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Gluten-Free Spring Lemon-Herb Popovers

Popovers are fantastic for any time of year but their light consistency makes them a perfect partner for fresh spring herbs and lemon zest. They are magical to watch expand over the top of the popover molds forming an animated muffin shape which is light, airy and deliciously flavored. These are also gluten-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free popover recipe, lemon herb popovers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 popovers
Calories 125 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • ¾ cups King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Flour blend*
  • 4 large Eggs , room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon Zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Sorrel , finely diced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh Chives , finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme leaves , finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Dill , finely diced
  • 1 full stick of chilled unsalted butter (for greasing the pan; it will not all be used)

Instructions

  1. Place a non-stick popover pan in the cold oven and preheat to 400 degrees. While the oven is heating combine the flour, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Also combine the lemon zest and herbs in a separate small bowl and using a dining fork to stir the herbs together.
  2. When oven has almost reached 400 degrees, place room temperature eggs in a blender, pulse 1-2 seconds only to lightly blend.
  3. Place the milk in a microwave-safe container and heat on high for 45 seconds. Stir and heat 30 additional seconds on high (alternatively milk may be heated on the stove; it should be very warm to the touch but not simmering as it can cook the eggs).
  4. Turn blender on a very low speed and slowly pour in milk to combine it with the eggs. Do not over blend.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the eggs and milk in the blender. Pulse only to combine; it will be a watery batter.
  6. When the oven reaches 400 degrees, remove the new stick of unsalted butter from the refrigerator. Peel back the wrapping to expose about 2 inches of the butter stick, leaving the wrapper on the opposite end so you may maintain a firm grasp of it when greasing the pan.
  7. Remove the heated popover pan from the oven and place on a heat proof surface such as a cooling rack. Grasping the butter by the wrapped end, swirl the stick around inside each popover mold a few times to coat the sides and bottom. The butter will melt.
  8. Pour the fresh herbs into the blender and pulse just to mix up the batter and integrate the herbs. Pour evenly into all of the six popover molds, filling them approximately ¾ full.
  9. Place the plan in the oven. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN WHILE THE POPOVERS ARE COOKING! This will cause them to deflate.
  10. Cook the popovers at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 for an additional 15-20 minutes. Popovers should be expanded over the top of the molds, dark brown and firm when removing from the oven. The longer the popovers cook, the more they hold their form when removed from the oven.
  11. Remove pan from oven. Remove the popovers from the pan onto a cooling rack. Stick a sharp knife in the side of each popover, making a small slit (1/2 inch) to allow steam to escape. Ensure the slit side of the popover is facing upwards. Allow the popovers to cool to the touch and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

*another blend of gluten free flour may work fine but I used King Arthur’s through all my batches

I used a non-stick popover pan by Chicago Metallic that was a complete game-changer in my experimentation.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Spring Lemon-Herb Popovers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.