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Old Fashion Popovers


These are weird little doodads as they are not quite a roll, not quite a biscuit and they pop up in the air while baking but they are great in place of the others . And, you bake them at high heat first, then drop the temperature and finish baking.

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  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 T melted butter
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 eggs


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 4mins
Cooking time 35mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Beat milk, butter, flour and salt. Blend in eggs, one at a time. Do not overbeat.

Step 2

Fill buttered muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. Then, lower to 350 degrees and bake an additional 20 minutes.
(The sides will be hard when done. Prick a hole with toothpick to let steam escape).


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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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