Bake Sale: Popovers!

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By Stefani Pollack

Pop open one of these steamy banana walnut popovers and you’ll be greeted with a light, airy interior and the smell of bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla.  They’re like banana bread crossed with croissants.  Make some for your pop this Father’s Day – he’s “pops”itively going to love them!

Yield: 6 popovers

Ingredients:
¾ cup flour
Pinch salt
3 large eggs, room temperature
¾ cup whole milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons mashed ripe bananas
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all ingredients except the cold butter until fully combined.

Cut the cold butter into six equal parts and drop them in the bottom of each popover cup in a six cup popover pan.

Heat the popover pan in the oven for about three minutes, or until the butter bubbles.

Remove the pan from oven and, using a pastry brush, carefully spread some of the butter up the sides of each cup.  Note: There will still be a pool of butter at the bottom of each cup.

Ladle the batter into each cup (the cups should be filled about halfway full).

Bake for 20 minutes.

Reduce heat to 325 and bake for another 15 minutes.  Important: Do NOT open the oven at any point during the baking.  This will let the steam out and hurt your end result.

Immediately remove hot popovers from the tins.

Allow them to cool for a few minutes and eat while still hot.  If not eating immediately, wait for the popovers to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

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54321

Not impressed with this recipe. Think the recipe is lacking the true swelling of a popover. Needs baking powder and I think a slower bake.. Just mt opinion

By Laura on March 29, 2013

54321

my popovers burned before I even got to lower the temperature. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

By angela on June 19, 2012

54321

I have tried these and they are awesome. I also tried them with cut up peices of apples as well..... but the real special treat was when I added a piec of carmel to the top of the batter right before cooking... taste like a candy apple. yum! love all your dishes Paula.

By carrie gambill on June 10, 2012

54321

This is very good

By Vera boateng on June 09, 2012

54321

Can I make these in a muffin tin? I don't have a popover cup thingy!

By Karen on June 09, 2012

54321

what if i dont have a popover pan? can i use a muffin tin or mini muffin tin?

By Anonymous on June 09, 2012

54321

Do you need a special popover pan or can you use a cupcake pan?

By marge walsh on June 09, 2012

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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