March 10: National Blueberry Popover Day
Let us call Yorkshire pudding
A fortunate blunder;
It’s a sort of popover
That tripped and popped under.
August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971
Highlander and his family grew up eating Yorkshire pudding (see our blog recipe post). So Islander baked something similar and slightly sweeter for him to try: blueberry popovers. They are like a cross between a blueberry clafoutis and blueberry muffin (both recipes also have been posted previously on our blog). The blueberry popovers are moist, burst with juicy fruit and have a texture of French toast. They are a nice change for breakfast with a little maple syrup or powdered sugar. Prepare blueberry popovers for National Blueberry Popover Day!
(Adapted from Lanier’s Bed and Breakfast)
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup whole milk
- 3 eggs
Wash the blueberries and then place in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over them. Toss with brown sugar and set aside.
Meanwhile, put a thin slice of butter into the six wells of a popover pan (see Notes). Put in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F and melt but do not brown the butter (about five minutes). Remove from the oven and brush the sides with the melted butter. Keep the pan hot until ready to pour the batter into the wells.
While the popover pan is heating up in the oven, make the batter. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, milk and eggs until slightly smooth. Divide the batter evenly into the hot popover pan (1/3 to ½ full). Scatter the blueberries evenly in each well over the top of the batter.
Place in the oven and continue to bake for 20 minutes. The popovers will rise in the pan and seem to pop over the top! When browned, remove from the oven and carefully take them out of the pan. Serve hot.
- We purchased our popover pan for less than $10 at World Market. They are also available at Williams-Sonoma and other specialty cookware stores at higher prices.
- Use a muffin or cupcake tin if a popover pan is not available. Oven-safe ramekins are suitable as well.
- Bake a batch of cherry popovers for National Cherry Popover Day on September 1.
- Search our blog for more blueberry recipes.