese. You will want to buy a block of cheese and grate it yourself - do not use packaged grated cheese. It won’t give you the same flavor and texture as grating it yourself.
- Mince fresh chives and add that along with your cheese to the bowl. Whisk until everything is combined.
- Add ½ cup of batter to each popover spot (making sure the pan is well-greased).
- Now the baking is slightly different. You will start out by baking at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Once that is up, turn the oven down to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 18 minutes. Do not open the oven during that transition. Just lower and start a new timer.
- Once they are finished, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the pan and serve immediately. these are best enjoyed warm straight from the oven - served with butter.
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