Cheddar and Chive Popovers are an instant way to anyones heart. Light and fluffy begging for a pad of butter to be placed inside its tall and hallow center. These will be your go to bread option for all dinners parties from now on.
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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.
Popovers are very easy to make.
All you will need is:
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 yourself - do not use the 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 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.
What if I am serving these Popovers for a dinner party ?
Prep the batter beforehand (that morning or earlier in the afternoon) and plan to put it in the oven to bake 30 minutes out from sitting down to eat. That way they can be enjoyed warm straight from the oven.
What if I don’t have a popover tin and want to make these now?
No problem! I tested these in a muffin tin, and although they did not rise as tall and have the same shape, it will work just fine if you need it too. I recommend using this popover tin, but in a pinch - your regular muffin tray will work.
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