These Easy Popovers with Blueberry Basil Butter post is sponsored by Minerva Dairy. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
These Easy Popovers are fluffy, airy and pair perfectly with Blueberry Basil Butter for a deliciously, light dinner roll.
My first experience with popovers was when I was a little girl and we’d go on family vacations to Wisconsin.
We’d stay at the Holiday Inn and the restaurant there served these massive popovers that were crispy, buttery, flaky and legendary.
We’d devour them and ask for 4 more so we could enjoy them on the ride home.
Popovers will always hold a special place in my heart and bring me happy memories!
All nostalgia aside, these rolls are simply amazing.
To watch them magically rise up over the pan, through the window of the oven, was a thrill for my children to see and with one taste, they were hooked.
We served them with this Italian Gnocchi Soup which was perfect for dunking!
Butter. It’s what makes these rolls irresistible and I’m not talking about any butter. I’m talking about Minerva Dairy butter.
It’s slow churned and 85% butterfat butter which is results in a creamier, richer, and more flavorful butter that shines through in these popovers.
Minerva Dairy has been making butter for over 125 years in the oldest family-owned creamery.
And we all know everything is better with butter.
I’ve got my eye on their Smoked Maple Wood butter next. YUM!
Gimme all the butter! Best.delivery.ever.
Here are the ingredients you need for the popovers
- Minerva butter
- All purple flour
The ingredients for the blueberry basil butter
- Fresh Basil
- Lemon zest, optional
Step by step instructions for classic popovers
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place popover pan or muffin tin into oven.
- Into a blender, add melted butter, eggs and milk and blend for 1 minute. Add in flour and salt and blend for an additional minute making sure they are no lumps.
- Carefully remove popover pan from oven and grease with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
- Pour batter into cavity’s, about 3/4 full and place into oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 425, then reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN!
Instructions for blueberry basil butter
- Place butter, blueberries, basil and lemon zest (is using) into a stand mixer bowl and beat until combined and blueberries are mashed.
- Place into an air tight container or wrap into saran wrap and place into the refrigerator until ready to use.
Recipe variations and tips
- Add in some shredded cheese such as parmesan, swiss or gouda. If using cheese, fold in after you blend the flour and salt.
- Switch up the butter you use. Minerva also has a garlic herb butter that is phenomenal on these popovers, stirred in potatoes or on top a sizzling steak!
- Or you could also make your own compound butter with these combinations; strawberry basil butter, blackberry thyme or maple syrup and bacon for a sweet and salty combo.
- Popovers are best served immediately when they’re hot and fresh.
- DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN! You will have deflated popovers.
- I don’t have a popover pan? HELP!
- No worries. You can purchase one on Amazon or you can use a muffin tin which won’t produce the large popovers but you can make mini versions.
- Do I have to preheat the pan?
- Yes! This is what causes the large rise in the popovers. It steams the batter instantly creating the buttery, airy layers inside the popover. If you were to put them into a cool pan, you wouldn’t get the proper rise and steam.
- Can I substitute another flour?
- You may be able to make these with a whole wheat white flour in place of the all-purpose flour, but as for flour alternatives such as oat, almond, quinoa or coconut flour, I can’t speak to how they would turn out but I’d love to hear!
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These popovers are so good and the kids will enjoy helping you make them. They’re like a science experiment as you watch them rise.
Grab some Minerva Dairy butter today and get into the kitchen and whip up some fun!