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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