Last Updated on June 3, 2015 by Chef Mireille
Since this month’s Blogging Marathon includes all the days of the weekend Cookbook Cooking Challenge, my search for a recipe was two-fold for today. It had to be an oil free breakfast and it had to be from one of my cookbook’s or cooking magazines. I immediately went to my Reader’s Digest Low Calorie Cookbook. I figured low calorie food was bound to be light in oil. I have done several recipes from this book in the past. While low in calories, they are still high in flavor.
While I have often heard of popovers and seen popover pans in bakery supply stores, I didn’t know exactly what they were. The compartments for the popover pans are usually deeper than muffin pans. Since I was not willing to invest in yet another kitchen pan, I never really bothered to investigate popovers. However, this cookbook said you could also bake the popovers in regular muffin tins. I was willing to give it a try.
Just like the American biscuit is a New World adaptation of the British scone, the popover is a New World adaptation of British Yorkshire Pudding. It is a pancake like batter baked into a light hollow roll. It got its name from the batter swelling and popping over the top of the popover pan/muffin pan compartment.
The first recipe for a popover was published in 1876 in the cookbook, Practical Cooking. I followed the recipe exactly. The only change I did was add some mango to the fruit salad, as I had run out of berries.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup lowfat milk
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray 7 of the cups in a muffin pan with non stick spray.
Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Add eggs and milk. Beat together in the center of the well with a fork. Gradually add the flour into the well, until you have a smooth batter. The batter will be closer to pancake batter than muffin batter.
Divide the batter evenly among the 7 muffin cups. Add a few blueberries into each muffin cup.
Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown and crisp around the edges.
They will be hollowed out in the middle.
Garnish with the confectioners’ sugar
- 1 heaping cup raspberries
- 1 cup mixed berries
- 1 cup diced frozen mango, defrosted
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
Puree the raspberries by pressing them through a strainer. Add the rest of the berries, mango and sugar.
Spoon salad inside the hollowed out middle of the popovers.
Serve popovers with salad for a healthy, low fat and low calorie breakfast.
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…linking to Bake Fest hosted by Divya
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Congrats on moving to a new domain Mir :).And I just can't take my eyes off that berry salad and as I have said before, I love blueberries and would really love to have a few now:)
Wow Mir, those popovers are looking so lovely…I guess other than Jan this time, rest of the months should be easy..anyway you managed so well..:)
Oh! These look delicious … I love the use of that popover cavity for a sweet fruity treat. Clever, indeed!
Mirelle that berries on top looks so yummy just wanna have a bite,,.
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These are looking fantastic!
I'd love to try this recipe 🙂
These look great, Mir! Would to try these, sometime.
that berry salad looks so so colorful!!! I m so loving those popovers!! Congrats on your new domain Mir!!!
Congrats on the move to your own domain.
I love your popovers they look amazing. Will try them out soon.
The popovers look delicious!
wow wow popover look fabulous dear 🙂 berry filling makes it more appealing 🙂
That is an lot of hardwork 🙂 And pop-over salad looks amazing 🙂
Salad looks so colorful and the popover looks so delicious and perfectly made…wish to have some.
They are so colorful & tempting ..
Congrats on your new domain, Mireille! Stopping by your space after a long time now.. 🙂
Blueberry popover looks so fantastic with colorful and refreshing berry salad.. Thanks for linking it to Bake fest..
The popovers looks so wonderful! Would be a perfect one for breakfast 🙂
This is so tempting Mir with beautiful colors!! Both looks wonderful..
I've seen Martha Stewart make popovers and thought they looked awesome. Your blueberry popovers look amazing.
I didn't know that they pop like that. Interesting.
wow… they look awesome. And congrats on new domain. Loved the recipe