Friday, March 10, 2017
What better way to start March 10th then with National Blueberry Popover Day? Popovers are airy rolls that puff up when baked, popping over the edge of the tin. They are light and crispy on the outside while the insides are warm and often hollow. They can be filled with custards, creams and fruits for a sweet treat, especially blueberries.
Popovers are similar to Yorkshire pudding and can also be served with savory combinations.
Most popover recipes are made using mostly eggs, milk, flour and salt. When making popovers, using eggs and milk that are at room temperature produces the best result. The resulting batter is thin but has enough air it that when it bakes the steam expands the batter, causing it to puff up and pop over the tin. The egg proteins help the pastry hold its shape and eventually the crust turns flaky and golden.
** 1850 – The oldest known reference to popovers in a letter of E.E. Stuart.
** 1876 – The first cookbook with a popover recipe was Practical Cooking by M.N. Henderson.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try making some homemade blueberry popovers with these recipes:
Have a blueberry popover and use #BlueberryPopoverDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Blueberry Popover Day.