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Popovers. Why Did I Only Make 12??

Over the weekend I spent my time browsing through several newly discovered food blogs. Thank goodness for the creation of tabs! Seriously, I stayed up past midnight on Friday, past 1am Saturday night, and was so grateful that my office was closed on Monday so that I could spend even more time searching for new things to cook. Work. A decent paycheck. These things seem overrated when faced with photo after photo of drool-inducing yummiess.

That said, I only made one recipe during my entire three day weekend. Popovers, courtesy of one of my favorite food blogs, Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice.

They were quick, easy, and delicious both when fresh and reheated. I bookmarked the recipe under the title MAKE THESE POPOVERS EVERY DAY!!! Most of my tried and true recipes only have 1 or 2 exclamation marks, so that should really give you an indication of how great these are. My only changes were to use butter instead of oil and, because I'm impatient, to let them sit in the oven for only 10 minutes instead of 15 after the heat had been turned off.

Three days of nonstop food blog stalking (did I mention that our original plans to go out - first on Saturday and then on Sunday - were scrapped?) left my mind somewhat mushy (food talk!) and I never once thought to photograph my freshly baked popovers for LambAround. I reheated the last popover this morning while unloading the dishwasher. About to devour it, the need for some popover blogging suddenly overtook me.

Blogging calls. The dishes will have to wait!

The inside, all gooey and jam-covered.

Not the best popover photo, but look at that tongue!

Photographing my food mid-air always attracts a crowd.

The flaky top of this deliciousness.

Also, did you notice that Pica is just about ready to pounce in that last photo? She leapt up at my last popover while I was distracted by the camera and almost stole it. Little punk.

I enjoyed the popovers with this Campagna Blackberry Guave Daquiri Jam, which was a gift from Sexy Nerd's uncle. If he reads my blog, he'll probably be mortified to see that we're still eating this, as it was given to us several years ago when I met him for the first time.

When I receive something nice, something that I wouldn't normally buy for myself, I hate to actually use it up and not have it anymore. Thus, I have been mixing in the cheap raspberry jam I typically buy so that we can have fancy jam forever.

I'm all set to replenish our popover supply later tonight. I've found another recipe to try:

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers (OMG!) from Vanilla Basil

And, yes, the dishes are still waiting to be put away.

Shouldn't Sexy Nerd have done it by now?

After reading all your wonderful comments, (thank you!) I think I had better point out that I used an everyday cupcake/muffin pan to make these - no fancy popover pan necessary!


  1. Looks delish and so does the jam. I'm sure your pets would have loved them.

  2. well now I have to make popovers. Immediately. At least it's a snow day. As long as we don't lose power, it's perfect.

  3. Could you FedEx a dozen of those over to us? Every night Martha asks if we have something sweet to eat for dessert and she's getting tired of me handing her an orange. Those turnovers look absolutely DELICIOUS and I guarantee they won't last long here :-).

  4. Popovers were a tradition is my house. One Christmas Mom and I bought each other special popover pans. We do a pat of butter inside instead of jam. Just pop it in the ready-made hole in the bottom while they're hot.

  5. These look so yummy and easy! Just visiting from Hodge Podge and would love for you to link this post to my Fridays Unfolded at



  6. Thanks for trying the popovers!! The jam sounds scrumptious and so does the cinnamon spice version!

  7. Yummy, these look and sound so good!

  8. THis post caught my eye from the Wrap Up party because I have a pop-over pan but have never made any! I might have to try that sugar & spice recipe! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Those look amazing! And the cinnamon sugar one... OH MAN, want some now!

  10. Those look really good! Found you from Sweets for a Saturday.

  11. Visiting from Sweets for a Saturday linky party. I might just have to get a popover pan for this recipe!

  12. These look amazing! I've only tried popovers once...your's look way better!

  13. ahhh..gotta try these. They look fabulous. I will go over and get the recipe.
    I have to say that I made CRUMPETS...real Crumpets, last week..will have a post on them soon. I LOVE making something different and blogs are so full of good things.
    xo bj

  14. Now I want to buy a popover pan!

  15. They look very yummy! I know I shall have to make some of these!


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About Kitty Deschanel

About Kitty Deschanel
I'm a freelance writer who believes in infusing all topics, from Jessner peels to chronic insomnia, with a dose of humor. Thanks to their endless shenanigans, my Sexy Nerd (SN) and our "children", Pica and Biscuit, make frequent appearances on my blog. I have written for major brands including Dove, Anheuser-Busch, and Jimmy Dean and my work has been featured on Huffington Post. Connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @KittyDeschanel.

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