BreadOctober-November 2011

Crusty Herb Popovers


Crisp and Custardy

Benko Photographics

This recipe is a great substitution for bread at any meal and is easy and rewarding to make. Adding fresh herbs compliments your Thanksgiving menu. For best results, do not replace the eggs in this recipe.

4 eggs
1 cup milk or dairy-free milk of choice
⅓ cup tapioca starch/flour
⅔ cup white rice flour
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, rosemary or sage, chopped finely
-Dash salt

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Place a 12-cup muffin tin in the oven to preheat. (A warm muffin tin helps the batter rise. Keep the tin in the oven until you’re ready to pour in the batter.)

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk until blended. Add tapioca starch/flour, white rice flour, herbs and salt. Whisk until combined and smooth.

3. Carefully remove the hot baking tin from the oven. Lightly grease it with cooking spray.

4. Pour in the batter, filling each muffin cup three-quarters full. (Fill any empty muffin cups with water to ensure even baking.)

5. Place popovers in preheated oven and bake 25 minutes or until popovers are puffed high and turn a rich, golden brown. (For puffiest popovers, do not open the oven door before 25 minutes.) Serve immediately.

Each popover contains 78 calories, 2g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 73mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate,0g fiber, 3g protein.

Comments (7)

Can coconut flour or almond flour be used instead of the white rice flour?

Posted by: MrMom | September 13, 2014 6:09 PM    Report this comment

A perfect popover is crispy but hollow on the inside (to hold lots of butter and jam) with just a big of eggy, custardy dough. Sounds like you were just about perfect...Moderator

Posted by: LW Moderator | December 22, 2012 2:30 PM    Report this comment

I tried these this morning. They looked great on the outside but once I looked inside there was nothing there just a big empty space lol. They were very gummy but I'm gonna try again ..

Posted by: mmslayt | December 21, 2012 11:56 AM    Report this comment

I love these popovers!! I have made them quite a few times now. Once i only used shreded rice cheese. Another time i add the cheese with the herbs. I find that you can add whatever you like and they come out so YUMMY!!.
I have been passing this reciepe on to others and they love them as well..

Posted by: Unknown | October 19, 2012 5:46 PM    Report this comment

I made these for "the Day After Thanksgiving Dinner" and they were AMAZING! Light, eggy, and perfect and EASY! We loved them and will make them again.

Posted by: msinkymae | November 25, 2011 9:18 PM    Report this comment

I was so excited to try this out - so simple and quick! However, I've tried them twice now and ea time they have come out gummy. I am going to reduce the milk by a quarter cup & try again with my full flour ie with potato starch. Even though they were no quite done they didn't last long! Thx for another great magazine this month.

Posted by: Unknown | October 8, 2011 4:40 PM    Report this comment

These were AMAZING! A hit with my entire family. My only advice about making these is follow the directions and be ready to serve and eat them right from the oven. We were waiting for something else to finish grilling and they got a little soggy. Still yummy though! Two thumbs up Living Without!

Posted by: christy | September 24, 2011 9:46 AM    Report this comment

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