Popovers bring back fond memories of my childhood. My mom used to make them and we’d enjoy them when we’d eat out at certain restaurants. Neiman Marcus’ restaurants serve them with lunch or afternoon tea and they are wonderful. My good friend, Miyeko Kohlmann, just happened to have the recipe and was so thankful she shared it. This is a delicious recipe and so nice to enjoy popovers at home…again. Thank you Miyeko!
3 1/2 cups milk
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups butter
1 cup strawberry jam
To prepare the popovers, place the milk in a bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until warm to the touch. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl. Crack the eggs into the work bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk and beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until foamy and pale in color.
Turn down the mixer to low and add the warm milk. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Pour the batter through a wire-mesh strainer into a container. Cover and leave at room temperature for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the strawberry butter. Place the butter in the work bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on high speed for 4 or 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the preserves and beat until well combined. To serve, place in a dish.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a well-seasoned popover pan with nonstick spray. Place the empty popover pan on a cookie sheet and place in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and fill the cups almost to the top with the batter. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the oven temperature down to 375 degrees, rotate the pan and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the popovers are a deep golden brown on the outside and airy on the inside. Carefully turn out the popovers onto a rack and serve hot, with the strawberry butter alongside.
Sweet Notes: This recipe may seem simple by the handful of ingredients listed but it’s a bit involved and requires some time.
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Credit: Neiman Marcus Cooks