These are the ingredients. Bring the eggs and milk up to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Heat the milk over low heat to warm it up a little.
Sift the flour.
Beat the eggs.
Heat up the popover pan or muffin pan in the oven.
Add the milk little by little to the eggs.
When the eggs and milk are combined...
Sift the flour again into the bowl with the eggs and milk. Add the salt also, and mix together with a whisk.
The popover batter is done.
Butter the popover or muffin pan.
Fill the cups a bit less than halfway full.
Add about 2 pinches of Cheddar cheese to each cup. Don't use up all the cheese.
Pour in the rest of the batter, and add the rest of the cheese on top.
Put into the preheated 180°C oven and bake for 50 minutes.
It will smell very nice as it's baking. It's puffing up quite a bit. You may want to open the door and take a peek, but don't do it.
After 50 minutes they are done. Please eat them when they are piping hot! You can butter them if you like.
I tried them with this cream cheese with chives and onion, and it was sooo good.
Story Behind this Recipe
I had popovers for the first time at a steakhouse restaurant in Hawaii. I'd never had anything like them, and I was amazed at how delicious they were! I really wanted to have them back at home, so I tried re-creating them.
I made these in a popover pan, but you can use a muffin pan instead. Whatever you do, don't open the oven door while they are baking. Otherwise the puffed up popovers will shrink. I used a sharp Cheddar cheese.