Whenever I’m watching TV or reading a book and the characters are eating something or talking about food I immediately start craving it! Except after reading The Help, I never wanted to eat a piece of pie again after reading that book. After reading Trouble’s on the Menu I couldn’t stop thinking about Popovers.


In the book the main character Hallie Stone eats the best warm popovers served with homemade jam at Plums Pantry, the towns local restaurant. Essentially a popover is the same as an English Yorkshire pudding except a popover is served for breakfast and a Yorkshire Pudding an accompaniment for meat dishes.


The popovers have to be eaten straight away when they’re warm. I made half of the recipe and ate four of them smothered with butter and peach melba jam. They’re dangerous! Popovers are so light I found it easy to eat the whole pan.


Yield: 12 popovers



2 tsp unsalted butter

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup milk (I used skim)

1 cup flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F/200 C and grease a popover or muffin tin. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Leave for 2 minutes to cool down. Whisk in the eggs, salt and milk. Mix in the flour until just combined.
  2. Fill each cavity 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the temperature down to 350 F/180 C and bake for a further 20 minutes. Serve immediately with butter and jam.


Recipe from Trouble's on the Menu


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  1. I’ve always been curious about popovers – didn’t realise they were just american Yorkshire puddings! These would be delicious with golden syrup, thanks for sharing

    • I had no idea either they were the same until I saw the recipe! I’d never eaten or made a popover before but I’ve made my fair share of Yorkshire puddings.

    • I always wondered this too. But yours look amazing, and I systematically fail to get my yorkies to rise. Fortunate that the girls assume they are pancakes instead!

  2. Hi Kelly! Good post, I’m going to put this Popovers in my to do list. They look delicious and I have never eat them. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Oddly enough, my father’s from North Carolina and they’ve always been our traditional accompaniment to a steak dinner! So nice to see these get more appreciation.

  4. Love the name of your blog :) Your popovers look lovely. I make Yorkshire puddings a lot, but I have never served them as popovers – although I have eaten them like that. When my late Mom made Yorkshire puddings when I was little she’d save the leftover ones and my Dad and I would have them with strawberry jam for breakfast.

  5. Looks yumyum mmmmmh will try this =)

  6. looks fab, can’t wait to try these!!!

  7. yummy!
    this a must try!