This picture is kind of deceiving because I bet you might think this is going to be about soup, huh? Well, it’s not. Today we’re focusing on a great side character for soup: bread! Specifically, cheddar chive popovers.
There they are! Front and center. Popovers are a personal favorite of mine. There’s an upscale restaurant in town that serves them as the bread that comes with everyone’s meal, and I just love them.
They also are my grandma Norma Jean’s favorite. So I feel like I’m channeling her when I enjoy them. She’s one of my heroes, so that’s a good thing. I’m gonna have to make these for her sometime.
Started talking about my grandma, so I thought I might as well share a photo I took of her recently.
Last month I asked if I could take some portraits of her and my grandfather around their town (Buffalo, MO) because I don’t think they’ve gotten pictures taken together in years and that’s just criminal. So, anyway, here’s my grandma. She’s a real rad lady.
OK, I got a little derailed there. Let’s get back to baking popovers. 🙂
Cheddar Chive Popovers, makes one dozen.
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
First, whisk together the eggs and milk for a full minute. You want to incorporate a little air here, so really go for it. Then, stir in the flour, chives and cheese until just combined. This will be a similar consistency to pancake batter.
Preheat your oven to 450°F. While it preheats, go ahead and pop the pan in there so it can warm up too. Once preheated, remove the pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each cup 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Top with just a little more cheddar cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven off but leave the popovers in the oven (with the door shut) for another 8-10 minutes until the edges look golden (like in the above photo).
Here’s the inside of a popover in case you’ve never had them before. It almost looks like the inside is undercooked, but I promise it’s not. It’s just very egg-y. In a good way.
*You can use a regular muffin pan to make popovers. The shape will be slightly different and this may change your bake time by a few minutes. But as long as you’re willing to keep an eye on them as they bake, you really don’t have to purchase a special pan for these.
These are best served warm, right out of the oven. If you pair them with soup, then you are a lady (or dude) after my own heart. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma
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- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
- First, whisk together the eggs and milk for a full minute. You want to incorporate a little air here, so really go for it.Then, stir in the flour, chives and cheese until just combined. This will be a similar consistency to pancake batter.
- Preheat your oven to 450°F. While it preheats, go ahead and pop the pan in there so it can warm up too. Once preheated, remove the pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each cup 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Top with just a little more cheddar cheese
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven off but leave the popovers in the oven (with the door shut) for another 8-10 minutes until the edges look golden.
I made these today to sop up the gravy from a roast chicken. Super tasty! Another winner from Emma 🙂
Hi Emma, I just tried these in a muffin tin and they turned out great. The only thing I would change the next time would be to add a dash of salt. I ended up cooking them for the same amount of time you did with the pop over pan and was able to skip the non-stick spray with using the muffin tins. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
These look amazing!
Love popovers! Especially when you bake them and watch them rise in the oven =)
These look amazing! Definitely trying this week. Might be really good with some Italian seasoning?
These look unfairly good. Sigh. Must make on the next cold day!
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It looks amazing and so tasty!
Perfect for winter dinners!
Looks good and the photo is adorable http://www.hannamarielei.com
These look so delicious!
I’m one big food-emoji right now.
They’re like Yorkshire puddings, like we have in the UK! Love the idea of the cheese and chives — definitely making these 🙂
Lovely lovely lovely thanx for the recipe!
Yaaay for heroe-granmas ~☆
It seems absolutely delicious
Waw that looks soooo good!
Definitely going to try that.
These look SO good!
Lizzy from Nomad Notebook
When I went to England, I fell in love with Yorkshire pudding, which is basically the same principle as a popover. These ones look beautiful.
This blogpost makes me hungry! VERY nice!
YUM! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this! Your grandparents are so cute!