A fantastically delicious and easy breakfast treat!
Who says popovers (also known as Yorkshire Pudding) should only be eaten as part of a traditional roast beef dinner? These lightly sweetened, fruit-filled beauties taste very similar to crepes and are the ideal treat for breakfast or brunch. As a bonus, they’re super quick and easy to make. You can even prepare and refrigerate the batter the night before to speed things up in the morning.
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) white sugar
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) freshly ground cardamom (or cinnamon if you prefer)
- 8 teaspoons (40 mL) butter
- 1 cup (250 mL) milk
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) white sugar
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
- 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries
- Half a fresh lemon
- icing or confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and ground cardamom in a little bowl and set aside.
- Put one teaspoon of the butter into 8 large muffin tin compartments.
- Make the batter: whisk milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk flour into the milk mixture and continue whisking until it forms a smooth, runny batter. You can use a regular or immersion blender for this process if you like. Let sit for at least 5 minutes so flour can hydrate.
- While batter rests, put muffin tin in preheated oven until butter melts, about 5 minutes.
- Give the batter a quick whisk then pour into hot, buttered muffin cups, dividing equally. Drop 1 tablespoon of blueberries into batter in each muffin compartment. Sprinkle sugar-cardamom mixture evenly over the blueberries.
- Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes then reduce heat to 350F and continue baking until popovers are dry in the center, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven.
- Note that the popovers will deflate slightly as soon as you remove the pan from the oven; this is normal and does not affect the taste.
- Transfer the cooked popovers to a serving plate, using the tip of a sharp knife if needed to loosen them from the muffin pan.
- Squeeze lemon juice over popovers, then dust the tops with icing sugar. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 delicious popovers.