Sourdough Popovers from King Arthur Flour

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 30 mins

I did a search and couldn't find this recipe so I'm posting. Here's what KAF has to say about them. "With only five ingredients, this recipe means you can have popovers mixed up and ready to go into the oven as soon as it's heated up. Half an hour later — hot popovers! The sourdough starter gives them just the slightest tang. And, while these aren't the lightest popovers you'll ever experience, their combination of crisp crust and soft interior is a wonderfully comforting treat." Made these using the muffin pan process as don't have my popover pan here in Trinidad and a fed starter, not as pretty - but did pop up so nice and the texture was lovely with just a hint of sourdough. If you try them hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the microwave or in a small saucepan, warm the milk until it feels just slightly warm to the touch.
  2. Combine the warm milk with the eggs, sourdough starter and salt, then mix in the flour. Don't over-mix; a few small lumps are OK. The batter should be thinner than a pancake batter, about the consistency of heavy cream.
  3. Heat a muffin or popover pan in the oven while it's preheating to 450°F.
  4. Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven, and spray it thoroughly with non-stick pan spray, or brush it generously with oil or melted butter. Quickly pour the batter into the cups, filling them almost to the top. If you're using a muffin tin, fill cups all the way to the top. Space the popovers around so there are empty cups among the full ones; this leaves more room for expansion.
  5. Bake the popovers for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 375°F and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until popovers are golden brown.
  6. Remove the popovers from the oven and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great! Saw these on the KAF site and glad to find them posted here. I can't believe how much these popped! Definitely the highest popovers I've ever made. Doubled the recipe and used a Nordic Ware popover pan and a KAF muffin pan, both of which worked very well. Used unfed sourdough from starter on the KAF site and whole milk. Will definitely make again. Perfect use for discard starter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

I just pulled them out of the oven. They look amazing and smell heavenly! Finally, an easy recipe for my discarded starter! Thanks for the recipe!

5 5

Delish! Just enjoyed one hot out of the oven. A bit heavier than the regular popovers I've made, but love the sourdough flavor of these. Was totally worth the hot oven setting off the smoke alarm (which it does any time I preheat a pan, yay...). Thanks for sharing.