Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Based on a recipe from one of my very first cookbooks: The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking. These are very nice popovers, and go well with prime rib of beef, in which case I substitute the beef fat renderings for the shortening.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Sift flour and salt together.
  3. In medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, and shortening. Gradually add in flour. Beat until smooth with egg whisk or electric mixer, about 1 minute.
  4. Pour into greased popover tins, Pyrex cups, or muffin pans to 1/3 full.
  5. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F; bake an additional 15 minutes, until popovers are firm.
Most Helpful

I was having a really bad cooking day and burned them. But I really wanted popovers so I made them again in a roasting pan (like yorkshire pudding). Yummy! Great taste. Thanks mersaydees for a great addition to my birthday dinner! Made for Aus/NZ recipe swap 69

Buzymomof3 October 22, 2012

We really enjoyed these . Followed the recipe to a tee, and got a dozen total, nice and moist. Will make again. Made for Recipe Swap 45

weekend cooker October 11, 2010

This is a good, basic recipe for popovers that should be in every cook's repertoire. For me it made 12 decent-sized popovers. I made sure the ingredients were at room temperature, and preheated the greased muffin tins in the oven. It's very important not to open the oven door while the popovers are baking, or they may collapse! Thanks for posting! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Chocolatl January 16, 2010