These cheesy Cheese Popovers are ultra tender, fluffy, and delectable. This popovers recipe needs only 6 simple ingredients and are sublime for appetizers or serve them in lieu of dinner rolls.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 TB kosher salt
- 2 cups whole or lowfat milk
- 4 large eggs
- 4 oz freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese (I use white)
- Other: cooking spray for pan
Place a 12-cup nonstick popover pan (or regular sized, nonstick 12-count muffin tin) on oven rack in lower-middle position. Preheat oven, with empty popover pan in it, to 450F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside on counter.
While oven and popover pan are preheating, continue with recipe. In a bowl, hand whisk the flour and salt until combined. Set aside.
Add milk to a small saucepan and place over medium heat, stirring and watching carefully until small bubbles form around edges. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs with electric mixer on medium speed just until well incorporated and bubbles form. Continue to whisk on medium speed while very slowly adding the heated milk (don’t stop whisking.) Mixture should become frothy. On low speed, gently and slowly whisk in the flour mixture just until batter is smooth; use rubber spatula to scrape sides and fold in any remaining flour. Do not over-mix, as over-mixing creates less tender results.
Carefully remove hot popover pan from oven and place it onto foil-lined baking sheet. Quickly spray each cup with cooking spray. Continuing to work quickly, divide batter evenly into greased cups, filling them to the top. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top of each popover, letting cheese sink in naturally.
Bake on lower-middle rack for 15 min. at 450F. Then drop to 350F and continue to bake another 15 min. or until popovers are fluffy, tall, and golden brown. Serve warm and fresh out of the oven.
*Popovers are best enjoyed while warm and fresh out of the oven. After that, they will naturally deflate a bit with time – still delicious, but less fluffy once cooled.
*The best way to reheat leftover popovers is in the toaster oven. Toast until warmed through.