Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I was looking for a recipe to compliment a lighter apricot-balsamic roast chicken dish and stumbled onto these from the William Sonoma website and made a few minor adjustments. I was pleasantly surprised that not only did I like them, but DH (not a huge fan of blue cheese) ate 3 of them straight out of the oven. They are a nice treat from the usual biscuits or rolls.
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1 tablespoon of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk (room temp)
- 1 egg (room temp)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 2 -3 ounces strong blue cheese (such as Roquefort, Buttermilk or Stilton)
- Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 450°F.
- Generously one 12-cup mini-muffin pan/mini popover tin with vegetable oil. (*If using a mini-muffin tin, make absolutely sure it is a quality non-stick pan or your popovers will not release after baking)
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, white pepper and parsley.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, eggs and butter.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk together until just combined (don’t worry if a few lumps remain).
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups to within about 1/4 inch of the rim (about 1 1/2 Tbs. each).
- Place 1 - 1.5 teaspoons crumbled cheese in the center of each filled cup.
- Bake for 10 minutes. (Do not open the oven door during this time.)
- Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake until the popovers are brown and crusty and fully puffed, 8 to 10 minutes more.
- Remove from the oven and immediately transfer the popovers to a napkin-lined bowl or warmed platter. (*Note" No pricking required).
- You can also let these cool on wire racks for up to 2 hours, then reheat in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes.